CH 40: Curious Collective 2014 out very soon

Curious Handmade Podcast Episode 40I’m back in London after a long break in Australia and Asia. Its back to school for kids in the UK this week so its been a flurry of new shoes and sewing labels on uniforms.

Thank you to my show sponsor:

Juno Fibre Arts is an artisan yarn and fibre company producing a unique hand dyed collection of yarns and spinning fibres for handknits, spinning, felting and weaving. The Juno studio is located in the grounds of an old, working farm in rural Devon, surrounded by British countryside and the range draws inspiration from its stunning pastoral setting.

Juno yarn is dyed in small and exclusive batches and is available in limited editions on the Juno Arts Etsy shop so look out for the monthly shop updates towards the end of each month.

What’s in the WIP?

I’m working on the August Dream Big design. It is a oblong wrap in lace weight yarn. I’m using MadelineTosh Prairie.

It will be a similar shape to Clapotis by Kate Gilbert from Knitty 2004!

Dream Big August

Curious Collective 2014 Shawl

I’m very excited to announce that the pattern for the Curious Collective 2014 shawl will be released on Monday 8 September.

The Knit Along for the shawl will also start on Monday and run until 17 October.

You can read all about the Choose Your Tribe theme for the knit along on the blog post here.

To join a tribe just nominate which tribe you would like to join here on the Curious Handmade Ravelry thread.

The categories for the Curious Collective KAL are as follows and there will be some fabulous prizes:
Finished Object – Random selection
Prize for random draw from FO thread in Ravelry.

Finished Object – Best Styled FO
Prize for the best styled shawl in keeping with the theme of the Tribe.

Social Media Maven Prize
Shout outs for the Curious Collective DKAL posted on Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram with the hashtag #CCDKAL will go into the draw for a special prize. Use the following Tribe hashtags for some friendly competition between the tribes!







You can still buy the yet-to-be-released pattern here for 50% OFF:


This week I’m curious about…

What you would like to hear more of on future episodes of the podcasts? More interviews? Who with? Any segments you love that you want more of? Let me know in the comments.

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