The Knitter Next Door, Knitting Podcast, Episode 12, (accidental) Socks and the City

The Knitter Next Door, Knitting Podcast, Episode 12, (accidental) Socks and the City

hi there and welcome to episode 12 of the knitter next door podcast you are joining me Angie B in my home which is in Mansfield in Nottinghamshire which is fairly centrally located within the UK I live here with my husband Richard and our two sons Aidan and Ezra Aidan is 13 and Ezzy […]

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Episode 64: Am I Back?

Episode 64: Am I Back?

[Music] [Music] Hello and welcome to the Freakish Lemon video podcast. I am your host, the Freakish Lemon. I go by Adrian. I use masculine pronouns- he, him, and his. Yeah, it’s been a while. I’m gonna stumble through this intro, as if I don’t do that every episode. Welcome to any new viewers. Thank […]

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Drop Spindle Fiber Hand Spinning Tutorial

Welcome to Alpaca Direct, and I’m here to show you today some techniques with your drop spindle I’m showing off a beautiful drop spindle today from cascade. It’s called Tiger Mountain and it’s made of zebra wood They named all their spindles after the mountains in the Seattle is the qua area I’m going to […]

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Wool Production Process

Wool Production Process

Wool is one of the most naturally inspiring fibres on the planet and undergoes a unique journey from the sheep’s back to the world of fashion. The first step is the classification process, categorising the wool for the end product. Wool fibres chosen for worsted garments tend to be longer and more uniform in length […]

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How To Spin Yarn With a Drop Spindle

How To Spin Yarn With a Drop Spindle

Hi, this is Jody, and I’m here at alpaca direct here to talk to you today about spinning and Before we get started on spinning. Let me tell you a little bit of background of what actually goes into roving this is alpaca roving and The word roving basically all it means is that it’s […]

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Using the Ashford Blending Board

Using the Ashford Blending Board

Using the Ashford Blending Board to create beautiful rolags ready for spinning. Assemble the blending board Choose one of the three positions Attach the keel You can use on a table or place on your lap Place fibre on board Brush down Place more fibre and colours Brush down To remove use the two dowels […]

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Cotton Candy Machines: A new spin on nanotechnology

Cotton Candy Machines: A new spin on nanotechnology

These cotton candy machines are making lifesavers! Lifesaving fibers, that is. Instead of sugar, they’re spinning polymers into tiny fibers. Nanofibers, with many possible applications. Like new, flexible materials to dress wounds. And lighter-weight clothing for the troops. Add sulfuric acid to harden the fibers. Now you’re spinning lighter bulletproof vests! In this lab, they […]

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