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Episode 22: Get to know your default yarn

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In this episode of the podcast, Sasha talks about measuring your default yarn, so you can really understand your tendencies as a spinner.

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Additional resources:

  • Jillian Moreno, "A Spinner's Compass," Knitty 47 (Spring/Summer 2014). 
  • Jillian Moreno, "The Gist of Grist," Ply (Summer 2014; the twist issue).
  • Michele Boyd, "Twist Angle," Ply (Summer 2014; the twist issue).
  • Rachel Smith, "Grist: It is Kind of Really Important," Welford Purls blog

Episode 18: Washing Fleeces

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In this episode of the podcast, Sasha talks about her fleece washing method, including what supplies she uses.

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Episode 6: Why prep your own fiber?

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In this episode of the podcast, Sasha talks about why some spinners prepare their own fiber for spinning and whether you should join them.

Mentioned in this episode:

Judith Mackenzie, Three Bags Full 

Kate Larson, The Practical Spinner’s Guide: Wool  

Beth Smith, The Spinner’s Book of Fleece 

Ashford flick carder

Schacht fine wool cards

Clemes and Clemes wool cards

Blue Mountain Handcrafts two pitch hand combs

Valkyrie superfine hand combs

Louet mini-combs

Esther Rogers, Fiber Preparation for Spinning 

Beth Smith’s handcarding video for Schacht 

The Sheepspot Fleece Club