Episode 65 – Pomcast groove!

Hi Pomcats! The kettle’s on and we’ve saved a space for you! Come join us with your craft of choice and catch up on all Pom Pom news and musings from Sophie and Lydia.



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So, what have we been up to? Sophie took Lydia’s recommendation from Episode 63 and made the trip to see Paula Rego at Tate Britain. What a moving exhibition! Lydia has been navigating a house move, but has squeezed in seeing some live music and has finished reading the latest Sally Rooney novel. The pals also discuss their ideas for starting a repair cafe and are looking for advice, have any listeners taken part in something like this?

Pom News 

This month stateside, Meghan represented the Pom team at Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool festival! We loved seeing her pictures and hearing all the stories from this woolly community event. Here she is (left) donning Pink Noise from Issue 39 with Sarah Chapman (right)! 

We’re also marking our calendars for the pre-order release of Interpretations Volume 8, which will be on 9th November! We were very excited to have received the delivery of this beautiful publication at the UK studio recently. Did you know that you can also hear about all the Pom news such as new releases each week with our dedicated newsletter? Sign up here to get all the latest news.

Behind the scenes we’re getting Issue 39 ready to land on doormats and in post boxes around the world, and Sophie has made a start on the crochet cardi, Rockmore! She could be playing yarn chicken with this one, but is in love with this intuitive stitch pattern.

What are we excited about?

As Lydia is occupied with her aforementioned house move, she’s excited about house-based projects such as macrame lampshades! She’s looking to the book Modern Macrame for inspiration. Meanwhile, a game has captured Sophie’s imagination, the solo story-building ‘A Mending’ by Shin Yin Khor. Using sewing, embroidery, and map-marking mechanics you play on a cloth map, making a physical keepsake and artifact as the narrative of the game progresses. See some of the inprogress games here!

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