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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.

Nov 26, 2015

A chatty podcast to close up the spinning year.  I review a fiber fair, talk about drum carding and what's on my spinning wheels.  Then after a bit of daydreaming, I have a plan for some of next year's projects.

There are no links to mention for this podcast.  

I want to say thank you to all my listeners for being there...


Oct 22, 2015

The Spinzilla report is actually the second part of the podcast.  In the first part, I continue the review of using the Ashford quill spindle, using mohair, angora, hemp, bamboo and cotton.

A few links for things mentioned in the podcast:

Needle Junkies podcast has a link on their website

Spinzilla total yards this...


Sep 14, 2015

It seems I really have made many skeins of yarns over the last three years.  Since I had the habit of not washing yarns until I was ready to use them, I discovered I had many skeins that really should be washed.  In this podcast I talk about the sorting, and washing of these skeins, enjoying the memories of their...


Aug 4, 2015

Besides going over the spinning during the final days of the Tour de Fleece, I discuss several topics in detail.

First is my experience with spinning on a quill set up on my Ashford Traditional.  A photo of the quill can be seen here.  I also recommend searching Youtube for good videos if you plan to try this too.  Here...


Jul 23, 2015

I continue talking about my TdF spinning projects in the first part of this podcast.  In the second part, I go over some tips and troubleshooting for an old Ashford Tradition spinning wheel.

The snippet of music today is Wild Mountain Thyme by Big Sea.  

The fiber I started spinning on my Ashford wheel is from Chamomile...