Curious Handmade with Helen Stewart
Welcome to my first full Curious Handmade podcast episode. I'm  exited to tell you about my trip up to Glasgow for the Glasgow School of Yarn last weekend. Not only that but I am so thrilled to be able to share with you an interview with Amy Singer from If you are a fan of Knitty which many of us are, or perhaps have even thought about submitting a pattern to be published in Knitty then you definitely want to listen to this interview. You can find out how Amy started out creating the online knitting magazine and what happens behind the scenes of putting an issue together. Thank you to Libby from Truly Myrtle for your comments and lovely encouragement for my introductory episode last week. Mackintosh Church Glasgow Nano Skeins Amy and Antje announce Design Competition Winners Links for things mentioned in the episode: The Yarn Cake - sponsor and organiser of the Glasgow School of Yarn Blank Canvas sweater pattern by Ysolda Teague Old Maiden Aunt Skein Queen Easy Knits and Easy Knits Nano Skeins Liz Lovick of Northern Lace (she has a lovely write up of the event on her blog) and her new book: The Magic of Shetland Lace Knitting: Stitches, Techniques, and Projects for Lighter-Than-Air Shawls & More A Suitcase full of Old Maiden Aunt Yarns Stunning Silk Skein Queen yarn Glasgow School of Yarn at Mackintosh Church Interview with Amy Singer from The Dead Fish Hat! My two patterns mentioned in the interview are: Afternoon Tea Glitz at the Ritz My all time favourite Knitty pattern is the famous Clapotis Pop over to the episode discussion thread in Ravelry and let me know what your favourite pattern is or comment below. I would love to hear what you think of the show and if you have any questions. To listen to the episode click on the play arrow button at the top or download and subscribe in iTunes. Skein Queen Yarn Mackintosh Church Glasgow
Direct download: 131025_Curious_Handmade_EP1.mp3
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I give a little introduction to my knitting history and share a couple of embarrassing stories. My podcasting inspirations include (but are not limited to): Stash and Burn Double Knit Knitting Pipeline Electric Sheep iMake 2 Knit Lit Chicks The Knitmore Girls This week is Wool Week UK and there are lots of events happening. As I mentioned in a previous post, this weekend I am very excited to be heading up to Scotland for the Glasgow School of Yarn. I am doing Amy Singers "Add Texture to your Sweater" class and I was doing some homework for the class. I need to find a plain vanilla pullover pattern. I'm looking at: Mandel by ANKESTRICK The Daily Sweater by Kay Gardiner and Ann Shayne Blank Canvass by Ysolda Teague
Direct download: Episode000.mp3
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