Sat, 27 August 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 dyeing is available at woolshampoo.
The shop I purchased the drum carder cloth from is no longer in business. However, there are other sources available on Etsy. Just got to that website and search from drum carder cloth.
To see photos of all of my TdF16 projects, sign into Ravelry first and then click this link.
Tue, 16 August 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 us!) is shown in a youtube video by Rix Jennings.
Commercial processing (and very poor audio, sorry) is shown here.
A non verbal commercial processing video. It is long, but if you only have time for one video, I recommend it be this one.
A video of felted banana cloth being made.
Here's on crochet project I found for the yarn (lots of pop ups and ads, sorry).
Finally, Darn Good Yarn, shows banana yarn available on their website.
Mon, 1 August 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 relating to this year's Tdf.
All information on the sheep breeds that I review are from the book Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook by Deborah Robson and Carol Ekarius.
The Devon fiber was purchased at Laughing Lamb Fibers.
The 3D printed flat pack bobbins for spinning wheels are available at Akerworks.