EPISODE ONE :: Caitlin Murray of Raglan St Wears - Running a Knitwear Business, 19th Century Tapestry Design, and Finding Inspiration

 Caitlin in her studio 

Caitlin in her studio 

The Close Knit podcast showcases artists, designers, and makers from all over the world who work with fibre in its many forms. Knitters, spinners, sewers, textile artists - all will be celebrated on the Close Knit podcast.

This week on the Close Knit Podcast, I spoke to Caitlin Murray of Raglan St Wears. We chatted about the inspiration for her SS15 collection, how she keeps motivated to continue working on her business, and her love of needlepoint. 

 The Rosamund Tank from Caitlin's SS15 collection

The Rosamund Tank from Caitlin's SS15 collection

 The Marion Hand Knit Tank from Caitlin's SS15 collection

The Marion Hand Knit Tank from Caitlin's SS15 collection

People/ Things we mentioned in the podcast:

  • William Morris - 1800's tapestry designer, artist, philosopher (this is the needlepoint maker Caitlin is using to create her latest needlepoint project) 
  • Picnic At Hanging Rock - the movie that inspired Caitlin's SS15 collection
  • The Beach Tank - Jess Schreibstien's knitting pattern that Caitlin has been working on
  • Maryanne Moodie - expert weaver, check out the hashtag #weaveweird on social media channels
  • Queen Babs (Jane) - crocheter, yarn-bomber, facilitator of community gatherings - all 'round lovely human. 

Find Caitlin: website | instagram | facebook 

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Ani