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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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Nature’s semi-solid shades

A year ago I wrote about how I was embracing the semi-solid tones of my greying hair in my short series about colour. This year I have actively been exploring colour through my making, and especially nature’s semi-solids. In the first half of the year I focused on exploring the beauty of natural shades of wool, encouraged by the [...]

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