Episode 48 gets stuck into the sizable ‘sister’ topic of how to knit more sustainably! I had the pleasure of talking to knitting podcaster, community leader, marketing expert and former yarn-shop owner, Saskia de Feijter from Ja, Wol and A Smaller Life podcast as the second part of our recent podcast swap. She explained to me how as a beginner knitter, I could approach knitting from a more sustainable angle. Then we dug into the similarities between our respective crafts and communities, and also the differences (spoiler: there aren’t many!). I particularly loved exploring the topic of stashes and resource accumulation, as well as Saskia’s awesome tips for using up leftover yarn. Saskia is such a fun, interesting and knowledgeable person, and I think she has the loveliest voice!
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Find out more about Saskia, her business, her Ja, Wol knitting community, business mentoring and podcast HERE.
Listen to Episode #34 of A Smaller Life featuring me HERE.
Author and designer Anna Matlz has a website HERE. Her knitting book ‘Marlisle’ is pictured below:
Saskia recommends UK women owned yarn brand, The Grey Sheep (formerly known as ‘Little Grey Sheep’) is HERE.
I bought my kit to knit my first cardigan from We Are Knitters HERE. See below for the finished project.
An interesting and heartbreaking explanation of mulesing from the RSPCA can be read HERE.
Listen to Episode #29 of A Smaller Life called My Conscious Wardrobe HERE.
Saskia belongs to the Topstitch Makers Sewcial Community HERE.
Discover ‘The Act of Sewing’ book by Sonya Phillips HERE.
Saskia has also made the Estuary Skirt pattern by Sew Liberated HERE. See below:
The Instagram hashtag Saskia started is #knitpile.
The popular Ravelry community can be found HERE.
Find Dutch indie dyer Ovis et Cetera HERE. See my favourite colour of their yarns HERE, pictured below:
A fantastic, inspiring collection of ideas for leftover yarn from the Ovis et Cetera blog is HERE.
Find the London-based Wild and Woolly shop HERE.