CH 60: With The Craft Sessions founder Felicia Semple

Curious Handmade Podcast Ep 60

Today I have a special guest on the show, Felicia Semple, founder of The Craft Sessions.

I met Felicia a couple of years ago at Squam and since then have been following her blog with great interest and wishing that I could make an excuse to be back in Australia in September to attend her wonderful Craft Sessions which is a weekend of craft workshops. Felicia is a very thoughtful and eloquent writer and her recent blog posts on her project Stash Less have given me lots of ideas for simplify and declutter month so I was thrilled she could join us to have a chat about all of that.

Felicia Semple The Craft Sessions
Image source: Felicia Semple, The Craft Sessions

Felicia mentions an Ira Glass quote in the interview about practising in the gap. Here is a beautiful video of the whole quote made by photographer and visual storyteller Daniel Sax.

The Vivienne Westwood quote I mentioned is from her autobiography Vivienne Westwood.

“My main point, though, is quality rather than quantity. What I’m always trying to say is: buy less, choose well, make it last.”

That interview wraps up simplify and declutter month on the podcast. Thank you so much to everyone for the thoughtful, inspiring comments and comraderie here on the blog and on the Curious Handmade Ravelry group.

Next Week on the Podcast – Joji Locatelli 

Next month the theme will be Sweaters and Garments. Unusually for the podcast, there will be another guest on the show next week. I was very excited to catch Joji Locatelli at her home in Buenos Aries, Argentina for a wonderful chat about knitting, designing and her new collaboration and collection with Veera Välimäki called Interpretations 2.

Interpretations 2 is a collection of 12 pieces – 6 by each designer and it is one of the most beautifully designed and produced books and collections I have seen. So have a look at the collection and look out for that episode next week.

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