By Felicity Ford
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KNITSONIK explores the sonic world of wool, connecting everyday knitting practices with everyday sounds, in the quirky, inimitable style of Felicity Ford AKA Felix.
||CleanKNITSONIK 11: Sounds from Shetland Wool Week||KNITSONIK shares sounds recorded on her EDIROL R-09 (EDDIE) at Shetland Wool Week in 2013, 2014 and 2015||6 10 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKNITSONIK 10 Part 3: EDDIE, my beloved digital sound recorder||KNITSONIK shares sounds recorded on her EDIROL R-09 (EDDIE) and speaks with Patrick McGinley of the framework radio show about its 500th show.||14 8 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKNITSONIK 10 Part 2: EDDIE, my beloved digital sound recorder||KNITSONIK shares sounds recorded on her EDIROL R-09 (EDDIE) to give her latest knitting projects some context and a sense of place.||19 6 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKNITSONIK 10 Part 1: EDDIE, my beloved digital sound recorder||KNITSONIK explores sounds recorded on her EDIROL R-09 (EDDIE) and describes designing stranded colourwork from this device. Also interviews from Edinburgh Yarn Festival and a new accordion song.||17 6 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKNITSONIK Mini 04: GWLANA||KNITSONIK introduces Gwlana Knitting Retreats by Brenda Dayne. We talk about the forthcoming May edition, at which KNITSONIK will be teaching.||18 4 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKNITSONIK Mini 03: Tall Yarns'n Tales||KNITSONIK introduces Tall Yarns'n Tales comrades, Linda de Ruiter and Andrea Franklin. We talk about textiles. Brenda Dayne reads "To be of Use" from "A Knitter's Manifesto". Gwlana May 2015 is briefly profiled.||2 4 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKNITSONIK Mini 02: Silkworms||KNITSONIK talks about raising silkworms for a Sonic Trail commissioned by TATE Modern in 2014. Includes munching silkworms and a rehearsal of the CaBAAret song for the Edinburgh Yarn Festival.||25 3 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKNITSONIK Mini 01: Radiophonics & Me||KNITSONIK republishes a radio show about Daphne Oram, Delia Derbyshire and Maddalena Fagandini; originally created for MuseRuole in 2013.||27 2 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKNITSONIK 09: The Wonders of Electricity||KNITSONIK shares a sound diary, announces forthcoming workshops and social events, reviews YOKES by Kate Davies and explores the wonders of electricity as a source of knitterly inspiration.||20 2 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKNITSONIK 08 Part 2: The Turbo Thank You Episode||KNITSONIK thanks Kickstarter backers who funded the production of the KNITSONIK Stranded Colourwork Sourcebook. Includes Tom of Holland; Shetland Sheep, an Irish goat and Oliver Henry, Woolman at Jamieson & Smith.||5 1 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKNITSONIK 08 Part 1: The Turbo Thank You Episode||KNITSONIK thanks Kickstarter backers who funded the production of the KNITSONIK Stranded Colourwork Sourcebook; includes sounds by Ian Rawes of London Sound Survey; Fergus Ford singing; kazoo and the sounds of the steam organ at Palmer Park.||5 1 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKNITSONIK 07 Part 2: Finding The Fabric of The Place||KNITSONIK explores the textures of places through knitting and sound; includes projects by Holly Rumble and James Saunders; Brighton's "Knitting the map" and knitting patterns by Brenda Dayne, Jane Dupuis, and Kate Davies.||4 3 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKNITSONIK 07 Part 1: Finding The Fabric of The Place||KNITSONIK explores the idea of exploring the texture of places through knitting and sound; includes field recordings from Estonia and Cumbria, and sounds recorded on Christina Kubisch's soundwalks.||24 2 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKNITSONIK 06: Legwarmers for Soundwalking||KNITSONIK explores the idea of Soundwalks; reviews "From the Sea to the Land Beyond" (a BFI DVD release) and discusses legwarmers as iconic fashionwear for celebrating female physicality.||10 2 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKNITSONIK 05: Sitting by the fire, Dreaming of the sea||KNITSONIK is all about site specific sounds of seas and fires. This KNITSONIK show explores the different timbres of fires to knit beside; bells in Oxford; and the soundscape of the Outer Hebrides, as presented in Cathy Lane's recent release.||27 1 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKNITSONIK 04: Jacksons of Reading + The Shetland Diaries part 2||KNITSONIK is all about economics and heritage. This KNITSONIK show explores the sad closure of Jacksons department store in Reading and the wonders of Shetland, where a thriving contemporary wool industry draws on a long history of hand knitting.||12 1 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKNITSONIK 03: The Shetland Diaries||KNITSONIK is reflective and festive. This KNITSONIK show explores sheep bells in Dartmoor, the sonic joys of Christmas decorations, the creation of a vintage bell garland and many lovely environmental sounds recorded in Shetland.||21 12 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKNITSONIK 02: Knitting with Bells on||KNITSONIK is festive! This KNITSONIK show explores the sounds of sheep bells, the joys of sonic spindling and jingling stitch-markers. It also features an accordion song.||7 12 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
It's a delight to listen to Felicity's enthusiasm for her subject matter combined with her wonderful talent as a sound artist. Listening is like being taken on a journey around the sounds and history of wool (and other things!), with loving attention to detail, in an amazing soundscape which includes things rarely heard. A truly exciting podcast which shouldn't be missed!