CraftSanity Episode 84: A Conversation with Knitter Cat Bordhi

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Cat Bordhi isn’t satisfied with doing things the way they’ve always been done, especially not when it comes to knitting. A curious woman, Bordhi, 57, of Friday Harbor, Wash., uses her inquisitive nature to push the limits and experiment to see what she can create.

The result is a collection of four impressive, knitting books that have established her as an industry expert. From moebius knitting to socks on two circulars, Bordhi is leading todays knitters in exciting new directions and challenging them to take their stitching to the next levelcombinedbook-cat3.jpg

Tune in this week to find out how this Russian Lit major ended up working as a professional artist, teacher author and knitter and how she’s passing the baton by mentoring other knitters interested in self-publishing options.

I interviewed Cat for the podcast and also made her the subject of my weekly art and craft column after I heard that she’s on her way to Grand Rapids, Mich. this week to teach some workshops and sign copies of her books.

Hey local knitters! Here’s your chance to meet Cat!
Cat Bordhi will sign copies of her books from 8 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at City Knitting, 423 Norwood Ave. SE. Also, there may still be openings in her Wednesday sock workshop. The workshop runs from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost is $90. Call 454-9276 to register.

Visit Bordhi’s website, to find out more her books, for free patterns and teaching aids for incorporating knitting into the classroom.

This Week’s Sponsor: A special thanks to SprayPaint4Fabric for sponsoring this week’s show. Visit sprayapaint4fabric.com  for more information on their various crafty paint products.

(Tune in to this week’s show to find out what you need to do to get in the random drawing for fabric spray paint.)

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