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Podcast listening

I’ve just spent a nice quiet afternoon knitting socks with some cashmere sock yarn I bought from Hipknits (photo to follow) and listening to podcasts.

A new one which I discovered through ArtBizBlog is Craftcast. Alison Lee, who runs it, was interviewing Alyson Stanfield of ArtBizBlog, which I read regularly, and Alyson reported it on her blog.

It is interesting because Alison covers a variety of crafts. I’ve only listened to two episodes so far, but I’m looking forward to working my way through the archives. In the most recent one, she interviews a Brazilian jewellery maker who lives in France.

Free Mindmapping tool download

There is a website I go to when I remember, called Giveaway of the Day.  Each day it features one piece of software which is free to download for that day only.  The software featured today is ConceptDraw Mindmap Personal, which is mindmapping and brainstorming software meant for businesses, but it struck me that it could be useful for designing and getting ideas, or at least for arranging them when you’ve got them! 

When I did the Journal Quilts course at Quilt University with Lily Kerns a couple of years ago, one of the methods she taught us was mindmapping and I found it useful for getting my thoughts about some topics down on paper.  I liked the pictorial method of working. 

If you fancy getting this software, hurry!  As I write, there are 14 hours and 14 minutes left to get it, otherwise it will cost $119…

PS. The giveaway of the day website has an rss feed so you can add it to your feeds and get updated automatically every day.

Papermaking tutorial

Sara at Mainly Zaz has a brilliant photo tutorial about how to make handmade paper. Be warned, though, it’s soggy work!

I made some last year and posted some pics on my blog. Some more here and here.
(Sorry for the multiple links but it was when I was with Blogger and used to use Hello and Picasa to upload photos and only used to upload one at a time…).

Oh for the good old days… my blog will be two years old on 21st January!! I’m mentioning it now just in case it passes me by on the 21st!

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