Exploring the man behind the “Mauve Measles” epidemic of 1862; a short foray into the woods, with Tonia; and fiber play, with art yarn spinner, Jacey Boggs.
Thanks to my guest this week, Jacey Boggs, art yarn spinner (and sometime podcaster) at Insubordiknit. Jacey is teaching me how to play with yarn, and she can teach you too. Check out her new dvd, Sit and Spin.
Thanks also, to my seriously playful partner and best friend, Tonia, whom I forgot to thank at the end of the show. (As you have no doubt heard, life with me is so very trying for her.)
The Wordy Shipmates, by Sarah Vowell, is my Audible book this week. Highly recommended. Click that big green ad to the right, and get a free audio book with your trial membership.
You can read all about William Perkin and is discoveries in Mauve: How One Man Invented a Colour that Changed the World, by Simon Garfield, learn more than you ever thought possible about those early days of applied chemistry, in Dye-Makers of Great Britain, 1856-1976: A History of Chemists, Companies, Products and Changes, by Maurice Fox, and follow one writer’s journey through color in Color: A Natural History of the Palette, by Victoria Finlay.
Finally, here is the poem written by Gary Waller, and sent in by Suzanne.
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You can download Sean’s excellent six track EP for FREE, just by clicking his name, and signing up for his mailing list. There isn’t a duff track in the mix. Highly recommended.
Additional music by Travesties and Transgressions – Lullaby