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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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Jul 23, 2021

A tiny but perfectly acceptable spinning wheel is being 3D printed by Dreaming Robots.  

I have the smaller version called the Nano and I talk about it in this podcast.   I purchased it at the Hoosier Hill fiber fair at the booth for Susan's fiber shop.

I referenced the book Big Book of Handspinning by Alden Amos. 

Jul 20, 2021

The podcasts will have a new format starting with this one.  The good news is they will be more frequent, and the maybe or maybe not bad news is they will be shorter.

For years I have been using this podcast to teach many things about the spinning of yarn.  Those are available on the website by checking under archives. ...

Dec 30, 2020

Last podcast of 2020 and maybe the last breed reviews I do for awhile.  It is time to move forward into other areas of spinning and the new year seems a good time to start.

The breeds reviewed today are Llanowag and Lleyn.  The fiber was part of a Welsh breed study pack from Wychwood Spinners

This podcast was created...

Oct 29, 2020

The Hebridean sheep have long dual coated wool in various colors.  I used my study to not only spin the fiber but to show on live stream how to separate the two coats.

The fiber was purchased from Wychwood Spinner Etsy shop.

A short video on show how to pull for long tog from the short thel using this...

Oct 29, 2020

First up in the podcast is a report on my study of the Lonk Sheep Breed.  It's short so I went on to talk about all the spinning projects I have currently going that involve the Merino Breed.   Later, I will do a more complete breed study for that breed.  Finally, I talk about the second Tour de Fleece that ran from Aug...