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Episode 120 Something new
Oct 26, 2019 22:07

Episode 120 Something new

Today we are talking about Norfolk Horn in the Wool Exploration; there’s chat of a new KAL (blog posts coming out soon too) and the Good Intentions Club: I talk about my day at Fine Fettle Fibres earlier this month and bring you one of the talks from that day too. When it’s up - on itunes, spotify, the website and wherever you get your podcasts - I do hope you enjoy!
Episode 119 - What's in a name?
Aug 11, 2019 53:10

Episode 119 - What's in a name?

Visit the website to see the full shownotes for this episode - http://www.knitbritish.net/ep119   This is the last podcast until October so that I can take my annual pod-break and it is a pretty bumper episode! There is a wee bit about my trip to woolness; our castilemilk moorit wool exploration and some news about WoolWork. When the podcast comes back in October it will have a new name - WoolWork. This is something that I’ve thought long and hard about.  When you’ve listened, I hope you will feel it speaks more about the kind of things that are important and central to the podcast and to me. I’m a different crafter and person since I did that initial 1 year blog challenge to knit with only British wool and while I feel reverence toward everything that meant and means, I feel the podcast title ought to speak to other levels. Same host - same content - same wool explorations - same love local wool - just a new title!   All links are with the shownotes at the website.  Enjoy the rest of the summer and we'll meet back here in October when it is sweater kniting weather!   Marked Explicit as there are a couple of effs near the end of the episode. 
Episode 118 - Hand-making in Archives: Cleekit Gloves
Jun 30, 2019 10:19

Episode 118 - Hand-making in Archives: Cleekit Gloves

Full shownotes are at www.knitbritish.net/ep118
Episode 117 - The wool that keeps on giving!
May 25, 2019 39:26

Episode 117 - The wool that keeps on giving!

All the shownotes, links and images are at www.knitbritish.net/ep117 Marked explicit for a $h!t early on in the show ;) #lovelocalwool #woolexploration    Music this episode is Doctor Turtle – Doctor Talos Opens the Door and  David Mumford – Singin in The Rain This are available via freemusicarchive and shared via CC-BY.  
Episode 116 You say shhheviutt and I say Cheeveeitt....
May 04, 2019 20:10

Episode 116 You say shhheviutt and I say Cheeveeitt....

Shownotes, links and images can be found at www.knitbritish.net/ep116
episode 115 - My heart's wrapped up in wool
Mar 30, 2019 07:56

episode 115 - My heart's wrapped up in wool

      Music this episode is David Mumford – Singin in The Rain This are available via freemusicarchive and shared via CC-BY. 
episode 114 be an advocate
Feb 28, 2019 15:38

episode 114 be an advocate

Full shownotes will be at KnitBritish.net very soon.  More to follow here!                Music this episode is Doctor Turtle – Doctor Talos Opens the Door and  David Mumford – Singin in The Rain These are available via freemusicarchive and shared via CC-BY.  
Episode 113 - safe space
Feb 03, 2019 48:01

Episode 113 - safe space

Full show notes for episode 113 are at www.knitbritish.net   This episode I had planned to look back at 2018 and plan for 2019, but we need to start as we mean to go on, so I start by talking about the conversations going on about race and inclusivity in the knitting community. Nutshell - I want to make KB a trusted and safe space for all listeners and support all yarnies - regardless of where you come from, who you love, what you look like or the colour of your skin. I am sorry if you have ever felt that I excluded from this community or that KB was not for you and I will do what I can to learn and to change.  Also in this episode we have Shetland Wool Exploration, Fieldwork Make-Along, Good Intentions Knitting Club, Edinburgh Yarn Fest and More!   #lovelocalwool            I'm not marking this explicit, but I do say a work that means the 3rd person present of urinating, in relation to being very annoyed. There are no F bombs.    
Wool Exploration: A Guide
Dec 30, 2018 34:18

Wool Exploration: A Guide

This is a special episode of the podcast to reintroduce Wool Exploration and how you can participate.  There is a post at KnitBritish.net which accompanies this episode In a tiny wool nutshell, we look at sheep breeds in yarn form by swatching and we all follow the same fieldwork notes to create a joint learning experience. The results of this I collate for the podcast so that others can learn about breed wool from our exploration. In 2019,  we are looking at Shetland, Cheviot, Wensleydale, Castlemilk Moorit, Norfolk Horn and the Welsh Mountain Breed Group Links are to the chat threads in the KnitBritish Ravelry group, which are all open - so there's nothing stopping you from getting going now or just jump there there and start chatting about the breeds!   Wool Exploration in 2018 has been an utter blast and I am so happy we will be continuing into the new year with 5 breeds and a whole breed group!   #lovelocalwool #fieldwork #knitlocal #makelocal  
Episode112 - What's the name of that yarn, Louise?
Dec 14, 2018 59:58

Episode112 - What's the name of that yarn, Louise?

  Full shownotes are at KnitBritish, do take some time to visit there and find images and links mentioned.    There is very little mention of the word Christmas around here, but you can consider this episode a bumper edition as there is a lot to get through, including A chat with ramsaybaggins about our love of swatching Manx Loaghtan Wool Exploration and the breeds for 2019 (still time to swatch (or re-test any older swatches) for the Shetland Wool Exploration Cochno Wool from Glasgow University, a Scotch Mule Texel yarn Marlisle: A New Direction in Knitting from Anna Maltz Also mentioned: I talk about hanging up some hats! KB is nominated in the KnitNow awards. And there is mention of the Small Gestures Swap too.  Of course, the only thing that makes the festive bearable (along with the small gestures swap) is the Dance of the Sugar Plum Rough Fells. That plays the episode out. A big bumper episode to hunker down with, (if like me you like to do that at this time of year) or listen in bursts over your festive break! It will be out tonight (at some point!) Happy listening!             Marked as Explicit as there is a swear at the very end (after the end credits) Music this episode is Doctor Turtle – Doctor Talos Opens the Door and  David Mumford – Singin in The Rain These are available via freemusicarchive and shared via CC-BY.  The Dance of the Sugar Plum Rough Fells is a maaaa-sh up using a recording of Rough Fells by Dr Felicity Ford (with her kind permission) and The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Kevin McCloud, FreeMusicArchive