Dec 18, 2009
Two spinning wheels and the same experiment, spinning a specific diameter of yarn by changing only the tension on the wheel. The first wheel used is the Roberta electric spinning wheel and I talk about that experience in the first part of this podcast. In the second part I record the experiment as I am trying it on...
Nov 29, 2009
Got grist? If not, this podcast will help you understand just what this spinning term means, how it is figured and why it's an important part of spinning a specific yarn.
This episode continues the discussion of spinning a certain type of yarn, regardless of the fiber you choose. This time we are not going to just...
Nov 21, 2009
It was suppose to be yarn for socks, but.... How often do we say that as spinners. If you have found a specific project that you want to make from hand spun yarn, and you want some tips on how to spin the yarn the right size, listen to this podcast.
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Oct 24, 2009
This podcast continues the discussion of how to buy fibers for spinning and then store them. I first talk about what to look for when purchasing the non wool fibers, like alpaca, mohair and angora. The second part goes into how to store your fibers until you are ready to wash the fleece or spin them.
I have more...
Oct 10, 2009
Buying a fleece straight from the sheep is the true starting point for many spinners. In this podcast I talk about thinking through the process before you actually go shopping, and then what to look for when you are finally ready to buy.
I would like to include references to two books that I mention in this...