This last Monday (05/5/2020) my guest was Gaye Glasspie (aka GGMadeit or GG). Gaye joined me from her home in Clifton, New Jersey.
This show lasted almost about an hour and 20 minutes. It was a comfortable conversation with someone that I admire.
Gaye talked about her personal history and her family. She talked about how she came to knitting during a very hard time in her life which was full of loss. She talked about how she used knitting a form a therapy for her sadness, crying into her knitting.
We talked about her thoughts on racism and the call for diversity within the fiber arts community. And she talked about her own experiences, both positive and negative, surrounding the fiber arts industry as well as in the world.
We talk about her love of orange, of course. And she told an interesting story about that (please tune in and listen to hear it). She talked about the rise in her social media following... particularly on Instagram.
She told us that she is uncomfortable with moniker, 'influencer'. You can hear more about why on the show. And I challenged all of you to send me another word that she can use to describe herself.
We talked about STITCHES Events and some of the other shows she's done. We talked about Knit Stars and the fact that she will be among the teachers in that roster.
The back and forth in this show was engaging and Gaye's story is compelling. I hope you'll listen to the show and check it out for yourself.
Gaye Glasspie's Biography: Gaye Glasspie a.k.a. GGmadeit or GG is a 50-something-year-old who fell in love with knitting late in life—in just the last 9 or 10 years. a.k.a.
Gaye is self-taught via YouTube, some wonderfully friendly yarn stores... and she is obsessed with all things orange. Gaye discovered knitting during a very challenging time in her life. She says that knitting is her ride or die, her BFF, and her kind of therapy. Knitting has also become a beautiful bridge into a world of wonderful people and a way to universally connect with others.
During the show we talked about a lot of things. Here are the resource links to some of those things...
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