Shinybees

Ep 113 – Woollinn Dublin

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″ custom_padding=”54px|0px|54px|0px|false|false”][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.0.47″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.47″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”] Dublin is the destination for this week’s show, specifically Woollinn, Dublin’s Festival of Yarn. It’s a new show format, where you can join me and (lots of) friends live-ish from Woollinn in Dublin. The festival took place at the…

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Ep 112 – Knit Share Love with Clare Devine

Clare Devine | Knit Share Love Clare Devine of #KnitShareLove rejoins me on the podcast this week, as we catch up with her after quite a while since her Sock Surgery days on the show. Clare is in Australia, the country where her knitting adventure began, at that time, she was in a totally-unsuitable-for-knitting Broome….

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Ep111 – Assmimilating New Knitters

How do we get the entire world knitting? It’s a mission of mine to get everyone knitting. Today, we discuss the five pillars of knitter assimilation: Marketing Self-belief Tools and Materials Medium and motivation Access to decent resources Of course, this is the Shinybees Pentagon of Knitting Assimilation and I think these are the things…

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Ep 110 – An Interview with Jane Murison of Yarnison

Jane Murison of Yarnison joins the show this week, talking about knitwear design, fish and chips and the urban landscape as an inspiration. Jane began designing a couple of years ago, and has several knitting patterns now, that are a homage to the post industrial landscape of Manchester, that she sees every day on her…

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Ep109 – Hidden Heels with Mitch of Surfing Ducks

Are you going to Woollinn? Woollinn will be taking place in Dublin on 25th-27th May 2018. I’m venturing over there on a blue and white winged chariot for the event and I would love to meet as many listeners as possible. Please let me know if you will be attending. Also, there is a great…

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Ep108 – Speckled Yarn – So Hot? Or So Not?

Speckled Yarn – So Hot Right Now? A Hot Potato? Speckled yarn is the marmite of the knitting world right now. Outrageously popular, thanks to patronage by the likes of Stephen West and Andrea Mowry, speckles are so hot right now. Or are they? What Do The Shinybees Community Think About Speckled Yarn? A straw…

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Ep107- Sh*t Tea and Tray Bake with Countess Ablaze

Where shit tea, tray bake and exposure collide! Lyndsey aka Countess Ablaze joins me this week for a chat about issues facing us crafters and business owners. A recent recipient of an offer of ‘exposure’ as payment, along with some fairly misogynistic stereotyping of her customer base, The Countess decided to take a stand against…

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Episode 90: Curious Handmade- An interview with Helen Stewart

Listen Here Intro So first things first, my mental and yet fabulous (obviously) assistant LJ is running the London marathon this weekend. She has broken her arse as a result of yarn fumes, sort of, so listen in for the full comedy breakdown of the incident. If you should take pity on the poor maniac…

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Episode 89: Paula Abdul Would Be Proud

listen Here Intro This wee’s episode is a little later than planned but here nonetheless. Paula Abdul discussed the concept of two steps forward and two back. If you’ve not heard ‘Opposites Attract’ for a while, I bring it to you for your listening delight.

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Episode 88: The Wool Kitchen – An Interview with Helen Reed

Listen Here Intro A short intro this week as the old croaky voice is threatening a return. This week I am thrilled to bring you the other half of my Best in Show EYF winning double act – Helen from The Wool Kitchen. She is from the wrong side of the Pennines but a good…

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