Episode 2-5 of the podcast is now live. In this episode of the podcast, the wonderfully talented Felicity Ford aka Knitsonik joins me on location in This is Knit during her recent workshops in Dublin.

 

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It’s time for you to put the kettle on, grab your knitting and make yourself comfortable.  Today’s show is a fun filled 60 minutes, perfect for blocking off some knitting time for you. So, come on and let’s meet the wonderful Felicity Ford.

 

 

Podcast Notes & Links

This episode is jampacked with information and the more I get to chat with Felicity the harder it was to concisely sum up our conversation and still do it justice. Please have a listen to the podcast in Felicity’s own words and see her warm and charismatic personality come to life in the audio.

● We start off exploring the Knitsonik Stranded Colourwork Sourcebook and how it led to the recent workshops in This is Knit. and workshop.

● Felicity also kindly details her experience as a patron for Shetland Wool Week.

● Places having a sonic texture and how that can be woven into textiles.

● “This is Donegall Tweed” by Judith Hoad

● The effect the Glen of the Downs has on Felicity’s career.

● Crowdfunding and the process of bringing the first book together.

● We take a quick look at Felicity’s second book the Knitsonik Stranded Colourwork Playbook which we are all very excited about.

● We chat about Tarmac Tuesdays on Instagram where that came from and how it led to a wonderful community coming together on our favourite platform.

● Felicity is also an amazing designer and we touch on her Ravelry designs and why British wool was so important in her projects.

Layter in  Blacker Yarns in DK weight, a variety of different sheep breeds

More from Felicity:

If you want to hear more from Felicity pop on over to the Knitsonik website here. You can also keep meet Felicity in 2018 in person at Edinburgh Yarn Festival this March and get a first look at her latest book the Knitsonik Stranded Colourwork Playbook along with the trunk show at the Sunday event. You can also find Felicity at The English Museum of Rural Life in March 2018. Click the link for dates and more information.

You can also get social with Felicity by following her on Ravelry, iTunes, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Today’s podcast is sponsored by This is Knit.

This is Knit is a family-run small business, located in the centre of Dublin City in the beautiful surrounds of the Powerscourt Townhouse.  We’ve been on this magical fibre-filled adventure since we set up our first market stall back in June 2006. We are delighted to bring our local customers a select range of top quality brands from around the world and to tempt them with home-grown offerings from local hand dyers, spinners and mills.  We also thoroughly enjoy helping visitors to Ireland find that perfect souvenir from their trip, from among our broad selection of yarns and accessories.

Music for the Cottage Notebook podcast has been provided by Irish artist Liz Seaver.

 

 

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