Show Notes for Episode 027: Up the Orifice

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Ravenswood

Opening Chatter

The donation incentive for the months of November and December is two bumps (8 oz.) of an 80/20 blend of Merino and silk in the colorway "Ravenswood" from Into the Whirled.  To be entered into a drawing to win this fiber, just donate $5 or more to the podcast by the end of December.  There's a donate button in the left-hand column of the page that will take you right to PayPal.  You can find more goodies from Into the Whirled here; my review of Into the Whirled is here.

I'll be at the Madrona Fiber Arts Retreat in Tacoma from February 15-20.

Big Girl Knits and More Big Girl Knits

Knittyspin

The Knitty blog

Out for a Spin

Julia Farwell-Clay's article on custom wheel makers in Spin-Off.

Beth's blog on the dream wheel weekend

Julia's blog entry (in her blog, Moth Heaven) on the dream wheel weekend

Equipment

Andrew and Susan Forsyth's website

YouTube

Amanda Hannaford's combing videos

I couldn't get the embedding to work, so here are the links:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Amanda's website and Etsy store

DVD

Maggie Casey, Spinning Big and Lofty Yarns

Show Notes for Episode 026: Color My World

Out for a Spin

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The special chemo-cap yarn

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Three Waters Farm "Spring Baby"

Black Bunny Fibers Hibiscus

Black Bunny Fibers "Hibiscus"

Frabjous Moulin Rouge BFL

Frabjous Fibers "Moulin Rouge"

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Ashland Bay "Holly Berry"

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Abstract Fiber "Big Girl Pink"

DVD Review/Interview with Deb Menz

Deb's website

Deb Menz, Color in Spinning

Deb Menz, ColorWorks

Deb Menz, Color Works for Spinners

Deb Menz, Color and Yarn Design for Spinners

Fiber Review: Dicentra Designs

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Dicentra Designs' Etsy store

The Organized Spinner: Setting up a Dyeing Studio

Deb Menz, Color in Spinning

Gail Callahan, Hand Dyeing Yarn and Fleece

Barbara Parry, Teach Yourself Visually Hand Dyeing

Lynne Vogel, The Twisted Sisters Sock Workbook

Pro Chemical and Dye

Dharma Trading Company

Show Notes for Episode 025: "Is 'everything' an acceptable answer?"

Festival Review: The Black Sheep Gathering

The Black Sheep Gathering

The Anatomy of Knitting podcast

The Knitcents podcast

The Knitmore Girls podcast

The Knit Wits podcast

The Outlier podcast

The Yarnings podcast

The Bar-Maids

Spindlewood

Fiber Review: Into the Whirled

Into the Whirled

DVD Review: A Spinner's Toolbox

Judith MacKenzie, A Spinner's Toolbox

Abby Franquemont: Drafting: The Long and Short of It

LPO: Review of Smoky Mountain Spinnery by craftygirl83

The Just One More Row podcast

Unwind Yarn Company

Smoky Mountain Spinnery

Show Notes for Episode 022: #MDSW

Opening Chatter

This month's podcast donation incentive is a beautiful top-whorl spindle from Wildcraft:

Wildcraft Prize Spindle

If you donate $5 or more to the podcast before the month of May, you'll be entered in the drawing.  Or, support the podcast by shopping in the SpinDoctor Amazon or Printfection stores.

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SpinDoctor Tees, now available in black with a super-cool white logo!

Prizes for the Wool Breeds Challenge contest have been donated by Storey Publishing, Spirit Trail Fiberworks, and Spinatude.

The Massachusetts Sheep and Wool Fair

The Black Sheep Gathering

Out for a Spin

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The Wall o' Wool in my studio

Festival Review

Jennie the Potter's Etsy store

Jennie the Potter's blog

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Breed-specific yarns from Solitude Wool

Solitude Wool

Tess' Designer Yarns

Fiber Review

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Email Shepherd's Hey Farm, Comus, MD: LLangstaff at earthlink dot net

 

Show Notes for Episode 021: "wool, dye, mind, hands, color"

Opening Chatter

This month's donation incentive from Wildcraft (and my review of my Wildcraft spindle):

Wildcraft Prize Spindle

The SpinDoctor Amazon store

The SpinDoctor Printfection store, for SpinDoctor swag

Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival, May 7 & 8

The Maryland Sheep and Wool thread in the Ravelry group

Three Waters Farm (and my review)

The Massachusetts Sheep and Woolcraft Fair, May 28 & 29

The Massachusetts Sheep and Wool thread in the Ravelry group

The Black Sheep Gathering, June 24-26

The Black Sheep Gathering thread in the Ravelry group

Details on the Spinning Loft retreat and Miriam Felton's classes

Out for a Spin

The Insubordiknit podcast

This American Life, "Squirrel Cop"

The To Eyre shawl

Jared Flood's yarn, Shelter

Blue Mountain Handcrafts comb and hackle set (and my review)

Fiber Review

Fat Cat Knits website and Etsy store

Fat Cat Knits Ravelry group

Equipment Review

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Jenkins Turkish Delight, Ebony with Maple shaft

Jenkins Woodworking

Wanda's video on the half-hitch

Wanda's video on making a leader for a Turkish spindle

Wanda's video on winding on with a Turkish spindle

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My Applewood Lark

The video of Ed Jenkins making the knitting needle, and two other videos of Ed making a crochet hook, and a spindle shaft.

Book Review

Anne Field, Spinning Wool: Beyond the Basics

Jane and Nola Fournier, In Sheep's Clothing (and my review)

Deb Robson and Carol Ekarius, The Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook

Clara Parkes, The Knitter's Book of Wool (and my review)

Judith MacKenzie, Popular Wheel Mechanics (and my review)

Abby Franquemont, Drafting: The Long and Short of It (and my review)

Judith MacKenzie, A Spinner's Toolbox

Show Notes for Episode 020: Cat is My Co-Pilot

Opening Chatter

Donate $5 or more to the podcast before May 30 to be entered in a drawing to win this beautiful spindle from Wildcraft.

Wildcraft Prize Spindle

Just click on the "Donate" button in the left-hand column and it will take you right to PayPal.

Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival, May 7-8

The Black Sheep Gathering, June 24-26

The Spinning Loft retreat with Beth Smith and Anne Hanson of Knitspot, May 11-14

The Organized Spinner

Pictures coming soon!

Wool Scour Smackdown

Unicorn Power Scour

Kookaburra Wool Wash

DVD Review

Deborah Robson, Handspinning Rare Wools

Deborah Robson and Carol Ekarius, The Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook

Show Notes for Episode 019: Madrona!

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Judith MacKenzie, in class

First off, dear spinsibs, it's the Madrona Fiber Arts Winter Retreat, not Festival.  Duh.  And you can find the website here.

Jacey Bogg's website and DVD

Sally Melville's website

Judith MacKenzie's DVD, The Spinner's Toolbox

Abstract Fiber

Carolina Homespun

Cascade Spindles

The Artful Ewe

And, last but not least, the wonderful Woodland Woolworks, from whom I rented my ladybug for classes

Show Notes for Episode 018: Gifts for Beloved Spinners