Maine, United States

Candice English

Making Conversation with Candice English


Today we talk with Candice English of The Farmer’s Daughter Fibers, a hand-dyed yarn company and storefront in downtown Great Falls, Montana. In 2019 she founded Sisters United, a nonprofit organization that grew from a deeply personal place for Candice. The mission of Sisters United is to share aid, opportunity, and tools for healing with the Indigenous woman and children in the rural Montana area, where she shares familial roots. Our conversation touches on the many paths of Candice’s journey, with creative drive and spirit leading the way. The various roles we play in life–whether maker, mother, entrepreneur, or all of the above–all start with an exploration of the imagination, and a vision for a better world and a better life.

To donate, support, or collaborate with Sisters United, visit and check out the Sisters United merchandise at, where 90% of proceeds go to the Sisters United Fund. You can connect with Candice on the Making app @thefarmersdaughterfibers and on Instagram at @thefarmersdaughterfibers and @sistersunitedmt.

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dyed yarn hanging to dry in a warehouse


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We're so grateful for our BRIGHT Collective supporters and wanted to give a shout out to two of them today.

Nestled in the heart of Belfast, Maine, Fiddlehead Artisan Supply is a makers paradise by the sea, offering a large array of apparel and quilting fabrics, patterns, notions, books and extensive art, craft, and embroidery supplies. Fiddlehead helps you turn inspiration into reality. Visit their online shop at and their local yarn shop in Belfast, Maine.

Tangled Yarn is a family-run online yarn shop specializing in sustainable yarn from smaller independent suppliers. Making connections and building a community with other crafters is of great importance. They hosts regular knit nights and workshops in their studio in Romiley, Stockport in the UK. Visit their online shop at

If you'd like to be a BRIGHT Collective supporter, send us an email at The biggest of thanks to everyone involved in this weeks episode. I hope you'll join me each week as we talk and learn from more fascinating makers. For podcast notes and transcriptions, visit our blog at and Have a wonderful week!

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