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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.

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Jul 7, 2020

So much behind that title!  I am not stopping the audio podcast.  I am moving forward on the wave of technology and taking my concept for YST with it.  I have set up a channel on TwitchTV

You can find me under the same name as the podcast, yarnspinnerstales.

I plan to live stream twice a week and during those videos...


Jul 2, 2020

The breed White Face Woodland was studied by the 52 weeks of sheep group on week 14.  Unfortunately, I was unable to obtain a sample of this fiber yet.  But this breed is not new to me, I reviewed it way back on Feb15 2014.  It is Episode 104 and I encourage you to hit the link and listen to it again.

The picture I...


Jul 2, 2020

This breed review, second of the three I did at the same time, covers the Shropshire breed, another Down breed from the British Isles.  

I had two sources of the fiber.  The first, a small sample, came from Wychwood Spinner.  The second was from Marie Redding Fiber Arts Etsy store.  The samples were completely...


Jul 2, 2020

For this month, I am releasing three shorter podcasts, all reviewing sheep breeds.  These do not ave to be listened to in any specific order, it was just how I recorded and edited these.

The sample I used to review the fiber was part of a Down Breed study from Wychwood Spinner.

I also refer to the book The Fleece and...


Jun 19, 2020

The sheep breed for this podcast was new to me, after all my years of reviewing.  The Gulf Coast Native was raised long ago for it's tolerance to the conditions of the deep US south regions.  But it lost it's favored position, and is now on the critical list of sheep breeds.  The group 52 weeks of sheep included it this...