In this episode, Sasha explains how these yarns work, what fiber to use, and exactly how to make them, step by step.
In this episode, Sasha talks about her five favorite resources for spinning textured or “art” yarns, and about why even the most traditional spinners can benefit from learning these techniques.
In this episode, Sasha talks with Sheepspotters’ Society member Bridget Flynn about her spinning journey.
In this episode, Sasha chats with Sheepspotters’ Society member Vicky McKay about her spinning journey.
In this episode, Sasha chats with Sheepspotters’ Society member Nenette McNamara about her spinning journey.
In this episode, Sasha chats with Sheepspotters’ Society member and biology graduate student Allyssa Kilanowski about her spinning journey.
In this episode, Sasha talks with student and Sheepspotters’ Society member Sandy Silver about her spinning journey.
In this episode, Sasha talks about five beginner-friendly wools that new spinners can use to build their spinning skills.
The audio podcast is back! In this episode Sasha talks about three tips to help self-taught spinners find community, get their questions answered, and make more yarns they love.
Plus: some catching up, a new freebie, and info about our free online community, The Flock.
Mentioned in the episode:
Sheepspot’s Journal of the Plague Year videos
The Sheepspot Podcast, video version
The Flock: Join us here!
Spinning classes on Craftsy
Spin-Off Magazine on Long Thread Media
In this episode Sasha offers some resources for those of you wanting to make the most of this time to improve your spinning--as well as lots of love to those of you still working!
In this episode, Sasha talks about how your knitting style affects your ply twist when you’re knitting with your handspun yarns.
In this episode, Sasha talks about a great way to use your handspun yarn stash and learn something new at the same time.
In this episode, Sasha suggests a small shift in how you think about fiber that can really help your spinning.
In this episode, Sasha tells the amazing story of North Ronaldsay sheep, a story encompassing everything from boom to bust (in the potash industry) and from war to wool. Mostly, though, it’s the story of some very resilient sheep and the similarly resilient people with whom they share a tiny island in the North Sea.
In this episode, Sasha talks about breeds of sheep that produce wonderfully useful and complex fleeces: the multi-coated breeds.
In this episode, Sasha reviews Kate Larson’s video on finishing handspun yarns, Finishing Up.
In this episode, Sasha explains how to find the best twist for your yarn without a magnifying glass and a protractor (!) and how to maintain consistent twist as you spin.
In this episode, Sasha talks about twist, the miraculous force that turns fluff into yarn, and explains the factors spinners should think about when determining how much twist a particular yarn should have.
Winter has come to Ontario—a month early—prompting this episode's meditation on literal seasons, the seasons of a creative life, and a resolution. Plus, what I've been up to during the hiatus, and a fun thing coming in December!
In this episode Sasha offers some tips on getting really comfortable with your spinning wheel.
This week’s episode of The Sheepspot Podcast, on The Spinner’s Journey, will help bring you clarity on where you are in your spinner’s journey, and what you might want to work on next to improve your spinning and make more yarns you love.
In this episode, Sasha talks about how we teach and learn spinning right now, the advantages and disadvantages of each method, and exactly how a continuing membership like The Sheepspotter’s Society (coming later this month!) can help you become a better spinner.
In this episode, Sasha shares her best tips for staying happy and healthy while spinning as consistently as possible for a big project.
In this episode, Sasha reviews Jillian Moreno’s 12 (Plus!) Ways to Spin a Batt, shares her favorite ways to spin a batt, and talks about how she’s spinning her Viajante batts.