Edinburgh Yarn Festival, Podcast Lounge
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NEWS FLASH podcast lounge bulletin

Stop the presses!

Just popping up to gleefully announce some changes to the podcast lounge programme that are so exciting.

On Saturday morning Karie Westermann is going to have a pop up stall right next to the lounge, in the Baron at the corn exchange. She’ll be there from 10-12.30 with patterns and samples of her designs for you to delight at.

On Sunday morning, in addition to our interview at 11am, she is going to be in the podcast lounge with a trunk show. I am really looking forward to have Karie in the lounge and this will be a lovely opportunity to see her designs up close and shmooze with the lovely lady herself.

On Sunday afternoon, from 3pm Felix Ford will be here to record your favourite knitting objects and memories…and from 4pm I will be joining her with my wool tasting session – and you know that Felix will want to get all our squishing on tape. 

Don’t forget about the podcaster meet up and q&a session both days from 12.30.




Join in for a blether and the craic with Louise, from Caithness Craft. 


British Wool: come & have a feel! 

Wool tasting session with KnitBritish. Join us for a squish and explore some of the textures of British breed wool.

12.30 – 2.00 pm

Podcaster Meet Up followed by a Q&A, chaired by Clare Devine. 

Join in for a meet and greet with some of your favourite show hosts. We are also having a Q&A – got a burning question about your favourite show? Looking for hints and tips on creating your own show? Ask us anything!

2.00 pm

Shinybees Sock Surgery with Jo Milmine, Clare Devine & Kate Read. 

Drop in with your sock questions or sit, knit and enjoy the chat.  Not a sock knitter? Start your journey to cosy toes with us today!

3.00 pm 

Demo: The new Stitchmastery knitter’s app.

Drop in for a demo from Cathy Scott and try out this exciting new knitting tool!

4.15 pm

Technique SOS with Podcast Lounge Agony Aunt, Carol Meldrum. 

Got some technique woes? Want to brush up on your skills? Come and ask Carol!



10 -12 pm JUST ADDED!

Karie Westermann in conversation with Knitbritish WITH Trunk Show

 As a special addition to advertised events, Karie will be discussing her upcoming projects and chatting with Louise AND bringing samples of her designs for you to enjoy. This is an added delight to the Lounge, so please drop in and join us for a chat.

12.30 – 2.00 pm

Podcaster Meet Up followed by a Q&A,

chaired by Clare Devine. Meet your favourite podcasters and pose your burning questions

2.00 pm

Enterprise Enabling Q&A with Jo Milmine. 

An informal session about starting and running a business in the yarn industry.  Got an idea? Don’t know where to start? Just curious? Join in!

3.00 – 5 pm

KNITSONIK Sonic Celebration AND KnitBritish

Lover of all things sound and woolly, Felix Ford wants you to bring your favourite knitting objects and memories to record. Bring any object that matters to you and your knitting. The result will be a sonic collage of the sounds the surround us as we knit.

Louise from Knitbritish will also be there, from 4pm, offering the chance to squish more British Breed wool and create some tasting notes! Felix might just record those squishes too!

1 Comment

  1. LauraSue says

    Have a lovely, lovely time everyone. How I wish I could be there.

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