Lydia Christiansen shares the secrets of sustainable, small batch wool straight from her mill on Whidbey Island. Explore modern topics, questions, and techniques affecting fiber farms, cottage mills, and discerning hand crafters.
What are we going to do with all this wool?
In this episode, we'll unpack some of the dilemmas and opportunities with small batch wool, and consider some options for wool that don't involve yarn.
The Wide World of Dyes
In this episode we’ll explore color and the wide world of dyeing. I’ll share some ideas on how we are affected by the colors around us as well as a crash course on acid dyes. Plus, we will talk about my favorite way to dye wool at home.
In this episode we’ll tell you about our relentless quest for balance; both in yarn and in life. We’ll also discuss our house DK yarn we call Verdant, and dip our toes into the history of a breed of sheep that might be one of the closest breeds to royalty that there is in the sheep world, Rambouillet.
Dive into the secrets behind Finnsheep. Hear about the fiber and breed itself, and chat with two shepherdesses who tend the wool I’ve been spinning this month. I’ve even got a hot tip on where you can purchase these brand new small batch yarns.
The Secrets of Josef & Anni
Hear about the secrets behind one of our top selling yarns, Josef & Anni. Learn how the yarn came to be and other stories behind the names. We’ll take a close look at the Targhee sheep breed, one of our local family farms, as well as the original Targhee namesake.
Spinning a yarn about yarn spinning, some notes on creativity, plus an opportunity for you to be a Yarn Designer. We have a new feedback line! Now you can call/text your wooly questions, comments, and stories to us directly at: 619-516-WOOL (9665).
Great way to geek out
I’ve loved this podcast. I stumbled upon it at work and had to listen to it. I love wool, and learning all about it. I’ve loved the information, and history that is shared on this podcast. I can’t wait for each new episode to come out.
Wool is wonderful!
Who would have thought that a podcast about wool would be so fascinating? As a long time artist, who has newly acquired interest in creating with fiber, I was thrilled to discover both the Abundant Earth fiber lab right here in my own community, but also their podcast.
Lydia's discussions about color are quite relevant to my work as a painter, and as a newly converted needle felter, her podcasts about fiber are enlightening, to say the least. She has a very engaging speaking style and the podcasts fly by as I listen.
Thanks for being such a wonderful small business and having such an entertaining podcast.
Insightful and Awesome
I absolutely love this podcast. Such great information shared.