I am not big on gadgets. I don't have a lap top, i pad, an i phone or even a fancy sewing machine.
I do have an ipod. Its an old one, it's came to me second hand
Its is high on my list of important sewing equipment.
I have used it to discover the world of podcasts. To me there is little better in life that sitting sewing with something warbling away in the background. I like music but I am not big on it. I love to listen to something to make me think.
My starting point is Radio 4. There is a lot I listen to on radio 4. I usually listen through the i player
Not to be missed is The News Quiz, The Now show, Clare in the Community, Broadcasting House, catching up on Womans Hour etc
If there is nothing there I fancy then I have found some interesting craft podcasts. I enjoy the Craft Sanity with Jennifer Ackerman Haywood. She has an informal interview style with all sorts of people from the crafting community though maybe only North Americans. It has more of the style of a Loose Women style conversation, relaxed and informal. You could almost find yourself joining in.
Another is Craftypod with Sister Diane. This one a bit more formal with some cool snippets of music which make me think she dresses rather like someone out of Mad Men. She cover topics around craft so more about how to run your business etc.
I also love the podcasts at Maiwa. These cover traditional techniques and crafts from around the world. they are often lectures so sometimes it can be a little hard to follow because you can't see the presentation slides but they are still really good to listen to.
I have also found some at Hello Craft but I haven't started listening to that yet.
so what do you listen to? what am I missing and need in my life?
I am hand quilting my bed size quilt, its going to take a while so I need plenty to keep me going.