CH 4 : Knitting Design and Making Soap

Helen —  November 16, 2013 — 2 Comments

Hello and welcome to Episode 4 of the Curious Handmade Podcast.

Today I’m talking about a charity knitting project, my knitting design process, making soap and some other bits and bobs.

Charity knitting project

I was knitting for this campaign at work yesterday:

The Big Issue are running a campaign called the big-knitathon to benefit homeless people in the UK.

Whats in the WIP

I share how I design my knitting patterns for you.

A new pattern I’m stalking (and have since purchased) is The Great Oddments Knitdown by Romi Hill

The Simple Things

Lena Corwin’s Made By Hand book (hint: would be a lovely gift for a crafty person)

UK Amazon link:
Made By Hand: Classes from Lena Corwin’s Studio: A Collection of Projects to Print, Sew, Weave, Dye, Knit, or Otherwise Create

US Amazon link:
Lena Corwin’s Made By Hand: A Collection of Projects to Print, Sew, Weave, Dye, Knit, or Otherwise Create

Down to Earth blog by Rhonda Hetzel

Soap Making Tutorial


Pom Pom Christmas Party – London 

6:30-10:00 on Friday 6 December

The Crypt, Christ Church, Spitalfields

Includes an indie yarn market (uh oh) and live music

Pom Pom Quarterly knitting magazine

Last week’s episode

Fairy lights (Fairly lights?!) –  the Curious Handmade Fairy Lights Board


2 responses to CH 4 : Knitting Design and Making Soap

  1. I’m a new listener….just found you and started to listen last week. I’m so glad you talked about soap. I’m a handcrafted soap maker for a few years now. I sell at my local Farmer’s Market. The benefits of using something all natural, chemical free let alone made with your own hands are amazing! I hope you are hooked, how can you not be really. If and when you go back to the commercial stuff, you’ll see a difference I’m sure. Lovely podcast! I can’t wait to catch up and be current on your episodes. Thank you! You can find my soap blog @

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