CH 110: Everyday Creativity and Hygge with Mette

Helen —  February 4, 2016 — 2 Comments


Welcome to February! After a fab but fast start to the year in January, I decided to choose a relaxing topic for this month. We’re exploring creativity again, in a laid back, gentle way. What do we mean when we talk about creativity and how can foster more of it in our daily lives? To start us off, I interviewed my very good friend Mette, who is one of the most naturally creative people I know. We’ve been planning the Curious Handmade Country House Retreat together, and recently spent the morning sewing bags for the event. Afterwards, we sat down to chat about the many ways she finds creativity in her days, and what “hygge” really means.

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After so many links last week, this episode I only have a couple:

At the Unravel Festival at Maltings in London, Feb, 19th to 21st, the girls from Yarn in the City will be debuting their London Craft Guide. Be sure to drop by their stall to see what it’s all about!

I wanted to share a few photos of Mette’s beautiful house, and some of the hygge touches she so lovingly creates:


It’s a tremendously inviting space.  I’d love to hear about the hygge details in your home: what does cosy really mean to you? I hope you enjoyed this episode: that’s all I have for this week. Happy knitting!

2 responses to CH 110: Everyday Creativity and Hygge with Mette

  1. Helen, I REALLY enjoyed this episode! In fact, after listening to it while knitting at the weekend, I am going to listen again while at work this morning. Mette’s home looks so inviting. My husband and I moved into a new-build house a year ago and trying to bring a sense of character and cosiness to it is a lovely challenge! I definitely need to make more quilts, cushions etc. 🙂

  2. Hi, Helen – I’ve recently begun listening to your show after hearing you mentioned on various knitting podcasts that I enjoy. Today, I listened while sitting at my sewing machine doing some clothing repairs. I really enjoy your audio cast and just wanted to thank you!

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