Best Wool podcasts we could find (Updated July 2018)
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Kelly and Marsha came at yarn and fiber from different directions, but both love it. Marsha is an accomplished knitter, learning to dye yarn. Kelly is a spinner who knits and weaves. Fiber is one of the many shared interests after over 30 years of friendship. The show is about our adventures in knitting, spinning, dyeing and other fiber arts.
 
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Wool n' Spinning
Monthly+
 
Wool n' Spinning with Rachel Smith, the place where fibre becomes yarn.
 
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Behind the Wool
Monthly
 
Technically, we knit.
 
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Wrapped in Wool
Rare
 
A podcast all about knitting and yarn.
 
Just a couple of foodie farmers raising rare breed sheep, knitting, spinning and traveling around = Transient Wool Merchants!
 
Once a week Elisabeth van Delden talks to an industry expert from the wool supply chain – from farm to fashion and beyond – delivering strategies and insights to be successful in wool.
 
Verbal Storytelling Interviewing Pacific Northwest Farmers https://rangewool.com/
 
Mr. Clark and Donald spend a year out west to the Crescent Ranch in Idaho learning about raising sheep. (summary by David O)
 
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Heart of Wool
Weekly
 
A Video Podcast about Knitting and all things Wooly
 
Planet Wool is a podcast from the International Wool Textile Organisation. At Planet Wool we bring you a series of wool industry experts from the 85th Congress of the International Wool Textile Organisation.
 
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Scraps of Wool
Rare
 
Conversations with travel writers
 
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Creative Wool Media
Daily+
 
Recent Posts - Blip - Blip
 
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Theatre Wool
Monthly
 
A podcast about the Liverpool theatre scene hosted by resident wools Gary Lunt and Eze Serrano.
 
A podcast about nalbinding and other ancient crafts with a modern twist.
 
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Wrapped in Wool
Monthly
 
A podcast talking about knitting and crafty projects.
 
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Evan Helle is a fourth generation sheep rancher and co-founder of the merino wool retail brand Duckworth. In this episode, Evan shares the story of his family, the family ranch and the decision to add more value to their wool by starting an apparel business. He shares insights into the benefits and hurdles of running… The post #089 Evan Helle a ...…
 
The Two Ewes are back home after a fun weekend at The Black Sheep Gathering. This year the festival was held in Albany, Oregon June 29th - July 1st. Kelly and Marsha discuss the highlights of festival. Marsha had twelve hours of knitting on the round-trip train ride from Seattle plus knitting time the festival. She is almost ready to start the ...…
 
John Roberts is the General Manager Eastern Hemisphere of the Woolmark Company – Australian Wool Innovation. IN his position he leads the Asian Woolmark offices as well as the Woolmark Resource Centre. In this interview, John Roberts shares insights into the Asian wool consumer and manufacturing markets. John also explains the concept and goal ...…
 
Gerhard Schoppel is the owner and creative mind behind the premium hand knitting yarn Schoppel Wolle. In this episode he talks about the hand knitting business and why he decided to go premium. Gerhard also shares the journey he went through to source his wool only from Patagonia in Argentina and to have his products… The post #087 Gerhard Scho ...…
 
Sarah is soloing on this one; this interview took place while Sarah and Lisa were at the TNNA summer show. We talked about how she got into dyeing yarn, where she finds her inspiration, and some of her plans for the future. Lisa’s Web site can be found here. Her business Instagram account is @fibernymphdyeworks and her business Facebook page ca ...…
 
Spinning and weaving projects are working down Kelly's stash, while Marsha finished a cardigan. The Ewes also discuss linen, based on a listener question. They're also in planning mode, thinking ahead to the trip to Black Sheep Gathering and projects that will work for that trip. Contact Marsha and Kelly here if you have a topic you'd like disc ...…
 
Spinning and weaving projects are working down Kelly's stash, while Marsha finished a cardigan. The Ewes also discuss linen, based on a listener question. They're also in planning mode, thinking ahead to the trip to Black Sheep Gathering and projects that will work for that trip. Contact Marsha and Kelly here if you have a topic you'd like disc ...…
 
Peter Morgan is the Executive Director of the Australian Council of Wool Exporters & Processors and of the Private Treaty Wool Merchants of Australia. In this episode, Peter gives insights into the Australian wool export industry and shares stories from his life long career and achievements for the overall good of the wool industry. About Peter ...…
 
Garlita is a flat knitting company based in Lithuania with a vast experience in knitting wool garments. Together with their father, twin sisters Rita Haselwander and Rasa Stanevičienė have lead the company to success. The plant runs 24/7 and produces 1000 flat knitted pieces per week. In this episode Rita and Rasa explain the nature of their… T ...…
 
From KrazyKatKnitter: “I’d like to hear about blending fibers to make a specific yarn. So, how and why would you blend wool with alpaca and if you are spinning your own yarn how would you add nylon or silk to your yarn.” Blending fibers gives you the “best of both worlds” so to speak. If you’d like to try custom blended fibers, check out World ...…
 
Thank you to new and returning viewers of the show – I appreciate your presence. To those who support the show through Patreon, thank you for continuing to do so! This episode is a mini-show to talk about a new segment that we will be introducing from now on in the show. It will be called “Spinning Growth” and I hope you will engage with me on ...…
 
Thank you for joining me this week! Welcome to new and returning viewers of the show – I appreciate spending some time with you all. Thank you especially to those who are patrons of the show. You are the ones who keep me creating more content, releasing shows and making behind the scenes so that I can share it with you! This week, we answer an ...…
 
The combo spin discussion last week prompted some great discussion about color, design, knitting, and spinning. So after the project updates, the Ewes talk about some of the ideas shared by listeners and the inspiration they provided. For full show notes with pictures visit our show notes blog. Kelly has done a lot of finishing! Not saving the ...…
 
The combo spin discussion last week prompted some great discussion about color, design, knitting, and spinning. So after the project updates, the Ewes talk about some of the ideas shared by listeners and the inspiration they provided. For full show notes with pictures visit our show notes blog. Kelly has done a lot of finishing! Not saving the ...…
 
Lorents Tvedt is the Product Development Manager at the Norwegian wool knitwear brand Dale of Norway. In this episode Lorents tells the interesting story of how Dale of Norway was founded and how the brand transformed into the famous brand it is today. Lorents furthermore explains the development of the Norwegian sweater patterns and how the br ...…
 
In this episode I talk about current projects, finished objects, knit-a-longs and adventures.
 
*Full disclosure: We are both designers and have patterns for sale on Ravelry. We are not doing this episode as a way to plug our patterns but rather as a way to share our knowledge. There are two main routes for publishing knit and crochet patterns: self-publishing or publishing through a third-party publisher (print/online magazine, book, yar ...…
 
Adam Dawes is the Senior Agriculture Advisor for the Falkland Islands Government. In his Wool Academy Podcast interview, Adam gives an introduction to the sheep and wool industry of the Falkland Islands. He gives insights into the benefits of the islands’ wool as well as the struggles and opportunities the industry faces. About Adam Dawes… The ...…
 
The knitting has been naughty, but the Ewes have plenty to say about potential new projects and combo spinning. For photos of the Combo Spin sweaters that Marsha has made, check out our full show notes with pictures here. Marsha has been working on her Little Wave cardigan and is almost finished. The pattern is by Gudrun Johnston. Although Mars ...…
 
The knitting has been naughty, but the Ewes have plenty to say about potential new projects and combo spinning. For photos of the Combo Spin sweaters that Marsha has made, check out our full show notes with pictures here. Marsha has been working on her Little Wave cardigan and is almost finished. The pattern is by Gudrun Johnston. Although Mars ...…
 
Thank you for tuning in this week – I have been knitting and knitting and knitting! I have no idea where this mojo for knitting has come from but I’m just going to embrace it and enjoy it. Welcome to new and returning viewers. Thank you especially to those who support the show through Patreon – you keep the lights on here at WnS week in and out ...…
 
Jacob Long is the CEO of US based worsted and woolen weaving mill American Woolen. In this interview, Jacob tells the story how he brought the once biggest weaving mill of the United States back to life. Jacob shares the challenges he faced and the opportunities he sees for the company. About Jacob Long Jacob Harrison… The post #082 Jacob Long ...…
 
Osman Kilic is the Executive Board Member of hand knitting yarn manufacturer Ormo. In this episode, Osman talks about the Ormo Group and how the business of hand knitting yarn works. Osman explains further how the hand knitting industry is set up and how trends influence hand knitting as a hobby. About Osman Kilic Osman… The post #081 Osman Kil ...…
 
In this episode I talk about my WIPs and finished objects going back to the start of the year. I talk about what I want to knit next and projects that I frogged.
 
Thank you for tuning in this week! Welcome to new & returning viewers. Thank you to those who support the show – you keep the lights on here at Wool n’ Spinning each week. This week, I have a giveaway to announce for the month that’s twice a normal giveaway because we missed April’s! To enter, head to the Ravelry group here. I share some swatch ...…
 
Giovanni and Marco Schneider are the leaders behind the wool processing company The Schneider Group. In this episode, father and son talk about what it means to run a family business. About the Schneider Group The Schneider Group is a family-run, multinational company based in the south of Switzerland close to the Italian border.… The post #080 ...…
 
The Ewes are back to regular episodes with prize drawings, weaving, a couple stories and, of course, our knitting. The weave along ended with some prizes. One of the prizes is a Sweetheart Loom from Hazel Rose Looms. The Sheep Thrills KAL prize was also drawn in this episode. Marsha made good progress on her Little Wave cardigan by Gudrun Johns ...…
 
The Ewes are back to regular episodes with prize drawings, weaving, a couple stories and, of course, our knitting. The weave along ended with some prizes. One of the prizes is a Sweetheart Loom from Hazel Rose Looms. The Sheep Thrills KAL prize was also drawn in this episode. Marsha made good progress on her Little Wave cardigan by Gudrun Johns ...…
 
We’re doing things a little differently this time, and interviewing some lovely people. Amy Manko and ScooterPie the Shepherd Guy are the owners of The Ross Farm and The Ross Farm Fibers Mercantile, which can be found at 78 N Main Street in beautiful Washington, PA. Amy and Scott raise nine different breeds of rare and heritage breed sheep on t ...…
 
Jo-Anne Bester is the first and so far only female wool auctioneer in South Africa. In this episode, Jo-Anne talks about how the South African wool auction actually works and what it takes to work in the auction room. About Jo-Anne Bester Jo-Anne Bester is the daughter of Eric Naude, one of the two… The post #079: Jo-Anne Bester about wool auct ...…
 
Thank you for joining us this week – I really appreciate your presence. Thank you to those who support the show – your patronage of the show keeps us going! Welcome to new and returning viewers. I hope you enjoy the show. This week, we chat about washed yarn and the differences between freshly plied compared to washed yarn. I share some handspu ...…
 
Jimmy Jackson is a living legend in the wool industry. With a wool career of over 48 years in wool chemical processing, Jimmy Jackson combines knowledge and experience many companies seek out to have access to. In this Podcast Episode, Jimmy shares some of his knowledge on making wool machine washable and mercerizing wool. In addition,… The pos ...…
 
Wolf Edmayr is the Managing Director of South African based company BKB. BKB is the largest wool handler of the South African wool clip and service provider to South African wool and mohair growers. In this episode, Wolf Edmayr talks about the history and future of the BKB business and shares his perspectives on the… The post #077: Wolf Edmayr ...…
 
Apologies in advance for a few audio glitches – we’re trying to figure out how to fix those in the future! Art: the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power. Craft: an activity invol ...…
 
Thank you for joining me this week. Thank you to those who support the Patreon campaign and keep the lights on here each month! I truly appreciate your support. On this week’s show, I chat about the recent festival, Fibres West, and some new stash enhancement that’s very exciting (and that I get to share with you in upcoming shows!). I also cha ...…
 
Lots of knitting to talk about and then we're off to the NoCKRs retreat. An unedited episode to catch you all up on our adventures before we rush off to another fun time. Visit our Two Ewes Fiber Adventures shop.
 
Lots of knitting to talk about and then we're off to the NoCKRs retreat. An unedited episode to catch you all up on our adventures before we rush off to another fun time. Visit our Two Ewes Fiber Adventures shop.
 
Stephen Wiedemann is a leading expert on Life Cycle Assessments (LCA) for livestock systems. In this podcast interview, he shares the latest research results on the LCA for wool. He gives details on research conducted on different areas of the wool supply chain including the manufacturing stage and consumer use stage. Stephen also talks about… ...…
 
Ingun Klepp is a research professor at Consumer Research Norway, an institute at the Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences. Ingun is specialised in consumer research on sustainable textile, clothing, laundry and leisure consumption. In this episode, Ingun talks about the different findings she uncovered when studying wool in ...…
 
The intrepid fiber adventurers have filed a few more foreign correspondent dispatches. And this time there's yarn! Also whisky, department store gin, interesting food, sheep, and castles. Join Marsha and Kim on this yarn lover's journey.
 
The intrepid fiber adventurers have filed a few more foreign correspondent dispatches. And this time there's yarn! Also whisky, department store gin, interesting food, sheep, and castles. Join Marsha and Kim on this yarn lover's journey.
 
The different fiber types, and how to care for them: Acrylics and man-made fibers Can be tossed into the washer and dryer, and frequently come out better for it. The heat from the dryer can “kill” the acrylic a little, making it softer and more pliable. Once acrylic is blocked (I usually do this with a little bit of steam), it won’t lose its sh ...…
 
Peter Ackroyd is the COO of the Campaign for Wool and the President of the International Wool Textile Organisation (IWTO). Peter shares insights about the start of the Campaign for Wool together with HRH The Prince of Wales and the latest campaign’s event. He also talks about provenance and wool’s environmental credentials providing value to re ...…
 
Thank you so much for tuning in this week! This past week, it was brought to my attention that Episode 70 and 90 weren’t available and sure enough! They were still ‘locked’ so if you watched them through iTunes or Patreon, they were there but on YouTube directly, they were still unavailable. They are there now and I hope you enjoy 3 (!!) episod ...…
 
Tove Grane is the founder and designer of the Norwegian wool label called We Norwegians. In this episode, Tove shares her story of how she started We Norwegians. Tove explains how wool has always been an important part of Norwegian heritage and how this is reflected in her collection. About Tove Grane Tove Grane was… The post #073 Tove Grane ab ...…
 
Located in Chewelah, Washington, Green Mantis Farm is home to Kevin and Ann along with their Border Leister/Blue Faced Leister cross sheep, chickens, cats, and geese. Learn more about their farm and sheep along with their beautiful fleeces.
 
Located in Chewelah, Washington, Green Mantis Farm is home to Kevin and Ann along with their Border Leister/Blue Faced Leister cross sheep, chickens, cats, and geese. Learn more about their farm and sheep along with their beautiful fleeces.
 
Thank you for joining me today – thank you to those who took time out of their schedules to join us this afternoon. I really appreciate the time that each of you takes to watch the show live and of course, it’s lovely to see you all in the live chat! We had a great conversation today about ramie and dove down a bit of a rabbit hole. It was an e ...…
 
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