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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 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

Ch 220: Woollinn Recap and the Maytham Shawl

5/31/2018
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Today on the show I’m sharing some of my experiences at the lovely Woollinn festival in Dublin, Ireland, and the slightly unexpected (but very lovely) haul I came home with. I also have an introduction to our very first shawl in TSS III. Show Sponsors: Alongside an eclectic yarn range, which includes Hazel Knits, Icelandic […]

Duration:00:22:39

CH 219: Knitting Like a Cloud and Clark Socks and off to Woollinn

5/24/2018
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Today’s episode is a quick catch up about what I’ve been up to recently, ongoing and upcoming KALs, and my current WIPs. I also have a giveaway for tickets to a very cool festival coming up in Leeds. Today I’m in Ireland, visiting the first ever Woollinn festival in Dublin! Show Sponsors: Alongside an eclectic […]

Duration:00:23:04

Ch 218: Bath Retreat Recap and I’m heading to Woollinn!

5/17/2018
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After a magical retreat in Bath, I’m back with the podcast to tell you all about it. I also have some details about the upcoming new season of The Shawl Society, and I’m excited to make a flying trip to Dublin next week for the first ever Woollinn festival! Show Sponsors: Alongside an eclectic yarn […]

Duration:00:27:06

CH 217: Capsule Wardrobe, The Shawl Society, & Like a Cloud

5/3/2018
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On today’s show my minimalist quest has turned to thinking about my wardrobe. I’ve also got some news about the next season of The Shawl Society, coming up very soon! My major WIP–aside from the super-secret shawls-to-be–has been Like a Cloud, and I’m flying through it! Show Sponsors: Alongside an eclectic yarn range, which includes […]

Duration:00:25:07

CH 216: Destashing and falling in love with Like a Cloud by Joji

4/27/2018
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On today’s show I’m chatting about my continued decluttering and destashing adventure, and my plans to clear a spot where some dedicated sewing can happen! I’ve also got more details on the Maker’s Market in Bath, and the prize for our Impressionists MKAL. I’m also getting excited about the upcoming new Joji Locatelli pattern, […]

Duration:00:30:00

CH 215: Shawls from Renée Callahan, Joji Locatelli, and Laine

4/20/2018
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Today on the show I chat about how the warmer weather has set off the urge for a spring declutter and destash: with a new level of Marie Kondo magic. I also have a few updates about how my 100 Days project is going. Most of all, I’m spending a little time stalking some […]

Duration:00:28:52

CH 214: The 100 Day Project, Magnolia Socks, and a Wealth of WIPS

4/13/2018
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On today’s podcast, I’m back after a little break, chatting about the projects I have going on right now, the newest pattern in The Handmade Sock Society and another lovely challenge that’s inspiring me right now. Show Sponsors: Alongside an eclectic yarn range, which includes Hazel Knits, Icelandic Lopi & CoopKnits, we stock a […]

Duration:00:21:15