Making Podcast

No. 5 / COLOR – Discovering your craft with Cal Patch

April 13, 2018

Cal Patch is a celebration of color, of crochet, of sewing and the confidence it takes to explore such crafts. If you’re a Making magazine reader you may be familiar with her work, from posies and hats, to wraps and her newest amazing project in COLOR, the Boxet Bag. Cal’s excitement around making is infectious and her encouraging story is one we hope you’ll enjoy. You can find Cal at cal and on Instagram @hodgepodgefarm.

/ listen /

You can also and listen and subscribe on iTunes and Stitcher.

/ notes & resources /

Cal Patch / Guest site

/ maker on the street /

Many of you listeners might be familiar with a segment I used to have on the Woolful podcast called Man on the Street, well we’re reintroducing this fun segment to the Making podcast and for this week’s “Maker on the Street” I asked the question, “As Spring approaches, what colors are you most excited to welcome back into your landscape?” 

/ updates /

And a few updates from our Making magazine headquarters…all subscriptions and wholesale orders have shipped and we’re excited to celebrate the official launch of No. 5 / COLOR on April 20th. As a thank you to our wonderful subscribers, we have a few gifts and giveaways planned. We feel so lucky to get to work with every wonderful sponsor at Making, and we owe a big thank you to every one of them who donated all these goodies. All our 2018 Making subscribers will be entered into a random drawing for three packages. If you’d like to be entered, there is still time to subscribe—winners will be chosen next Friday, the 20th! 

/ giveaway /

This weeks giveaway is sponsored by Quince and Co and they’re giving away all the yarn needed to make Cal’s Boxet Bag project from COLOR.To enter this giveaway, leave a comment on the blog post

/ sponsors /

This episode is brought to you by our lovely sponsors.

A Verb For Keeping Warm – Oakland, CA

My Sister Knits in Fort Collins, Colorado. @mysisterknits



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  • Reply Annette April 14, 2018 at 6:48 pm

    Great podcast….happy spring!!!

  • Reply Trista April 18, 2018 at 6:31 pm

    Really enjoyed this podcast. I can relate to what she said about Ohio (I currently live here), and I love what she says about crochet. I am a crocheter interested in making and selling crochet garments of natural fiber and environmentally friendly dye, am a teacher, and am also on a mission about how crochet is perfect for garments and home decor. Thank you for sharing your story, Cal, and for all you’re doing for makers!

  • Reply Noriko Miyake April 20, 2018 at 3:59 pm

    Spring has sprung! Thank you for the lovely story. The talk about difference between knitting and crocheting is interesting. I am knitter and have not experienced crochet before, but Boxet Bag is very attractive.

  • Reply Angela Oxenberg May 3, 2018 at 11:46 am

    Thanks for talking about crochet!! It’s often overlooked as a valuable craft.

  • Reply Angela Oxenberg May 3, 2018 at 11:47 am

    Thanks for talking about crochet!! It’s often overlooked.

  • Reply Stephanie Attridge May 3, 2018 at 1:19 pm

    What an inspiring podcast today. I would love to make a dress or 13!

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