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The Very Serious Crafts Podcast, Season 2: Episode 10 – Show Notes

The Very Serious Crafts Podcast, Season 2: Episode 10 – Show Notes
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S02E10 Show Notes:

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

Gertie Sews Jiffy Dresses

♥ Gertie Sews Jiffy Dresses: A Modern Guide to Stitch-and-Wear Vintage Patterns You Can Make in an Afternoon, by Gretchen Hirsch: https://amzn.to/2Dnud6A (affiliate link)
♥ Gertie’s Blog for Better Sewing: http://www.blogforbettersewing.com/
♥ A cute example of one of the jiffy dresses from Gertie’s Instagram:

Vintage Knitting Retreat

♥ Casting on at the beginning of the retreat:


♥ Heidi’s baby-sized 1940s-style sweater:

Mollie’s Fun With Vintage Spinning Wheels

♥ Mollie’s Antique Spinning Wheel:


♥ Spinning Wheels in Olden Days News: https://theknittinggenie.com/tag/spinning-wheel/

The Wasteshed, a.k.a Chicago’s Very Own Recycled Disneyland 😉

♥ The Wasteshed’s website: http://www.thewasteshed.com/
♥ A beautiful take on Heidi’s snowy Spring Craft Fair make & take project:

Group Topic: Blocking Knitting and Crochet

♥ Haley uses Soak (scentless) for her soaking/delicate washing: https://us.soakwash.com/products/soak-full-size-shop-share-scentless
♥ Haley uses KnitIQ gridded blocking mats for blocking her projects: https://amzn.to/2V8dCOb (affiliate link)
♥ Heidi’s post about how to block your knitting for absolute beginners: https://www.handsoccupied.com/how-to-block-a-knitting-project/
♥ Heidi’s blog post about the controversial practice of setting yarn color with vinegar: https://www.handsoccupied.com/these-colors-wont-run/

The Very Serious Crafts Podcast, Season 2: Episode 10 – Show Notes
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2 comments

  1. Allison says:

    Yes to everything you said about blocking! I started out blocking on my bed but quickly discovered that the bed itself takes a long time to dry. Blocking mats don’t absorb water! I bought mine special from Knit Picks and then discovered you can get almost the exact same foam squares cheaper at kids’ consignment stores 🙃 Also because I have cats I put a towel or sheet over the top of my blocking because they invariably want to sleep on top of it. Thanks for talking about this, I have met too many people who are afraid of blocking and as you say it makes a world of difference!

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