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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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Jun 1, 2008

Part 2 of the cotton dyeing discusses how I dyed the roving using a natural dyestuff.  And a very unusual dyestuff too.

There are photos, and a detailed description of the process on my blog.

I've included two songs in today's podcast, both from the podsafe music network.  Be sure and check out the musicians webpages if you like the songs.

Copper Box  played Need a Little Squeezin   It's a great tune, and is featured on their website too.

Clare Dowling  of Moot Music opens every podcast for me with her spinning song, and for this podcast, closes with Go With the Flow.

Hope you have enjoyed these two podcasts of dyeing cotton. Comments are always welcomed here or on my blog.  And if you use Itunes, and could look me up there, searching under Yarnspinners Tales, leave a review.  It'll help more spinners find me.

Until next time, hope all you fiber colors are wonderul.

over sixteen years ago

Really enjoyed the natural dying episodes.

I\\\'m a huge fan of your podcast...never miss an episode. Even my daughter sings along to the opening song.

I\\\'ve only been spinning for 6 months but I am definitely hooked. We\\\'re raising 2 angora does and 2 huacaya alpaca geldings on our small Ohio farm. I worry quite a bit about their health and happiness (not having much experience with livestock)but overall I find the farming as enjoyable as the fiber benefits (except in mid January and mid August when temperature extremes make me question my sanity).

I also find the sheep breed lectures interesting. Since I only permit myself to purchase wool roving, knowing the different options has been a boon.

Thanks for being enlightening and entertaining.