14 episodes

Join host Allison Korleski as she talks with people from all corners of the yarniverse: designers and dyers, shepherds and spinners, publishers and pathfinders. From family farms in the American heartland to a woman’s cooperative in Afghanistan, each episode explores what connects us as knitters and makers.

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Join host Allison Korleski as she talks with people from all corners of the yarniverse: designers and dyers, shepherds and spinners, publishers and pathfinders. From family farms in the American heartland to a woman’s cooperative in Afghanistan, each episode explores what connects us as knitters and makers.

    The Mystery of Gunnister Man

    The Mystery of Gunnister Man

    1n 1951, near Gunnister, Shetland, two men discovered a body in a shallow grave. They called the police, who quickly determined there was something very strange about this burial.
    The body wasn’t actually a body; it was a full set of woolen clothing that had once contained a body. And that clothing was almost 300 years old. 
    Who was Gunnister Man? How had he come to be in such a remote spot, and what exactly had happened to him there?  
    Read the show notes! https://www.interweave.com/fiber-nation/gunnister-man-mystery
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    • 33 min
    The Socks that Won WWI

    The Socks that Won WWI

    The First World War was the first truly “modern” war, with its wireless communication, tanks, and poison-gas attacks. In the trenches of Belgium and France, however, one of the most important items in a soldier's kit—right up there with a rifle and a gas mask—was a pair of hand-knit, woolen socks.  
    *** SHOW NOTES*** https://www.interweave.com/fiber-nation/episode-9-world-war-socks/

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    • 31 min
    Fabric Fails & Textile Triumphs

    Fabric Fails & Textile Triumphs

    When it comes to history, wars and plagues and art and science are the exciting stuff. Linen bed sheets are not. But fiber—fabric— is an integral part of human progress. From Neanderthal caves to Egyptian pyramids, from Viking ships to spaceships, we journey through almost 40,000 years of human advancement. And humble cloth is the springboard.
    View the show notes: https://www.interweave.com/fiber-nation/episode-8-textile-history/
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    • 32 min
    A Handmaid's Knit - Introducing the Knitting Nerdcast

    A Handmaid's Knit - Introducing the Knitting Nerdcast

    We're hard at work on our next episode of Fiber Nation. In the meantime, we wanted to feature a new podcast called the Knitting Nerdcast, where host Hannah Baker goes deep into her random knitting obsessions with friends. In this first episode, Hannah and Andrea Lotz nerd out about knitwear they've been noticing in various prestige television shows, including the Hulu show A Handmaid’s Tale. Enjoy!
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    Show notes and photos for A Handmaid's Knit - https://www.interweave.com/knitting-nerdcast/handmaids-tale-knit/
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    • 36 min
    The Deadliest Dyes: A Colorful History

    The Deadliest Dyes: A Colorful History

    As knitters and makers, we understand the siren song of color all too well. But did you know that some colors come at a price? And throughout history, people—not just knitters—have been willing to pay it. From poison dresses to a dye that helped destroy an empire, this episode of Fiber Nation explores our fatal fascination with hues throughout history.
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    • 31 min
    The Black Sheep of Wyoming Wool

    The Black Sheep of Wyoming Wool

    When Karen Hostetler’s children started school, she thought about starting a small business. A gift shop, maybe, selling Wyoming souvenirs to tourists on their way to Yellowstone or Montana. But when she discovered that you can't buy Wyoming wool in Wyoming, her desire to sell wool bunnies and blankets took a sideways turn into something much bigger—the largest wool mill in the American West. In this episode, we share the story of how Karen upended her life and started spinning wool, in an attempt to save the struggling Wyoming sheep ranchers and historic Basque shepherding culture of her home state. 

    See our show notes here: https://www.interweave.com/fiber-nation/black-sheep-wyoming-wool/
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    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
227 Ratings

227 Ratings

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New favorite!!

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Oh wow!! This is amazing!!

This podcast is the greatest and please, please tell me more episodes are coming!!

Floofy on Rav ,

Brava!

Informative and enjoyable—the sort of thing we fiber nerds hunger for. I have learned from every episode. How can we help you continue making this podcast?

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