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.
Episode 357: Knitalongs, Knitvent and some treats
I’ve got lots of Knitalong news, some Shawl Society yarn restocks from favourite indies, and of course, I also released the very last pattern of this year’s Knitvent, The Ever After Shawl, so I’m sharing a bit about my design process for that one, too.
Finally, I have some Christmas treats for you, including an exclusive discount code from another favourite yarnie and another from me
Episode 356: The Montage Hat & my secret quilt project
I’ve been keeping a pretty massive project under wraps all year, but I can finally share! This week on the podcast I’m chatting about an ambitious quilt-design project I’ve been working on in the background for months. And there’s a new Knitvent pattern to discuss, of course: the very fun and quick Montage Hat. Finally, I’m still pondering what to make with one of my Advent yarn sets and am looking for suggestions! So if you’re in the mood for some crafty chat, settle in with your current project and let’s catch up over a few stitches.
Episode 355: Meet Cute Mitts and Socks
We’re all about homemade gifts right now at Curious Handmade HQ! We’ve got lots of chat on this week’s podcast about just why it’s so special to give and receive things made by hand. I’ve just finished a few myself, which I’ll share with you, and we also have not one but two brand new Knitvent 2021 patterns to discuss. So grab your project bag and let’s have a little visit.
Episode 354: The Rose Cottage Cowl
This week, I’m talking a bit about my design inspiration for this latest, very cosy Knitvent pattern (hint, it has to do with a favourite film) as well as mini review of my 2021 Happiness Project and what’s left to be done (I promise I’ll update you properly in the new year).
I also have some thoughts on two ways I try to protect my creativity: decluttering and saying ‘no’, both when you want to and when you just need to.
So if you’re casting on the Rose Cottage Cowl today, or just want a little crafty company, let me join you!
Episode 353: The Skyline Wrap and an elegant glide
After all the teasing and guessing, the first design of Knitvent 2021 has been revealed! The Skyline Wrap is a holiday rom-com inspired pattern designed to use up scraps or a yarn advent calendar. Today on the podcast I’m talking a bit about the pattern as well as my plans for the last bit of the year, heading into the holidays: where I’ve gotten to with my Happiness Project and how I’d like to finish out 2021. I also have many giveaway winners to announce! So settle in and get cosy, and let’s have a crafty chat.
Episode 352: Halloween, holiday moods and holiday movies
We’re gearing up for Halloween this week at Curious Handmade HQ, with costume prep in high gear (including something for our pup Sindy to wear!) This week on the podcast I’m reflecting on how close we’re getting to the end of the year, and how to make the most of it. With the first Knitvent 2021 pattern release coming up fast, I’m sharing more about the inspiration for the collection (holiday films) and planning out what I’d like to watch myself and with the girls. It’s time to grab your gift knitting and join me for a cheery, cosy chat!
Fabulous podcast for knitters and other crafters
As a long time listener, fan and follower I love my regular dose of Curious Handmade news. Listening to Helen’s dulcet tones fills my mind with ideas, inspiration and joy. As a designer, multicraftual creative and yarn addict, she fully understands the needs of the crafting community. When there’s a “big” issue going on in the community she's not afraid to discuss it and keep her listeners informed. There are always fabulous show notes and links to information about issues discussed.
If you love craft you’ll love to become a member of Helen’s Curious Crew
Thoughtful and Cosy
Helen has a warm and cosy presentation style, which makes listening to this podcast feel like putting on a favourite snuggly jumper. There’s enough content to get you thinking whilst still being a very relaxed listen. Perfect for accompanying your knitting!
I love it!
Helen’s podcast is a favourite of mine and I look forward to knitting along to each new episode. She is great on the inspiring crafty lifestyle, be it making room for minimalism, how to bring more daily creativity one’s life, or her latest gorgeous shawl design.