Reno, Nevada -- Sep 9, 2022 Laura Zander, founder of Jimmy Beans Wool, was featured on New to Knitting Podcast with Kayleigh and Brian Moncey.
Kayleigh started this podcast for newbie knitters like herself trying to navigate the vast world of fiber. And Brian is the producer and co-host making sure Kayleigh keeps it accessible for those who have no background in yarn.
"I checked out books from the library and looked up some knitting podcasts. Though these were both great resources, I found that they were a little over my head," Kayleigh wrote in an exclusive Q&A. "...I really needed a commentator to explain all the short-hand and knitting slang everyone was using. I thought maybe I could be that resource for new knitters!"
In this episode, Zander shares her story of how she got into the fiber arts, growing Jimmy Beans Wool into multiple brands, what's inspiring her in the knitting industry and how Hedgehog Fibres x Madelinetosh Tweedy collaboration came to be.
"Beata, who started Hedgehog Fibres, I sent her a note a few years back asking to meet up...she was totally on board to collaborate. And then we bought Madelinetosh and she was one of the first people I told," Laura recalls.
Laura continued, "so I said to her 'I think there's an opportunity here for us to prove to the world that two 'competitors' could work together to benefit the industry, show the world we can work together well, and set a precedent.'"
Interested to hear more of their episode? Tune in on Apple, Spotify, or Google.
And don't miss an exclusive short Q&A the Team Beans did with Kayleigh about her podcast on the blog.
For more information, contact: Julia Moreno, Jimmy Beans Wool, 775-827-9276, firstname.lastname@example.org
About Jimmy Beans Wool: In 2002, former Silicon Valley engineers Laura and Doug Zander opened up a tiny yarn shop in Truckee, California. Jimmy, as Laura is lovingly known, sold coffee alongside the wool (hence beans in the name), and Jimmy Beans Wool was born! In 2004, the company settled down in Reno, Nevada. Jimmy Beans Wool is known for its lightning fast shipping, award winning customer service, and innovative Just at Jimmy's products. The company owns the brands Madelinetosh, a hand-dyed yarn company, and della Q, a line of cases and bags made for makers. The company continues to develop products under its patent-pending Jimmy's SmartStix,. Additionally, Jimmy Beans produces its very own truly local yarn, Reno Rafter 7.