From KrazyKatKnitter: “I’d like to hear about blending fibers to make a specific yarn. So, how and why would you blend wool with alpaca and if you are spinning your own yarn how would you add nylon or silk to your yarn.” Blending fibers gives you the “best of both worlds” so to speak. If… Continue reading Episode 16: Listener Questions (Impossible Episode 1)
Hi everyone! If you haven’t listened to Episode 5 yet, you can listen here: Episode 5, All Things Spinning. There was a small microphone malfunction in this episode, at about the 10 minute mark. Sorry, we’re still learning how to use our equipment! The easiest way to get into spinning is with a drop spindle.… Continue reading Episode 6: Spinning Tools
The first in our spinning series – Episode 6 will include ways to select spinning tools, and this Episode will cover the basics. We think that everyone should give spinning a try! It helps you understand yarn structures, how different fibers work together, and gives you more knowledge to make better yarn selections. Spinning is… Continue reading Episode 5: All Things Spinning
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
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!