Published on February 15th, 2009 | by Julie Finn16
Get Craft-Inspired with Crafty Podcasts
There is an entire world of craft radio out there in the ether. In the same way in which I blog, obsessively, every single day about my crafty life on my personal blog and read the crafty blogs of others, there is also an audio/video version of that same crafty obsession that can be watched or listened to at one’s leisure.
While you grade papers, or wash the dishes, or eat your lunch, or walk home from school at night, you can listen to craft news (the CPSIA, although delayed, is still a big deal), craft opinion (which type of knitting needles are the best?) and interviews with other crafty people (Alicia Paulson has a lot of interesting things to say about the process of writing a craft how-to book).
I heart podcasts.
Podcasts are short programs online, audio or video, produced by a organization (like Craft Magazine’s video podcast) or self-published (like the CraftLit podcast). You can stream podcasts or download them to your computer or mp3 player, and subscribe to them to have them downloaded automatically.
My personal favorite type of podcast is the interview format: Listening to an hour-long interview with some crafty celebrity whose blog I follow, or whose book I love, and hearing them thoughtfully answer thoughtful questions about their creative process, or the development of their technique, is fascinating to me. If that’s not quite your cup of tea, however, there are aplenty more crafty podcasts out in the world.
Here are some of my favorites:
- Craft Borg
- Craft Magazine
- Crafty Pod
- Grandma’s Sewing Cabinet
- Material Mama Podcast
- Sew Forth Now
- Stitch It!
For most of these, you can access their podcasts either through their web sites or through the Podcasts function on a media player like iTunes, which will also let you search podcasts by category.
How rockin’ would a Crafting a Green World podcast be?