Mon, 16 May 2011
Two rare sheep breeds and their fleeces are reviewed in this podcast, the Black Welsh Mountain sheep, and the Clun Forest. The lovely sheep photo shown here are those Clun Forest sheep.
Thanks to Ken and Oogie at Desert Weyr for their breeding of Black Welsh Mountain sheep. Oogie was an internet aquaintance and part of the rare breeds exchange I did many years ago. She provided the samples of fiber from this breed that I talk about in the podcast.
The book by Deborah Robson The Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook, is shown here on Amazon.
The closing song is by Marina Tihvinskaya and is called Celtic Song, but is not what you expect at all! Enjoy! Marina writes: "please let your listeners know that my website is www.marinatihvinskaya.net and the name of the album is My Favourite Dependence."
Until later, happy spinning!
Sat, 7 May 2011
It only happens now and then in a spinner's life, the decision to buy a spinning wheel. I had that chance last month, and am now the happy owner of a Majacraft Aura. I talk about my story of finding the wheel, and what I have learned in the few weeks of owning it.
A big thank you to Clare Dowling for her Spinning Song, that I've used for the pod cast's opening for all these years.
The closing music for today's podcast is by William Saunders and is called Chasing Daylight.
If you'd like to join us in the spinning technique spin along, go to Ravelry, search for the group Yarnspinnerstales spin in, and find the specific threads for each month's technique. With done a single study, lock spinning, and spinning from the fold.