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Yarnspinners Tales's Podcast

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May 16, 2020

This podcast is a review of spinning the fibers from two Welsh sheep breeds.  The Black Welsh Mountain is commonly known in the US, but it considered a conservation breed, due to it's small number of animals.  The Welsh mountain sheep is white, and not raised much in the US. 

I had reviewed the BWM breed in several previous podcasts, so I will provide links to those.

Episode 62 is a review of the breed's fiber

Episode 64 is an interview with a BWM breeder Oogie McGuire.  Her ranch is call Desert Weyr and she is still selling the BWM fiber and yarns and is now part of the Shave 'Em to Save 'Em program.

Because of my participation in the fleece study group 52 Weeks of Sheep, I discovered the other Welsh Mountain sheep, with white fleece.  I got a sampling of UK fiber for both the BWM and the Welsh Mountain from Wychwood Spinner and talk about both in the podcast.  The fleece of Welsh mountain that I purchased at a fiber fair is unfortunately unidentified as to the vendor so I can not give a link to that at this time.