Exploring and restoring rural American culture. A history of the things we used to do and a practical discussion of how (and why!) to do them again.
Ep. 126 - Crafting Retreats and Workshops
Let's talk about why (and how!) to go to a craft retreat
Some to check out:
Ohio Quilt Retreat Center
Knitting Traditions Retreats
The Inn At East Hill Farm Cross Stitch Retreats
Christmas in Williamsburg
Retreats Co. - Quilting and Knitting Retreats
This is just a small sampling of the events that happen every year.
Ep. 125 - Passing the Torch
Today, let's talk about how to pass on those skills you've sent so much time acquiring.
Come visit me:
EP. 124 - Crafting Cozy: Make and Forage Autumn Decor
Using your craft skills and found things to decorate for cooler weather
Pinecone and Acorn Wreath
Waxed Leaf Fall Garland
Acorn Quilted Table Runner Pattern
Ep. 123 - Craftsmanship and Closing the Loop
Why Craftsmanship involves attention to tools and materials.
Absolute History, on Youtube, has all the episodes of Victorian Farm, Edwardian Farm, and the other shows.
Alexander Langlands' Craeft
Ep. 122 - Plain and Fancy Needlework
Let's talk about the difference, and why both are important.
For learning to sew, Gertie is still an excellent resource
And for heirloom sewing, Martha Pullen is still the queen
The Embroiderer's Guild of America
American Quilter's Society
The Internet Archive
Ep. 121 - Last Drops of Golden Summer
Small batch thinking to use up the last of the garden's glory.
Vanilla Strawberry Shrub
Making Fruit Vinegar
Fruit Kvass Blueberry Syrup (with canning instructions)
Green Tomato Mincemeat
"Fix the Pumps" book
"River Cottage Preserves Handbook"
Some tips on the jellying point