Diane Gilleland lives in Portland, OR but her online reach is far. An early adopter of blogs and podcasts, Diane has built a small empire of DIY craft teaching through e-books, podcasts, and online tutorials. Sister Diane is heavily invested in helping others bridge the gap between making, connecting, and marketing. Her podcast has covered everything from how to creatively reuse materials, building an online narrative through blogging to connect to an audience, and how important it is to just keep making. Diane and I come from different worlds that share a lot of parallels but meet up very rarely. Indie craft and Fine craft come from the same place, at least on an individual level: we all want/need to make things. But maybe that’s where the similarities end. There seems to be a mutual suspicion and lack of understanding between the two worlds. Diane and I address those issues, we talk about the work that she’s known for online, and how we look at a craft object. I really had a blast talking to Diane and I felt like this was just the first part of a much longer conversation. Enjoy!