Episode 097: Heritage Crafts with Elizabeth Williamson
Anne invited Elizabeth Williamson, Shetland Lace knitter and designer, back on the show to talk about preserving heritage crafts. How can it be done? Why should it be done? Elizabeth is a talented Shetland Lace knitter, so the discussion takes place in the context of Shetland Lace, but there is a lot to be considered about heritage craft preservation in general!
Episode 096: Rosamund Black
Anne visits the Museum of Welsh Textiles with its curator, Rosamund Black. Learn more about the Welsh National Costume, mill and hand weaving, and much, much more.
Episode 095: Elizabeth Johnston
Anne sits down with Elizabeth Johnston of Shetland Handspun. Elizabeth was Shetland Wool Week patron in 2018 and is well known for her handspun yarns, as well as her designs featuring Fair Isle and Shetland lace.
Episode 094: A Fiber Walk Through Lerwick
Anne takes a fiber-themed walk through Commercial Street in Lerwick and out to the far end of town. Have you been thinking of a visit to Shetland, or do you have a visit coming up? Get a sense of just how fiber-packed the main street of the town is with this walk from Jimmy Perez’s house to Jamieson and Smith.
Episode 093: ChatGPT Tries Knitting
Anne introduces ChatGPT to knitting. How does artificial intelligence handle handicrafts? Can you rely on it for accurate information? Have a listen!
Episode 092: Bind Off, Body Acceptance, and Bohus
In this episode, Anne talks about her first finished object of 2023, the Sanderling Cardigan, has a talk about talking to herself, and offers a brief introduction to Bohus Stickning.
Episode 091: Alpaca
In this episode, Anne takes a deep dive into alpaca, and all the other South American camelid fibers!
Episode 090: The Three Projects You Should Be Knitting
In this episode, Anne talks about the three projects you should be knitting right now, wraps up Wovember, and more!
Episode 089: Behind the Curtain
Anne sits down with Jana of the Purl Together YouTube podcast to chat about some of the benefits and challenges associated with having a knitting podcast.
Episode 088: The Fiber Festival of New England
Anne takes you along to the Fiber Festival of New England. Meet some of the vendors who where there and hear about their ingenious and interesting products. Plus, more on Wovember and an update on the state of wool in Austria from an Austrian listener!