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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

247: Learning and Listening and Looking to the Future

1/17/2019
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Today on the podcast, I share some of the learning and thinking I’ve been doing in these first two weeks of the year, and my dedication to making this a warm, welcoming, supportive and uplifting place for every member of our community. I also have some plans for the months ahead… Show Sponsors: Alongside […]

Duration:00:24:40

CH: 246: Sweden Holiday Recap, Word for the Year & 19 in 2019

1/11/2019
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It’s wonderful to be back! Today I have a nice long chatty catch-up episode of the podcast for you, to kick the new Curious Handmade Year off right. I have stories from our time in Sweden and I share some hopes and dreams for the year ahead, with my word for the year and most […]

Duration:00:50:39

CH 245: Winding down another busy Curious Handmade year

12/14/2018
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It’s the very last podcast of the year! Today I’m reviewing my 18 in 2018 Happiness project, looking forward to my new word of the year, sharing some inspiration I found on a lovely workshop, and plotting what I’ll be knitting over the break. I also have news about a special pattern sale starting today! […]

Duration:00:29:51

CH 244: The Shawl Society Season 1 Book Launch!

12/7/2018
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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:00:34:25

CH 243: Frost at Midnight Cowl & KAL winners!

11/30/2018
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Today on the podcast I’ve got that end-of-the-year feeling. We still have another month to go, but I’m already in the mood to review this year’s makes and projects and to start scheming about next year’s ideas and plans. What happened with my Make Nine project? How about my word of the year? Are you […]

Duration:00:21:34

CH 142: The Winning Book Cover, Hay Pullover & How Quiet Socks

11/23/2018
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I have lots of lovely news to share on this week’s podcast. We have a winner in the book cover vote, I have finally finished my Hay Pullover, and there’s a new Knitvent pattern to introduce to you. I also have stories from the wonderful embroider workshop I took at Loop London last weekend, and […]

Duration:00:26:45

CH: 241: Getting cosy and ….vote on my book cover!

11/16/2018
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On a cold, wet, grey day after a week of hard work, I’m treating myself a little bit. I hop you’ll join me! I’m also getting very excited about this new book project. In fact, I could use your help deciding on a final book cover for my first print book! We also have two […]

Duration:00:18:43

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