Don’t be afraid of making sweaters! Sarah and I are here to get you squared away to make your perfect sweater, that fits you well and will last a long time. If you can read a pattern, you should try a sweater! By the way, we try to use craft-inclusive language, but know that we… Continue reading Episode 11: Your Perfect Sweater
Hi everyone! Today we’re going to be talking about socks – how to make them, and how to make them last. As a note, we’re going to focus on knitted socks. You can crochet socks, but Sarah and I don’t have enough experience with crochet to comment on those. I would guess that a lot… Continue reading Episode 9: Let’s Talk About Socks, Baby!
By this point, we’ve probably all realized that fiber hobbies aren’t exactly cheap. You need a certain amount of tools and materials to get started, and I for one always recommend that people work with the best tools and fiber that their budget will allow. Today we’re going to talk about all of the ways… Continue reading Episode 8: Crafting on a Budget
Happy New Year! Resolution 1: Stash Organization This is a great time to go through and “toss” your stash. Go through it and check for any mouse, moth, or other pest damage. Make sure that all of your yarn is in good shape, and if something looks like it has been messed with, isolate it… Continue reading Episode 7: New Years Fiber Resolutions
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
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