It has been a while but the latest episode of my podcast is now live.
This episode is a little different and longer than normal as I welcome my first guest onto the podcast.
Aidan Owen (also known as Knitting Monk on YouTube and Instagram) is a maker (and a monk as the name suggests). Like me, Aidan is interested in and concerned about environmental, ethical and social justice issues and how these influence and play out in his crafting practice.
Earlier this year we both read a “Cræft: How Traditional Crafts are About More Than Just Making” by Alexander Langlands (published in the US under the title “Cræft: An Inquiry into the Origins and True Meaning of Traditional Crafts“) and thought the book would be a good starting point for a discussion about the relevance and potential of cræft in our own lives and contemporary Western society.
That conversation is available in this episode of my audio podcast and also as Episode 15 on the Knitting Monk’s YouTube channel.
We would both loved to hear your thoughts on this exploration of cræft and if you have read the book, what resonated with you and how might it influence your own making (whatever form that making takes)?
If you would like further thoughts on this book, we have both previously spoken/written about the book separately, in particular in Episode 10 of A Maker’s Pilgrimage with the Knitting Monk and on this blog. A number of other podcasters in the fibre artists have also reviewed or explored this book, e.g. Sara of Yarns at Yinhoo (Episodes 191 and 192) and Nicole of The Gentle Knitter (Episode 22). If you know of any others who have shared thoughts or started a discussion about this book to, please do share details below in the comments section or in the Ravelry group.
The feature image was kindly provided by Aidan, the Knitting Monk.