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CraftSanity Episode 74: A Chat with Pluckyfluff creator, Lexi Boeger

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Tune in this week for a lovely chat with Lexi Boeger, 33, of Placerville, Calif. Lexi is the artist behind Pluckyfluff, a spinning site that celebrates non-traditional, hand-spun yarns and techniques. She is also the author of “Intertwined: The Art of Handspun Yarn, Modern Patterns and Creative Spinning” a new release from Quarry Books. She previously self-published “Plucklyfluff Handspun Revolution.”

During this episode, Lexi retraces the creative journey that led her to become a spinner of whimsical yarns containing shredded paper, recycled sari silk, ribbon, candy wrappers, and more. She also talks about “Intertwined” which serves as a guide book for fabulous spinning adventures and contains an abundance of projects to inspire readers to use handspun yarn to knit, crochet, weave and felt.

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Even if you don’t spin, you’ll likely find this episode inspiring because Lexi’s approach to life and pursuing big crafty dreams is truly universal.

Enter to win Lexi’s new book! Check out the contest details.

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Comment from Dawn
Time: March 30, 2008, 7:32 pm

I just listened to this…GREAT interview! I designed the interior of this book for Quarry…LOVED working on this. The photography is SO beautiful…

Comment from Melissa H
Time: March 30, 2008, 8:59 pm

Hooray, Northern California is represented on Craftsanity. Can’t wait to listen to the podcast (need to steal the iPod from the hubby)

Comment from mara
Time: March 31, 2008, 1:30 pm

hi jennifer,

thank you so much for another great podcast, i love listening to you! you are great! mara

Comment from Kyla
Time: March 31, 2008, 5:25 pm

Thank you for the great interview! I was always interested in spinning when I was younger but I was never truly driven until I first saw Lexi’s yarns 5 years ago. I love spinning, especially fun novelty yarns.

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Comment from melissa
Time: April 1, 2008, 9:34 am

what a well done interview, jennifer. i had not ever heard of lexi and found the way in which she explained her approach to creativity and how she manages it as a business to be direct and so delightful to listen to.

i found a lovely little book for my daughter last night about a farmer that shears his sheep and knits them sweaters from the wool. it kept bringing this podcast back into my mind as i read it to her. i learned so much from lexi. thank you!

Comment from Stef
Time: April 1, 2008, 1:34 pm

Wonderful interview. I really enjoyed listening about the creative process.
I posted about it on Craftside and the contest too!
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Comment from Janet
Time: April 4, 2008, 8:13 pm

I loved the interview…just so happend, I received the book Intertwined today from Amazon.com. Love it….I have been dabbleing in crafts for years complaining about not yet finding my passion….I am enthrawed with the yarns and designs and can’t wait to try out spinning…I might have finally found it Thanks so much!

Comment from Chris
Time: April 6, 2008, 7:45 am

This interview is so good I’m listening to it for the second time. It’s something out of the realm of what I’m doing right now, but it opens my imagination unexpectedly, and I think
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Might
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Day!

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