Episode 56: rum & knitting plants

Do you like plant yarns? I’ve been knitting bamboo, cotton and ramie yarns in my recent projects – and I’ve learnt so much! In this episode of my knitting podcast, I share recent summer knitting projects, and the different fabric characteristics of plant fibres. I’m doing an artist residency and research placement at the botanical gardens at Kew, working with their archival materials about collecting botanical specimens of textile and fibre plants. I chat about the placement and my hopes for the future in learning, making and sharing. Looking at this 150-year-old material is pretty exciting, although quite weird at

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