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Woolful Podcast

Episode 32: Cecelia Campochiaro -Rational tech thinking, sequence knitting, self-publishing and the importance of books

August 25, 2015

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Sponsor: I wanted to thank this week’s sponsor, Knitterly…a special yarn shop created by Shelli Westcott, based in Petaluma California. I am always amazed at the well curated selection of yarns, fibers and classes Shelli works so hard to provide all us fiber enthusiasts. Knitterly recently released a gorgeous collection of weaving kits featuring a selection of colors and textures chosen by Shelli and her daughter Ashleigh. Make sure to visit knitterly.net for a great list of upcoming classes at the Petaluma shop and a vast selection of yarns and their own Radius collection.

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Fiber folk: A few weeks ago, I spent a morning sitting in our living room and chatting with Cecelia Campochiaro, the author and creator behind Sequence Knitting. It was fun to discover commonalities other than the obvious love of fiber…from our careers in tech and our time in Taiwan, to having the same tech editor and analytical approach. Sitting across from Cecelia, you can see the passion and dedication to which she applies to her craft, but more than that, you can hear it in her voice. She’s spent an immense amount of time and thought, bringing to the world her first book, Sequence Knitting, a labor of love and necessary addition to any knitters library. You can find Cecelia at sequenceknitting.com and on Instagram @ceceliacampochiaro.

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Man on the street: For this week’s “Man on the Street” I asked the question, “What sort of fiber related books fill your library?”. We had some great answers from Leanne @leannecoppola, Lauren @woolpickle, and Maria @fernfiber.

 

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Sponsor: I wanted to make sure and thank our episode sponsor again, Knitterly. During the next few months Knitterly will be having a series of classes and workshops perfect for any fiber lover…from beginning knitting, to weaving, European Finishing Techniques, holiday inspired crafts, and Feltidermy. But the event I want to draw special attention to takes place in a few weeks on September 12th, when Cecelia, today’s guest, will be at Knitterly giving an intro on what sequence knitting is and teaching a workshop based on the techniques found in her book. I so wish I was going to be in the area so I could attend this myself, but if you live in the area or will be passing through, you really must go meet Cecelia and be a part of this special event. Find this and a list of all the other classes and workshops at knitterly.net

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Giveaway: The winner of last week’s giveaway, is Beth of Evergreen Violet! You’ve won 2 skeins of Fancy Tiger Crafts Heirloom Romney along with their beautiful Imposter’s Shawl pattern. Congratulations!

This week’s giveaway is sponsored by Knitterly and Rowan Morrison Books. We’re giving away one of Cecelia’s books, Sequence Knitting from Knitterly and a 3-pack of the Knitters Graph Paper Journal from Rowan Morrison Books. To enter this giveaway, leave a comment in the comment section at the bottom of the post page.

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Knitalong: Beginning October 1st we’ll be starting the Fall Woolful Knitalong which will be co-hosted by Knitterly. This time we’ll be knitting a pattern from Cecelia’s book, Sequence Knitting and the best part is that you get to pick the pattern! So make sure to pick up a copy of her book, which you can find in person or online at knitterly.net. As for what yarn to use? We’ll be putting together a list of suggested yarns, but this could also be a great opportunity to use some of the yarn from your stash. So take a look and start dreaming of the perfect Fall project. We’ll share more details on the blog and podcast as it get’s closer.

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Music by Jónsi.