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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.

Curious Handmade with Helen Stewart Helen Stewart

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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.

    CH 318: The Hearten Mitts and a Flash Sale

    CH 318: The Hearten Mitts and a Flash Sale

    Today's podcast episode is a cosy chat about the very last Knitvent pattern of 2020, the Hearten Mitts. And as this crazy year winds down, I'm pondering the beginnings of plans for 2021. We also have a little holiday surprise: I'm releasing the Knitvent 2020 collection as single patterns a bit early this year, and having a flash sale on ALL my single patterns on Ravelry.

    • 18 min
    CH 317 The Cheering Socks and gifts for yourself

    CH 317 The Cheering Socks and gifts for yourself

    Today I'm talking about our latest Knitvent 2020 pattern, the Cheering Socks, and the lovely yarn I chose for the sample. I've been doing some of early Christmas shopping too, including some gifts for myself. A little bit of indulgence seems called for these days, and I've been finding comfort and joy in little treats from some special handmade suppliers.

    • 17 min
    CH 316: The Tidings Shawl

    CH 316: The Tidings Shawl

    After an intense week, I'm back to talk about the second pattern of Knitvent 2020: the Tidings Shawl, including some tips and ideas for yarn substitutions, if you'd like to knit this pattern in a different wool weight. I have a lot of giveaway winners to announce, as well as some personal thoughts about some of the big happenings in the world right now.

    • 33 min
    The Hearten Cowl and Free patterns

    The Hearten Cowl and Free patterns

    The very first pattern of Knitvent 2020 has been revealed and I’m excited to tell you all about it! On today’s podcast we have an introduction to the Hearten Cowl, an explanation of what’s been going on with the podcast feed (it should be fixed!) and a lot of cosy chat about my own ongoing projects and some free patterns and workshops I’ve created for the Curious Crew.

    • 20 min
    CH 314: A giveaway, our first “hot” holiday season, and a new website

    CH 314: A giveaway, our first “hot” holiday season, and a new website

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    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 our love of colour, producing complex tonal, kettle-dyed shades across a range of weights and bases. With regular updates ou

    • 15 min
    CH 313: Knitvent 2020 is here!

    CH 313: Knitvent 2020 is here!

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    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 our love of colour, producing complex tonal, kettle-dyed shades across a range of weights and bases. With regular updates ou

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
62 Ratings

62 Ratings

Shamumakes ,

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

Jo Shinybees ,

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!

elkrenee ,

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.

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