Indie Dyer

Episode 69: Man Socks

Listen Here Intro Hello and welcome to episode 69 of the podcast, from a new location, in England! This week, there’s a bit of chatter about moving house – again – and the calamities that come with that. Jo catchup complete, there is a plan afoot to visit Countess Ablaze at her studio on Swinton…

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Episode 67: Mo’ Mohair

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

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

Listen Here Sponsor 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…

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#FreeYourSkeins2015 Friday Pattern of the Week: ‘Artesian’ by Romi Hill

Perfect combination of form and structure This week’s pattern of the week from #FreeYourSkeins2015 is ‘Artesian’ by Romi Hill. It’s easy to see why: flowing lace panels which stretch over the edge of the shawl, coupled with crisp stitch definition and the perfect balance between pretty and architectural in the detail. It’s a versatile pattern…

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#FreeYourSkeins2015 Friday Week 3 Pattern of the Week: Atlantic Current Socks by Melissa Sibley

Free the variegated skeins! It’s the third Free Your Skeins Friday and this week it’s all about socks, probably due in no small part to having cast on two pairs of socks this week: one for the Sock Surgery and one to review a set of teeny tiny Kinki Amibari needles for the podcast. This…

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Beyond Merino and Blue Faced Leicester: Top Alternative Breed Choices and Blends in Hand Dyed Yarns

I did a little blogging for Wovember. If you’re interested in trying hand dyed yarns from more unusual breeds, there are a few here to start you off!

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Episode 21: Pontoon!

Image Details: ‘Russian TU-160 Blackjack’ by defenceimages, via Flickr. Hello and welcome to episode 21 of the podcast. This one has nothing at all to do with card games and everything to do with knitting, along with an interview from a special guest. A warm welcome to all new and returning listeners. Listen here

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Episode 18: The First Step is Admitting You Have A Problem

Image Details: ‘Untitled’ by rottnapples, via Flickr. Hello and welcome to episode 18 of the podcast. The first step is indeed admitting you have a problem, when it comes to solving the mother of all knitting funks, it would seem! Listen here

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The Golden Skein

Those of you who listen to the podcast, or follow me on Twitter, will be aware of the genesis of The Golden Skein (TGS). This is a specially commissioned, limited edition yarn club, which brings together dyers from around the world. TGS is run by my good self, and the lovely Kate of Kate’s Twirl…

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