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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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It’s a day late due to an infernal ear infection but Episode 3 of the Mrs M’s Curiosity Cabinet podcast is now live. The podcasts is also available on iTunes or PlayerFM. In today’s instalment I provide a short update on my all-natural sock experiment. This includes sharing your suggestions for possible yarns, including Cuthbert’s Sock Yarn from Whistlebare, and your musings [...]

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Thank you for all the kind feedback on episode 1 of my new podcast. The second episode of is now live. The podcasts is also available on iTunes or PlayerFM. In this episode I introduce a knitting (and wearing) experiment I have just started that revolves around socks, in particular all natural socks. In this context, [...]

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The podcast is here!

Last week I mentioned there would be an addition to the Mrs M’s Curiosity Cabinet blog: a podcast. I first considered recording a series of podcast several months ago and just assumed they would be videos, bearing in mind the type of content I hoped to cover. However, the more I researched how to record, where to record and how to use [...]

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I am back from a long weekend in Edinburgh and still buzzing from the experience. For the last few weeks I had been in a state of great excitement, and some angst too. Edinburgh Yarn Festival (EYF) is a key event in the UK for anybody who loves wools with a texture and a back [...]

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Although I’ve been a maker since childhood, I wholeheartedly embraced The Maker’s Year, an idea proposed by Kate of the A Playful Day podcast to cultivate a slower, more sustainable life through daily acts of making. No matter how instinctive making was to me, The Maker’s Year gave me an opportunity to slow down and reflect on [...]

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