134 You Are Here

Lilo Bowman

We’re talking about space. Not space – the final frontier. The other space. The space we inhabit. The space where we store things. The space we’re allowed. The space in our homes that belongs to just to us.

Guest, Lilo Bowman, offers advice for taking control of your creative space, from the purge and sort, and organizing your space, to making a creative space that reflects who you are.

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I’m a serial maker of podcasts, and many things that are not podcasts. I love playing with yarn, fibre and cloth. I will never accept that furniture in my living room only goes two ways. Almost every night, I dream about houses.


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  1. 10.25.20
    Mia V said:

    It is funny about the taking control and purging of your stuff in your creative space. In my old house, everything was crammed into a really tiny room. But when I moved, my brother just packed everything into large containers and I have slowly over the past 2 years, while I was missing your, cleaned out my sewing, quilting, spinning and knitting stashes and tools. Everything is pretty well organized now with tools handy to where they are needed. I have been recycling the large plastic clamshells greens come in to hold quilt project materials together. And to organize tools. They are free, kind of, and I feel good repurposing them. Welcome back!!

    • 10.28.20
      Brenda said:

      A house move! What a good way to go through all your stuff.

      Thanks for the clam shell tip! That’s a great way to organise, and do your part for sustainability.

  2. 11.2.20
    Marcia said:

    Thank you for doing the podcast again! I loved it back then and I am loving it now.
    Regarding the music you might want to get in contact with Nathan Taylor @sockmatician. He is a knitting designer, does a YouTube show, mostly on double knitting and brioche and his husband Benjamin Till is a composer.

    • 11.2.20
      Brenda said:

      Thanks so much, Marcia! I will get in touch.

  3. 11.8.20
    Liz H said:

    Hi Brenda, it’s lovely to have you back again.
    My podcast aggregator isn’t picking up the new episode and I wondered whether there is a new rss feed. It would be really helpful to have a link.

  4. 11.9.20

    Just wanted to thank you for coming back online. I do know a composer or two who, especially in the days of COVID, may be looking for the kind of work you need to support your music. Please feel free to follow up with me via email if you haven’t been slammed with solutions. Here’s his website: http://bretlevick.com. My wasband has played with him for many years and Bret’s a top notch dude with quirky lyrics, cool grooves, and fun tunes.

  5. 11.9.20
    Liz H said:

    I commented earlier about the podcast feed not updating. Now I have listened to the episode I understand why it is not there.
    Try Martin Austwick for a composer who works with podcasts. He is married to Helen Zaltzman who creates the Allusionist podcast. Palebirdmusic.com

  6. 11.16.20
    Michele Eskew said:

    Hi Brenda,
    I found out that you were podcasting again and excitedly subscribed. Today is the first day I had a chance to listen and I wanted to let you know something. I did not know how much I needed to hear your voice until I did. I have missed you and to have you come back and talk to me in the midst of all this “stuff” was just what I needed. Thank you.

  7. 11.19.20
    Barb Thames said:

    Brenda, I’m so glad that you’re back in the wave of chatting around the world. I’m really happy to hear your voice.
    Take care. I’ll be around (even though I’m retired and buried in south Georgia hanging out and knitting).

  8. 12.6.20

    So glad you are back. Your podcast got me through my grad work in Italy, when I had no money and nearly zero access to yarn. Every time I hear the intro, I remember sitting in the batik studio working on my thesis and trying to figure out how to knit my very first sock.

    So glad to have you back.