Feb 14, 2019
Introducing: Who the Hell is Hamish?
Play • 20 min
A new podcast from The Australian.

Tracy fell in love with Max Tavita, a man who won her over with tales of a life in the investment world and how he was working in the World Trade Center in New York when the first plane hit in 2001. Then Hamish crashed into their lives.

Music credits for this episode:
Meydan - L'Etoile danse pt 2
Lee Rosevere - Decompression
Derjuli - Driving in a car
Uurite - Years and years, future peace
Stephen Ludwig - 214S

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The Outdoors Fix
The Outdoors Fix
Liv Bolton
Laura Doling: Moving from Essex to be a postwoman in the Lake District
For those of you who have ever dreamt about moving your job and home to the countryside, this one’s for you! My guest in this episode is Laura Doling. She’s a postwoman in the Lake District, as well as a hiker, paddle boarder and wild swimmer. Laura used to live in a town in Essex, work in healthcare and she says she spent many of her weekends getting dressed up and going out. But after a camping trip in the Lake District in May 2018, she made the huge decision of moving her life and job to the countryside. Plans like these can often take years to pull off, but extraordinarily Laura managed to do it all within 2 months and by July 2018 she was working and living there! I met Laura at her new home near the village of Wennington in Lancashire, 20 miles from the Lake District, where she is converting an old barn with her partner Chris. They are hoping to turn it into their own smallholding and complete their countryside dream. I wanted to find out more about why Laura wanted to move from Essex to the Lake District, how she made it happen when moves like these can seem incredibly daunting, her outdoorsy life, and what it’s like doing the postal round in the Langdale Valley! The Outdoors Fix is a podcast produced and hosted by Liv Bolton @liv_outsideuk It is proudly supported by Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports – stores nationwide and online offering everything you need to equip you for the best outdoors experience. The post Laura Doling: Moving from Essex to be a postwoman in the Lake District appeared first on The Outdoors Fix.
44 min
Sewing Out Loud
Sewing Out Loud
Zede's Sewing Studio
Sewing Adjustment Periods: How to Get Used to Rotary Cutters and Tracing Patterns
This post may contain affiliate links. When you click through and make a purchase, SewHere receives a commission at no cost to you. You buy the right stuff and we continue to make AWESOME sewing media- wahoo! Using a rotary cutter and tracing sewing patterns are things Zede and Mallory do almost every time they are in the studio. These are non-negotiable processes for us- but they take some getting used to! As we mentioned in our " Adjustment Periods: Knee Lift and Serger ( ) " episode, sew however you like and do what makes you happy, but after decades and decades of sewing and teaching others, we're confident that these two things can make your sewing life better! So, let's get started! ---------------------------------------- How to Get Used to Using a Rotary Cutter ---------------------------------------- Rotary cutters are fast and accurate. If you're afraid of cutting incorrectly or cutting yourself- let us put your mind at ease! What you need to use a rotary cutter ------------------------------------ In order to successfully use a rotary cutter, you must have a cutting mat and a place large enough to accommodate it! If you've got the space, we think this is one of the biggest time savers you will implement while cutting out garments- and we find it to be more accurate! We don't pin our pattern pieces to our fabric, we use pattern weights- and this is preferable when rotary cutting, because you don't want to roll over a pin! Advantages to using a rotary cutting instead of scissors -------------------------------------------------------- The biggest advantage of using a rotary cutter instead of scissors is accuracy and lack of distortion. When you use scissors to cut garment pieces, you distort the yardage as the lower blade goes underneath the fabric. You just do! so, we find it so much more accurate and simple to keep our fabric in contact with the table as we cut with our rotary cutters. Rotary blades are cheap and easy to replace. It's easier to keep your cutting equipment super sharp when you use a rotary cutter, because you don't have to go to a special place to get them sharpened, and you can replace the blade yourself if you do make some kind of mistake (going over a pin or bead) or you gut through a bunch of carpeting (Zede). In order to be successful, secure your fabric and pattern pieces with weights or tape- that's right, tape! If you have a particularly slippy fabric, you can tape it to your cutting table. And don't underestimate weighting the yardage outside of your pattern pieces, it can help keep things stable as you progress through the cutting process. How to practice with a rotary cutter ------------------------------------ In general, there are two ways to use a rotary cutter- with a ruler and without. If you are cutting a long strip of fabric or a pattern piece with a straight edge- get out a ruler! Hold the ruler in place with your non-dominant hand, and attempt to keep this hand behind the rotary cutter as you cut. Keep the rotary cutter close to the ruler. The ruler should be place on top of the pattern piece and the fabric that is uncovered should be the fabric you are cutting away from the pattern piece- so, just in case you do mess up and veer away from the ruler, you aren't cutting into your pattern piece. Get out some pattern pieces with gentle curves and cut them out of one layer of stable fabric. See how it goes. Theoretically, it should be easier to cut curves with the curved blade of your rotary cutter than with the straight blade of your scissors. Practice keeping your non-dominant hand behind the cutter and out of its path. Find the right rotary cutter for you ------------------------------------ We love the Olfa ergonomic handle, and own several. You may try out a few different kinds before you find the right one for you. You can also buy different sizes. We use the 45mm rotary cutter most often, but the size 60mm is popular with quilters cutting big strips and the size 28mm or 28mm is popular with people cutting small, curvy pieces for lingerie or doll clothes. How to use a rotary cutter safely --------------------------------- Rotary cutters are sharp! That's why we like them and that's why they can be intimidating. A lot of people feel that rulers keep them safe, and only rotary cut with a ruler- ruling out curved garment pattern pieces. However, I have seen overzealous cutter jump the ruler! There are protective gloves you can buy and use while rotary cutting, and some people swear by them! In fact, I learned on the set of Fons and Porter's Love of Quilting that they always use a glove, because when they didn't wear one, they got lots of emails from nervous viewers! I have to be honest and say that I injure myself more in the kitchen that the sewing room, and I don't feel the need to wear the glove, personally. Always keep your hand behind the rotary cutter, whether you're using a ruler or not (see paragraph above). You will use your non-dominant hand to stabilize your body and your fabric, and if it's behind the path of the cutter- it should be safe! Keeping a new, sharp blade in your rotary cutter will keep you from having to struggle to cut and securing your fabric in place properly will help prevent any slipping mishaps. ------------------------------------ Sponsored by National Sewing Circle! ------------------------------------ You can never have too much sewing knowledge! Get a year-long premium membership for just $3 when you click here ( ) to sign up! ( ) ------------------------------------------ How to Get Used to Tracing Sewing Patterns ------------------------------------------ Ok, this is our most controversial position (other than the 3-thread narrow ( ) ). We REALLY believe you should trace your multi-size sewing patterns. We admit, this is an entire extra step in the sewing process that you could theoretically skip- and who doesn't want to save time??? However, if you cut the wrong size or wish to return to the pattern when you change sizes or make it for a different-sized wearer, you'll be glad you took the time to trace! What you need to trace patterns ------------------------------- You need tracing paper! The best tracing paper is the tracing paper you like. We use medical-exam paper- the stuff you sit on at the doctor's office- but you can use swedish tracing paper, interfacing, or even vinyl shower curtains! You just need to be able to see through it and to mark on it. We also recommend tracing in a bold pencil. We love these chunky mechanical pencils for tracing patterns. You might also like to use color coded sharpies for some things, once you know your pattern is accurate and finalized. *Why should you trace sewing patterns?* I wrote a very passionate blog post ( ) about why you should trace your patterns. The main tenet is: you don't want to lose information. When you cut out one size from a multi-size pattern, you lose the other sizes (sometimes even the smaller sizes, depending on how the pattern is nested). Plus, many sewists regularly blend between sizes to accommodate their bodies. As I say in the blog post above- it's sheer hubris to cut and be sure that's exactly the information you'll need for the entire extent of your sewing life. You wouldn't cut out a paragraph from a book you like- right? Leave the pattern intact! *Trace some patterns!* Get used to it! Think of it as Sewing Out Loud boot camp! When you trace your patterns make sure to include * Pattern Name/Number/Company * Date * Name of wearer * Size (and note if you blended between sizes at any point) * Darts, notches, gathering/pleating notation * Seam all…
51 min
True Crime Finland
True Crime Finland
Episode 080 : Pihtiputaan poliisisurmat (Pihtiputaa police murders)
On Friday, the 7th of March in 1969, police were called to the small village of Korppinen in Pihtiputaa to calm down farmer Tauno Pasanen.   The film recommendation for this month is Kahdeksan surmanluotia by Mikko Niskanen. If you are in Finland, you can find the four-part TV movie on Yle Areena.  This is the last episode of 2020. Thank you so much for your support during this tough year. Happy holidays and stay safe everyone! If you are able to and would like to help me with the costs of this podcast, you can do that on Patreon where you can donate as little as two dollars a month and in return, get exclusive access to ad-free episodes, scripts, bonus episodes on various topics and other nice rewards. Visit the page at Art is by Mark Pernia Music is "Night" by VVSMUSIC My art store: Podcast swag store: Email: Website:   Facebook group:   Twitter & Instagram: tc_finland Sources: Helsingin Sanomat 25.9.1996: Pihtiputaan poliisisurmaajalle syyte ex-vaimonsa taposta – Vaimon surmaa edelsi rankka juopottelu Helsingin Sanomat 8.10.1996: Taposta epäilty Tauno Pasanen mielentilatutkimukseen Oikeudessa pohdittiin kuristamisen tahallisuutta Helsingin Sanomat 27.2.1997: Pihtiputaan poliisisurmaajalle 7 vuotta vankeutta vaimon kuristamisesta Helsingin Sanomat 8.3.1969: Neljän poliisin surmaaja oli uhkaillut uhreja aikaisemmin Helsingin Sanomat 8.3.1969: ”Tuli tehdyksi se mitä ei olisi pitänyt” – Surmatyön motiiviksi epäillään kostoa Helsingin Sanomat 19.4.1969: Pihtiputaan surmaajan mielentilaa ei tutkita Helsingin Sanomat 9.3.1969: Tunnustus Pihtiputaalla: Poliisisurmaaja katuu tekoaan Helsingin Sanomat 18.3.1969: Pihtiputaan perheille avatut tilit karttuvat Iltasanomat / Rikostarinat – joita Suomi ei unohda: Pihtiputaan surmanluodit, p. 79 Iltasanomat 23.2.2019: ”Kuule, meidän ukot on kaikki tapettu” – Riitta Turpeinen sai 50 vuotta sitten puhelun, joka vei jalat alta Iltasanomat 25.3.2017: ”Soita nimismiehelle, että tulee hakemaan nuo raatonsa pois” – Näin Pihtiputaan poliisisurmat etenivät 50 vuotta sitten Iltasanomat 10.3.2019: Rovasti poliisisurmaaja Tauno Pasasesta: ”Jumalan luoma ihminen” – 50 vuoden takainen tuska nosti vielä kerran päätään Pihtiputaalla Yle 7.3.2019: Pihtiputaan musta perjantai
35 min
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