Monday, June 13, 2011

Episode One: Welcome to the Shorty's Sutures Podcast

Thank you for joining me for the first episode of the Shorty's Sutures Podcast! Notes and links from Episode One are found below.

Episode One

The podcast began with a bit of history on how Shorty's Sutures came to be, my original blog Securityville and my little Etsy shop. Not familiar with Tim Burton and the type of suture style stitches I reference in the Podcast? Click here for some examples.
Other types of  hand stitchery that I enjoy, and a Website called Sublime Stitching always brings me inspiration. I also mentioned other types of stitching that I can get absorbed by: quilting, both machine stitched and hand quilted, and a bit of tatting.

What’s in my library? [amazon_link id="0823099083" target="_blank" container="" container_class="" ]Super Stitches Crochet[/amazon_link], [amazon_link id="0307451968" target="_blank" container="" container_class="" ]Crochet Adorned[/amazon_link] and [amazon_link id="0740797581" target="_blank" container="" container_class="" ]Twinkie Chan[/amazon_link].

What’s in my bag? Finished the chemo cap, Red Heart pattern with Simply Caron yarn; Sequoia Shrug pattern on, with Sprout organic cotton yarn by Classic Elite (Verde Collection) in Natural and Summer Rain

What’s in my stash? Malabrigo worsted in Sealing Wax, Madelinetosh in Tomato, More Sprout organic by Classic Elite, and other misc yarns I’ll share more about later.

If you’re new to crochet, or new to trying new crochet techniques, I recommended the following resources:

· A stitch dictionary that includes diagram symbols and examples of swatches/stitches

· Join Ravelry

· Stick with simple, light color non-variegated yarns to learn what your stitches should look like

· Check out Stitch Diva and the Art of Crochet on YouTube

· Immerse yourself in free resources to learn what is going to be most appealing to you, then invest in buying

Where can you find me: on Ravelry, Flikr, Etsy, Facebook and Twitter as ShortysSutures, or send me an email at shortyssutures(at)gmail(dot)com.  And you can always return here to my blog at

Thanks so much for joining me and I do hope you’ll join me again next time. Please leave your questions and feedback in the comments section or send me an email at shortyssutures(at)gmail(dot)com. Until then, keep those hands stitchin’!