June 5th, 2010

Show 179: Interview with Claudia Segal and Kirsten Hipsky Talks New Valley Yarns Patterns

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Guest: Claudia Segal, co-founder of Weavolution.com. Weavolution is celebrating its one year anniversary. It is a social network for handweavers. It is a great site where weavers can meet and discuss successes, challenges, projects, and more. Claudia discusses the exciting changes that have occurred on Weavolution over the past year. Weavolution will be at Convergence in Albuquerque this year! If you’re headed down to Convergence, check them out at booth 329.

We are doing a contest with Weavolution in honor of their anniversary! We will have two gift baskets. One will go to new sign-ups of Weavolution. Head over to weavolution.com and sign up and leave a comment that you signed up. If you’re already a member of Weavolution, leave a comment here. For each group, new members, and existing members, we’ll have a drawing for a gift basket filled with WEBS weaving and Weavolution goodies.

Guest: Kirsten Hipsky, our Valley Yarns designer extraordinaire! Kirsten chats with Kathy about how she became the designer at WEBS. She also talks about some of the new designs debuting in our Valley Yarns catalog, out in a few weeks.


Hi Everyone

I am excited to announce the winners of our contest with our friends from Weavolution!

The winner from my blog & existing Weavolution member is DorothyS. from Scotland!

The winner for signing up for Weavolution is Melissa Weaver Dunning!

I will need both winners to email me at kathy DOT elkins AT yarn DOT com with your mailing information.  (Please note that the “DOT” and “AT” should be symbols in my email address – I just spell them out here on the blog to preventing spamming of my inbox.)

Thanks to everyone for taking the time to enter the contest and for listting to Ready, Set, Knit!



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  • Heather

    I signed up at weavolution. It looks pretty interesting. Thanks for pointing it out

  • http://dancingspindles.etsy.com Megan

    I just signed up for Weavolution a couple of days ago.

  • Jennifer

    Thanks to Weavolution for the great community and thanks to Webs for telling even more weavers about it!

  • http://callybooker.wordpress.com Cally

    Happy Anniversary Weavolution – can it really be a year already? And thanks to WEBS for sponsoring the contest :-)

  • http://www.northwoodsweaving.com Robin Murphy

    I am also a member of Weavolution, since the beginning, and I have enjoyed doing business with Webs for a great many years. This is a nice contest to celebrate the importance of both to the weaving community.

  • http://www.knittingkimskaos.blogspot.com Kim Douglas

    Hi. I am a member at weavolution too. New to weaving, so contests are awesome!

  • Cathy

    I listened to your podcast saturday and commented, but do not see my comment, so I am commenting again. THANKS! What great advertisement.
    My weavolution name is Cathy, and I have been a member since June 8, 2009

  • Doreen

    Happy Anniversary Weavolution! I've been a member for a few months and have learned so much. Thanks for a great weaving site, and thanks for the contest Webs.

  • http://blog.franticfiberfun.com HLF

    I am so glad weavolution is out there! I signed up the day it opened to the public, and have enjoyed the focused weaving conversations.

  • Beth

    I signed up at Weavolution when it first started up. Sign me up for the contest. Thanks

  • Kay

    I'm a member of Weavolution and also a regular listener to your podcast, which is great. Thanks for all the good information and encouragement.

  • Elisa

    Congratulations to Weavolution on its first anniversary! Here's to many more!

  • Maggie Carn

    I am a member of Weavolution. Please enter my name in contest.

  • Dorothy

    Hi there – I listen to the Ready, Set, Knit podcast whilst I am weaving over here in Scotland !
    It was great to have a weaving related show and to hear Claudia talking about the first anniversary of Weavolution. Many congratulations to all concerned.

    Dorothy Stewart

  • Charlotte

    I met Claudia at the MD Sheep and Wool Festival in 2009 and learned of the soon to be Weavolution web site in the pouring rain that day. I checked the site every day and joined as soon as the site became official. It has become an important place for me to stay in touch with other weavers. Happy Anniversary!

  • Spindrift

    I just signed up. Now I need to try to remember the manufacturer of my nearly 50-yr-old loom. The site looks great. Thanks for the tip!

  • tracey fucci

    Already a member of Weavolution and would like to enter the contest

  • http://sheepwreck.wordpress.com Ellen

    Wonderful that you interviewed Claudia again! I've been a member almost since the very beginning :) Well I signed up on the first day but wasn't a beta tester :)

  • stashmuffin

    Is this where I post to register for the (continued, monthly) Della Q giveaway? I'd LOVE one!

  • Nina bilenkin

    I am new to Weavolution (just signed up) but have been using WEBS for most of my yarn needs. I would like to enter the contest.
    Weavolution is a great site,, exciting projects and very inspiring artists!


  • Nina bilenkin

    I am new to Weavolution (just signed up) but have been using WEBS for most of my yarn needs. I would like to enter the contest.
    Weavolution is a great site,, exciting projects and very inspiring artists!


  • SCZM

    I'm a weavolution member and enjoyed the podcast. I'd like to be part of the contest drawing as well – who wouldn't ?? :) Just was at WEBS yesterday buying some new yarns for new projects.

    Thanks – SCZM (that's my weavolution user id.)

  • Conchita

    I'm a brand new Weavolution member and would love to be entered into the contest! Great podcast, too!!!

    conchita15 (on Weavolution)

  • http://www.penguingirl.com penny

    I've been on weavolution for a year despite not really weaving much (pennys) and I just added an inkle to my life so I expect there will be lots more weavolution in my life. :)

  • Susan

    Hi, current Weavolution member, and WEBS customer! Please enter me in the contest

    Susan Johnson, Avalanche Looms

  • Aunt Janets

    I don't see my comment below. I posted it days ago. Oh well, here goes again.
    I have been a member of Weavolution from day one, and love it.
    Thanks for interviewing Claudia.

  • Jan

    Just signed up for Weavolution! Thanks for your podcast, great products and customer service.

  • laurie S

    I am already a member of weavolution.I would like to enter contest Thanks

  • Cstegert

    Weavolution is a terrific resource! Lots of inspiration and reasons to use WEBS products!


  • Knitdesigns

    I signed up. I've been interested in weaving for a while now… it's great to have such a resource for beginners.

  • Julie

    Hi! Existing member of Weavolution…. sign me up for the drawing!

  • Lois Hawk

    Love the Valley Cottonlin yarns–made some great overshot table linens with it. I am an existing Weavolution member and would like to enter the contest.

  • Kristina

    Hi I´m Weavolution member since August 2009. I `ve listen to this interview with Claudia here in Germany, and it was very nice to get a voice to the picture. Thank you for that.I´d like to enter the contest.

  • Turtleknits (Vickie)

    I am currently a member of Weavolution. Thanks for having this contest, and having Claudia on to tell us about upcoming features!

  • Debmcclintock

    Probably too late for the contest but here I am! Yay for Webs and Weavo! Welcome to all the new weavers, may you have MANY more looms and a huge SABLE accumulation. Deb Mc
    SABLE – Stash Accumulation Beyond Life Expectancy

  • Simonen

    i have been a member of weavolution and would like to enter the contest

  • spinningalpaca

    Happy Anniversary, Weavolution! I've been a member of Weavolution since 7/3/2009 and would like to enter the contest.


    Renee C.
    spinningalpaca @ Weavolution

  • Tobie

    I'm a member of Weavolution and would like to enter your contest.

  • Janet

    I am an existing member of Weavolution! Congratulations on the one-year anniversary!

  • Tammy

    I signed up as a new member of Weavolution and would like to enter the contest if it's not too late.

  • Lindaspins

    Cool! Weavolution member wishing to enter…how could I have missed that you have a podcast for so long!