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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 16, 2009

Bamboo and Tencel, those shiny, slippery, shiny, ecofriendly, shiny, nonwool, shiny fibers (did I tell you that they are shiny?) are the topic of today's podcast.  Another spinner joins me today to talk about why these and other non wool fibers are all she spins.  If you have wanted to try these fibers (did I tell you that they are shiny?)  this is the podcast to help get you started.

We refer to lots of things on the internet, so here's a listing of what I hope is all the links:

The youtube video of spinning tencel can be found here.

Digitaldurga has a non wool fiber group on Ravelry called Garden Spinning.  Join her there if you want to discuss anything about today's podcast, or anything relating to these fibers.

Cotton was not included in today's podcast even though it is a cellulose fiber because there are three podcasts that cover cotton.  You can find those podcasts under the names:  Cotton Dye Day (episode 12), Dyeing Cotton Naturally (episode 13), and Spinning Cotton (episode 15).

The Bamboo, Tencel and Targhee/bamboo blend fibers discussed today were provided as sample by Natural Obsessions.

The non wool July sample box mentioned is from www.phatfiber.com.  Phatfiber provides a monthly box of samples of fibers and yarns from vendors.  Each box is based on a theme and for July 2009, the theme is non wool.

A very non inclusive listing of links that I found for sources for this fibers:

www.woolery.com
www.twistoffateyarns.com
www.paradisefibers.net
www.yarnandfiber.com
www.woolworks.com
www.grittyknits.com
www.mandacrafts.etsy.com
www.thepaintedsheep.etsy.com
www.fiberoptic.etsy.com
www.windrose.etsy.com
www.dyeingforcolour.etsy.com

Music on today's podcast was provided through the Podsafe music network.  Get ready for the funk!

The opening song was by Polarity and is called Jammin Inya Jammies.

The interlude music was by Electric Submarine and is called Goats Seldom Shave.

The podcast closes with a wonderful version of Ain't No Sunshine When She's Gone by Busterman.


CAT
almost nine years ago

I really enjoyed this episode with both you and your daughter. It was fun to actually hear you chat and debate with each other about your different approaches and techniques to spinning non-wools.