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

I have 8 years worth of podcasts, and it can be hard to find just the one you need. This list will help you.  First look at the content to find what topic you want to hear. Then look at the date.  On the left hand side of the website, there are archives by year and then the months under the year.  Find the year and month of the podcast you want and click there.  Then find the episode number and you should have the podcast on the specific topic you want.  Enjoy!

Episode number      Topic                 Date

  • 1            Using Combs/Shetland           10/28/07
  • 2            Spin In General Chatter          11/13/07
  • 3            Raising Angora Rabbits           12/01/07
  • 4            Christmas music only             12/16/07
  • 5            Spinning Angora                    01/18/08
  • 6            Border Leicester and BFL         02/02/08
  • 7            Skirting a Shetland Fleece       02/16/08
  • 8            Cheviot and Corriedale            03/02/08
  • 9            Washing a fleece                   04/02/08
  • 10           Finn and Perendale                04/22/08
  • 11           Book reviews                        05/09/08
  • 12           Cotton Dyeing part 1 Chemical 05/30/08
  • 13           Cotton dyeing part 2 Natural    06/01/08
  • 14           Cormo and Montadale              06/20/08
  • 15           Cotton prep and spinning         07/08/08
  • 16           Romney and Targhee               07/31/08
  • 17           Andean Ply, Fleece Picking        08/17/08
  •               Spinning Bulky yarn
  • 18           CVM and Maine Island Sheep     09/01/08
  • 19           Wheels and how they work        09/16/08
  • 20           Navajo Churro and Jacob           09/30/08
  • 21           Felting a fleece, faking pelts      10/27/08
  • 22           Alpaca                                   10/31/08         
  • 23           Drop Spindles                          12/20/08
  • 24           Spinning and Dyeing Silk            01/25/09
  • 25           Cashgora                                01/31/09
  • 26           Woolen vs Worsted spinning       02/15/09
  • 27           Tunis and Karakul                     03/14/09
  • 28           Dyeing wool Discolored fleece     03/30/09
  • 29           Spaelsau and Icelandic              04/23/09
  • 30           Pyling                                     04/30/09
  • 31           Bamboo and tencel                   05/16/09
  • 32           Silk, Soy and Milk fibers             06/01/09
  • 33           Dog hair, Spinning Designer Yarn 06/22/09
  •                  Review of Intentional Spinner
  • 34           Carding and Blending fibers         07/07/09
  • 35           Angora rabbits and the heat       07/31/09
  •                  Washing alpaca fiber
  • 36           Spinning with a Charkha             08/21/09
  • 37           Southdown,Polworth                  09/13/09
  •                  Setting up a wheel to spin
  • 38           Selecting a wool fleece              10/10/09
  • 39           Selecting non wool fiber,storing fiber
  •                   An original ghost story            10/24/09
  • 40           Spinning for a specific yarn          11/21/09
  • 41           Discussing grist                          11/29/09
  • 42           Changing yarn size by adjusting     12/18/09
  •                    tension
  • 43           Spinners block unlocking creative   01/20/10
  •                    juices
  • 44            Fiber Fairs                                 04/05/10
  • 45            Coopworth and Polypay               04/18/10
  • 46            Spinning tools                            05/08/10
  • 47            Natural Dyeing book reviews         05/31/10
  • 48            Planning a dye day                     06/22/10
  • 49            Carbonized bamboo   TdF             07/12/10
  •                   history of wheels I own
  • 50            Saran Wrap dyeing                      08/14/10
  • 51            Dyeing for specific colors              08/28/10
  •                   tertiary color study
  • 52            Natural dyeing with walnut leaves  09/28/10
  • 53            Front porch spinning  Creativity     10/23/10
  • 54            Color Theory with digitaldurga       11/10/10
  • 55            Color Theory part 2                     11/10/10
  • 56            Blending the Tertiary colors           01/10/11
  • 57            Blending Hackle                           01/29/11
  • 58            Types of Fiber combs                   02/14/11
  • 59            Washing and combing 5 breeds      02/28/11
  • 60            Spinners' single study                   04/07/11
  •                   Forsyth product review
  • 61            A new Wheel Majacraft Aura          05/07011
  • 62            Black Welsh Mountain, Clun Forest   05/17/11
  • 63            Lock and fold spinning                   06/02/11
  • 64            Oogie McGuire interview BWM breed  07/22/11
  • 65            A podcast for knitters who want to  08/20/11
  •                  become spinners
  • 66            Learning the Aura and beaded yarn  08/21/11
  • 67            Spinning Woolen                           10/05/11
  • Special Episode  Happy fourth Year YST           10/15/11
  • Promo podcast for The Spinners Journal            11/05/11
  • 68            Interviews with two scholar spinners 11/16/11
  • 69            Leicester longwool, lincoln longwool   01/07/12
  •                  spinning DVD review and Stitches East
  • 70           Drum Carding projects                      02/21/12         
  • 71           Digital Sheep                                  03/31/12
  • 72           Support Spindles                             04/28/12
  • 73           Chatting with Fiber folks                   05/26/12
  • 74           Let the Spinning Begin                      07/02/12
  •                   Tour de fleece 2012
  • 75           The Wheel Keeps Spinning TdF12       07/05/12
  • 76           Listen to your inner spinner TdF12      07/08/12
  • 77           Is it rest day yet?  TdF12                 07/11/12
  • 78           Two types of plying  TdF12               07/15/12
  • 79           How the fiber speaks to me  TdF12     07/18/12
  • 80           Fractal spinning and finished yarn       08/02/12
  • 81           The finish line  TdF12                       08/07/12
  • 82           California Red and combing CVM         08/16/12
  • 83           Ryeland and Salish                           09/17/12
  • 84           Positive Spin YST on Stash naming     10/05/12
  • 85           Five year anniversary podcast            10/31/12
  • 86           Katahdan review and porch spin in       12/10/12
  • 87           A Fresh Start  Review of 2012 spinning 12/31/12
  • 88           Exchanges, an angora spinning           01/27/13
  •                    exchange
  • 89           Thin, thinner, thinnest, a froghair        02/04/13
  •                    spinning exchange
  • 90           Plying with commercial yarns              03/16/13
  • 91           The more I teach, the more I learn      04/26/13
  • 92           Chain plying (navajo plying)                05/31/12
  • 93           Preparing for TdF 2013                      06/25/13
  • 94           TdF13  day 1 and 2                          07/02/13
  • 95           TdF13  days 3 thru 5                        07/06/13
  • 96           TdF13  days 6 thru 9                        07/09/13
  • 97           TdF13  traveling with baby                07/19/13
  • 98           TdF13 final report                            07/30/13
  • 99           Book Review Hand Designs for            09/09/13
  •                  Spinners and Knitters
  • 100         Finishing yarn                                  10/20/13
  • 101         Machine Washing alpaca                    01/11/14
  • 102         Spinning alpaca                                01/30/14
  • 103         Norfolk Horn                                    02/11/14
  • 104         White faced Woodland                      02/14/14
  • 105         Portland fiber                                  02/18/14
  • 106         Ravellenic spinning                           02/22/14
  • 107         Manx Loaghton and Hill Radnor           03/16/14
  • 108         Dyeing Alpaca                                 04/24/14
  • 109         Greencastle Fiber event                    06/02/14
  • 110         Ky Sheep and Wool Festival               06/25/14
  • 111         Preparing for TdF14                          07/09/14
  • 112         TdF14 Team Painted Tiger                 07/16/14
  • 113         TdF14 Team Majacraft                      07/21/14
  • 114         TdF14 Team Farm Fiber Marketplace    07/26/14
  • 115         TdF14 Team Support Spindlers            07/31/14
  • 116         TdF14 Final recap                             08/10/14
  • 117         A Wool Gathering Yellow Springs Ohio   10/04/14
  • 118         Spinailla 2014                                   11/07/14
  • 119         Fortutous fleeces                             11/27/14
  •                   Interview with Digitaldurga
  • 120        Roc Day 2015                                    01/07/15
  • 121        Wool Wash review  interview with         02/03/15
  •                   Natalie Redding
  • 122        Review of Norman Kennedy's DVD          03/26/15
  • 123        Alpaca in the dyepots                         05/16/15
  • 124        Spin In General Chatter                       06/30/15
  • 125        TdF15 part 1                                     07/15/15
  • 126        TdF15 part 2                                     07/23/15
  • 127        TdF15 final update                             08/03/15
  • 128        Washing handspun yarn                       09/13/15
  • 129        Spinzilla 2015  Ashford spinning quill       10/22/15
  • 130        This, that and daydreams   spin in chat  11/26/15
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Category:general -- posted at: 4:02pm EDT

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 Misc Ravellenic spins 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 review 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: 3:27pm EDT

Today's podcast is an update of my Tour de Fleece spinning for the team Painted Tiger.  The website for this dyer of fiber and yarn is here.

The fiber I am spinning is a Portuguese wool top explained by Ashland Bay blog.

Therefore, tigers are the theme of the music, found on MusicAlley.  The interlude music is by Sinfonoa Electronique and is Tiger on the Loose II. The end music is by Briareus and is called Tigers.

My blog can be found here.

Direct download: YST_Episode_112_TdF14_update_2_Painted_Tiger_Team.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:21pm EDT

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 EDT

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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 EDT

This is the third installment of the daily updates for the Tour de Fleece spinning event.

Be sure to check out the different threads posted on Ravelry to see my fibers and yarns as well as many others by all the great spinners.

Music is from Music Alley (which seems to be working again) and is Jillian LaDage Midsummer Night.

Direct download: YST_episode_76.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:32pm EDT

Straight from the meet up at a fiber festival we have interviews of three phat fiber folks.  Don't know about Phat Fiber?  Listen in to learn, and then go to their website or find the Ravelry group by searching groups for phat fiber sampler box.  The indie dyer in the meet up is found at NaturalObsessions fiber and is a wonderful source for non wool fibers.  The fiber producer of the group is found at her Etsy shop or at Fluffington Farms blogspot site.  The fiber festival I went to is the Indiana Fiber and Music Fest.  The fiber I was spinning was from The Painted Tiger.

The music in today's podcast is from the podsafe music site MusicAlley.  The first song is Rumba Lullaby by Hathead.  The second song was Lullaby in Loveland by Boho Chapeau.  The closing song is Lullabyes Baby by Zaccheri Gray.

Direct download: YST_Episode_73_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:47am EDT

It's actually magic, taking washed but clumped fiber, putting it through the drum carder and getting fluffy batts ready to spin.  It's a spinning project I only do now and then, after accumulating those piles of fleeces and other fibers ready to blend.  Then I spend several months, in an hour here and there, creating the batts.  After that, the fun begins, as I get to spin them and see what those blends will look like in yarn.

In today's podcast, I talk about my recent drumcarding projects, as well as some information for those spinners that may want to buy a carder, or have one that they still haven't worked up the nerve to use.

I will be putting pictures of the fiber, before and after on my blog

Music in the podcast is from Music Alley  and includes Proof of Love by Old Man Luedecke,  also February by The Distants.

The Spinners Journal, a book I wrote to help you to document your carding or any spinning project is available to buy at this site.

Direct download: YST_Episode_70_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:33pm EDT

YST Episode 66 Learning curves and beaded yarn

I am talking again about the new Majacraft Aura wheel and my learning process as I've spun on it.  Although you may not have this specific wheel, you can listen and apply some of my ideas to any wheel that you would like to expand in your spinning skills.

The second section discusses my crazy idea of putting beads in the yarn before I knit, and how I finally got that idea to work.  The photo here shows that yarn on the bobbin of the Aura.

The music today is a bit different than normal as I recently discovered there are some techno tunes I really enjoy.  So I've included a techno interlude called Hestor is Amused by Johnjack.  If techno is really not your thing, the interludes are short and I give you a chance to turn the podcast off before the end song.  But I really urge you to listen, as I do like the song, Pas De Deux by Lee Negin. 

All of today's music is from Music Alley with my extra thank you to Clare Dowling for my use of her Spinning Wheels as the podcasts intro music.

Until later, happy spinning!

Direct download: YST_Episode_66_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:50am EDT

YST Episode 58 Different Types of Fiber Combs

Fibers combs all are designed to give the spinner lovely top to spin.  But with such a wide variety of type of combs available to the spinner, how does one decide which is right for them?  That is the question I talk about in this podcast, discussing things I know from experience, and from internet research.

One interesting webpost I discovered was about a person's attempt to recreat an old Icelandic comb, which was probably used both from human and animal hair.  That site can be found here.

Several web sources to purchase combs are:


Forsyth Combs

Woodland Woolworks

Susan's Fiber Shop


The music today is from Music Alley

The interlude is by Blake  and is called The Hungarian Love Song

The closing song is by Debbie Cunningham  and is the jazz classic, My Funny Valentine

 

Until later, happy spinning!

Direct download: YST_Episode_58_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:54pm EDT