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Season 2 Episode 13: Tips and Tricks for Spinners. Lisa shares 9 tips and tricks to help your spinning from beginning to end. Many of the tips and tricks that Lisa talks about in this podcast are available on the YouTube channel. You can find them here.
Season 2 Episode 12: Beneficial Resources for Handspinners. Lisa talks about some of her favorite resources on her bookshelf. Some of the books include: The Intentional Spinner, Yarnitecture, Intertwined, The Spinner’s Book of Yarn Design, Color in Spinning, A New Look at Color, Spinning and Dyeing Yarn, Start Spinning and The Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook with it’s companion, A Field Guide to Fleece. Lisa also recommends some spinning teachers to follow including Jillian Moreno, Judith MacKenzie, Maggie Casey, Esther Rodgers and Alanna Wilcox.
Season 2 Episode 11: Spinning our way through France Lisa explains the Tour de Fleece where spinners from around the world spin each day that the cyclist of the Tour de France are racing. Have you always wanted to join? Find out more about it and find out how to join our team.
Season 2 Episode 10: A Conversation with Dalis of Dancing Leaf Dyeworks. We had a great conversation about life as a solopreneur and artists. I also wanted to know how she stays so balanced in our super crazy, super busy world.
Season 2 Episode 9: Be a Color Explorer Part 4: In this episode Lisa investigates multicolor harmonies starting with complements and ending with tetradic harmonies. You can visit your collections to find out what harmonies are possible by auditioning and “shoppin” in your collection. Rather watch on YouTube? Click here
Season 2 Episode 8: Be A color Explorer Part 3: In this episode, we explore color harmonies. From monochromatic to complementary… Lisa talks about how you can use these in your textiles and also the pitfalls to avoid. Build your color confidence!
Season 2 Episode 7: Be a Color Explorer Part 2: In this episode, Lisa talks about how we go from 12 hue families out to the thousands and thousands of available colors. She also talks about how to use tints, tones and shades as well as contrasts to develop interest in your handcrafted item.
Season 2 Episode 6: Taking a Look at Color In this episode we switch gears from curating your collection and start to take a look at color. I teach you about the physics and biology of color as well as the symbolic and cultural meaning of the 12 color or hue families.
Season 2 Episode 5: Let’s have a Swap In this episode, we talk about what to do with that yarn, roving, needles, notions and patterns that you no longer want as part of your collection. Here are some of the printables from that episode:
Season 2 Episode 4: Needles and Notions In this episode, Lisa walks you through your needles, hooks and notions. We’re almost at the end of really having the collection that you love. So join in and address all those needles, stitch markers and gauges.
Season 2 Episode 3: Put skeins (roving) together by building color confidence In this episode, Lisa talks about becoming more confident putting skeins together for a beautiful garment. Lisa also talks about what you can do right now to build your confidence in combining colors of yarn or roving in your collection. If you are joining Lisa on this adventure to finding love within your collection, she outlines some specific steps you can take this week to move from stash shame into full and unadulterated love of your collection.
Season 2 Episode 2: Meaningful visits to your collection. It’s time to think about going through your collection. Do a bit of tidying and organizing into projects or yarns that just go together.
Season 2 is here! Listen to the trailer
Red Scarf Project -make a red scarf for children in foster care
Knit Knockers–make a special handmade breast prosthesis
Wardrobe Project Facebook Group for Flying Goat Farm
Here’s one local company who is selling organic clothing: https://www.lady-farmer.com/store
There are plenty of companies out there. Just google American made organic clothing
Article mentioned: Your ‘Surge Capacity’ Is Depleted — It’s Why You Feel Awful
Book mentioned: Making a Life by Melanie Falick
Episode 9: A Conversation with Emily Chamelin-Hickman You can find Emily on Instagram (sheargrazing) or Facebook (gypsyshearer) and her farm page is Aerie farm East on Facebook. Her website is Chamelinshearing.org
Episode 6: A conversations with Karen of Avalon Springs Farm. We talk about being fiber artists, having goats and making farm yarn.
Episode 4: Lisa discusses making farm yarns her way and how to substitute farm yarns into your favorite patterns.
Episode 3: Lisa discusses how to use all kinds of wool fleeces in projects that will make them shine.
- The Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook by Deborah Robson and Carol Ekarius
- Wool: Unraveling an American Story of Artisans and Innovation by Peggy Hart
- American Sheep Industry Association https://sheepusa.org/
Episode 2: Lisa discusses what it takes to make a good farm yarn.
- Taproot Magazine Issue 36: Wear