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

Beta 10/09/07
Episode 1 Using Combs / Shetland 10/28/07
Episode 2 Spin In 11/13/07
Episode 3 Raising Angora Rabbits 12/01/07
Episode 4 Christmas Music 2 episodes 12/16/07
Episode 5 Spinning Angora 01/18/08
Episode 6 Spin In Border Leicester and BFL 02/02/08
Episode 7 Skirting a Shetland Fleece 02/16/08
Episode 8 Spin In Cheviot and Corriedale 03/02/08
Episode 9 Washing a Fleece 04/02/08
Episode 10 Spin In Finn and Perendale 04/22/08
Episode 11 Book Reviews: Your Handspinning/ Creative Spinning, Weaving & Plant                      Dyeing/ The Encyclopedia of Handspinning 05/09/08
Episode 12 Cotton Dyeing Part I Chemical Dyes 05/30/08
Episode 13 Cotton Dyeing Part II Natural Dyes 06/01/08
Episode 14 Spin In Cormo and Montadale  06/20/08
Episode 15 Cotton Spinning/Preparation Techniques 07/08/08
Episode 16 Spin In Romney and Targhee 07/31/08
Episode 17 Andean Plying, Picking a Fleece, Spinning Bulky Yarn 08/17/08
Episode 18 Spin In CVM and Maine Island Sheep 09/01/08
Episode 19 Wheels: How they work 09/16/08
Episode 20 Spin In Navajo Churro and Jacob 09/30/08
Episode 21 Felting a Fleece 10/27/08
Episode 22 Spin In Alpaca 10/31/08
Episode 23 Drop Spindles 12/20/08
Episode 24 Spinning and Dyeing Silk 01/25/09
Episode 25 Spin In Cashgora 01/31/09
Episode 26 Spinning Woolen vs Worsted 02/15/09
Episode 27 Spin In Tunis and Karakul 03/14/09
Epidose 28 Dyeing Wool / Discolored Fleeces 03/30/09
Episode 29 Spin In Wheels at the Woolery / Spaelsau and Icelandic 04/23/09
Episode 30 Plying 04/30/09
Episode 31 Bamboo and Tencel 05/16/09
Episode 32 Silk, Soy and Milk 06/01/09
Episode 33 Spin In Dog Hair / Spinning Designer Yarns and The Intentional Spinner  06/22/09
Episode 34 Carding and blending fibers 07/07/09
Episode 35 Spin In Helping Angora Bunnies Beat the Heat / Washing Alpaca Fiber 07/31/09
Episode 36 Spinning with a charkha 08/21/09
Episode 37 Spin In breed reviewed: Southdown, Polworth Setting up my wheel before spinning 09/13/09
Episode 38 Selecting a wool fleece part 1 10/10/09
Episode 39 Selecting non wool fiber to spin, storing fiber, original ghost story 10/24/09
Episode 40 Spinning for a specific type of yarn 11/21/09
Episode 41 Discussing grist 11/29/09
Episode 42 Changing the size of your yarn by adjusting tension 12/18/09
Episode 43 Spinner’s block, unlocking the creative juices 01/20/10
Episode 44 Fiber Fairs 04/05/10
Episode 45 Spin In Breeds Coopworth and Polypay review 04/18/10
Episode 46 Spinning Tools 05/08/10
Episode 47 Book Reviews Jenny Dean’s Natural Dyeing Books also American Native Plants 05/31/10
Episode 48 Planning a Dye Day 06/22/10
Episode 49 Carbonized bamboo, Tour de fleece projects History of the wheels I own 07/12/10
Episode 50 Dye Day 1 Dyeing with saran wrap 08/14/10
Episode 51 Dye Day 2 Dyeing specific colors, the tertiary colors 08/28/10
Episode 52 Dye Day 3 Natural Dyeing with walnut leaves 09/28/10
Episode 53 Front Porch spin in Creativity 10/23/13
Episode 54 Color Theory with Digitaldurga 11/10/10
Episode 55 Color Theory part 2 11/10/10
Episode 56 Blending the Tertiary colors 01/10/11
Episode 57 Blending Hackle 01/29/11
Episode 58 Different types of fiber combs 02/14/11
Episode 59 Washing and combing five different sheep breeds (lock washing in roaster pan) 02/28/11
Episode 60 Spinners’ single study, and Forsyth products review 04/07/11
Episode 61 A New Wheel Majacraft Aura 05/07/11
Episode 62 Rare breed review, Black Welsh Mountain and Clun Forest 05/17/11
Episode 63 Lock and Fold Spinning 06/02/11
Episode 64 Interview with Oogie McGuire Black Welsh Mountain Sheep breeder 07/22/11
Episode 65 A Podcast for knitters who want to become spinners 08/21/11
Episode 66 Learning curve for the Aura and beaded yarn 08/21/11
Episode 67 Spinning Woolen 10/05/11
Special Episode - Happy Fourth Year, YST! 10/15/11
Promo podcast for Spinners Journal, a how to use it podcast 11/05/11
Episode 68 Interviews with two scholar spinners 11/16/11
Episode 69 Four reviews (Leicester longwool, Lincoln wool, a spinning DVD and my trip to Stitches East)  01/07/12
Episode 70 Drum Carding Projects 02/21/12
Episode 71 Digital Sheep 03/31/12
Episode 72 Support Spindles 04/28/12
Episode 73 Chatting with the Fiber folks  05/26/12
Episode 74 Let the Games Begin (Tour de Fleece 2012) 07/02/12
Episode 75 The Wheel Keeps Spinning (TdF 2) 07/05/12
Episode 76 Listen to your Inner Spinner (TdF 3) 07/08/12
Episode 77 Is it Rest Day yet (TdF 4) 07/11/12
Episode 78 Two types of plying (TdF 5) 07/15/12
Episode 79 How the Fiber Talks to Me (TdF6) 07/18/12
Episode 80 Finished Yarn and Fractal Spinning (TdF7) 08/02/12
Episode 81 The Finish Line (TdF8) 08/07/12
Episode 82 Ravellenic review part 1 Breed review California Red and combing CVM two ways 08/16/12
Episode 83 Ravellenic review part 2 Breed review Ryeland and Salish 09/17/12
Episode 84 Positive Spin: YST on Stash naming 10/05/12
Episode 85 Five Year Anniversary podcast 10/31/12
Episode 86 Katahdan review and porch spin in 12/10/12
Episode 87 A Frest Start Wrap up of 2012 spinning 12/31/12
Episode 88 A Good Exchange Review of a past angora exchange 01/27/13
Episode 89 Thin thinner thinnest: Review of a froghair spinning exchange 02/04/13
Episode 90 Plying with commercial yarns 03/16/13
Episode 91 YST The more I teach the more I learn 04/26/13
Episode 92 Sometimes you make a yarn sometimes you don't: Chain plying 05/31/12
Episode 93 Preparing for TdF 2013 06/25/13
Episode 94 TdF13 Days one and two 07/02/13
Episode 95 TdF13 days three through five 07/06/13
Episode 96 TdF13 days six through nine 07/09/13
Episode 97 TdF13 Babies and bobbins:traveling and spinning 07/19/13
Episode 98 TdF13 Final report 07/30/13
Episode 99 Book review Hand Designs for Spinners and Knitters 09/09/13
Episode 100 Finishing Yarn 10/20/13

Episode 101 Machine Washing Alpaca  01/11/14                                           Episode 102 Spinning Alpaca 01/30/14                                                       Episode 103 Norfolk Horn Fiber review 02/11/14                                                   Episode 104 White faced Woodland fiber review 02/14/14                                 Episode 105 Portland fiber review 02/18/14                                                   Episode 106 A day off and Spinning 02/22/14                                                       Episode 107 Final British Rare Breeds review Manx Loaghton and Hill Radnor                     03/16/14                                                                                           Episode 108 Dyeing Alpaca 04/24/14                                                           Episode 109 Greencastle Fiber Event review 06/02/14                                 Episode 110 Ky Sheep and Wool Festival 06/25/14                                               Episode 111 Preparing for TdF14 07/09/14                                                       Episode 112 TdF14 Team Painted Tiger 07/16/14                                                   Episode 113 TdF14 Team Majacraft 07/21/14                                                       Episode 114 TdF14 Team Farm Fiber Marketplace 07/26/14                                   Episode 115 TdF14 Team Support Spindlers 07/31/14                                           Episode 116 TdF14 Final Recap 08/10/14

 

 

Category:general -- posted at: 2:25pm EST

Beta
Episode 1 Using Combs / Shetland
Episode 2 Spin In
Episode 3 Raising Angora Rabbits
Episode 4 Christmas Music 2 episodes
Episode 5 Spinning Angora
Episode 6 Spin In Border Leicester and BFL
Episode 7 Skirting a Shetland Fleece
Episode 8 Spin In Cheviot and Corriedale
Episode 9 Washing a Fleece
Episode 10 Spin In Finn and Perendale
Episode 11 Book Reviews: Your Handspinning/ Creative Spinning, Weaving & Plant Dyeing/ The Encyclopedia of Handspinning
Episode 12 Cotton Dyeing Part I Chemical Dyes
Episode 13 Cotton Dyeing Part II Natural Dyes
Episode 14 Spin In Cormo and Montadale
Episode 15 Cotton Spinning/Preparation Techniques
Episode 16 Spin In Romney and Targhee
Episode 17 Andean Plying, Picking a Fleece, Spinning Bulky Yarn
Episode 18 Spin In CVM and Maine Island Sheep
Episode 19 Wheels: How they work
Episode 20 Spin In Navajo Churro and Jacob
Episode 21 Felting a Fleece
Episode 22 Spin In Alpaca
Episode 23 Drop Spindles
Episode 24 Spinning and Dyeing Silk
Episode 25 Spin In Cashgora
Episode 26 Spinning Woolen vs Worsted
Episode 27 Spin In Tunis and Karakul
Epidose 28 Dyeing Wool / Discolored Fleeces
Episode 29 Spin In Wheels at the Woolery / Spaelsau and Icelandic
Episode 30 Plying
Episode 31 Bamboo and Tencel
Episode 32 Silk, Soy and Milk
Episode 33 Spin In Dog Hair / Spinning Designer Yarns and The Intentional Spinner
Episode 34 Carding and blending fibers
Episode 35 Spin In Helping Angora Bunnies Beat the Heat / Washing Alpaca Fiber
Episode 36 Spinning with a charkha
Episode 37 Spin In breed reviewed: Southdown, Polworth Setting up my wheel before spinning
Episode 38 Selecting a wool fleece part 1
Episode 39 Selecting non wool fiber to spin, storing fiber, original ghost story
Episode 40 Spinning for a specific type of yarn
Episode 41 Discussing grist
Episode 42 Changing the size of your yarn by adjusting tension
Episode 43 Spinner’s block, unlocking the creative juices
Episode 44 Fiber Fairs
Episode 45 Spin In Breeds Coopworth and Polypay review
Episode 46 Spinning Tools
Episode 47 Book Reviews Jenny Dean’s Natural Dyeing Books also American Native Plants
Episode 48 Planning a Dye Day
Episode 49 Carbonized bamboo, Tour de fleece projects History of the wheels I own
Episode 50 Dye Day 1 Dyeing with saran wrap
Episode 51 Dye Day 2 Dyeing specific colors, the tertiary colors
Episode 52 Dye Day 3 Natural Dyeing with walnut leaves
Episode 53 Front Porch spin in Creativity
Episode 54 Color Theory with Digitaldurga
Episode 55 Color Theory part 2
Episode 56 Blending the Tertiary colors
Episode 57 Blending Hackle
Episode 58 Different types of fiber combs
Episode 59 Washing and combing five different sheep breeds (lock washing in roaster pan)
Episode 60 Spinners’ single study, and Forsyth products review
Episode 61 A New Wheel Majacraft Aura
Episode 62 Rare breed review, Black Welsh Mountain and Clun Forest
Episode 63 Lock and Fold Spinning
Episode 64 Interview with Oogie McGuire Black Welsh Mountain Sheep breeder
Episode 65 A Podcast for knitters who want to become spinners
Episode 66 Learning curve for the Aura and beaded yarn
Episode 67 Spinning Woolen
Special Episode - Happy Fourth Year, YST!
Episode 68 Interviews with two scholar spinners
Episode 69 Four reviews (Leicester longwool, Lincoln wool, a spinning DVD and my trip to Stitches East)
Episode 70 Drum Carding Projects
Episode 71 Digital Sheep
Episode 72 Support Spindles
Episode 73 Chatting with the Fiber folkd
Episode 74 Let the Games Begin (Tour de Fleece 2012)
Episode 75 The Wheel Keeps Spinning (TdF 2)
Episode 76 Listen to your Inner Spinner (TdF 3)
Episode 77 Is it Rest Day yet (TdF 4)
Episode 78 Two types of plying (TdF 5)
Episode 79 How the Fiber Talks to Me (TdF6)
Episode 80 Finished Yarn and Fractal Spinning (TdF7)
Episode 81 The Finish Line (TdF8)
Episode 82 Ravellenic review part 1 Breed review California Red and combing CVM two ways
Episode 83 Ravellenic review part 2 Breed review Ryeland and Salish
Episode 84 Positive Spin: YST on Stash naming
Episode 85 Five Year Anniversary podcast
Episode 86 Katahdan review and porch spin in
Episode 87 A Frest Start Wrap up of 2012 spinning
Episode 88 A Good Exchange Review of a past angora exchange
Episode 89 Thin thinner thinnest: Review of a froghair spinning exchange
Episode 90 Plying with commercial yarns
Episode 91 YST The more I teach the more I learn
Episode 92 Sometimes you make a yarn sometimes you don't: Chain plying
Episode 93 Preparing for TdF 2013
Episode 94 TdF13 Days one and two
Episode 95 TdF13 days three through five
Episode 96 TdF13 days six through nine
Episode 97 TdF13 Babies and bobbins:traveling and spinning
Episode 98 TdF13 Final report
Episode 99 Book review Hand Designs for Spinners and Knitters
Episode 100 Finishing Yarn

 

Category:general -- posted at: 1:26pm EST

YST Episode 100 Finishing Yarn

From the ways to make a skein to the why and how of washing it, this podcast is all about finishing your hand spun yarn.

Music is by Mano Reza and is called The Time Needed to Finish.  It is found on Musicalley.

I reference many books for the research I did for the podcast.  The list is verbal on the podcast, here is a written list:

  • Big Book of Handspinning  Alden Amos
  • Joy of Spinning Carol Kroll
  • Spinning Merino and Super Fine Wools Margaret Stove
  • Handspinning Eliza Leadbeater
  • Handspinners Guide to Selling Paula Simmon
  • Spinning Designer Yarns Diane Varney
  • Creative Spinning Alison Daykin and Jane Deane
  • The Intentional Spinner Judith McKenzie Mccuin
  • Spinners Book Of Yarn Designs Sarah Anderson
  • Spin Off Summer 1991 The Ideal Yarn Blocker Susan Gonzalez
  • Spin Off Summer 2007 Wet Finishes for Yarn Judith McKenzie Mccuin


Direct download: YST_Episode_100_finishing_yarn.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:18am EST

Sweaters by Hand Designs for Spinners and Knitters by Helene Rush and Rachael Emmons is the subject of todays book review podcast.

Music is from Music Alley, a timeless classic by Dust Rhinos, Wild Mountain Thyme.

Direct download: YST_Episode_99_book_review.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:55pm EST

Week three and the final week of the TdF found me washing more fleece, and finally spinning some yarn.

Photos will be on my blog.

Music is from Music Alley  Interlude music is Someday by Stan Williams.  Closing song is Waiting for Someday by Lee Alexander

The Spinners Journal, is the book I created to help you keep track of all of your spinning projects.  Check it out!

Direct download: YST_Episode_98_TdF2013_final_update.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:07am EST

YST Episode 97 TdF catch up report

Homelife, work, travel, but still spinning!


Music is from Music Alley.  The song is Day by Day and is composed and performed by Vitor Cunha.

Direct download: YST_Episode_97_TdF_catch_up_report.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:51pm EST

A quick update of my fiber persuits during days six through nine of the Tour de Fleece.

Todays's music interlude is Five More Minutes by Brandon Wolfe and can be found on Music Alley.  I couldn't resist the title.  After all knitters are always saying, let me just finish this row, but we spinners' really can't get away with 'let me finish this bobbin'.  So....Five Minutes More.

Direct download: YST_Episode_96_TdF_days_6_to_9.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:02pm EST

The real challenge came along with Monday, combining these TdF goals along with the day job!

Today's music is Wheels by inglas and can be found on Music Alley.

Direct download: YST_Episode_95_TdF_day_34_and_5.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:35pm EST

We're off and spinning fiber into yarn as the cyclist tour France.  I have set daily goals and hope to release reports periodically during the TdF.

Music today is Mountains by Katy Pfaffl and can be found on MusicAlley.

Direct download: YST_Episode_94_TdF13_Day_1_and_2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:11am EST

Once again Team YST is planning to spin every day of the Tour de France for Ravelry's Tour de fleece.  Come join all the fun and cheerleading and inspirations.

I talk about the decision to do lots of fiber processing for this year's challenge.  Just a hint, there's lots of Shetland!

Music in todays podcast is by Dan Montgomery and is called Spinning My Wheels, appropiate!  It can be found on Music Alley.


You can find me on Twitter here which will give the links to the audioboos I will try and publish daily during the TdF.  Or go to Audioboo and search for YST to find them.


Direct download: YST_Episode_93_preparing_for_the_TdF.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:30pm EST