Saturday, February 16, 2013

Episode 30 - A chat with Benjamin Levisay

Greetings fellow Yarniacs! This episode Gayle and I welcome a special guest to the podcast. We are thrilled to share a chat with Benjamin Levisay. Benjamin Levisay is the CEO of XRX, Inc., the family-owned business that brings us Knitter's Magazine, XRX Books, and the STITCHES Expos.

Benjamin shares the humble beginnings of the family yarn shop and his memories of weaving on his dad's looms, to how during a family outing at a local pizza joint his uncle suggested the family start their own magazine. Because really, how hard could that be? And so, a new chapter of the family business was born. If you have attended a STITCHES Expo, cracked open an XRX book, or studied the pages of Knitter's Magazine, you will appreciate the care and attention to detail XRX places on each pattern, each page, each Expo attendee.

We are preparing our shopping lists and expectations for attending the upcoming STITCHES West 2013 and hope this brief chat will enlighten and hopefully inspire you to check out the magazine, a new book, or the Expos from XRX.

- Sharlene

Episode 30 links

XRX general website
STITCHES West 2013 show book
K100 Knitter's Magazine free issue
Note: This one issue is free, you will need to register with Zinio to access.

Episode 30 can be found on iTunes here; via our RSS feed here; or by directly linking to the episode here.

1 comment:

  1. Hi there! When I tried to download this episode in iTunes, it was listed separately under the title "Unknown Album" instead of with the rest of the "Yarniacs" episodes. Not sure whether it's just a fluke with iTunes or if it's an easy fix on your end - just thought I'd mention it. Looking forward to listening to this (and future) episodes!