A periodic personal journal about being a vegan, environmentalist fibre crafter in a meat-eating, sheepy world. I'll explore using alternative fibres and ways of living more lightly on the earth.
Episode 5: Dandelions will make you wise
Episode 5 – Dandelions will make you wise In this episode, I have an unpleasant spinning encounter with ramie. And I just can’t get that sucker to dye, even with my beloved dandelions. In the vegan segment, what’s to eat if you don’t eat meat? And, the time has come to talk about bugs, yes […]
Episode 4: The flax of my tears
Episode 4 – The flax of my tears In this episode I continue my study of plant fibres with flax. I find out what it’s like to spin and dye. In the eco segment: Are we really living better with chemistry? My continuing saga of dechemicalizing my life and the interesting effect it’s had on […]
Episode 3: You say you want an evolution
In this episode, I continue my hemp study with spinning, knitting and dyeing. My dyeing-with-plants project begins with onion skins and touches on previous experiments with black beans. In the vegan segment I look into what happens to egg laying chickens. Is there really anything wrong with eggs? And I call upon everyone to step […]
Episode 2: Don’t bogart that yarn my friend
In this episode I begin my plant fibre study with hemp. I discuss its history and use and how it spins and knits. Also, I look into what happens to sheep who are raised for wool. Is it a totally benign process? In the vegan segment I touch on what happens in slaughterhouses and how […]
Episode1: What’s it all about
Welcome to the Vegan Eco Fibrecast. In this episode I discuss what I will be covering in the podcast. I would say it will be equal parts alternatives-to-animal fibres and veganism/environmentalism. I am attempting to live a more compassionate life and this is my record of how I am doing Episode 1: Whats it all […]
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I don't even care about fibers but I like this a lot!
I was just looking for some new vegan podcasts and stumbled upon this one. I have never met a vegan fiber-person. I even designed a logo for a wool yarn company, even though I realize (as most people don't) that the wool industry - even those cute "Cottage industries" - is so cruel. Heck, I even make jokes about "weavers" ...as people who are extraordinarily calm and lackluster. Well, while this podcaster definitely has one of those SNL/public-radio/tranquilizer voices, I LOVE what she says and I even think it interesting when she talks about YARN. Gasp! I've heard two of her podcasts and she has already gotten me to consider making my own shampoos and researching more about hemp and why it's ilegal to grow. Definitely informative! and, she makes me want to be a better vegan. Also, I'm going to ask my mom to teach me to knit!
Fantastic and Unique
This is exactly what I was looking for. A very well done podcast.
EXCELLENT vegan fiber podcast
I recently came across your podcast and truly enjoy it. As a vegan, I love learning about non-animal fibers and am always interested in educating myself regarding the treatment and processing of animals for consumption and the impact on the environment (which I highly oppose). Thanks for all the great info, & I look forward to new episodes! Would love to "know" you on ravelry - I am lgesin. Feel free to find me!