Yarnspinners Tales's Podcast
Exploring the world of fiber, one draft at a time.

The Tour de Fleece continues, and I review another of the Ravelry Teams that I have spun with during the Tour de France.

Music is from MusicAlley.  The beginning interlude is from djoc and is called Blink and you will miss them.  The end song is Twinkle Black Sheep by Johnny Only 

You can find me on Ravelry as Yarnspinnerstales, and the group for this podcast is called Yarnspinnerstales spin in group.  See you there!

Direct download: YST_Episode_114_TdF14_update_4_Team_Farm_Fiber.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:12 PM

A short podcast today about the fiber I am spinning on the Majacraft Aura for the Tour de Fleece in Ravelry.

Music is from Musicalley and the song Celtic Mystery is by Tigertail.

My Blog is here.

The Spinners Journal is a great way to keep track of your TdF spinning and other projects.  Check it out!

Direct download: YST_Episode_113_TdF2014_update_3_team_Majacraft.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:04 PM

Today's podcast is an update of my Tour de Fleece spinning for the team Painted Tiger.  The website for this dyer of fiber and yarn is here.

The fiber I am spinning is a Portuguese wool top explained by Ashland Bay blog.

Therefore, tigers are the theme of the music, found on MusicAlley.  The interlude music is by Sinfonoa Electronique and is Tiger on the Loose II. The end music is by Briareus and is called Tigers.

My blog can be found here.

Direct download: YST_Episode_112_TdF14_update_2_Painted_Tiger_Team.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:21 PM

Music is from Music Alley and includes:

Snowball fight by Tv's Kyle

Preparations for takeoff by Matthew Hall

Direct download: YST_Episode_111_Preparing_for_TdF2014.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:38 PM

This is a 10 minute podcast that I will release on the first of every month.  It has all the information about how to find specific episodes, where to contact me and how to get your very own Spinners' Journal.

I listen to many podcasts and get tired of hearing the podcaster's information over and over before we get to the podcast. I have decided that to avoid that in this podcast, I would put all this informnation here and release it once a month. If you need the information,just listen in. If you don't,you can just wait for the next podcast.

Happy spinning!

Direct download: YST_facts_podcast_july_2014.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:09 AM

I went to the Lexington Ky Sheep and Fiber festival in May, and this podcast is a review of that great trip.  Here is a link to the vendor list.

A few specific links for vendors I mention in the podcast:

The Ross Farm Fibers    Dyed in the Wool 

A Yarn Well Spun    Rock and String Creations

I mentioned the video for Dirty Jobs, where Mike goes to Ohio Valley woolen mill.

The Ravelry pattern is the Ten Stitch Blanket by Frankie Brown.  The link may or may not take you to it, Ravelry requires you to be signed in to see it.

Finally music for today's podcast is from Music Alley and is by Rachel Barton Pine. It is a violin medley of Scots tunes.

Direct download: YST_Episode_110_sheep_and_wool_fest_review.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:56 PM

I forgot to hit publish!  Sorry about that.  So here it is on June 2nd.  The promised podcast is below this one on the webpage.

 

This is a short podcast that I will release on the first of every month.  It has all the information about how to find specific episdoes, where to contact me and how to get your very own Spinners' Journal.

I listen to many podcasts and get tired of hearing the podcaster's information over and over before we get to the podcast.  I have decided I would put all this information here and release it once a month.  If you need the information, just listen in.  If you don't, you can just wait for the next podcast.

Happy spinning!

Direct download: YST_Just_the_facts_June_2014_do_not_copy.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:10 PM

The Greencastle Fiber Event is held every April, second weekend.  I went this year and this podcast talks about what I saw.

I promised many links, here they are:

General vendor listing

Ohio Valley Fibers

Little Barn fiber (website seems unattended right now)

Sistermaide

Susan's Fiber shop

A description of the Ashford blending board

Super Glide picker

Sheep Street Fibers

The Woolery

The Fiber Closet

Fiber Optics

Cascade Farms

Lace Maker The Bedford College of Lace Making Stephen Bowman

 

Music is from MusicAlley.  it is a version of a classic, Scarborough Faire by Brobdingnagian Bards

Direct download: YST_Episode_109_Fiber_Event_review.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:02 PM

This is a 10 minute podcast that I will release on the first of every month. It has all the information about how to find specific episodes, where to contact me and how to get your very own Spinners' Journal.

I listen to many podcasts and get tired of hearing the podcaster's information over and over before we get to the podcast. I have decided that to avoid that in this podcast, I would put all this information here and release it once a month. If you need the information, just listen in. If you don't, you can just wait for the next podcast.

Happy spinning!

Direct download: YST_facts_podcast_may_2014.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:35 PM

Alpaca comes in many lovely natural colors, but also does very well in the dye pot.  I talk about two ways that I dyed some alpaca fiber with acid dyes in this podcast.

If you would like a good source for dyeing alpaca with natural dyes, check out www.jennydean.co.uk

I will have pictures of the dyed alpaca on my blog

Music in today's podcast is from Musicalley with spring color theme.  The interlude music was TPIA Spring Colors and the ending song was Hint of Dawn by Kendra Springer.

Direct download: YST_Episode_108_dyeing_alpaca.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:21 AM