CH 33: With Jared Flood of Brooklyn Tweed at Squam

Curious Handmade Podcast

I have a very special guest on the show today, Jared Flood founder of Brooklyn Tweed.

I’m HellsBells on Ravelry, and CuriousHandmade  on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.


Unwind Brighton, 12 – 13 July 2014

The Pebble Beach Shawlette will be published in the Unwind Brighton programme for attendees and on Ravelry on 14 July 2014.

The Pebble Beach Shawlette Knit Along details are now up on the Curious Handmade board on Ravelry. You can sign up now and see the categories for prizes.


Podcast meetup: 1pm Saturday at the Cafe (Mezzanine level) at the Brighton Dome next the Corn Exchange where the Marketplace is.

Juno Fibre Arts “mini trunk show”:  you will be able to see my shawls designed in Juno Alice at the JFA stall in the marketplace.

Dream Big Collection

The next pattern in the collection, the Georgie Baby Blanket will be released soon!

Curious Collective 2014

The Curious Collective Design and Knit Along (DKAL) is back again this year!

I’ll be asking YOU for your input into my next design – via a series of polls on the blog.

The first poll will be released this weekend.

Interview with Jared Flood, founder of Brooklyn Tweed at Squam

I recently attended the Squam Art Workshops Spring sessions in New Hampshire and was lucky enough to catch “knitter in residence” Jared Flood for a chat on the deck of one of the cabins at Squam Lake.

Brooklyn Tweed yarn

Jared Flood is a knitwear designer, photographer, and founder of Brooklyn Tweed. From what started as a blog, recording his photography and knitting projects to the design house and yarn manufacturer that it is today – Jared and his company Brooklyn Tweed have been on an amazing trip and today Jared shares some wonderful stories about that journey, including the inside story about developing the Brooklyn Tweed yarn lines Shelter and Loft, what inspires his designs and a little sneak peek as to what is coming up in the future for Brooklyn Tweed.

Jared Flood and Helen Stewart

Brooklyn Tweed

BT Kids

Petal – lace cardigan with round yoke – by Michele Wang

Berenice – short-sleeved lace & cable top – by Julie Hoover

I love this short video of behind the scenes of the BT Kids photoshoot!

Jared Flood Brooklyn Tweed at Squam

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