Yarnspinners Tales's Podcast
Exploring the world of fiber, one draft at a time.

Not even a picture of decked out everygreens, jolly fat men dressed in red velvet or winter globe snow scenes.  Not a bit of spinning here, neither fiber nor tales.  Just lots of holiday music which will hopefully add a bit of zing to your holiday MP3 player.  Welcome to the non traditional seating of the holiday manor.

A very big thank you to all of the musicians that allow their music to be shared on this podcast.  All music is from the podsafe music network 

Please visit the musicians websites and buy their music if you like it. It would be like dropping a little something into their Christmas stockings.

Christmas Here on Mars  by Bubble

A Guy Named Nick by Jim Merillat

A Harry Potter Christmas by Joel Kopischke

Joy-Kinda Holidayish by Charlie Crowe

Oh Come All Ye Faithful by Uncle Seth

Robot Ad by PeeperRadio Theater

Ya, You Betcha Christmas by Gary Sundblad

Santa Claus is Freaking Me Out by Lord Weatherby

Carol of the Bells by Admiral Twin

I'll Be Home for Christmas by Twisted Sister

Let It Snow by Winzenried A.K.A. Hollywood Drunks

Socks and Underpants by TV's Kyle 

Santa's Story 06 by Andy Buscemi

God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman by Chris Barker

Jingle Jangle by Larry Seyer



Direct download: nontraditional_finalMP3.mp3
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Christmas 2007 Traditional

Christmas...it's all about traditions, at least in this podcast. Oh were you looking for somthing about spinning?  Well the only thing spun, are two yarnspinners tales, the first about playing with someone else's toys and the second about her Christmas traditions.  To keep with the theme, there is lots of music in, of course, a traditional style.

All music is from the podsafe music network

And because I want to send a big thank you to all the musicians that kindly shared some holiday music for us, here are their website links.  Go and buy some music from them, their landlords will thank you.

The opening song was It's Christmas Time by Bree Noble

Feels Like Christmas is by: Rusty Bladen

Santa is Coming to Town is by: Andy Buscemi

A Round for Christmas is by: Jim Goodrich

Rise up Shepherd and follow is by: Cat Jahnke

Oh Holy Night is by: The New Autonomous Folksingers

And we close with, Carol of the Bells by: thehipcola

If you heard a strong chorus of Hallelujah! it's because I think I have finally worked out a better audio quality for my voice.  I hope you think so too!

Direct download: traditional_mp3final.mp3
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Angora Podcast





 Join me in my barn today, and learn how to harvest the wonderful fiber angora from a rabbit.  And there's a few rabbits in the music hat too! 

Musical interludes in the barn are from:

     Dancing in November  by Monika Herzig

For our music break, we pulled these rabbits out of the hat:

     Run Rabbit/The Chase  by Brain Buckit 

     Bunny Boiler  Pablo Eskimo

And we close with some country bluegrass from the Smithsonian Archives:

     Rabbit in a Log  by The Stanley Brothers

And as always a thank you for my spinning wheel theme song by Clare Dowling.

All music can be found at the podsafe music network

Next month's podcasts will both be mostly music podcasts, set up for your listening whether you find time to spin, or knit on those have to be done by Christmas socks.  Talk to you then!


Direct download: 113007angorapodcast.mp3
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November Spin-In


Grab your favorite spinning tool and fiber and join me as I spin some yarn, and tell you a few yarnspinners tales. And of course, play music, lots of wonderful autumnal type music all to be found at the Podsafe Music Network.

Check out the following artists and their music: their spouses will thank you!

Spinning My Wheels by Dan Montgomery

Cheetham Hill by Junction Pool

Autumn Colors by Ritchie Hernandez

Autumn by Quinn

Autumn Leaves by Egerton Boyz

With special thanks to Clare Dowling for her Spinning Song used as my Intro.

Direct download: novspinfinal.mp3
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YST Episode 1  Combing Shetland Fleece

Big Scary Five Pitch Combs and Halloween music, Oh MY!

Join me on my front porch and listen to my detailed explaination of how I use base held large combs for making top from  Shetland wool.  Then enjoy some Halloween music from the Podsafe music network, while either trying your own combing, or just enjoying the music.

A few pictures of the combing process have been posted on my Oct 27th entry of my blog.

All podsafe music used can be found here.

Websites for the musicians in the podcast are:

Well I Wouldn't Call them Demon by DeepSeaDust

Frankenstein's in the Mood by Beau Hall

Halloween by The Coffinshakers

Halloween is Awesome by Hyper Nonsense

And special thanks to Clare Dowling for her Spinning Song used as my Intro music.

Join me in several weeks for a spin along, as I light a fire in my living room fireplace, and talk and spin on one of my wheels.  See you then!

Direct download: combpodcastfinalmp3.mp3
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Welcome to the first podcast for Yarnspinners Tales.  This is a beta test of everything involved to put together a podcast, and I go into some of the details, plus talk a little about the format for future podcasts.  And in between all that, there is some music that I have enjoyed and hope you will too.  Just try and make it through the day without rehumming the Refrigerator Blues!

The next and official first episode of Yarnspinners Tales will be about combing fiber with large pitch combs.  So grab your combs and fiber and join me.

All music in this podcast is from the Podsafe Music Network. If you liked what you heard, go to the website and support the musicians.  Their spouses will thank you!

Special thanks to Clare Dowling  for her song Spinning Wheel, my intro theme song.

Refrigerator Blues by 77South

Cyndi by Podcast Troubadour

Goodbye Time by Bluesman Tom Malafarina





Direct download: final_introduction_podcast.mp3
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