CH 24: Why I love Kaffe Fassett’s Dreaming in Colour

Curious Handmade Podcast 24

I talk about What’s in the WIP, a book review and events.

Welcome to new members of the Curious Handmade group on Ravelry.

What’s in the WIP?

Aislinn Cardigan by Amy Herzog – I’ve finished the back

March design for Dream Big a colour block cowl – yet to be named!

Its knit in the round and I love this tutorial by TECHknitting to bind off your knitting in the round. I used “Method 2–a pretty good method”

Bunny Nuggets by Rebecca Danger

Rowan Purelife British Sheep Breeds Bouclé

You can see my photo in this blog post.

A Book Review

UK Amazon Link: Kaffe Fassett: Dreaming in Colour: An Autobiography

US Amazon Link: Kaffe Fassett: Dreaming in Color: An Autobiography

A Kaffe Fassett talk about quilts I went to in Liberty of London back in 2005.

Kaffe Fassett at Liberty Kaffe Fassett at Liberty Kaffe Fassett at Liberty

Kaffe Fassett’s website.

Kaffe Fassett’s first knitting book, the classic Glorious Knits


Fashion Revolution and #insideout campaign and day on 24 April 2014

Fireflies Rising Shawlette – we’re having a knit along on the Curious Handmade Ravelry board until the end of April – there are lovely prizes.

Paris for Yarn Lovers – there are still some day tickets left! Come and join us if you’d like a last minute adventure.

Makegood Festival

London, Friday May 30 to Sunday 1 June

This is a celebration of the end of the School for Creative Startups course run by Doug Richards that I’ve been working on.

It’s a a festival of culture, creativity and entrepreneurship.

There will be an amazing collection of creative business exhibiting their work –  Sewing patterns by Tilly and the Buttons from last year’s Great British Sewing Bee, lingerie sewing patterns by new designer Handmade by Freya. My lovely and talented photographer Kirsty Barton will be exhibiting. There will be fashion, cards, ceramics, art, yummy food and lots of interesting tech companies.

I’ll have lots of samples of my designs for people to see in real life and try on, patterns  for sale and I’m hoping to organize a bit of a knitting drop in session if space permits and maybe some learn to knit  demonstrations.

I would absolutely love to meet any of my listeners that can make it to the event and leave a message on the blog or Ravelry if you think you might be able to make it to the show.

This week I’m curious how we got into our obsession with knitting and fibre arts?

I would love it if you leave a message on the RAvely board or blog this week and tell me do you remember why and when you first learnt to knit or why you picked it up again after a break. Tell me your story.

Don’t forget to play the Instagram game!!


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