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Episode 93: Autumn Cliché

by Brenda Dayne on October 29, 2010

A blustery fall day and we’ve got sweaters from the attic, pumpkin on the stove, and a nod in the direction of Halloween with a special report from Reading based fellow podcaster, sound artist, and friend, Felicity Ford. It doesn’t get much more autumnal than this.

Don’t forget, every month there’s a new font from Outside-the-Line.com. It’s not too late to design your own Christmas cards, with Yultide Doodles, or this month’s free font Holiday Doodles.

This week’s Audible recommendation is The Suspicions of Mr Whicher, by Kate Summserscale.

Great balls o’ yarn! Cat Bordhi’s spins with balls and makes my head explode (in a good way) with her latest video.

California artist Ben Cuevas’s latest piece, “Transcending the Material” is, quite simply, one of the most beautifully crafted knitted sculptures I’ve ever seen.

Warm Knits, Cool Gifts, by Sally Melville and Caddy Melville Ledbetter is a knitting book that includes a little something for everyone. The patterns are suitable for beginning to advanced intermediate knitters, and they include impressive amounts of both techniques, and knitted garments large and small. If you like someone enough to knit them an entire sweater, Sally and Caddy have got you covered, and if you’re pressed for time, you’ll find small quick to knit projects in this book as well. Loads of clever little ideas for bookmarks, watchbands, and the pattern for the Christmas stocking using up leftover sock yarn is truly inspired. Published by Potter Craft, Warm Knits Cool Gifts will help simplify your gift knitting through the holidays, and beyond.
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Originally published in 1999, Wild Color: The Complete Guide to Making and Using Natural Dyes, by Jenny Dean, has been revised and rereleased. Not only is this book complete eye candy and totally gorgeous to look at, but it’s full of great information, presented in an easy to use format. The first part of the book looks at a history of natural dyes, and offers full details of the all important how-tos of the dyeing process, while the second section features details of over 65 different natural dye materials, what they look like, which parts to use, how to extract the dye, which mordants will produce what colours. Did I mention that it’s pretty? It’s a pretty pretty book.
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Special thanks to fellow podcaster, sound artist, and friend, Felicity Ford, and the Oxford Silk Group.

KniTunes were provided by and used with the permission of:

  1. Adrienne Pierce – Absinthe Minded
  2. Lee Maddeford – Spiders
  3. Robin and Linda Williams – October Light

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