Indie Dyers

Episode 67: Mo’ Mohair

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Image Details: ‘ull mohair’ by AnnaKika, via Flickr

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Intro

It’s another mohair heavy episode today where we talk about different yarns which contain mohair. There really is something for everyone in terms of taste, spin, weigh and price point, along with some unusual blends to consider.

In news, we bid a fond farewell to the iMake podcast. Martine was the reason I started podcasting and without her help and encouragement, this podcast simply wouldn’t exist.

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Episode 66 – The Diamond Fibre

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Image Details: ‘Angora Goat’ by noricum, via Flickr.

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Intro

Hello and welcome to another rip-roaring episode of the Shinybees podcast. Today we have the return of Enablers’ Corner, some chat about mohair – the diamond fibre – and its properties, particularly in sock knitting. Following that, we round up with a rundown of the latest shipment from The Golden Skein and encourage you to try out three fabulous hand dyers.

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Episode 65: National Knitting Week

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Image Details: ‘Striped Leg Warmers’ by Star Athena, via Flickr.

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Intro

This week’s all about wool. Wool everywhere! Wool Week in the UK runs from 5-11th October as does National Knitting Week. So, there’s a bit of chatter about what’s happening round and about for that. Also, there’s some parish notices: the podcast will be moving (again) in a few short weeks. Expect a lot more Money Pit chat to ensue! Also, I’m running a listener survey. Please go here and let me know what you’d like to see from the podcast!

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Episode 63: Over the Hills and Back to London!

Image Details: ‘Super Mario’ by Tom Newby, via Flickr.

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Intro

This week sees somewhat of a return to the usual format, with the Enablers’ Corner front and centre, some knitty news and the infamous Shinybees Pattern Pick, inspired by that everyone’s favourite plumber, Mario. There’s also a précis of the Yarn In The City Pop Up Marketplace, which took place on 5th September 2015 along with the Great London Yarn Crawl.

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Episode 59: Self-Stripe Madness – An Interview with Michelle Berry of Berry Colourful Yarnings

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Sponsor

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This episode of the Shinybees podcast is sponsored by Yarn in the City. Yarn in the City creates experiential yarn-centric events for knitters and makers, designed to bring people together through a shared love of craft. Yarn in the City organises the annual Great London Yarn Crawl taking place this year on Saturday, 5th September.

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Episode 50: Strictly No Baby Nudity – An Interview With Emily Wessel of Tin Can Knits and Rainbow Heirloom

Max and Bodhi's Wardrobe final pattern update live 11 June 2015. Image Copyright Tin Can Knits.

Max and Bodhi’s Wardrobe final pattern update live 11 June 2015. Image Copyright Tin Can Knits.

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Intro

Hello and welcome to episode 50. A half century of podcast fun – who’d have thought it possible? This week, I’ve an exciting interview for you with Emily Wessel of Tin Can Knits and Rainbow Heirloom. First up, there’s a little MakeItFit2015 chatter as I announce that Louise and I will be hosting a joint measure-up at Indie Burgh Yarn Crawl this weekend. Come along and join in the fun! We’ll be collecting stats from those who are happy to share so we can do a bit of investigation. Next week, we’ll be opening it up online for those who can’t make it to Edinburgh to take part.

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Episode 48: Highland Wool Festival

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Intro

This one is a departure from the usual format, as we take a laid back canter around the Highland Wool Festival. Allow me to enable you to some of the region’s best producers as well as some from further afield. Normal segments return next week.

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Episode 47: Calamities and Curiosities

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Image Details: ‘Le cabinet de curiosité de Bonnier de la Mosson’ by Dodeckahedron, via Flickr.

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News

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The Highland Wool Festival is taking place at Dingwall Mart on 23 May 2015. The exhibitor list is now available.

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Episode 39: Of Socks and Discworld – A Knitty Homage to Sir Terry Pratchett

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This episode is a knitty homage to my favourite author, Sir Terry Pratchett. In Enablers’ Corner, there’s a little rundown of the first quarter of The Golden Skein. The Pattern Pick, somewhat unsurprisingly, takes its inspiration from Discworld. Then the Sock Surgery returns with some chat about Afterthought Heels and a review of Sock Architecture by Lara Neel.

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