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A podcast devoted to knitting, craft and creativity. Helen from Curious Handmade talks about what is on the needles, the latest knitting patterns, yarns and inspiration. She chats with designers, makers and knitting friends.

A podcast devoted to knitting, craft and creativity. Helen from Curious Handmade talks about what is on the needles, the latest knitting patterns, yarns and inspiration. She chats with designers, makers and knitting friends.
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A podcast devoted to knitting, craft and creativity. Helen from Curious Handmade talks about what is on the needles, the latest knitting patterns, yarns and inspiration. She chats with designers, makers and knitting friends.

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English


Episodes

CH 240: Looking back at some milestones & forward to new projects

11/9/2018
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As I sat down to prepare for this week’s podcast episode, I realised that two major milestones had just flown by…five years podcasting and my 100th published knitting pattern design. I can hardly believe it. It’s been so much fun (and so much work) that the time has just disappeared. Today I’ve got some chat […]

Duration:00:26:54

CH 239: London Lines, Dust of Snow, & Knitvent Giveaway Winners

11/2/2018
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Knitvent is underway! I’m thrilled to finally have the first pattern out, but that’s not all I have to share with your on today’s episode of the podcast. I also have another pattern which has just launched in the fabulous new Mini Yarn Guide London, an exciting collab with some wonderful ladies, and our Knitvent […]

Duration:00:25:16

CH 238: All excited about Knitvent

10/25/2018
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Show Sponsors: Alongside an eclectic yarn range, which includes Hazel Knits, Icelandic Lopi & CoopKnits, we stock a carefully chosen selection of needles and notions. We’ve also recently launched ‘hand dyed by meadowyarn’, our very own in-house, hand-dyed yarn range. Working in our tiny dye studio, nestled in the Suffolk countryside, we are able to indulge […]

Duration:00:18:13

CH 237: CHCH Retreat Recap & The Whole World is a Garden Shawl

10/19/2018
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Today on the podcast I have one last shawl to share from Season III of The Shawl Society, and lots of stories from the Curious Handmade Country House Retreat. Once again there is a bit of yarn enabling in this episode, as all the lovely makers from our CHCH mini market spoiled us with […]

Duration:00:31:44

CH 236: Knit City Vancouver recap (and haul!)

10/12/2018
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I have a big juicy episode for you today, all about the amazing time I had in Vancouver at Knit City. I got to spend lots of quality time with some fabulous knitting friends and gathered a lot of lovely knitting treasures at the incredible market place. I should probably but a big enabling warning […]

Duration:00:45:48

CH 235: Travel Knitting for Knit City and Sweater Pattern Stalking

9/28/2018
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Today on the podcast I ponder the best projects for Knit City and also have a deep dive into potential new patterns to cast on. The turn of the season has me dreaming about sweater knitting. There are certainly a few designs I absolutely can’t wait to make…if I can clear a WIP or two […]

Duration:00:23:00

CH 234: Learning to Cry Shawl & Getting ready for Knit City Vancouver

9/21/2018
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On today’s podcast I’m back in the swing of things and making all kinds of plans for knitting. My creative space finally feels ready for some real work, and Knitvent is just around the corner! But first I’m headed to Knit City Vancouver, and very excited! Show Sponsors: Alongside an eclectic yarn range, which includes […]

Duration:00:24:07

CH 233: Sneaky hints about TSS Shawl 5 & lots of KAL winners

9/13/2018
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Today on the podcast I’m still deep in organizing my new sewing room and wondering which of my WIPs to pick up and finish next. I have information about the special yarn I’ve chosen for the 5th shawl in The Shawl Society Season III which will be released next week. A few tantalizing hints about […]

Duration:00:20:43

CH 232: Back to school & the Planting Seeds Shawl

9/7/2018
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After another little break from the podcast I’m back! It almost feels like the start of a new year, with the kids heading back to school, so once again I’m revisiting my plans and getting my brain back into the swing of work and schedules and goals. I have the most recent Shawl Society pattern […]

Duration:00:26:04

CH 231: Back from Holidays: Australia & New Zealand Recap

8/23/2018
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I’m back from my holidays with stories and news! I missed you all and while it was lovely to be in Australia it’s also wonderful to land back home and start settling back into regular life. Today’s a bit of a catchup and a little peak forward at what’s coming up next for Curious Handmade! […]

Duration:00:20:37

CH 230: The Honey Bee Dance Socks and Some Healthy Reading!

8/9/2018
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Today on the podcast I have a brand new sock pattern to introduce: our 4th design in this year’s Handmade Sock Society. I’m also reviewing a few books that I’ve found really helpful in my journey to stay healthy. Knitting can take a toll on our muscular-skeletal system, so if we want to keep […]

Duration:00:25:43

CH 229: Travelling with socks!

8/3/2018
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Today’s episode is short and sweet, which is appropriate, since I’m talking about my favourite little knitting projects: socks! I have a few on the go right now (they are perfect travel knitting, and I always bring some on every holiday) and I’m stalking more patterns on Ravelry, as always. Got to keep that Show […]

Duration:00:14:28

CH 228: Wick Shawl, Sprints and Streaks

7/27/2018
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On today’s episode I have a new Shawl Society pattern to introduce, and some good news about my violin exam! I have a short review of a book that I’ve found helpful when it comes to making progress on my goals. I’m also exploring some habits and ideas that could help me get more done, […]

Duration:00:31:29

CH 227: Craftivism

7/19/2018
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Today on the podcast I’m talking about a subject that some might find a little controversial, but which I find very inspiring and empowering: craftivism. The idea of changing the world for the better in both big and small ways with the power of making is a wonderful thing. I take a look at the […]

Duration:00:28:31

CH 226: Minimalism and Some Capsule Wardrobe Pattern Ideas

7/12/2018
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Today’s podcast contains a heartfelt ode to one of my favourite subjects…decluttering. It’s a bit of a pet cause for me because of how dramatically it improves my day to day life. Knowing where everything is and having room to breathe is one of the best things I can do for my creativity, and I […]

Duration:00:39:40

CH 225: Finished Like a Cloud and Lots of WIPs for Australia!

7/6/2018
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This week on the podcast I’m all excited about my most recent FO, and already thinking about how many WIPs are going to make the cut and jet off to Australia with me for a holiday. (Spoiler alert: too many!) Show Sponsors: Alongside an eclectic yarn range, which includes Hazel Knits, Icelandic Lopi & […]

Duration:00:24:29

Ch 224: 18 in 2018 Happiness Project Update & Ivy Over The Door Shawl

6/28/2018
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Today’s podcast is a nice chatty catch up…I have some updates about how my 18 in 2018 projects are going, including one I got to tick off the list this week. I also have a new shawl design and some Shawl Society news to share with you. I’m having a good time stalking a project […]

Duration:00:30:45

CH 223: End of School Year Excitement and the Just a Card Campaign

6/22/2018
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Today’s episode is short and sweet. The school year is wrapping up here in London and there are plenty of events to prepare for with the kids. In between, I’m still working on our new sewing space and doing a bit of de-stashing. I’m also chatting about the Just a Card Campaign, which is all […]

Duration:00:22:28

CH 222: Sewing Plans and Some Hints About the Next TSS Design!

6/15/2018
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Today on the podcast I have news about my brand new sewing space and how it’s shaping up. I’ve also got a bit of advice for anyone flummoxed by the German Short Row Heel on the Astrantia Socks, and some sneaky hints about what’s coming up next in The Shawl Society Season III. Show Sponsors: […]

Duration:00:25:02

CH 221: Camping in the New Forest and Decluttering!

6/8/2018
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Today on the podcast I fill you in on the lovely camping trip we took last weekend, and chat about how my 18 in 2018 Happiness Project is going so far. I’ve also got more musings on decluttering, announcement of our recent giveaway winners, and an introduction to the latest pattern in the Handmade Sock […]

Duration:00:31:10