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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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May 31, 2010

Book reviews!  Three books on dyeing with natural dyes are reviewed in this podcast.  And since it is a spin in, there a yarnspinnerstale as well.

As promised, here are the links, thanks for your patience!

Jenny Dean is the author of two of the books I review, The Craft of Natural Dyeing, and Colours from Nature, A Dyer's Handbook.  Her blog is full of her natural dyeing projects and her books and dyestuff are available at D & K Crafts.

The second book reviewed is Dyes from American Native Plants, A Practical Guide by Lynne Richards and Ronald J. Tyrl.  Here's a link for it on Amazon (if the link ever goes away just search for the book title).

The music used in today's podcast was found by searching the podsafe music network for the word 'everyday' the theme of the yarnspinnerstale. 

Interlude music was Same Lunch Everyday by this group.

The closing song Every Day gets Better is by the Smith Bros.


Until later, happy listening and happy spinning!

Lisa in ND
over twelve years ago

I agree with Loan....your tale on everyday-ness prompted me to download a couple of different journaling software programs to try out. I\\\'m on a MAC and I\\\'m trying MacJournal and viJournal. I\\\'ve often wished I had an every day chronicling of mundane things like the weather, the progression of the seasons, etc. I also think it would be great to keep things in one place such as spinning notes, etc. I\\\'m so glad you are podcasting again. And I am just fine with your limited editing. I don\\\'t need all kinds of fancy stuff in my podcasts. :-) Thanks for sharing your wisdom.

over twelve years ago

I think the word you are looking for is quotidian.

Minimal editing is fine. As long as it is not loud enough to distract from hearing you, then background noises are part of that quotidian life that we are sharing.

For me, one of the reasons I do scrapbooking -- and I\\\'m a fairly basic scrapbooker, not one of those who spends a lot of time making her pages look pretty -- is precisely because it is my form of journaling.

over twelve years ago

Wonderful podcast! I\\\'ve never been very interested in natural dyeing before, but I think you\\\'ve changed my mind. Thanks!

over twelve years ago

Your podcast compelled me to post a comment. I love your musing about everyday-ness. It\\\'s very touching.