When I sat down to chat with the self-named ‘Queen of Colour’ & crochet designer Emma Leith, I was in for a treat. Emma’s enthusiasm for creativity and colour is infectious and she was a delight to speak to. She started out teaching mosaic but a couple of large scale yarnbombs brought Emma to prominence and two books of crochet patterns soon followed.
Emma’s mindful creations and colour choices are so zingy and uplifting – you can’t help but be filled with optimism when you see them.
I hope you enjoy our chat which covered subjects including how a breast cancer diagnosis gave Emma the time to focus on her crochet without pressure, how her creativity is a conduit for her Buddhist practice and how she has learned to embrace the colours of autumn.
You can hear Emma’s episode here.
You can find Emma’s work on her website & Instagram.
Mary Rose Young Pottery is one of Emma’s inspirations.
The music featured in this episode is Make You Smile by RGMusic from Melody Loops.
The Making Stitches logo was designed by Neil Warburton at iamunknown.
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Making Stitches Podcast is presented, recorded and edited by Lindsay Weston.