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The Very Serious Crafts Podcast, Season 1: Episode 2 – Show Notes

The Very Serious Crafts Podcast, Season 1: Episode 2 – Show Notes

You’re reading the show notes for The Very Serious Crafts Podcast, Season 1: Episode 2 – Magical Embroidery, UFOs, and Hamster Sweaters!

Here, you can take a peek at that awesome embroidery-themed antique magic trick, take a deep dive into the world of latch hook rug patterns, see the sweater that took Haley a truly embarrassing amount of time to complete, and then make a geeky set of not-actually-for-hamsters mini sweaters of your own! (And more! But this intro was already getting a bit long, so.)

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S1E02 Show Notes:

Here’s a roundup of the resources, patterns, and projects mentioned in this episode:

VSC Facebook Group:

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Embroidered Magic Trick

♥ Bobo’s Embroidery Mystery: https://www.lot-art.com/auction-lots/Bobos-Embroidery-Mystery/74-bobo_embroidery-07.4-result

Mini Fandom Sweaters

♥ Mini Fandom Sweaters: http://www.handsoccupied.com/mini-fandom-sweaters/
♥ An instagram from THAT day at the music festival: https://www.instagram.com/p/qpfRB6ktGb/?taken-by=handsoccupied

Haley’s 3-Year Sweater [Update: Surprise! It was actually a 4-year sweater!]

♥ Sweater pattern: Tea Leaves Cardigan, by Melissa LaBarre: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/tea-leaves-cardigan

Errata: It was a 4-year sweater, not 3. So, it was far worse than I had originally thought.

♥ Photographic evidence, part 1: The cast-on in October of 2012: https://www.redhandledscissors.com/2012/10/knitting-a-sweater-yarn-acquired-cast-on-survived/
♥ Photographic evidence, part 2: Blocking the sweater in October of 2016: https://www.instagram.com/p/BLE7_97hCAN/?taken-by=redhandledscissors
♥ Photographic evidence, part 3: **Warning! This is the only photo I could find of me actually wearing the sweater. This photo also contains my personal political views and a certain p-word hat. If you might find that upsetting or NSFW, you’ll probably want to skip this link. It’s not a very good photo of the sweater anyway.** Finally wearing the sweater in February of 2017: https://www.instagram.com/p/BQBTldthep0/?taken-by=redhandledscissors

Tool and Craft Room Maintenance

I’ve got a post of my own in the works, which I’ll link up here when it’s live on Red-Handled Scissors. Until then, here are a couple of resources to get you started.

♥ Screwdriver basics from How Stuff Works: https://home.howstuffworks.com/screwdriver.htm
♥ How to Use a Wrench from the Art of Manliness: https://www.artofmanliness.com/articles/toolmanship-your-complete-guide-to-wrenches/

Mollie’s Sunhat

♥ How to Sew a Reversible Sun Hat: https://www.thesprucecrafts.com/reversible-sun-hat-sewing-pattern-4161238
♥ A behind-the-scenes look at the sun hat-making process: https://wildolive.blogspot.com/2018/05/process-making-of-sun-hat.html

Latch Hook Resource Section of Your Dreams

Things to Latch Hook blog post on Hands Occupied
Latch Hook Basics blog post on Hands Occupied

Inspiring Latch Hook Instagram Accounts & Posts

Other Latch Hook Tutorials & Links
♥ How to Finish a Latch Hook Rug from Dream a Little Bigger: https://www.dreamalittlebigger.com/post/how-to-finish-a-latch-hook-rug.html
♥ DIY Latch Hook Wall Hanging from Honestly WTF: https://honestlywtf.com/diy/diy-latch-hook-wall-hanging/
♥ jujujust Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/jujujust?ref=l2-shopheader-name
♥ Latch Hook Heaven http://messybeast.com/rugmaking/rugmaking-index.htm
♥ A Little Latch Hook History: http://messybeast.com/rugmaking/rugmaking-1-history.htm

Books with great latch hook sections:
The Bantam Step-be-Step Needlecraft Encyclopedia by Judy Brittain [affiliate link]
Reader’s Digest Complete Guide to Needlework by Virginia Colton [affiliate link]

The Very Serious Crafts Podcast, Season 1: Episode 2 – Show Notes
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