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Yarnspinners Tales's Podcast

Welcome!  This is a periodic podcast all about my experiences making yarn through the process of spinning.  All areas of the process are discussed, and there will be something here for any spinner, novice or experienced.  There is a Ravelry group for podcast listeners, called Yarnspinnerstales Spin In. Please join us there.

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Nov 21, 2017

This podcast is the third on lichen dyeing and concludes the project for me.  I talk about the ammonia extraction method and dyeing wool with the extract.  I also tried a contact dyeing method on some silk and talk about that.  The fiber is lovely and I am looking forward to spinning with it next year. The photo shows...

Nov 2, 2017

I had a wonderful week, focused on spinning as much yardage as I could.  I talk about all those yards in this podcast, plus a few thoughts on spinning on the electric Roberta and also what to do about fiber with high vegetable matter in it.

Looking for a way to keep track of your spinning projects?  I have created the

Oct 1, 2017

This podcast has a review of my experience using Akerworks drop spindle tool called the Sprindle Crane.  They were a prize sponsor in the Tour de Fleece 2017 on Ravelry, and I had the very good fortune to win this prize!

Akerworks website for further information.

I promised a few links, here's the easiest to find on...

Aug 19, 2017

This podcast talks about the boiling water method of lichen dyeing.  I used the dye pot twice and dye fiber and fabric.


Jul 14, 2017

I have started the fun project of a lichen dye pot and in today's podcast I talk a little about the history of lichen dyeing, and how and where I collected my lichens.

There's also a TdF2017 update at the end of the podcast.

I had four books in my spinning library to use as references for this information. 

The main...