Sat, 2 January 2016
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
Category:general -- posted at: 4:02pm EST
Sun, 10 August 2014
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
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 EST
Wed, 16 July 2014
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.
My blog can be found here.
Direct download: YST_Episode_112_TdF14_update_2_Painted_Tiger_Team.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:21pm EST
Thu, 26 December 2013
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 EST
Thu, 26 December 2013
Category:general -- posted at: 1:26pm EST
Sat, 7 July 2012
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.
Sat, 26 May 2012
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.
Mon, 20 February 2012
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.
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.
Sun, 21 August 2011
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.
Until later, happy spinning!
Sun, 13 February 2011
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:
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!