POMCAST 52 + AMY SMALL OF KNIT COLLAGE!

Hi Pomcats! The sun is shining and we’re more relaxed than a loose gauge linen hand knit. Summer is a great time to enjoy the outside with your latest WIP in tow, so why not pop this episode of Pomcast on to accompany you. We’ve got a chat with Amy Small of Knit Collage, notes on sunny London, and news of our Autumn and Winter knits – gotta be ready for when the weather changes. Pom on!

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Thanks to Scheepjes for sponsoring this episode!

NEWS

This month saw us exhibiting at The National Needle Arts Association (TNNA) trade show in Cleveland, Ohio.  It’s always a joy to see so many of our lovely stockists (old and new), plus the yarn companies and designers we have the privilege of working with.

We’ve also been shooting our new exciting Autumn Issue 26. These designs are all inspired by the moon, and it’s a magical collection of knits! You’ll have to wait until August for the full reveal, but for now here’s a little taster…

TELL + TELL

Finished objects ahoy as Sophie has finished her Tarmac (perfect for the summery weather) and Lydia has finished her Soirée (a little less weather appropriate, but just as lovely).

Our multi-craftual leanings mean that there has also been sewing, Lydia has finished a Merchant and Mills Tee Shirt. We also mentioned the projects that the rest of the Pom Pom team have finished too, Amy’s Anni tee and Meghan’s Riley (see pic of the gals with Amy Small later in the post for a peek).

REVIEW

Thanks to our sponsors Scheepjes, we had a play with their gorgeous Linen Soft. Above is a swatch for Anni, but this yarn originally featured in Issue 25 with Leiden. With a robust mix of linen, cotton and a touch of acrylic, Linen Soft blocks beautifully and holds it shape – we think it’s a winner for summer tops!

INTERVIEW

While at TNNA Sophie and Meghan got cozy with Amy Small of Knit Collage. We’ve been fans of Amy’s textured and eclectic yarns for a long time, so it was a treat to find out how she turned her passion for spinning into a fully fledged business, with a lot of heart and happiness mixed in too!

Above is Amy’s Penguono that she references in the interview, which is just a taster of what you can make with Knit Collage. Find out more about Amy and her yarns here.

(TE)X(T) FILES

The wool is out there and we want to believe! We delve a little deeper with the phrase ‘hanging by a thread’. Remember you can suggest our chat topics and hang out with us on the Pom Pom Ravelry forum.

TOP THREE

We’re feeling all cultured as we list our top three exhibitions that we’ve visited EVER! 

And what would a podcast be without a little giveaway!? We’ve got one of our enamel badges up for grabs, in the new stunning midnight blue colourway. To enter, we want to know what exhibition has inspired you, so pop your answer in a comment below. Competition closes on midnight Sunday 8th July – good luck!

We’ll see you next month Pomcats! Happy knitting!

Pom Pom xxx

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9 Responses to POMCAST 52 + AMY SMALL OF KNIT COLLAGE!

  1. Marrgaret Chess June 30, 2018 at 1:51 am #

    The 2016 Met Fashion Exhibit, Manus x Machina was amazing.

  2. Alex June 30, 2018 at 4:31 am #

    Definitely visiting the Rothko Room at the Phillips Collection when I was younger. It was the first time abstract art really resonated with me. Seeing the intensity and blending of the colors, as well as the way they acted completely differently when paired in different ways. That experience really elevated the way I thought about color and it awakened me to a love of abstract art which I’m still passionate about, and still informs my knitting.

  3. Claire Robinson June 30, 2018 at 10:13 am #

    Kettles Yard – more of a permanent exhibition… such a peaceful place and lovely seeing the colours of the collection in a beautifully neutral home among the plants, books and natural materials

  4. Jules June 30, 2018 at 11:46 am #

    Chris Ofili, The Caged Bird’s Song at The National Gallery. Words fail to explain what is felt like to look at the tapestry, colour, and how the mix of threads could change a colour, just like mixing paint, how this created depth on a flat surface and the scale! It was a truly magical experience. I am so glad that I made the effort to go.

  5. Alison July 1, 2018 at 4:04 pm #

    Like Lydia I was inspired by the Alexander McQueen exhibition at the V&A. The Kate Moss hologram was beautiful.

  6. Alicia July 3, 2018 at 3:58 pm #

    I can’t remember where exactly I saw it, but a few years ago I went to an exhibition of the stained glass and sketches of Harry Clarke and I thought it was beautiful. The interplay between the colours of the glass and the light shining through the pieces was really spectacular

  7. Toril July 4, 2018 at 12:59 pm #

    A long time ago, but impossible to forget. Issey Miyake, with the exhibition “A UN” in Musee des Arts Decoratifs in Paris, Nov/Dec 1988.

  8. Lianne July 4, 2018 at 8:20 pm #

    I was very inspired seeing Anges Martin’s work on display at the Dia:Beacon gallery in New York. It has been about 15 years, but I remember it vividly.

  9. Maree Samulski July 5, 2018 at 12:30 pm #

    Just been to the Cartier exhibition in Canberra, Australia. The diamonds are amazing !

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