EPISODE EIGHT :: Catherine Wendland - Knitting for the Love of Good Wool, Small Scale, Local Production, and Staying Grounded in a World of Social Media


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 (ep. 8) of the Close Knit Podcast, I chat to Catherine Wendland, a knitter based in the Pacific Northwest. Catherine expresses her undying love for wool and the many amazing qualities it possesses, and how incredible the fibre community can be. She also reveals some thoughts on the not-so-nice side of social media and the competition it can spark.  At the same time, Catherine has greatly enjoyed the social aspect of the fibre community and relishes in sharing her finished objects with other hand makers. 


Catherine explains her newfound approach to making - a more mindful approach that considers what she truly needs in her wardrobe and focusing in on the process. She's also incorporating more knits for other folks in her life, straying from the "selfish" knitting she started out with. 

These (picture below) are the knitting patterns Catherine designed in high school - like we were chatting about on the podcast - aren't they awesome?! 

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