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March 27, 2020
In this episode, Sasha talks about how your knitting style affects your ply twist when you’re knitting with your handspun yarns.
March 20, 2020
In this episode, Sasha talks about a great way to use your handspun yarn stash and learn something new at the same time.
February 7, 2020
In this episode, Sasha suggests a small shift in how you think about fiber that can really help your spinning.
January 24, 2020
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.
January 17, 2020
In this episode, Sasha talks about breeds of sheep that produce wonderfully useful and complex fleeces: the multi-coated breeds.
January 10, 2020
In this episode, Sasha reviews Kate Larson’s video on finishing handspun yarns, Finishing Up.
November 29, 2019
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.
November 22, 2019
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.
November 15, 2019
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!
September 23, 2019
In this episode Sasha offers some tips on getting really comfortable with your spinning wheel.
September 13, 2019
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.
September 6, 2019
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.
August 30, 2019
In this episode, Sasha shares her best tips for staying happy and healthy while spinning as consistently as possible for a big project.
August 23, 2019
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.
August 16, 2019
In this episode, Sasha talks about the two kinds of sampling spinners do and how they differ. The first kind is sampling to decide how to spin a fiber; Sasha talks about this in episode 15. Here she focuses on how to sample when you want to produce a particular fabric.
August 9, 2019
In this episode, Sasha tells all about a batt-making misadventure.
August 2, 2019
In this episode, Sasha picks up where last episode left off, and offers some advice to new spinners.
July 26, 2019
In this episode, Sasha tells the story of how she learned to spin.
June 29, 2019
In this episode of the podcast, Sasha talks about The Sheepspot Society, the membership she is currently building for Sheepspotters, and about dyeing the fiber for her Viajante.
May 31, 2019
In this episode, Sasha talks about choosing a color palette for a particular project.
May 24, 2019
In this episode, Sasha talks about choosing fiber with a particular project in mind.
May 21, 2019
In this episode, Sasha talks about designing yarn with a particular project in mind.
May 10, 2019
In this episode of the podcast, Sasha talks about her trip to PlyAway, her recent time off, and what’s next on the podcast and for Sheepspot.
March 25, 2019
In this episode, Sasha talks about how fiber choice impacts color.
March 16, 2019
In this episode, Sasha talks about using the color wheel to spin multicolored braids.
March 13, 2019
In this episode of the podcast, Sasha talks about how color theory can be useful to spinners.
February 22, 2019
In this episode, Sasha talks about putting your spinning on autopilot by making it a habit.
February 18, 2019
In this episode, Sasha talks about how to find more time to spin.
February 9, 2019
In this episode, Sasha talks about Southdown sheep and their wool.
February 2, 2019
In this episode of the podcast, Sasha talks about the ‘Down’ breeds: the Southdown, the Suffolk, the Dorset Down, the Hampshire, the Oxford and the Shropshire.
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