Welcome to Ba Ba Blacksheep a podcast hosted by BowPeep for all the fiberholics out there. I’m glad you dropped by and I hope you enjoy the show. Put yourself on the map.
Hi, I’m BowPeep a shepherdess who is a fiberholic. I wish to remain anonymous, one…I’m not an expert and secondly I wish to protect the innocent.
I have learned a lot and want to “Pay it Forward” by sharing things I’ve learned along the way.
If you discover who I really am, please keep it a secret and instead experience the joy of “Pay it Forward“.
You can listen to this episode here.
Life on the Farm– updates on the cast and crew
The babies are growing. They got their horns debudded. Mucking stalls and shearing day coming April 11th. Sipsy had her kid (baby), it didn’t make it. It looks like it was premature.
WIP – Works in progress, what’s on the needles, wheel or in the dyepot
Still waiting on the wheel, white Shetland that I have hand combed from my Shetland ewe, “Little Shit”
Classy Slip Up Socks – finished those in Opal Cotton, Farbe 3024 Partie 172 colorway.
Now I’m working on a plain vanilla socks in Opal wool for hubby. I’ve finished the gusset on the second sock and am now knitting the foot.
Waffle weave dishtowels on the big loom, but not for long.
Another scarf or two with handspun weft on my new 15″ Flip rigid heddle loom
It Had to Be Ewe– breed Information and the different types of wool
Fodder – Tips, Tricks and Techniques I’ve learned along the way (if you have suggestions, send them in…more on that later)
Warping different looms and warping it different ways.
Warp and weft calculation spreadsheet done by Trish who is trplr95 on Ravelry. You must download this spreadsheet first, (Excel program) and then you will be able to use it.
What bugs you?
Permission given to cut the warp on the waffle weave dishtowels.
Greensleeves and The Frog Pond– ripping, repairing and swearing (no swearing on the air though, it’s a family friendly show)
Showing hubby how NOT to warp a rigid heddle loom.
Say What?– Tidbits and terms used in spinning, knitting, dyeing, weaving
shed and shuttles
Book reviews – From My Bookshelf
Hands on Rigid Heddle Weaving
by Betty Linn Davenport
Great book to get if you are learning to weave, especially weaving on a rigid heddle loom. All the basic information about weaving is covered in this book, along with how to warp a rigid heddle loom, lots of projects and even a pattern for a loom tote bag. Highly recommended for a MUST have book for the beginning weaver on rigid heddle looms.
Barnyard Banter– slang expressions that originated on the farm
Off topic Topics or Guests– Discussions on the various fiber crafts, each show will look closer at aspects of a particular craft or an occasional guest
Diversity in weaving on rigid heddle looms and weaving instead of knitting.
Ravelry Tips– ways to get the most out of Ravelry
Join Ravelry if you haven’t already.
April Fool’s hats and little icons (images) within a message in Ravelry…how did they do that?
Songs to Spin By– some music to spin or knit by, featuring a new artist or song each show
“Watching Winter Melt Away” by Dana Wells
Courtesy of MusicAlley.com
Thank you for the donations to the podcast: Ginny in Minnesota. I couldn’t go on without your generous support.
Thank you for listening, see you next time.
Songs used in the show all by: Wren Ross
Ba Ba Blacksheep
It Had to Be Ewe
You can find more about Wren Ross at her blog
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