Woolful Podcast

Episode 63: Marta Bahillo – A grandmothers legacy, Spanish linen and artisans, entrepreneurism alongside motherhood and babaà

July 22, 2016

 

wool days

Sponsor: Wool Days is an Australian based wool company, co founded by Megan Elizabeth with a mission to create a purposeful connection between where things come from and the people who love them and share the message that wool has the ability to heal, warm and delight. To connect with people who adore those special days spent slow dancing with the things that bring them true happiness. There is a world of inspiration and joy that fuels kindness and creativity in all of us, and the hope is that Wool days is a source of inspiration and joy for those who love good wool. Wool Days has created a most comforting and beautiful yarn, Scout, a single source, Australian Merino yarn. Our wants are simple, and they are grand – give us good wool and our imagination to please. A pot of tea and our knitting. Everyone has their own special ingredients for elevating their day, and the honest hope is the Wool days will be an essential part of that experience. You can find out so much more about Wool days and Scout yarn at wooldays.com, and follow along on Instagram @wooldays

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Fiber folk: Our fiber world is far stretching and diverse, and learning about our farther reaching fiber folks is one of my favorite parts of this podcast. Marta Bahillo dwells in Madrid with her husband, and young daughter and son. Her textile adventures and efforts came across my radar a couple years ago and I was fascinated by her commitment to sourcing and production through local artisans as well as the rich story behind her clothing brand babaà. She’s navigating relationships, motherhood and building a business with a fiery passion and grace and I hope you enjoy hearing a bit of her journey as much as I did. You can find Marta at babaa.es and on Instagram @babaaknitwear

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wing and a prayer farm

Sponsor: Wing and a Prayer Farm is a fiber farm with beautiful pastures in Shaftsbury, Vermont and maker of some of the most delicious Shetland and true farm yarns I’ve had the privilege of using. The owner and operator of Wing and a Prayer farm is Tammy White, an incredible woman with a huge heart for both human and animal and everything in between. I’ve had the privilege of watching part of her fiber journey unfold as she shared a bit of her story in Episode 16 and has taken such care in creating a collection of yarns from her fiber flock which consists of Cotswold, Cormo, Shetland, Corriedale, Merino, Mohair and Alpaca…resulting in yarns that are a pleasure to knit with and wear. 

Join Vermont farmer Tammy White at Wing & A Prayer Farm on Sunday, July 31st for a Natural Dyeing Workshop. You’ll learn sustainable methods, and experiment with locally foraged dye-stuffs to produce rich, natural colors with her farm’s yarn. Visit wingandaprayerfarm.com or more details or email Tammy at hello@wingandaprayerfarm.com to register. 

You can also follow along with all the Wing and a Prayer Farm shenanigans on Instagram @wingandaprayerfarm

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Giveaway: The winner of last weeks giveaway is Tera, you’ve won a skein of Qiviut and Stinging Nettle yarn from the Large Animal Research Station in Alaska. Congratulations!

This week’s giveaway is sponsored by Wool Days and they’re giving away 10 skeins of their new and very amazing Scout yarn, a dk weight 100% Australian Merino yarn. You’ll receive 2 skeins in each of their 5 color ways. You’ll also receive a copy of cabinfour’s newest sock pattern, Sunday Morning Socks, designed in Wool Days Scout yarn.

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Music by Jónsi.

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229 Comments

  • Reply Carr July 22, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    Thank you Ashley for another wonderful featured podcast, as ever I enjoyed it so much

  • Reply Arianne July 22, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    Wow, what a generous giveaway. Here’s to hoping.

  • Reply Peggy Pennell July 22, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    This is a very generous giveaway, thank you. I love the pictures here – so colorful and of so many different things having to do with a fiber life … very inspiring. And the podcast too!

  • Reply Anna July 22, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    Thank you for dedicated work on these interesting podcasts. The Scout yarn sounds amazing.

  • Reply Kelley July 22, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    Wow, these photos are gorgeous. I love that chunky orange sweater, and the Scout yarn looks like it’d be a dream to knit!

  • Reply Brenda F. July 22, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    I can’t wait to listen to this podcast! Thank you so much!

  • Reply Janet July 22, 2016 at 6:04 pm

    Wonderful podcast and the Scout yarn sounds amazing. Fingers crossed!

  • Reply Allison July 22, 2016 at 6:20 pm

    I can’t wait to listen to this episode after my son (finally) goes to bed.

  • Reply Tiffany Hantelmann July 22, 2016 at 8:25 pm

    Another amazing giveaway! I enjoyed the podcast as always.

  • Reply Donna Jefferis July 22, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    What an excellent woman this Marta is, thanks for introducing her to us. The history is awesome.

  • Reply Trina Amundson July 22, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    Thanks for such a great podcasts. Every episode my fiber knowledge grows and I am grateful. Thank you!

  • Reply Jennie July 22, 2016 at 9:58 pm

    Marta’s accent is so captivating! Spanish and Irish is an excellent combination. I enjoyed listening to her fibre story. Great podcast and giveaway.

  • Reply Zeta July 23, 2016 at 12:06 am

    Another great story and great giveaway! Thank you so much for both!

  • Reply Connie July 23, 2016 at 2:51 am

    Loved this episode and hearing about Spain and this wonderful journey. It is all so inspiring. Thanks for the giveaway too!

  • Reply Judy July 23, 2016 at 3:09 am

    Would love to try Scout yqrn. Thanks for another lovely podcast.

  • Reply Debra Sewell July 23, 2016 at 4:24 am

    Learning so much from your Woolful podcasts. Thank you!

  • Reply Annette July 23, 2016 at 4:48 am

    What a generous giveaway! Love seeing how far you reach in bringing your wonderful stories of makers to us.

  • Reply Carrie Manley July 23, 2016 at 6:04 am

    A another very inspiring podcast. My job has is in the medical field and has nothing to do with fiber. I’m always inspired by the lives of people who love their passion. Blessings to them and to you!

  • Reply Brenda Johnson July 23, 2016 at 6:19 am

    Would love to be the lucky recipient of this yarn. I love reading about and listening to podcasts about all these talented people.

  • Reply Kim July 23, 2016 at 6:50 am

    Thanks so much for another great podcast!

  • Reply Danica July 23, 2016 at 7:27 am

    I loved hearing this story, her commitment to excellence and her delight in relationships with customers. I’m sure it’s hectic, but it’s so encouraging to hear how she’s including her children in her work day.

  • Reply Inês July 23, 2016 at 7:44 am

    A wonderful episode, loved listening to it!

  • Reply Abby July 23, 2016 at 8:15 am

    What a great giveaway! Thanks Wool Days!

  • Reply Margaret July 23, 2016 at 8:51 am

    Another great podcast. I admire working mothers so much, especially you all who have your own companies and stuff. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Reply Yasmin July 23, 2016 at 9:04 am

    Fascinating to hear what is going on in another part of the world. What a generous giveaway!

  • Reply haley July 23, 2016 at 9:31 am

    (Do you just leave a comment to entre the giveaway? For reals? cause PLEASE. And I was just thinking about knitting socks again.) Wonderful podcast and collection of fiber folk. Marta’s story was magical; it was beautiful to hear about her fiber, the history, and the people who have been part of it. Thank you for creating a platform for her and other fiber folk to share their stories.

  • Reply Rain July 23, 2016 at 10:47 am

    So generous! Australian Merino is luscious!! Would love to win!! Thank you all!!

  • Reply Erin July 23, 2016 at 10:55 am

    Oh, WOW, now THAT’s a giveaway.

  • Reply Suzi July 23, 2016 at 10:59 am

    I loved this episode!

  • Reply Caitlin July 23, 2016 at 11:16 am

    A great podcast, and a very exciting giveaway!

  • Reply Nancy July 23, 2016 at 11:22 am

    What a lovely interview, and what beautiful designs Marta produces! Thanks for your always-interesting podcasts. The Scout give-away is a huge gift!

  • Reply Tera July 23, 2016 at 11:48 am

    Congratulations on your new baby to come! I’ve never tried knitting with linen before and now I cannot wait. Marta’s story is fascinating.

  • Reply Doreen MacL July 23, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    Another very interesting podcast, and thanks for the chance to win this lovely yarn and pattern.

  • Reply Nicole July 23, 2016 at 3:51 pm

    Can’t wait to listen to the podcast! I’m a new listener just catching up on old episodes–this is my first time commenting–thanks for what you do!

  • Reply Becky July 23, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    I love this podcast – intelligent and you ask the questions I want to know too! And that yarn! Oooohhh…

  • Reply Kristina July 23, 2016 at 5:54 pm

    Such a thoughtful interview! The Scout yarn looks amazing!

  • Reply Julie July 23, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    That was such a lovely podcast. Her thoughts on how textiles are made and dyed reminded me of the local food movement I’m also so fond of. Community is at the core of a fulfilling life and it can be found in so many aspects of life where we no longer typically look for it. Very inspiring. Thank you.

  • Reply Lesley July 23, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    I haven’t had the chance to listen yet, maybe, hopefully this afternoon. I believe the giveaway has my name on it. It won’t have far to travel and I am booked in for a sock making workshop that requires dk wool. Thank you.

  • Reply Laurie July 23, 2016 at 8:30 pm

    Wonderful podcast. Thank you.

  • Reply Renee Stokes July 24, 2016 at 3:20 am

    Wow! I’d love to try Scout yarn!

  • Reply Phoebe July 24, 2016 at 10:22 am

    This week’s podcast was so inspiring! I loved Marta’s sense of responsibility to her producers and really enjoyed hearing about how yarn played a role in her upbringing. And the Scout wool? To die for!

  • Reply Karli Jo July 24, 2016 at 11:09 am

    What an awesome giveaway!

    • Reply Alison McMahon July 27, 2016 at 1:58 pm

      How wonderful. I adore scout and have been following wooldays since its inception. Such an inspiration to us fibre lovers. What a treat to win such a generous prize! Looking forward to listening to the podcast ♥.

  • Reply Captaincrochette July 24, 2016 at 11:52 am

    Hi and thank you for your podcast I discovered recently. There is such a peacefull and relaxfull atmosphere , I love it. Thank you and Woolday for the giveaway as well.

  • Reply michelle July 24, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    I had no idea how linen was made–great to learn! Lovely palette for the Scout yarn

  • Reply Michaela Hitchcock July 24, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    Love the podcast! Dreaming of winning such lovely yarn!

  • Reply Morgan July 24, 2016 at 6:14 pm

    Looks like another great one. Can’t wait to listen to it!

  • Reply Ann P July 24, 2016 at 6:18 pm

    A very interesting podcast episode and a generous giveaway. Thank you

  • Reply Marina July 24, 2016 at 7:05 pm

    Great Episode! Listening to that at the moment! and such a gorgeous giveaway of the yarn I’ve had an honour to use 🙂

  • Reply ikkinlala July 24, 2016 at 8:52 pm

    What a great interview!

  • Reply Clare July 25, 2016 at 1:14 am

    Wool days, I’ve been waiting to see if someone from Australia would be able to source and produce local wool – so much of it goes to China for spinning and dying it’s hard to trace its provenance. Wonderful podcast again, thank you.

  • Reply Eugenie July 25, 2016 at 1:30 am

    Thank you so much for your great work, it is really inspiring to listen to the journey of all those amazing women dedicated to their passion! Just woke up in the UK and spent the last 50min knitting and listening to your podcast before getting ready to go to work. Is there any better way to start the week?

  • Reply Edie July 25, 2016 at 6:02 am

    Beautiful yarn. Thanks for the chance!

  • Reply teegan July 25, 2016 at 8:16 am

    Oh my goodness. Makes me just want to run away from my office job and get involved in the Spanish wool & linen business!

  • Reply Kathy July 25, 2016 at 10:41 am

    I love hearing about the fiber journeys and endeavors of our global fellow travelers on planet earth. Thanks for this very interesting interview, Ashley.

  • Reply Stacy July 25, 2016 at 10:52 am

    I really enjoy your podcast. The yarn looks lovely. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Reply Megan July 25, 2016 at 11:14 am

    I’ve been obsessed with the @wooldays instagram feed — their design aesthetic and branding is just perfect!

  • Reply Kristin July 25, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    I really enjoyed this week’s episode! I especially liked hearing Marta’s story in her lovely accent. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Reply Heather July 25, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    So looking forward to listening to this week’s episode. Thank you for sharing!

  • Reply Naomi July 25, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    Thank you for another inspiring podcast.

  • Reply Jennie July 25, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    What an inspiring story! Marta has found a true balance between work & motherhood.

  • Reply jenny July 25, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    Such a lovely episode. So mindful and thoughtful. What a joy to have a cup of coffee and join you two today.

  • Reply dorinalouise July 25, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    marta is very enthusiastic. i loved hearing her story (camping outside tuscany sounds so beautiful!).

  • Reply Danielley July 25, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    What a great giveaway! Thank you! And I love the pictures !

  • Reply Monica July 25, 2016 at 4:51 pm

    Love to hear such inspiring stories! Fantastic give aways!

  • Reply Bowen Gibson July 25, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    Another great episode! Her knitwear is beautiful.

  • Reply Neza July 25, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    I love babaa knits!

  • Reply Antonella July 26, 2016 at 12:31 am

    Been away for a while and back to find the usual great-quality podcast! also ti’s great to hear about someone near me, on the opposite side of the Atlantic!

  • Reply Laurel July 26, 2016 at 3:17 am

    Scout yarn sounds so wonderful! I’d love to try it.

  • Reply HeiM July 26, 2016 at 4:10 am

    Great episode and great giveaway. Thank you so much for both.

  • Reply Julia July 26, 2016 at 10:08 am

    Great story, I do enjoy hearing from people all over the world. Thanks!

  • Reply Cathy B July 26, 2016 at 11:56 am

    I would love to be the lucky winner. Such beautiful yarn.

  • Reply Virginia July 26, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    I am a relatively new listener and love your podcast. I learn something new every time! I loved listening to Marta and particularly loved how she discussed balancing parenting with working – we are all doing the best we can – and yes – it’s hard! Thank goodness we have lovely fiber and interesting podcasts to keep us going!

  • Reply Nancy Johnson July 26, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    i really enjoyed listening to Marta’s story and how she has been inspired by the women in her life. Thank you fir bringing the story to us and for the opportunity to win some beautiful yarn!

  • Reply Rachel McNamara July 26, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    What wonderful knitwear. I went to the Babaa site and was in love. Thanks for featuring this artist.

  • Reply Branwynne July 26, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    As a mom of young ones, this was a particularly inspirational and moving interview. Thank you for sharing Marta with us.

  • Reply asteride July 27, 2016 at 4:08 am

    Thank you for another very interesting episode. I loved to hear about wool, creativity and parenting at the same time! Is always a nice quite moment when I can stop what I’m doing, relax, get my knitting project and listen to your podcast.

  • Reply Diane July 27, 2016 at 6:50 am

    Lovely podcast!
    Thank you for the generous give way. I have never heard of this yarn company but I love what I have seen so far.

  • Reply Jody Distefano July 27, 2016 at 8:31 am

    So much to learn……..still….after knitting for 50 years! Thanks for such a lovely way to learn.

  • Reply Cady Sinks July 27, 2016 at 10:43 am

    As always, I am grateful to learn more about this wonderful craft and those in the industry. The giveaway yarn looks amazing so I will keep my fingers extra crossed!! A few more socks in my sock drawer would be amazing.

  • Reply Rose July 27, 2016 at 11:11 am

    What a wonderful prize! Thanks for the chance to win and thank you for the awesome podcast!

  • Reply Janet July 27, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    What a great give away. I really enjoy your podcasts. You are an excellent interviewer!

  • Reply Sindy July 27, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    Lovely, interesting episode again, nice to learn about flax/linen yarn.

  • Reply Jessica Pullen July 27, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    What a lovely interview and great story. The pattern and yarn would be such a delicious treat. Crossing fingers and cold toes .

  • Reply Sarah Simpson July 27, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    Love listening to your podcasts, you are truly an inspiring mother!

  • Reply Annalee July 27, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    Inspiring as always! Thank you for your continued work and dedication!

  • Reply Diane July 27, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    I love your podcast. It’s so interesting to meet such amazing people in the fiber world. This is quite a generous giveaway !

  • Reply Alicia July 27, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    What gorgeous spaces. Great episode!

  • Reply Mikell July 27, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    Really enjoyed the interview. Lovely photos, too. Thank you for the chance to win some beautiful yearn and sock pattern.

  • Reply Hope Hawley July 27, 2016 at 12:22 pm

    Woolful has been my favorite podcast since I started listening to them. I get very excited everything my phone alerts me to a new Woolful podcast

  • Reply Andrea Jimenez July 27, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    I love Wool Days’ story! Thanks to them for the giveaway and you for hosting. Your podcasts are so lovely and inspiring!

  • Reply Gabrielle July 27, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    What a lovely episode! Every week I’m so inspired by yours guests and discussion, especially trying motherhood into our creative endeavors. My family has grown by 2 babies since I started listening and every episode gives me so much encouragement in pursuing my making for my babies and to provide the opportunity to instill these values in them!

  • Reply Helen July 27, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    I would love a chance to win this please.

  • Reply Laurel July 27, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    What a lovely giveaway, I’ve been wanting to knit socks! And thanks for continuing to introduce us to amazing fiber folk.

  • Reply Cait St. George July 27, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    I love your podcast and this is such an awesome giveaway!

  • Reply Susan dampeer July 27, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    Addicted to your podcasts. Loved this one about babaa. Hope to win!

  • Reply Kristi July 27, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    Knitting poolside watching my kids and listening to the podcast. Very exciting giveaway!

  • Reply Natalie July 27, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    Wow. How very very generous! Crossing my fingers especially hard.

    Natalie
    @oystersandpearls
    @maidensouth_
    #oystersandpurls

  • Reply Ali July 27, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    I love these podcasts! And I’ve had my eye on that scout yarn for a while….

  • Reply Barbara Collins July 27, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    thanks for the opportunity! Love the Woolful podcasts, blog and shop!

  • Reply Linda July 27, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    My first time listening to your podcast . Enjoyed it very much. Will go back and listen to earlier episodes as I knit. A nice surprise that you have a giveaway. Thank you. Love to knit socks.

  • Reply Angelica July 27, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    I’m looking forward to listening to the podcast if kiddo naptime ever happens today. Thank you for doing such a generous giveaway, Wool Days!

  • Reply Mandi R July 27, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    New to the podcast. What a great episode and generous give away!

  • Reply Sheri Brethel July 27, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    wonderful podcast – as always!
    Love the pictures and am enjoying following wooldays as well!
    thank you for the giveaway opportunity – so hoping I’ll win lol

  • Reply Sarah M July 27, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    I can’t wait to listen after the kids go to bed. What a great giveaway!

  • Reply Karen July 27, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    Thank you for the giveaway opportunity–and for a great podcast!

  • Reply Kim July 27, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    I enjoy all of your podcasts and always look forward to listening! And thank you for this very generous giveaway!!

  • Reply Meagan Radford July 27, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    Thank you for another wonderful interview. I love sitting down to listen to this podcast.

  • Reply Cait L July 27, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    Thank you for introducing us to such amazing wool people! This yarn is gorgeous!

  • Reply Julie Hester July 27, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    I really enjoy your podcast. Thanks for a wonderful giveaway!

  • Reply Mackenzie July 27, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    That yarn looks so lovely! xo

  • Reply Jessica Muller July 27, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    Beautiful yarn – would love to knit with it!

  • Reply Brittany Boaldin July 27, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    Oh what beauty! Thank you for the chance!

  • Reply Rebecca July 27, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    Thanks for continuing to make an excellent podcast! Love it!
    I want those socks now! <3

  • Reply Jaci B July 27, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    Always great podcast topics and giveaways!

  • Reply Elisabeth Watson July 27, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    What a lovely giveaway! Thanks for such a lovely podcast, as always.

  • Reply Kelly July 27, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    Love the podcast and am so inspired by you and the people you present! Thank you!

  • Reply eli sometimes July 27, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    What A Great Podcast! Wool 4 Lyfe!

  • Reply Sarah M July 27, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    Another fantastic podcast. Thank you for always having something (and someone) wonderful to share with the fiber community.

  • Reply Hannah July 27, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    Oh my goodness, what a wonderful gift! Thank you for the chance to win!! <3

  • Reply Ashley July 27, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    Great episode, I would love to try that yarn!

  • Reply Rachel Hunter July 27, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    I love Babaa! The baby/toddler sweaters fit for so long, and really last. Perfect for handing down from sister to little brother!

  • Reply Angela July 27, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    Would love to try Wool Days yarn! It’s beautiful!

  • Reply Fiona Morrison July 27, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    Another amazing and inspiring ep. Thank you Ashley

  • Reply Jessica July 27, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    Another amazing episode! Thank you so much for cultivating my fiber interest and for sharing so much knowledge! I’ve switched to better yarns and appreciate the work I create so much more!

  • Reply Shelley July 27, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    The best of podcasts, thanks for your high quality production

  • Reply Corrina McMath July 27, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    Another great episode! I have already been lucky enough to get my hands on a couple of balls of Scout and can says it is truely wonderful!

  • Reply Jocelyn Egan July 27, 2016 at 1:27 pm

    Always a great listen, Ashley! The colours of Scout are so beautiful, I’d love to try it.

  • Reply Shelly July 27, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    Such lovely yarn and sock pattern!

  • Reply Lauren July 27, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    Would love to win! Always love your episodes 🙂

  • Reply Kaylynne July 27, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    What a lovely giveaway!

  • Reply Clare July 27, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    As always, another enjoyable episode!

  • Reply Leah July 27, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    What yarn! Looking forward to trying it out 🙂

  • Reply Melissa B July 27, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    Ah! Just discovered this podcast a few weeks ago -all I can say is finally and bravo!!! This podcast is the perfect backdrop for knitting on the NYC train commute. Also thankyou for introducing me to a new Australian wool brand. I am Australian and just moved to NYC so can let my mum know back home to scout them out Also babaa is so chic! Would never have found it without woolful- thanks!!

  • Reply Britt Schmiesing July 27, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    not holding my breathe to win with all of this competition. 🙂

  • Reply Catrina July 27, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    Loved this episode, especially when she talks about knowing where your clothes come from and being conscious of the materials used. Synthetic may be cheaper, but it comes at a very heavy cost to ourselves and the environment. We need to seriously think about the legacy we’re leaving for our children.

  • Reply Erin Bennett July 27, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    Wow great listening to podcast! Thanks to the sponsors! Loved the photos and look forward to finding Scout in the shops! Interesting learning about Babaa and loved the pictures! Podcast was awesome

  • Reply Ainur July 27, 2016 at 1:58 pm

    Such a beautiful palette of colors! Fingers crossed! Can’t wait to listen to the podcast too!

  • Reply Cassandra July 27, 2016 at 1:58 pm

    Love the podcast. Thanks for the give a way very nice

  • Reply Katy July 27, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    What a fun and exciting giveaway!!!!!

  • Reply Mary McGraw July 27, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    What an awesome giveaway! Thanks Ashley for bringing a little ray of fiber sunshine into my life each week!

  • Reply Jo July 27, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    Thank you once again for the most wonderful and woolly podcast. And thanks for the chance to win such a luscious prize! This Aussie girl has her fingers crossed she wins such glorious Aussie wool!
    x

  • Reply Gemma July 27, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    I loved this podcast and have been a fan of Marta’s and Babaa for so long now. Thank you, and such a great giveaway!

  • Reply Melissa July 27, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    These Yarns look yummy! Always could use some more wool 😀

  • Reply Kristi July 27, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    What a beautiful story! Thanks for the chance!

  • Reply Erin July 27, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    Wow, love that sock pattern and the yarn sounds fantastic!

  • Reply Jess July 27, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    What an epic podcast. This is the first one I’ve listened to, and I think that the next few weeks will be going through the previous 62 and listening to them! What a great podcast and a brilliant opportunity to win the yarn. As it’s my mum’s birthday today, I think I would knit her a pair of socks out of this yarn (it looks so scrumptious!), and then just drool over the other skeins and let my imagine grow wild. Thank you for such a wonderful podcast and giveaway! Xx

  • Reply Nadine Matthews July 27, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    What a great giveaway. I love this podcast from over the pond!

  • Reply Rebecca G. July 27, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    I loved this episode. Spain has been on my list for a while and now I’m even more excited about traveling there.

  • Reply Sandra July 27, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    What an awesome episode! Thank you so much for bringing the world to me : )

  • Reply Tiffany July 27, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    Thank you for the generous giveaway! That yarn sounds fabulous.

  • Reply Bunnifer July 27, 2016 at 2:32 pm

    Great podcast, beautiful pictures and I’m drooling over all the skeins of wood days yarn.

  • Reply Shannon Yeaton July 27, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    Great episode as always. The yarn looks yummy. Thanks for the chance!

  • Reply Joyce July 27, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    I’ve been following Wool Days since they first announced the launch of their new yarns – I would love the opportunity to try it!

  • Reply Shannon Steinberg July 27, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    What a wonderful, generous giveaway! It would be lovely to get the opportunity to play with all those beautiful colors!

  • Reply Maria Bennett July 27, 2016 at 2:47 pm

    Another WONDERFUL podcast and information on this lovely Spanish life…how do you do it? 10 skeins of Wool Days would create something amazing and memorable! Thanks again

  • Reply Kristina Thomas July 27, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    Thank you so much for engaging and building this community. I would love to try this yarn!

  • Reply Molly July 27, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    Just listening to Marta speak about her family history with growing flax for linen alone gave me the happy-weepies and I had to pull over to side of road(much to confusion of three children in the back). What a wonderful episode AND giveaway!

  • Reply Jodie July 27, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    What a fantastic podcast, you do such an amazing job! And what a great giveaway – I would love to try some of this beautiful wool, thank you! x

  • Reply Charlene July 27, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    Awesome giveaway! The pictures make the yarn look so gorgeous! I can just feel it! And the sock pattern is perfect! Ashley, I love your podcasts so much! Always beautifully done!

  • Reply Kristy July 27, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    Always enjoy your podcast late at night, knitting and sitting with my ‘grand dog’. Your soothing voice helps him sleep and provides me with uninterrupted knitting time and bee interesting podcasts. Thank you.

  • Reply kezia Tenenbaum July 27, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    I love hearing about the wools of Europe!
    Thanks

  • Reply Rachel July 27, 2016 at 3:19 pm

    Awesome giveaway! Crossing my fingers…

  • Reply Susan July 27, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    I am really enjoying these podcasts as I make my way through all the back episodes. I am busy sewing my designs for a craft fair so podcasts help me keep sane through the busyness. There are so many women I would like to meet. What interesting guests. If you are interested in a churro farmer that hand dyes her wool let me know. She is a chef that supports her farm and family through baking. We collaborated while I lived in Virginia. She is a really nice lady with an interesting life. She sources most of her dyes from her farm and gets amazing color I think because she is a chef. You can find her at black twig farm in crozet va. Thanks for the podcasts. I miss our va farm and listening to your podcasts makes me want to go back to it but bainbridge island is a beautiful stop for a few years. Plus I get more time to knit and see without all the farm chores living here

  • Reply LuisaM July 27, 2016 at 3:22 pm

    Another great episode. Wow, 10 skeins! Thank you.

  • Reply Cheryl (Toni) Jarvis July 27, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    Thanks for all your work on the podcasts. I also enjoy following you on Instagram!

  • Reply Diana Sorbo July 27, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    My close friends are not knitters or makers, so your podcast is a much appreciated connection to this incredible community. Thank you!

  • Reply Rebecca N. July 27, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    Great episode! And this giveaway -wow!

  • Reply Rosa Miller July 27, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    I feel so fortunate to have found your podcast, hearing your guest’s stories is so amazing. Thank you for dedicating so much of your time! I can’t get enough 🙂 Such generosity.

  • Reply Marcela chang July 27, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    Lovely episode!!! Babaa designs are stunning… Thanks for the grat giveaway!

  • Reply Nicole M. July 27, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    Marta is so inspirational! I love her simple style and her spanish-irish lilted accent. Thank you for such an enjoyable podcast and the Wool Days enabling!

  • Reply Kayla July 27, 2016 at 4:13 pm

    I recently found this podcast and absolutely love it! Thank you for doing it!

  • Reply Nat July 27, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    Wool days wool is lovely! I’ve just started a fibre swap with a friend in the US and would love to send her some 🙂

  • Reply Anne July 27, 2016 at 4:31 pm

    Loved listening to Marta tell her story!

  • Reply Anna July 27, 2016 at 4:32 pm

    Wonderful episode and a beautiful giveaway. I’ve got my fingers and knitting needles crossed!

  • Reply Amy July 27, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Loving the podcasts as I fold my washing all fingers and toes crossed for this giveaway as I soon embark on knitting my first pair of socks! So excited to try scout soon! Xx

  • Reply Vicki Lynch July 27, 2016 at 4:46 pm

    Thank you for sharing another wonderful fiber story with us. I look forward to listening to your shows. The Scout yarn looks like it would be wonderful to knit with.

  • Reply Chelsea B July 27, 2016 at 4:57 pm

    How amazing would that be?? I would love to try Scout. It looks divine!

  • Reply Beth July 27, 2016 at 5:04 pm

    I discovered your pod cast a couple of months ago and I am so enjoying all the stories I hear. I listen while spinning on my wheel. Your give away is so generous I just had to leave a comment. Keep up the good work!

  • Reply Julia July 27, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    Beautiful yarn!
    Juliaknit on Ravelry

  • Reply Martha July 27, 2016 at 5:32 pm

    Thank you for another inspiring podcast!

  • Reply Cristin July 27, 2016 at 5:54 pm

    I look forward to this podcast the minute I finish the previous week’s! Always so good- I can’t wait to listen to this one!

  • Reply Karen July 27, 2016 at 5:59 pm

    Always enjoyed your podcast but this one especially. E-mailed my knitting group to encourage them to listen as well. Would love to try the scout yarn. Always have to check out all your sponsors! karencreates on Ravelry.

  • Reply Karen Collins July 27, 2016 at 5:59 pm

    Another great episode! What a generous prize too!

  • Reply Rebecca July 27, 2016 at 6:04 pm

    What an amazing podcast! Your pocasts are always so inspiring to listen to, especially for young girls like me. Also, thanks for such a generous giveaway!

  • Reply Lauren July 27, 2016 at 6:15 pm

    I am looking forward to listening to this podcast episode after the kids are in bed. I love that motherhood comes up often as a theme – it really resonates with me.

  • Reply Jessica F July 27, 2016 at 6:17 pm

    What a generous giveaway! I really enjoy listening to the Woolful podcast. I tend to start following and bookmarking anyone and everyone you feature/interview lol.

  • Reply Monica July 27, 2016 at 6:20 pm

    These colors are amazing, and would look great together! But I would not mind mKing more then one project! Fantastc give-away! And I am listening to the podcast at work tomorrow

  • Reply Jen D July 27, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    I love your pod cast and hearing from all the different folks involved in the fiber world.

  • Reply Emilie July 27, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    oh, I love that sock pattern ! Imagine in each color !

  • Reply Barb July 27, 2016 at 6:36 pm

    I look forward to each podcast, keep up the good work!

  • Reply Katherine July 27, 2016 at 6:36 pm

    Wow, so many good things – and what a giveaway! A girl can dream…

  • Reply Kathryn July 27, 2016 at 7:05 pm

    Tonight has been a double-whammy of this inspiring podcast and watching The True Cost and it has me totally pumped to get going on another knitting project! Thank you!!!

  • Reply Deborah Wingert July 27, 2016 at 7:10 pm

    This is my first time listening to your podcast and I’very already subscribed on Stitcher. I was told yours was the best for knittersale and I was captivated from the start. (I have already “Liked” the Wing and a Prayer page on Facebook, and told my friend in Vermont about them.)

    I am looking forward to more episodes, and plan to review your archives until the next one. Thanks for doing what you do.

  • Reply Vicki Sanders July 27, 2016 at 7:23 pm

    I’ve been dreaming about Scout yarn since it was released. Would love to get my hands on some of its squishy goodness! Loved your podcast! Thank you for sharing your amazing talent!

  • Reply Linda July 27, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    Great podcast as always. Super giveaway!!

  • Reply Lex July 27, 2016 at 7:51 pm

    Really enjoyed this episode!

  • Reply Aishi July 27, 2016 at 8:06 pm

    I really enjoyed this episode. I found Marta’s journey to be very inspiring. Thanks once again for such an educational podcast.

  • Reply Cassandra July 27, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    Holy smokes, that’s a lot of yarn. Thanks for all you do in our yarny world–it is so appreciated.

  • Reply Susan July 27, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    Incredible giveaway again, as always. I’m on a serious yarn diet at the moment, and would love the opportunity to try the Scout yarn. Fingers crossed!

    Really interesting to learn that so much of the Spanish Merino wool ends up leaving the country. Loved to hear about Marta’s dedication to promoting and using other Spanish wools.

  • Reply Tina L. July 27, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    I’m working to catch up on Woolful…summer is flying by! Thanks, always, for an engaging show.

  • Reply Angela Digmann July 27, 2016 at 8:43 pm

    How cool was THAT podcast?! Wowsa! Loved it. Thank you for continuing this labor of love

  • Reply Cynthia July 27, 2016 at 8:52 pm

    Thanks for ALL your wonderful and well-produced podcasts as well as the information about the different cosponsors.

  • Reply Shivani July 27, 2016 at 9:33 pm

    I’ve been craving some socks lately — this is so exciting! Thank you so much for the chance.

  • Reply Tracey July 27, 2016 at 10:38 pm

    Oh, that yarn is divine!!

  • Reply Christine July 27, 2016 at 10:44 pm

    Dear Ashley, thank you for another wonderful podcast! What a great inspiration they are for anyone in the knit and fiber community!

  • Reply Rachel July 27, 2016 at 10:50 pm

    As always, I’m inspired to create. What a generous giveaway. Fingers crossed…

  • Reply Kate July 27, 2016 at 11:42 pm

    Ooh what a gorgeous giveaway and another lovely episode xxx

  • Reply Melinda July 28, 2016 at 12:57 am

    Thank you Ashley for another inspiring podcast. The giveaway is super generous and a great way of spreading awareness for ethically produced Australian fibre.

  • Reply Mathurine July 28, 2016 at 1:39 am

    So nice trip in Europe, our earth is a so amazing small one ! Have a good week !

  • Reply Fine Lightness July 28, 2016 at 2:35 am

    What a brilliant episode and such a generous giveaway. I love Wooldays so so much and designed a hat pattern with this amazing wool.

    Hope you are doing well!

    Joanne
    xx

  • Reply pistachios July 28, 2016 at 2:42 am

    I love this brand! Thanks for the wonderful interview!

  • Reply Josh July 28, 2016 at 2:49 am

    I met so many wonderful yarns through your podcast, yarns that I love knitting with! I would love to meet this yarn too, and make something lovely with it!

  • Reply Therese July 28, 2016 at 4:48 am

    Delightful podcast and beautiful giveaway!

  • Reply Joanna July 28, 2016 at 6:00 am

    I am new to the podcast and love it. Thank you for finding so many interesting stories.

  • Reply Jamie July 28, 2016 at 6:04 am

    Oh my, this is wonderful! I would love to be a part of something like this amazing company one day. To work hard doing something I love outside and connecting with other fiber lovers:)

  • Reply Alison July 28, 2016 at 6:44 am

    I really enjoyed this episode. It is amazing how ancient traditions can become new again & work to inspire beauty, build community, and rebuild the economy. I am so inspired by these mamas who are so invested in their family that the children are part of their work. Truly, so many good things are happening here!
    ~Alison

  • Reply Loretta July 28, 2016 at 6:57 am

    I’m loving these images! They’re giving me the travel bug!

  • Reply Sara W. (SallyHP) July 28, 2016 at 7:23 am

    I have learned so much from listening to your podcast! I just love it! Thank you for continuing to put out amazing content! I would be so thrilled to win!

  • Reply Elizabeth July 28, 2016 at 7:31 am

    Glad to have found woolful. Lovely podcast. Can’t wait to share this with other fiber loving friends.

  • Reply Dell July 28, 2016 at 7:37 am

    Just discovered this podcast/website. It looks georgeous and a giveaway to boot! Hiding under the covers with the earphones in listening hoping not to get busted by the hubby lol

  • Reply Anne Marie July 28, 2016 at 8:05 am

    I’d love to get my hands on some of this yarn!

  • Reply Katrina July 28, 2016 at 9:21 am

    Fascinating interview! I so enjoyed hearing about the heritage process of making linen; it grieves me that these processes are being lost. It also grieves me that these community functions are losing out to convenience.
    Thank you for a generous giveaway!

  • Reply Shari (irishpogue on IG) July 28, 2016 at 10:02 am

    I love these podcasts; I feel transported to a lovely making space of creativity. I’ve really wanted to try Scout but the international shipping fee has been a major deterrent for me right now. What a super giveaway, good luck everyone!!
    rw_135@yahoo.com

  • Reply Kelly B July 28, 2016 at 10:59 am

    Another lovely episode!

  • Reply Tess Felder July 28, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    I love meeting people from all corners of the world. I listen to Wooful as I walk in the morning and I just started over with Episode 1! It was karma because I had forgotten it’s topic and I am going to Oaxaca in the Fall. So it reinforced my desire to take the adventure! Thank you. Now I want to go to Spain also!!

  • Reply Judy July 28, 2016 at 9:22 pm

    What a lot of passion Marta brought to this conversation. Fascinating.
    Thank you.

  • Reply Alyssa August 16, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    Great episode! I’ve been very curious about working with linen… it was cool to hear about her family history with it. Really love her collection of knitwear too! you find the coolest people to chat with. Thanks again! (keeping my fingers crossed on the giveaway!)

  • Reply Nancy August 23, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    Great interview!

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