Wool n' Spinning

Sep 22 2020 68 mins 306

Creating content for handspinners of all levels. Participating in community, inspiration and motivation. For the love of making yarn.

Wool n' Spinning Episode 108 LIVE: Hawser, gauge lies and Radiate
Dec 29 2018 85 mins  
Thank you for joining us this week! It is our last show for 2018 – thank you to those who took time out of their schedule to spend the almost 2 hours it took to record since we had some technical difficulties with Internet halfway through. Welcome to new viewers of the show, thank you to those who are returning and a special shout-out to those who are patrons of the show. I appreciate all of your support! This month, we talked about an interesting spinning growth that re-enforced for us that swatching is really important and in fact, they can ‘lie’ to us without swatching large enough, adjusting needle sizes and taking into account general knitting changes as we work on our project. Next, we delve into the sample skein I’ve started for the current Breed & Colour Studies. Some have started receiving their fibre, some have even started spinning so please head over to the Ravelry group to share! We then discussed my finished Hawser yarn – what an interesting plying test. This yarn is probably the most difficult yarn to ply I’ve ever made. I gave a very brief update on my Noel yarn – I’ve really made no progress on it this past week. Lastly, I share my progress on my Radiate pullover that I’ve started in the past week. The yarn is deep stash that I spun in 2015 from Westcoast Colour. I’m loving the knit thus far and will share my progress next time! I hope you enjoy the show – Happy Holidays & a safe, happy, healthy New Year to you and yours!

Wool n' Spinning Episode 106 LIVE: Sweater spins and finishing yarn
Dec 15 2018 66 mins  
Thank you for joining us this week. Welcome to new and returning viewers. Thank you especially to the patrons of the community. You can learn more about how to support the show here. Congratulations to Jessica and Carolyn this month for winning the monthly & calendar giveaway! This week, I introduced our current colours for the Breed & Colour Study. We will be studying Masham, using a photo submitted by Megan of lykkemeg (Ravelry). We discussed these colours at length & I hope you are looking forward to the study as much as I am! For patrons of the show, please watch your email for the link to be sent to you November 23rd to get started! Later that day, the listing will be made public for everyone to participate. Please don’t feel that you need to purchase fibre to participate — just grab some Masham, dye your own or use something already dyed, and jump in with us! The chatter link is here. Post finished yarns and projects here. For the remainder of the show, we chatted about a finished spin that I worked to finish but the finished yarn bled during the washing and created some interesting effects. I could be disappointed but I can’t do anything about it so I am going to go with it! I also give you an update on my Sparkle cardigan. We have a large Spinning Growth segment this week, as well, and I wanted to thank Jillaine for her detail she gave during her post on Ravelry to reflect on this project.

Wool n' Spinning Episode 104 Live: Weaving and Warping; Opposing Plies Yarn
Nov 19 2018 76 mins  
Thank you for tuning in this week! We had to move the Live Stream one week early due to an unbelievable number of field trips this month. I love the Fall and the cool, crisp mornings, which are perfect for wearing sweaters and shawls; however, the number of pumpkin patch trips is a bit overwhelming. There’s the actual pumpkin patch visits and then follow-up ‘pumpkin days’ that involve experiments and decorating (I’m thinking that means carving but knives in school is probably not a thing so …?). While they will be fun, it meant moving the stream dates. I hope it wasn’t too much of an inconvenience. The next date for patrons has been posted here. I updated some of the goals that we are working towards on Patreon – please have a read at the ‘Goals’, which are listed on the left-hand sidebar of the home page. Of particular note are regular “secret” monthly making vlogs in which I bring you along with me on my making throughout the month. While on the podcast, I chat about all of my projects that are in progress and finished, I don’t actually take you along with with me as I make. I thought this would be a great opportunity for me to share with you techniques I’m trying, thoughts on certain projects “in the moment” if you will, and overall to understand my process a bit more. Some of these will be live streamed! Also, I wanted to mention a really big change coming to Wool n’ Spinning Radio. For those who are already patrons of the show, you will know that this is the audio podcast that accompanies the show. I’ve had guests on the show, as well as patrons in our own community. It’s taken a while for the show to ‘find its voice’ so-to-speak but after many conversations about our venture together, makerRadio, Katrina and I have come together to continue making a podcast together but now only on Wool n’ Spinning Radio. Having two separate podcasts, in essence three when we take into account the videocast, is difficult to maintain but combining what makerRadio was and Wool n’ Spinning Radio is creates a sort-of new podcast for you! This will continue to be available for patrons monthly, and those subscribed to the early bird content will receive the show on the 1st of every month (barring issues) and then the entire community will have access come the 7th. Katrina and I will be chatting about topics we find relevant at the time, quotes and ideas we come across (or are shared by the community), and the ongoing breed and colour studies, as we’ve been doing. We will also invite guests on to chat with us, like we did in August with Becca, and maybe even turn on the webcam once in a while to record the show in person as a video (it would still be released in audio but a video link to YouTube would also be provided). I hope you’ll tune in to listen!

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