Podcast Season 1

This first season is all about yarn: making farm yarn, standard weights, knitting swatches and making in general!

Episode 15: Making is What We Need

Red Scarf Project -make a red scarf for children in foster care

Knit Knockers–make a special handmade breast prosthesis

Episode 14: Gifts for Crafty FriendEpisode 13: Planting a Fibershed Garden

A great place for seeds

Episode 12: Fibershed and Color!

Sally Fox’s colored cotton

Flying Goat Farm Natural Colored wool yarn

Flying Goat Farm Natural Colored mohair yarn

Episode 11: Can Slow Fashion Save the Planet?


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

Episode 10: Bonus: Pandemic Fatigue and how we can deal with it by Tara Haelle

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 8: Fast Fashion

Episode 7: Picking the right yarn for your next project.

I just wanted to take a minute and tell you what an inspiration you are. I’m be been watching how you are adapting to this upside down world we’re living in since COVID hit. You are super resilient in how you’re adapting and expanding out in the digital world. Bravo! And now the podcast. I love it! Really helping me get through here long weeks when I cannot be with my fiber geek friends, at a show or just spinning at home. They are long days away from my home studio and no more farm to go home to either .😞So thank you for making these days more tolerable.

PS: great radio voice- watch out Terry Gross.

Listener–Kathleen L.

Episode 6: A conversations with Karen of Avalon Springs Farm. We talk about being fiber artists, having goats and making farm yarn.

Episode 5: Making Farm Yarn My Way.

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

Episode 1: Introducing Lisa and how she got to be a fiber farmer