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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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May 16, 2020

This podcast is a review of spinning the fibers from two Welsh sheep breeds.  The Black Welsh Mountain is commonly known in the US, but it considered a conservation breed, due to it's small number of animals.  The Welsh mountain sheep is white, and not raised much in the US. 

I had reviewed the BWM breed in several...

May 1, 2020

This is another short breed review podcast.  The East Fresian fiber I spun was a lovely brown color and very easy to spin in roving.

There is a short information portion included at the end for a breed of hair sheep called Barbados Blackbelly.  Unfortunately I have not been able to get a fiber sample yet for this Shave...

Apr 25, 2020

This is the first of a series of sheep breed fleece reviews.  Today's episode is about the Cheviot sheep.  I was able to spin sample from two different families of this sheep, the Classic Cheviot from the US farm Yucca Farm.  I was not able to find a web link for them on Google.

The Brecknock Hill Cheviot sample came...

Mar 26, 2020

Today's podcast includes an interview with Deborah Niemann, who has the wonderful job of working for the Livestock Conservancy organization.  In our interview, she shares all the details of the next two year program to introduce spinners and fiber artists to the 22 rare and recovering breeds of sheep through the Shave...

Feb 29, 2020

One of my year long projects is being a part of the FaceBook group called 52 Weeks of Sheep.  Each week we study a different breed of fiber producing animals, mostly sheep.  In this podcast I talk about the last month of those studies, and go into detail on two new to me breeds.  Both are French in origin, the Bleu du...