Sew & Tell

Premiere DateSep 28, 2012
Categories Media Talk
00:00 DJ Marie (Underneath: Youth In Trouble The Presets)
02:18 Interview with Shana Aldrich Ready of The Ropes
08:19 DJ Marie
10:11 Heroes Callers
14:55 I Learned The Hard Way Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings
18:34 Dirty Old Town Betty LaVette
22:16 DJ Marie
23:40 Interview with Shana Aldrich Ready
29:08 DJ Marie
30:02 Let It Live Free He's My Brother She's My Sister
33:30 Recall Twerps
35:48 Every Little Word Sera Cahoone
39:05 DJ Marie
39:45 Interview with Shana Aldrich Ready
45:04 DJ Marie
47:25 City With No Children Arcade Fire
50:37 Finish

For this year’s first official fall broadcast of Sew & Tell, I found the perfect accessory that will help you hold onto summer a little longer, even through the dead of winter. Shana Aldrich Ready is a Maine-based designer, whose sleek, contemporary line of bracelets, The Ropes, are created from made-in-state marine ropes and hardware. If you’ve ever been down to the harbors and lobster docks on the coast of Maine, you’ll recognize the weave of these bright, colorful pieces, and their stylishly bold appeal. On today’s show, Shana will share about her experience growing up in Kennebunkport, her time designing apparel in New York, and what ultimately led her back to Maine and to The Ropes.

Plus, a soul set with music from Sharon Jones and Betty LaVette, the latest from L.A.’s He’s My Brother She’s My Sister, and more. So stick around and get fashionably knott-y with The Ropes and BreakThru Radio!

The Ropes, by Shana Aldrich Ready
(Photos by Ellen Warfield)

Multi-colored bracelets in Cape Elizabeth (left), and Portland styles

Kennebunkport styles

Multi-colored Portland bracelets

Portland in white

The new F/W metallics

Richmond Island necklace

*Click here for a list of online and boutique retailers that carry The Ropes!
Some of Shana’s favorite shops in Maine:

*Bliss – On Exchange St. in Portland

*Spaces – In Kennebunkport, a mix of clothing & furniture

*L.L. BeanI love walking through L.L. Bean. I remember walking through that as a little girl, and now it’s changed, but they still have their staple items that they’ve always carried.

*The Goodwill –  Though it’s not known for it’s fashion, I think Maine has the best vintage shopping because everything’s not so picked over and very expensive. It’s like a scavenger hunt – you find these really wonderful pieces in the antique stores and thrift stores around.

*Reny’sI really love Reny’s. You never know what you’re going to find, and you can usually find something useful!
Some great kid’s boutiques in the NY area:

*Darling Clementine – a well-curated collection of toys, clothes and home decor in Brooklyn

*Stork – just opened in 2011, this fresh new boutique in Brooklyn features great products for kids 6 and under

*Sweet William – a clothing boutique in Williamsburg, stocked with collections from environmentally and ethically-minded independent designers

*Caribou Baby – Greenpoint’s eco-friendly shop specializing in supplies for pregnancy & parenting

Some of New York’s best family-friendly sights & activities:

*Brooklyn Children’s Museum

*FAO Schwarz

*Mary Poppins on Broadway

*Bronx Zoo

*American Museum of Natural History

*Central Park’s Marionette Theater

(Photo by Aaron Stern)
Oct 17 – Roundhouse – London, United Kingdom
Oct 27 – Pustervik – Gothenburg, Sweden
Oct 30 – Debaser Medis – Stockholm, Sweden
Nov 7 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
(Photo by Steven Dewall)
Oct 12 – Outdoor Stage – Black Mountain, NC
Oct 19 – The Greek Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
Oct 27 – Palais Montcalm – Quebec, Quebec City
Nov 9 – Bear Creek Music Festival – Live Oak, FL
Nov 24 – Davies Symphony Hall – San Francisco, CA

He’s My Brother She’s My Sister
(Photo by Julie Ling)
Sept 28 – Sunset Tavern – Seattle, WA
Sept 29 – The Electric Owl – Vancouver, British Columbia
Oct 2 – Pink Garter Theatre – Jackson Hole, WY
Oct 4 – Orpheum Theater – Flagstaff, AZ
Oct 5 – Club Congress – Tucson, AZ
Oct 6 – Sail Inn – Tempe, AZ
Oct 7 – Low Spirits Bar & Stage – Albuquerque, NM
Oct 12 – Zilker Park – Austin, TX
Oct 13 – Stubb’s Waller Creek Outdoor Amphitheater – Austin, TX
Oct 16 – The Old Rock House – St. Louis, MO
Oct 17 – Subterranean – Chicago, IL
Oct 18 – Beachland Ballroom and Tavern – Cleveland, OH
Oct 21 & 22 – The Met – Pawtucket, RI
Oct 23 – The Middle East – Cambridge, MA
Oct 24 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
Oct 25 – Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY
Oct 27 – DC9 – Washington, D.C.
Oct 28 – Thunderbird Cafe – Pittsburgh, PA
Oct 30 – The Woodlands Tavern – Columbus, OH
Nov 1 – Terminal West at King Plow Arts Center – Atlanta, GA
Nov 3 – High Watt – Nashville, TN
March 12 – The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO

Host Britt
Britt (formerly DJ Marie) has a passion for all forms of art, as well as for the creative process. She has a BA in Communications/Theater and a Post-Bacc in Photography from Maine Media Workshops. Britt began…