Thursday, February 25, 2016

Calligra-knitter Podcast Episode One

Y' a crazy person, I filmed myself talking to myself. I have been a lover of Video Podcasts for a long time. Working at home can be a lonely place and having a friendly voice and face is infinitely helpful, I think!

Anyway, yesterday on Instagram (I'm @antiquariabailey) I posted a video of me knitting. And realized just how many other calligraphers are knitters or making enthusiasts. I gave me the final nudge to film myself and see if I could possibly tie all of my scattered interests together. I'm not sure that I succeeded at all but hey, at least I tried ;)

I hope you enjoy! Please feel free to comment or email or ping me on IG with questions for the show or things that you'd like to see. bailey(at)shopantiquaria(dot)com

Show notes:

Ravelry - I am amondesignlab

My stationery business is Antiquaria

I learned calligraphy, here.
I learned to knit, here.


-Home & Away by Hannah Fettig -Lesley in Quince and Co. Osprey (Clay) and Sycamore Vest in Quince and Co. Chickadee (Gingerbread)

-Videos I use to knit my socks (using Paton Kroy, color way Cadet Colors)
-Hypatia (by Dawn Catanzaro) in Quince and Co. Owl (Berent's Sea)

-Bailey's Recipe Sweater. Based on this sweater. This and this are others that I've made previously.


Currently studying with Master Penman Harvest Crittenden of Acorn Arts

Spencerian Examples can be found at
California Workshop with James Fazz Farrell
My collaboration friend Schin Loong (aka Open Ink Stand) is AMAZING and has a wonderful website full of calligraphy tips and videos. @openinkstand on IG

-Peerless Oblique
-Nikko G Nib
-Moon Palace Sumi Ink
-Rhodia Paper
-Printer/scanner is an old Brother MFC-6490CW (has a large flatbed and I LOVE IT)
-Digitize in Adobe Illustrator

Making/Growing ALL THE THINGS...

Raglan Top from Purl Soho
Stowe Bag by Grainline Studios and Fringe Supply Co
Scout Tee by Grainline Studios
Merchant and Mills Top #64
Darling Ranges Dress by Megan Nielsen

Fancy Tiger Crafts-local yarn/fabric shop. A MUST SEE if in Denver

In the Kitchen:

Orange Ginger Vodka
-zest from ~7 oranges (I used Cara Cara and Blood Oranges)
-Slivers of ginger to taste
-Titos Vodka

Mix everything in a jar until it's flavored and yummy! TBD b/c I've not made this before ;)

Meyer Lemon Jam with Kelly (@lovers.and.dreamers on IG)

Garden Journal

IG penpals:

Happy Knitting, Lettering, and Making ALL THE THINGS!