Category Archives: hand dyed yarn

Episode 53: Sheep Breeds & Scottish Spinning

Hello yarnista folk! Episode 53 is packed with lots of sheep breed info: a new farm-to-skein yarn, Scottish sheep breeds, sheep smearing (?!), and so much more! Plus, a review of Jen Arnall-Culiford’s new Year of Techniques to liven up … Continue reading

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Indie Dyer Feature: Two Frenchie Fibers

I have a special treat this weekend: a new-to-me (and you!) indie dyer, Cheryl Fjermedal, of Two Frenchie Fibers! I found Cheryl through Instagram and have been enjoying her recent Etsy launch–so many colors and such cute dogs (their names … Continue reading

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Episode 50: The Big Five-0

Hello Yarnies! Well, we made it to 50! Whoa! I am honored and so happy to be here podcasting for and with you all! In this episode, I have a WIP–the BeeKeeper Cardigan; a visit from Spencer and the Tatoo … Continue reading

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Episode 46: Summer in December

Hi everyone! Three weeks have passed . . . and I missed you all! We just celebrated American Thanksgiving–which meant some travel and a break from work and everyday life in Illinois. But I’m back at it and this episode … Continue reading

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Episode 41: Purl & Ply and Qiviut!

Hello happy fiber folk! I have so much to share! There is a review of Purl & Ply’s beautiful singles yarn knit up in Casapinka’s “Vary the Gate”; a giveaway from Purl & Ply; Sheep to Shawl Competition talk for … Continue reading

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Indie Dyer Feature: Purl & Ply

I bet you have all been watching the recent launch of Purl & Ply along with me! The ladies behind those beautiful and utterly Instagramable colorways are Brit and Mel–a couple of indie dyer, home-school moms who love fiber, and … Continue reading

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Re-Skeining Yarn After Dyeing

After dyeing up a storm this weekend, I needed to re-skein my yarn. It was a bit messy after it’s bath and bubble and dry. I usually tie off my skeins with 3-4 ties before any kind of bath, but … Continue reading

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