Society & Culture:Personal Journals
In this episode I announce that I will be attending the Edinburgh Yarn Festival and thank the organisers for inviting me to participate as a podcaster in the Blacker Yarns' Podcast Lounge.
In the sewing segment I talk about the ups and downs of my latest sewing project (a smart shirt or blouse), including my choice of pattern, the new skills I've acquired and the fitting challenges I've faced. Despite occasional frustration and despondency, I decide to focus on the agency and body kindness that being able to make a properly fitting garment gives us and touch upon the language of fitting. I also explore a listener's questions about the relative benefits and harm of paper versus PDF sewing patterns.
In the knitting segment, I mull over how my recent sewing experience is spilling over into my knitting and making me more bold about playing around with the style and shaping in knitting patterns, almost to the point of reworking them entirely. I also announce the winner of the This Thing of Paper giveaway; review Socks 2018, a new e-publication by Making Stories focused on nylon-free, non-superwash socks; and announce a giveaway of a digital copy of Socks 2018.
There is also a Ravelry Group for the podcast.
Shownotes can be found at: Mrs M's Curiosity Cabinet.
Episode 22: A tangle of colour, disruption & spinning
Episode 21: Of creativity, swatching and preserving
Episode 20: Musings from lockdown
Episode 19: A mix of the familiar and the practical
Mrs M's Scrapbook (March 2020 Extra): Garden nooks & living sills
Mrs M's Scrapbook (Mar 2020): Notes from the fabric chest and wool pantry
Episode 18: Experimenting
Mrs M's Scrapbook (Jan 2020): Winter pottering in my tiny urban cottage garden
Mrs M's Scrapbook: Preview
Episode 17: Of lace and little luxuries
Episode 16: Of novelty, curiosity and inspiration
Episode 15: Of product, process and engineering
Episode 14: Of natural shades, trousers and foraging delights
Episode 13: In conversation with the Knitting Monk
Episode 12: Reflections on community, the wool sector, change and colour.
Episode 11: Of Jacob, nettle fibre and tool making
Episode 9: Of treats and books
Episode 8: Wardrobe engineering and Folk Fashion
Episode 7: Of pantries and savouring