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Episode 98: Knitting in the News

Listen Here Intro Few thoughts on news items this week, I’m feeling all topical. Think Mock the Week meets Nevermind the Buzzcocks but with only one panelist and three knitty stories… Before we get going though I want to remind you that I am still preparing for Episode 100 and so am open to any…

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Episode 82: Commit

Listen Here Intro The podcast is brought to you this week from Daan Saaf, still with Real Ale though, obviously. This week I’m taking the time to point you in the direction of two of my latest little hobbies, Anchor and Snapchat. I like Anchor because its audio messaging and I have a face for…

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Episode 79: OwlPrintPanda – An Interview with Amanda B Collins

Listen Here Intro This week I very warmly, if somewhat gruffly, welcome Amanda on to the show for an interview. Having previously enabled you to her new collection I was delighted to see more of her work on the front cover on Knit Now magazine. Enjoy some slight sidelines and finding out more about Amanda,…

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Episode 55: Vintage Shetland Project – An Interview With Susan Crawford

Listen Here Intro Hello and welcome to this special episode of the show, where I am thrilled to welcome Susan Crawford to the show. A UK-based knitwear designer who specialises in vintage design and fashion history, with four books already published and stocked in the V&A and Waterstones as well as within the British Library,…

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Episode 52: How to Store your FOs

Image Details: ‘Asylum Storage’ by Forgotten Heritage, via Flickr. Listen Here Intro Here’s another episode to keep your knitty enabling high! There will be a short break in the podcast schedule over summer to allow for some resetting and forward planning for the next 6 months. Enablers’ Corner This week we’re enabling to the Scollayalong….

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Episode 51: Still Got It

Listen Here Intro The Indie Burgh Yarn Crawl was a great success and I had lots of fun visiting the finer yarn shops in Edinburgh during this fun filled yarny weekend. I was chatted up by a five year old on the train, proving I have Still Got It. Obviously. I also attended Clare Devine’s…

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Episode 50: Strictly No Baby Nudity – An Interview With Emily Wessel of Tin Can Knits and Rainbow Heirloom

Listen here Intro Hello and welcome to episode 50. A half century of podcast fun – who’d have thought it possible? This week, I’ve an exciting interview for you with Emily Wessel of Tin Can Knits and Rainbow Heirloom. First up, there’s a little MakeItFit2015 chatter as I announce that Louise and I will be…

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Episode 46: Enabling 101

Listen here Intro Hello and welcome back for another podcast. I am very glad to see the back of the General Election here in the UK for a number of reasons. My advice is to be a doer. This episode is mostly about enabling. Again. News There will be a trunk show at my beloved…

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Episode 42: Lete’s Knits – An Interview With Justyna Lorkowska

Listen Here Intro Today we welcome Polish designer Justyna Lorkowska to the show in our latest entrepreneur interview. Justyna and I chatted at Edinburgh Yarn Festival in March, where she was launching a pattern kit with Victoria Magnus at Eden Cottage Yarns (you can hear from Victoria in Episode 21). Justyna has a wide range…

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Episode 40: The Prince of Brioche – An Interview With Stephen West

‘Thighlighters’ by Stephen West. Image Copyright Westknits.[/caption] A chat with Westknits at Edinburgh Yarn Festival 2015 Listen Here Intro Don your finest swants my friends, because it’s time to pull up a pew and chat with Stephen West. Edinburgh Yarn Festival was the venue and Westy brought his A game when it came to the…

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