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Ep 134 – Turn the Wheel

After a longer than expected podbreak, Jo is back and talking about turning the wheel when life gets in the way of creativity. Sometimes you just need to get the things done and that doesn’t always leave a lot left over for your craft, and that’s ok. Sometimes, you just need to eat some Malva…

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Ep 132 – Stolen Stitches with Carol Feller

Carol Feller joins me on the show this week, sharing her journey into knitwear design. Carol Feller (StolenStiches.com) is a designer, teacher, and author living in Cork, Ireland. She has published almost 270 patterns and 7 books, including Short Row Knits (Pottercraft) and Contemporary Irish Knits (Wiley), and is a popular instructor on Craftsy.com with…

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Ep 131 – How To Get The Most From A Knitting Show

Got yarn show plans for 2019? Are you a show veteran? or have you never been to a show? Somewhere in between? In this episode I share some top tips for getting the most out of attending yarn shows, including where to find which ones are happening. Looking at why you want to attend (social,…

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Ep130 – Daria Rakowski of Cloud 9 Fiberworks

Daria Rakowski is our guest today to discuss widely varying subjects from eyelash yarn merkins(!) to an overview of the Canadian yarn industry. Cloud 9 Fiberworks Daria is the creative genius behind Cloud 9 Fiberworks, and is based in Winnipeg in Canada. Originally, she indulged in her love of yarn as a child. She would…

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Ep129 – Knitting Trends for 2019

Five Knitting Trends for 2019 What will be the five big trends for knitting in 2019? In this episode I share what I think will be the five top trends for the hand knitting world in 2019. Based on what has gone prior and general observation of content and social media, I have picked out…

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Ep 128 – Planning a Year of Knitting

Do You Plan Your 2019 Knitting? It’s always a popular time to plan your projects for the coming new year, but do you really need to? MakeNine2019 Are you taking part in this project? It’s an ongoing challenge where you choose 9 projects to make in 2019 and then review your progress at the end…

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Ep127 – Christmas Jumpers

Christmas Jumpers Love them or hate them, Christmas Jumpers are everywhere at this time of year. Christmas Jumper Day is 14th December and in today’s episode, I’m running through your different options when it comes to embracing this staple of the festive season. Prompted by a social media post from @fash_rev about the Brits’ obsession…

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Ep 126 – A Hat For Every Eventuality

Everyone needs more knitted hats in their life, and today I share seven pattern ideas for hats. I’ve been out of knitting sorts lately and attempting a new hat is just the ticket to get back into it. I’ve gone through a tricky time recently and I wanted to find a way to order my…

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Ep 125 – Hawkshaw Sheep with Sue Horn

Sue Horn of Hawkshaw Sheep in the Scottish Borders is our guest on the show today. She shares the ups and downs of being a shepherdess, creating your own yarns and fabrics and farm life. Ever wondered what it is like to commission your own yarns? Sue shares how she decided to produce yarn, as…

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Ep 124 – Yarnporium Fun

Yarnporium 2018 is reviewed on this episode of the podcast, where I give you a rundown of the event which took place at Westminster Central Hall in November. Hosted by the fabulous ladies of Yarn in the City, Allison Thistlewood and Rachel Brown, this was a fabulous event which brought together some of the best…

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