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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.

Dec 2, 2016

This podcast closes the 2016 year, with details on my Spinzilla 2016 spinning.  Since one of the fibers I spun during that was dyed with natural dyes and the mordants tin and alum, I did a bit of research on those mordants.  I end this podcast with that discussion.  These are links to some of the things mentioned in the...


Sep 27, 2016

In the first part of this podcast I explain just what is this thing called ravellenics.  Then I go into the details of what I did for the event.

First is spinning, and after that, the next knit with hand spun yarn project, the Oslo Shawl.  

In the second part of the podcast, I talked about the seven items I took to my...


Aug 27, 2016

Final podcast about what I did during Tour de Fleece this year.  I talk about some yarn spun, including two breed studies, Romeldale and Racka.  I also dyed two different shetland fleeces, and an unknown breed ewe lamb fleece.

The Romeldale fiber was purchased at DyedintheWool,

The wash and dye product I used while...


Aug 16, 2016

This is the 2nd TdF16 podcasts, there will be one more.

I talk about washing alpaca fiber, dyeing shetland and lamb's wool fiber, and as my challenge day project, spinning banana fiber.

All of the links below are information I found on the internet about banana fiber.

Home processing (something so unavailable to most of...


Aug 1, 2016

Let the spinning begin. I have the Tour de France on my DVR and fiber ready, it could only be the tour de fleece!

I do much more than spinning, as usual.  I have alpaca blanket washing, fiber dyeing, a challenge fiber and challenge processing planned all during these three weeks.

This is the first of three podcasts...