I am always delighted to be interviewed, invited onto vlogs and podcasts, and give guest lectures. Below is a selection of video and print features and interviews with me, which you are warmly encouraged to watch to get an idea of my style and personality.
If you’d like to find out more about booking me for a guest spot at your event, on your podcast, or as a guest speaker or lecturer, please look at my Services Guide.
Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas, December 2021
I was featured as a guest judge for the 2021 Jumper and Stocking competitions of Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas. These episodes, numbers 3 and 8 in the series, were broadcast in the UK on 15th and 21st December.
Unfortunately I cannot embed any clips here, but the link below will take you to the show page on the Channel 4 website. You can either watch on demand or view clips of each show.
Vlogs and Podcasts
Snickerdoodle Knits | Featured Designer, October 2022
Jessica Brist of Snickerdoodle Knits invited me onto her channel to talk about the many hats we designers wear, how our previous careers (academic research, engineering) have helped and hindered us along the way, and sustainable working practices.
Tech Tip Talk (E31) | Designing and Design Process, Monday 19th September 2022
I had a lot of fun with Kristina McGrath and Sarah Walworth! So much so that I’m occasionally inarticulate with excitement and can’t always get the words out. We had a lot to say about the life of a knitwear designer and the production of knitting patterns when you’re flying solo.
The Crimson Stitchery – Designing Between Storytelling and Play – 23rd July 2021
In this enjoyable interiew with Anushka Tay of the Crimson Stitchery, I talk about my adult learning and community teaching work, share snippets of my design process, and put the world to rights from the comfort of my beloved garden.
Fruity Knitting – Knitters of the World, Episode 79, 11th June 2019
The Fruity Knitting podcast is renowned for in-depth interviews and all-round passion of knitting and constructed textiles. My presentation begins at 14:24 – the entire episode is just shy of 90 minutes.
Knit on with Patty #37 – 5th May 2021
In which I spend well over an hour putting knitwear design to rights with the knitwear design legend that is Patty Lyons! This livestream was a lot of fun, and I hope you enjoy our chemistry.
Designs featured in this video are the Aneeta cardigan and Bonnie sweater.
Steph Welstead, Rise and Ground | How I Create: Natalie Warner, knitwear designer, teacher and writer
11th November 2022
I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Steph Welstead, whose creative pen is behind Rise and Ground. In this interview we talk about my approach to the design process, how my practice has evolved over the years, and recent challenges I’ve faced about growth and new ventures.
Read Steph Welstead’s Substack interview here
Steph is also a gifted copywriter and editor specialising in supporting small businesses and entrepeneurship. To find out more about Steph and her work, visit her website.
Astrid Bracke | Natalie Warner on running a slow, gentle and profitable business
1st August 2022
Astrid Bracke specialises in mentoring small business owners, particularly about creating a bespoke model that supports their human needs and the needs of their business. Having this freedom and agency takes a bit of getting used to, and I really enjoyed reflecting on the ways in which I’ve built things up – as well as warning signs I need to watch out for in myself.
Read Astrid Bracke’s blog interview here
You can also find out more about Astrid’s mentoring packages and marketing resources for small business owners on her website.
Kate Davies’ contemporary bluestockings series, 27th June 2021
Published in June 2021, in which Kate describes my blog as “one of [her] favourite places for for design-led writing”. Thank you, Kate!
Praktisch en mooi: ijzersterk duo / Practical and beautiful: a rock-solid duo
In October 2020 I was featured in Handwerken zonder Grenzen, a Dutch magazine celebrating textile arts. The interview was translated into Dutch; however, you can find a rough translation below:
Read the interview in Dutch (pdf)
Read the interview in English (text-only pdf translation, thanks to Google)