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The “January” episode of my podcast is now live, a little later due to a rogue fire alarm and  a few days away to celebrate my 10th wedding anniversary. The podcasts will also be available on iTunes, PlayerFM and other podcast catchers within the next 24 hours. As always, I can be found on Instagram and Ravelry. There [...]

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I have recently acquired a metre of “British wool cloth” to make a skirt after a lot of research and a fair amount of muttering. Knitters, especially in the UK, are very fortunate. It is increasingly possible to know the breed content of a wool, sometimes even which farm it was sourced from and/or where [...]

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My 2018 sewing plans

During the past week I’ve seen lots of #2018makenine sewing plans on Instagram in the lethargic hours between bouts of sinusitis and gastric flu. Although I felt too washed out to pull together my own collage of patterns, I was certainly mulling over my sewing plans. And in hindsight I don’t think the nine-grid Instagram [...]

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Episode 9: Of treats and books

The final podcast episode of this year is now live. The podcasts will also be available on iTunes, PlayerFM and other podcast catchers within the next 24 hours. As always, I can be found on Instagram and Ravelry. There is also a Ravelry Group for the Mrs M’s Curiosity Cabinet podcast. First there are a couple of no-nylon [...]

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Episode 8 of podcast is now live. The podcasts is also available on iTunes, PlayerFM and other podcast catchers. As always, I can be found on Instagram and Ravelry. There is also a Ravelry Group for the Mrs M’s Curiosity Cabinet podcast. I am back to sock knitting and have been cracking on with my pair of Planum [...]

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The latest episode of Mrs M’s Curiosity Cabinet is now live. The podcasts will also be available on iTunes, PlayerFM and other podcast catchers within the next 24 hours. As always, I can be found on Instagram and Ravelry. There is also a Ravelry Group for the Mrs M’s Curiosity Cabinet podcast. A pesky RSI problem has put [...]

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Brushwork: a woolly temptation

Last month Blacker Yarns contacted me to ask if I’d be willing to review Brushwork, its 12th birthday limited edition yarn. Whilst I am happy to talk about the materials I use in my making, I had to think twice before agreeing to review a one-off product. I’m the kind of person who likes to consider purchases [...]

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This week I am back with a short thematic episode to tie in with Zero Waste Week 2017. As this year’s campaign touches upon making, I thought I would share some of the ways that waste features in and even fuels my making. The podcasts will shortly also be available iTunes, PlayerFM and other podcast catchers. As always, I [...]

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After an unplanned summer hiatus the podcast is back with an update on my sock experiment, some thoughts on the complex issue of affordability, a giveaway, my recent sewing exploits and a few inspirational gems. The podcasts is also available iTunes, PlayerFM and other podcast catchers. As always, I can be found on Instagram and Ravelry. There is also [...]

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In this month’s bumper episode I talk sock knitting, my wool pantry, dyeing and kitchen gardening but the thread that ties these topics together is a desire to make with as many local materials, breeds and varieties as possible. The podcasts is also available iTunes, PlayerFM and other podcast catchers. As always, I can be found on Instagram and [...]

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