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The Very Serious Crafts Podcast, Season 2: Episode 19 – Show Notes

The Very Serious Crafts Podcast, Season 2: Episode 19 – Show Notes
You’re reading The Very Serious Crafts Podcast, Season 2: Episode 19 – Show Notes: Making Linen, Giving Back, and a Great Pumpkin Sweater!

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S02E19 Show Notes:

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

The Process of Making Linen: Then and Now

♥ Traditional Linen Making:


♥ Modern Linen Making:

♥ Hand Spinning Flax:

♥ In case you want to try growing flax in your garden, here’s a resource to get you started (the site has lots of helpful posts on the flax to linen topic!): https://homeplaceearth.wordpress.com/2017/02/28/grow-flax-for-linen-in-your-garden/

Extinct Flax and Ultra-Fine Linen Thread

♥ Flax Glossary of Terms with Illustrations: https://www.academia.edu/3809986/Flax_Glossary_of_Terms_with_Illustrations
♥Flax genetics and breeding (scientific documents):
https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/206b/80ef3faff37061cfa4f196497c3e37c2876c.pdf
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-37086-5
♥ Lace and Lacemaking in the Time of Vermeer: http://www.essentialvermeer.com/lace/lace.html#.XV1nPZNKhBx
♥ Varieties of Lace: http://www.designdirectory.cc/

Pumpkin Sweater

♥ Heidi’s working with Ewe Ewe Yarns’ Ewe So Sporty: https://www.eweewe.com/yarn/ewe-so-sporty-merino-yarn

Charity Crafting

♥ The play kits Mollie made:


♥ Purses Mollie’s Small Group Painted for Refugees:

♥ Operation Christmas Child (they accept batches of items, not just shoeboxes): https://www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/
♥ American Heart Association’s Little Hats Big Hearts: https://www.heart.org/en/get-involved/little-hats-big-hearts

Heidi’s patterns for Little Hats Big Hearts:
https://www.handsoccupied.com/little-hats-big-hearts/
https://www.handsoccupied.com/red-hats-for-preemies/
https://www.handsoccupied.com/red-hats/

♥ Welcome Blanket Project: https://www.welcomeblanket.org/
♥ Hat Not Hate: http://hatnothate.org/

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Heavy Metal Knitting

♥ The First Ever Heavy Metal Knitting Championship: https://loudwire.com/first-ever-heavy-metal-knitting-championship/
♥ Bobbin lace and electronic music: Between Systems and Grounds: https://www.surfacedesign.org/between-systems-and-grounds-by-jeanne-medina/

The Very Serious Crafts Podcast, Season 2: Episode 19 – Show Notes
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2 comments

  1. Allison says:

    I loved hearing your stories of charity crafting and learning more about Heidi’s red baby hats! As someone who has both led and participated in charity crafting projects, I would add please pretty please follow directions! It is no fun to have to make extra correctly sized squares for a group blanket or figure out what to do with handwash-only items when you asked for machine washable!
    In addition to the projects you listed, there is the Red Scarf Project, which gives scarves and care packages to foster children who have entered college, and Phoenix-based fiber artist Ann Morton who has done several public art projects with a charity component (Look up Ground Cover! I knit a blanket for that and it was so cool!)

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