Y’know what going to Disney world is like for kids? That’s what fiber festivals are like! Essentially, they’re conventions for fiber artists and crafty folks. There are vendors, classes, workshops, and tons of people who are excited about the same things you are. They tend to draw tons of vendors from all over the country,… Continue reading Episode 4: Fiber Festivals
Today we’re talking about the online aspect of the fiber world – for a long time, you probably learned to craft from people you knew, but the online world is making things easier to learn and more accessible. Ravelry.com is the most common and most used online fiber network. It is a pattern and yarn… Continue reading Episode 3: Wool Online
What should you know about your yarn? Yarn thickness. Here’s a handy chart! These are common yarn classifications and weights to get a rough estimate of the weight of yarn you have on hand. But, of course, the most important thing is gauge and getting a nice fabric. Gauge. Ideally, you should be matching your… Continue reading Episode 2: Know Your Yarn
Welcome to the podcast! We’re Behind the Wool, a podcast about the stories behind the fiber arts. Today we’re talking about the general fiber types, including animal fibers, plant fibers, and synthetic (or man-made) fibers. Here are some sources for further reading about fibers: The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook: More Than 200 Fibers, from Animal… Continue reading Episode 1: Fiber Types
Hello World! We’re Behind the Wool, a podcast about the stories behind the fiber arts. We hope you enjoy this pilot episode (in which we introduce ourselves), and look forward to upcoming episodes. Please rate, subscribe, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Ravelry. See you next time! http://media.blubrry.com/behindthewool/p/content.blubrry.com/behindthewool/BTW_Pilot_Episode.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |… Continue reading Pilot: In Which We Introduce Ourselves
Hey everyone! We’re Behind the Wool, the newest podcast about knitting, crochet, spinning, weaving, designing – all things fiber. We’re going to be diving into techniques, expanding on lots of concepts (both basic and advanced), and generally having a great time learning more about the hobbies we’re obsessed with. Follow us everywhere using the links… Continue reading Hello, world!