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Hi! For the purpose of this introduction post I'm anthropomorphized from an abstract collection of audio to an excited fediverse participant!!

I'm a podcast co-hosted by @mlemweb and @cwebber exploring the intersection of user freedom on computers and crafting things! I put out episodes about all sorts of stuff ranging from historical textile production to chiptunes to making software!

Maybe you like that kind of thing you might listen maybe?!? No pressure kthx bai <3

I was so busy working on irl craft projects this week (and therefore not on my computer) that I forgot to post about this week's @fossandcrafts Hack & Craft until today! I hope to see you there!

Tomorrow at 14:00-16:00 EDT (18:00-20:00 UTC)

I'll be continuing my knitting project from the last H&C (though I've changed the pattern a bit since then)

It's the third week of the month! That means that we've got a Hack & Craft event tomorrow from 14:00-16:00 EDT (18:00-20:00 UTC). We hope you'll join us for this hybrid user group and craft circle!

This week's episode of @fossandcrafts features short discussions about a range of topics that @cwebber and I had thoughts about but weren't big enough to do a whole episodes!

Lots of crafty things and "free soft wear," including designing & making my purse and the new clothing labels in action!

Shoutouts to:
@mindspillage for coining the term "free soft wear", & @valhalla for resurfacing it again in the irc channel recently & making their own clothing labels!

New episode of @fossandcrafts! Episode 36: Topics of interest!

This one was a lot of fun! Lots of little topics!

Shout outs to @NovaSquirrel for the sweet NES game, Jim's Big Ego for the "Mix Tape" song, @valhalla for the tie-on pockets, and @mindspillage for the awesome term "Free Soft Wear"!

Episode 36: Topics of interest!

Lightning round! Morgan and Christine blast through an array of topics they're currently interested in!

Open source NES games! "Free Soft Wear" clothing! Compiler towers!!!


@momo that was 100% improv by @cwebber and I did not approve when it was happening (because I was hyperfocused on my actual dissertation research and thrown off by the sidetrack), but I was highly amused when I edited the episode!

@fossandcrafts Woo Hack & Craft!

I'm either working on my lispy game stuff or trying to update my Guix configs, maybe get Guix installed on some of the ARM machines I have laying around...

Looking forward to doing some crafty socializing tonight! Join us for Hack & Craft, our @fossandcrafts user group/stitch and bitch from 8-10pm EDT tonight*:

I have some homespun camel/merino wool blend yarn just waiting to become a sweater!

(*technically Sunday 00:00-02:00 UTC)

Hack and Craft event tonight* from 20:00-22:00 EDT! We hope to see you there!

* depending on where you live it may be tomorrow (00:00-02:00 UTC September 5)

Happy September everyone! Since it's the first week of the month we'll be hosting another Hack and Craft event this Saturday* from 20:00-22:00 EDT. We hope to see you there!

* This is Sunday 00:00-02:00 UTC


The skirt which I made for my grandmother-in-law's funeral. We bonded over making our own clothes and it felt like a fitting tribute.

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This week's episode of @fossandcrafts
is the conclusion of the two-part series on my dissertation topic. We talk about the ways that textiles were used to construct women's identities, particularly around the milestones of marriage, childbirth, and death.

The use of hand-crafts to construct ceremonial or sentimental items has been a staple of women's social networks throughout history and continues today. For reference, here are three examples from my own life:


Episode 35: Women and Wool Working in the Ancient Roman Empire, Part 2

In part 2 (of 2) covering @mlemweb's dissertation, we look at the performative roles of textiles & women in the ancient Roman empire, myths, and then weave it all together!

Thanks to @fossandcrafts for both the meme inspiration and biweekly accountability to get that project finished!!

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