ahem…we get a little raised of voice at the very start of the podcast – it is warranted, but I dont intend on making a habit of it…then its all full on WOOL!
I’m really delighted to be able to bring you two interviews from some incredible people who are working to their own vision for creating incredibly unique British wool that speaks of where it has come from and the special relationships with farmer and mill to create those yarns.
Let’s have a little giveaway which enables some *you* time!
I was recently sent Rachael Matthew’s new book The Mindfulness in Knitting to review and what a lovely book this is! I mean to talk about this on the podcast too, but I have quite a few things to review and so while I will talk about some of the aspects of the book in a later episode, I thought it would be nice to mention the details here too.
One of the things I wanted to do with the survey was to put forward a few of the ideas and suggestions I have received from you over the last wee while and gauge opinion on them. You may remember that my word for 2016 is momentum and it was with that in mind that I set out some of your suggestions.
Thank you so very much to all of you who took part in the KnitBritish survey – I am very appreciative of the time you took to do it and the feedback you gave me. Let’s have look at a sample of the feedback.
Joy McMillan, The Knitting Goddess joins me for a chat today and we talk about her life before dyeing, the dye process and the incredible British wool bases that she loves to create with and exciting tidbits about new yarns!!
Last week I went to Dundee to visit yarn shop Fluph and the wondrous proprietress Leona Jayne Kelly (and her two dogs Oskar and Arthur). We talk about wool, dyeing, the day-to-day of running a yarn shop and the juggling involved. We have a right old laugh too and listen in for a lovely give-away too!