Hi. Thanks for stopping by. I’m glad you’re here.
My name is Brenda Dayne, and I make podcasts. I’m also a serial maker of many things that aren’t podcasts, some of which are textile related.
In 2005, I started a podcast called Cast On so I could talk about my knitting to people who get it. After nine years, and over 3 million downloads, I stopped making podcasts in order to make other things. Five years later, I began making podcasts again. I rebooted Cast On, my first podcast, and started a second, called Sleeping in Public.
I know. Two podcasts. Who does that?
Lately I’ve been arranging my life and home according to the principles found in “A Pattern Language“, by Christopher Alexander (et al). The book contains 253 patterns; small observations about the ways in which the built environment can support human life. I’m trying to utilise as many of the patterns as I can in my home, see how they work, and then write about them. Many, if not all of the patterns will eventually make their way into Sleeping in Public.
The numbers you see on some of the images on this site relate to specific patterns in A Pattern Language. If you’d like to know more, you can probably find the book at your local library, or for a nominal fee, read the entire book online ($).