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Episode 13: Jocelyn Tunney and Sasha Duerr – Organic fiber, realizing dreams, regeneration and permaculture

March 3, 2015

I’m very excited to share the thirteenth episode of the Woolful podcast. Today we get to meet two amazing women who’ve focused their lives and businesses on sustainability and helping bring awareness to what you live and make with, Sasha Duerr of Permacouture and Jocelyn Tunney of O-Wool.


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Sponsor: This episode is sponsored by Fancy Tiger Crafts, a beautiful yarn shop based out of Denver, Colorado, who recently launched their online shop, They have an amazing selection of fabrics and yarns, including their own Heirloom Romney Yarn, which is grown, milled and dyed here in the US. Make sure to visit Fancy Tiger Crafts in person when in Denver and online at


Fiber folk 1: Jocelyn is a very special entrepreneur who’s had a unique fiber journey that led her to own and build O-Wool, a wonderful yarn company that focuses on sustainable and organic fibers, including a certified organically grown and processed, machine washable yarn. You can find Jocelyn at and on Instagram @owool.


Man on the street: For this week’s “Man on the Street” I changed it up a bit and asked a handful of fiber enthusiasts to ask me a question and I’d answer one. Brienne Moody asked a great question about time management, how to make time for making, but also planning and reflecting on what you’re creating.

Fiber folk 2: Our next guest, Sasha Duerr has a background rich in permaculture, regenerative design and thoughtful making and consuming that has been a huge inspiration to me ever since I came across her “Seasonal Color Wheel” which is a beautifully painted color wheel poster which illustrates the palette of natural dyes available from seasonal plants common to the bay area, based on mordants used and time of year. You can find this color wheel for sale at You can find Sasha at and on Instagram @sashaduerr.


Giveaway: The winner of last week’s giveaway, is Leslie Eaton! You’ve won a skein of Hole and Sons yarn and a pair of Brittany double point needles. Congratulations!

This week’s giveaway is sponsored by O-Wool, and we’re giving away three skeins of O-Wool’s Local, a gorgeous organic merino and alpaca blend yarn, so you can make Jocelyn’s Blue Bell Hill Scarf Pattern. To enter this giveaway, leave a comment below.


This week we’re beginning the March Woolful Knitalong. I have been waiting weeks to start on this and am so excited March is here! We’ll be knitting the Moto Vest, designed by Shelli Westcott, owner of Knitterly and creator of Radius Yarns. This vest is so simple and versatile in both design and materials and I can’t wait to see all the lovely vests you knit. Later today I’ll be posting all the details about this knit along on both the blog and Ravelry, so stay tuned for some words from Shelli and myself.



Music by Jónsi.


Transcription coming shortly!

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  • Reply Marci March 3, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    so great to have this to look forward to!!!! knitting and listening – almost as much fun knowing I have it to look forward to as it is listening to it! Thanks for giving this some of your energy!

    • Reply Karen March 3, 2015 at 2:12 pm

      So happy to find your Podcast! And thank you for the giveaway.

  • Reply Caylie March 3, 2015 at 2:06 pm

    Those colours together in a scarf are sooooooooooo lovely. It’s been a while since I’ve seen a colour selection that really catches my eye as something new and special. I love it!

  • Reply Leslie Eaton March 3, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    Oh yippeee!! glad your lil guy is feeling well enough for you to post the podcast!
    ………….and I just read that I’m the very proud winner of the giveaway!! woah hoaa! (really enjoyed the Hole and Sons podcast…and will use the yarn and needles with fond memories of listening to his story!)

    Sooooo looking forward to this week’s episode! I purchased a sweater’s worth of “local” from Owool at Rhinebeck this past fall. We live in NJ and “local” is 50% alpaca…sourced in a town that we frequent : Lambertville! Very excited to hear all about Jocelyn’s journey!!


  • Reply Margaret March 3, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    A lovely giveaway as always. And always love your podcasts too!

  • Reply Chelsea berkompas March 3, 2015 at 4:03 pm

    Lovely as always! Tuesday afternoons are my fav 🙂

  • Reply Wendy T March 3, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    Ooooh, thx for generous give-away!

  • Reply Lea March 3, 2015 at 4:25 pm

    thanks for a great podcast!

  • Reply Karli March 3, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    Beautiful scarf pattern!

  • Reply hejomi March 3, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    I love O-Wool!

  • Reply Terri March 3, 2015 at 5:28 pm

    I listen and I learn, and I look forward to each and every episode. Those you highlight and interview are living my dream, and I love hearing about their journey. Thank you for a unique experience with each episode.

  • Reply Claudia March 3, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    I love your podcast, when I found it I listened to nothing but until I caught up. It is very inspiringly!

  • Reply Sara March 3, 2015 at 5:55 pm

    I am so happy to have found your podcast and look forward to every episode. I’ve never tried O-wool but it’s definitely on my list to try someday. Thanks for doing such a lovely job with this venture.

  • Reply Susan March 3, 2015 at 6:03 pm

    As an arts educator at a textile museum, Sasha’s approach to thinking about textiles in a holistic way really resonated with me — the intersection between fibre, food, culture and community are what I strive to highlight in the tours and programs that I facilitate. LIke Jocelyn, working with textiles in my day job does not diminish my need to knit and spin and sew in my free time!

  • Reply Megan March 3, 2015 at 6:16 pm

    The Blue Bell Hill Scarf pattern is just lovely – adding it to my (ever expanding) queue!

  • Reply Jenn March 3, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    Such a great part of my week. Thanks for it!

  • Reply kelsey sylvia March 3, 2015 at 6:46 pm


  • Reply hannah March 3, 2015 at 7:00 pm

    Ohhhh, I’ve been wanting to try owool! Loving your podcast!

  • Reply Cait March 3, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    I love OWool! I am so glad its the giveaway this week!

  • Reply LIly March 3, 2015 at 7:45 pm

    I would love to try O-Wool. And I have been enjoying your weekly podcasts! Thank you!

  • Reply Dana (DanaRae19 on Ravelry) March 3, 2015 at 9:01 pm

    Another lovely podcast! Thanks for the chance to win! (And I would LOVE to know what pattern the shawl the lovely blond woman from Fancy Tiger Crafts is wearing, it’s so pretty. I checked the pattern on their website and couldn’t find it…)

  • Reply Jennifer March 3, 2015 at 11:55 pm

    I just ordered my first O-Wool yarns. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Reply Elaine March 4, 2015 at 1:49 am

    Absolutely love O-Wool. I have three colorways of O-Wool Local and would love to make the scarf!

  • Reply inês g. March 4, 2015 at 1:53 am

    O-wool sounds like an amazing yarn!

  • Reply Julie Britton March 4, 2015 at 2:01 am

    Lovely as usual! Thanks

  • Reply roberta March 4, 2015 at 2:27 am

    interesting podcast as always and the pictures in this last post are gorgeous!!

  • Reply Abbe March 4, 2015 at 3:25 am

    loving the podcasts!
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Reply Paula Castro March 4, 2015 at 3:27 am

    such a gorgeous yarn!

  • Reply Kathy March 4, 2015 at 4:38 am

    Inspiring. Thank you for bringing these stories.

  • Reply Rebekah Shirey March 4, 2015 at 5:26 am

    Lovely podcast, as usual!

  • Reply Claire March 4, 2015 at 5:26 am

    I already made this scarf in O Wool so it doesn’t seem fair to enter the contest. But I wear it all the time and would LOVE to have another one. Love the yarn. Love the pattern. Love O Wool.

  • Reply Christine Eychas March 4, 2015 at 5:28 am

    Great podcast this week. I learned so much! Thank you.

  • Reply Anna (meckmama on ravelry) March 4, 2015 at 5:30 am

    Thank you for bringing in a permie guest and the owner of o-wool. Inspiring interviews!

  • Reply Tonya March 4, 2015 at 5:30 am

    So looking forward to listening and what a wonderful giveaway!

  • Reply Liz March 4, 2015 at 5:36 am

    I could hardly drag myself out of the O-wool booth at the MD Sheep and Wool Festival–such gorgeous yarn! I’ve used it in the past for arm warmer projects and love the colors.

  • Reply Audrey Reed March 4, 2015 at 5:46 am

    I just “found” o-wool and am very happy that I did! I received my first shipment this week and eager to begin. Love the blog as well!

  • Reply Kelly March 4, 2015 at 6:02 am

    My knitting group recently introduced me to O-Wool, and I am hooked! Lovely podcast this week and I am looking forward to hearing more!

  • Reply Karin March 4, 2015 at 6:08 am

    Just love that scarf!

  • Reply Phoenix March 4, 2015 at 6:11 am

    I love O-wool! I’m working on a sweater with Legacy now and the yarn is like butter in my hands. I can’t wait to order a cone of local this spring so I can try my hand at natural dyeing. xo

  • Reply Aileen March 4, 2015 at 6:17 am

    Awesome episode! Thanks for the opportunity to win this wool!

  • Reply Madeleine Fidler March 4, 2015 at 6:25 am

    Another great episode – as always! I especially liked this week’s Man on the Street. I think you hit the nail on the head – there is no single right solution to time management, but rather an ever-changing fine balance only you can find for yourself. And another great give away this week! Thank you Ashley!

  • Reply Colleen Davis March 4, 2015 at 6:30 am

    Your podcast brightens my day every time I listen to it!

  • Reply Ladina Simone March 4, 2015 at 6:36 am

    Getting ready to knit and listen to the podcast. So inspiring! Your podcast is wonderful!


  • Reply Josh March 4, 2015 at 6:38 am

    Lovely giveaway, and good podcast, as always!

  • Reply Emily Carris March 4, 2015 at 6:40 am

    I’m so glad I got turned on to this podcast! I just started selling OWool in my shop in Philly and love all the yarn Jocelyn produces. So excited to keep listening and learning. Ashley, the work you do speaks my heart. Keep on Keeping on!

  • Reply Pamela Sobczak March 4, 2015 at 6:43 am

    What a wonderful pattern. Would be great to try Local!

  • Reply Courtney Scime March 4, 2015 at 6:46 am

    Thank you for another WONDERFUL Podcast!!! Love Love O-Wool and Adore the Blue Bell Hill Scarf!!! So Inspiring!!!! Courtney

  • Reply Brynn March 4, 2015 at 6:53 am

    I thoroughly enjoyed both podcasts. Joceyln’s story resonated with me as a fellow Skiddie, a school which encouraged me to develop my creativity and individualness. I loved hearing how she found her way from college to o-wool. Sasha passion and work drives home how interconnected our environment is to our food, fiber, and consumption choices. Two very different and very inspiring fiber folk that remind me this community is so cool because the possibilities are endless!

  • Reply Heather March 4, 2015 at 7:10 am

    Just love your blog & podcast. Im enjoying learning more about this wonderful fiber community that I love more and more!

  • Reply Greta March 4, 2015 at 7:15 am

    I love O-Wool yarn and loved learning more about Jocelyn! I’ve been wanting to make this scarf for awhile too. 🙂

  • Reply Sami Li March 4, 2015 at 7:19 am

    Loved listening to the history of O-Wool (which is a yarn I love)!

  • Reply Debra N March 4, 2015 at 7:21 am

    This pattern has been in my to-do list for a little while. I love o-wool and the colors are perfect!

  • Reply Ellen March 4, 2015 at 7:28 am

    This scarf is beautiful!! (I hope I win!) thanks for the great podcast.

  • Reply Jenny Sverker March 4, 2015 at 7:47 am

    I jumped when I saw that scarf!!

  • Reply HollyAnne Knight March 4, 2015 at 7:57 am

    Yes, yes! Can’t wait to learn more about Owool, and I’m dying to try their fiber!!

  • Reply Shayla March 4, 2015 at 8:00 am

    I can’t wait to listen to this episode! The O-Wool looks great, I would love to try it.

  • Reply Dee March 4, 2015 at 8:00 am

    I love love love Owool! I’m so excited that you are featuring it on your podcast.

  • Reply Sandy March 4, 2015 at 8:14 am

    I love O-Wool Local! I’m making the house wrap right now. 🙂

  • Reply Jennifer March 4, 2015 at 8:28 am

    The colors in the Blue Bell Hill scarf are awesome. I just finished my first project in O wool and I’m so impressed with the quality of the yarn.

  • Reply Katie March 4, 2015 at 8:46 am

    I listen on the edge of my seat as your guests discover and uncover healthy, safe and beautiful sources and methods of producing dyes and yarn. I’m in my 60’s and have experimented with these endeavors for thirty years. Your interviewees reinvigorate my interest weekly. As for O-Wool, love it. I discovered it (Balance, specifically) five years ago when the quantity I bought was steeply discounted and I was told it was permanently discontinued. I’ve made an adult size sweater, two little girl’s skirts and one little girl’s dress from that purchase . So glad this line is still going!!! I see many more pieces in my future.

  • Reply Abby March 4, 2015 at 8:58 am

    I would LOVE to win! I knit a scarf with Local this fall and still wear it so often. It’s the best.

  • Reply april March 4, 2015 at 9:29 am

    love your blog! love o-wool!

  • Reply Kristie Statuto March 4, 2015 at 9:35 am

    So glad to have stumbled upon these podcasts! It’s a pleasure to knit, and listen along. Thank you!

  • Reply Katie Emma March 4, 2015 at 9:54 am

    Thanks for your podcast – hope everyone in your household is feeling better!

  • Reply Lesley March 4, 2015 at 10:02 am

    What a lovely combination of makers and crafters! I am just so in love with O-wool, and have been wanting to try Local! Thank you for this! <3

  • Reply Jamie Dear March 4, 2015 at 10:19 am

    This week’s episode was very inspiring and I think that a dinner to dye for event sounds like an incredible idea! My fingers are crossed for the beautiful O-wool giveaway.

  • Reply Katie S March 4, 2015 at 10:26 am

    Beautiful pattern–fingers crossed!! Thank you!

  • Reply Catherine Olsen March 4, 2015 at 11:10 am

    Look forward to listening to the latest podcast! O-wool is on my list to buy one day.

  • Reply Julie March 4, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    Happy to find your podcast. Good luck to you! I’ll be listening.

  • Reply Flora March 4, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    O-Wool is the best! Yay!

  • Reply Savannagal March 4, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    Thanks for another always interesting podcast, and the O Wool giveaway!

  • Reply Jessica March 4, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    I’m so relieved O-Wool is still around. A long time ago, my LYS told me it was being discontinued, but I suppose she must have meant it wasn’t being carried in LYSes anymore. How I missed it online, I’ll never know, but HALLELUJAH. One of my favorite fibers is still around!

  • Reply Mary March 4, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    nice work on another great podcast! i love how Woolful has become a part of my weekly routine. so inspiring!

  • Reply Sue March 4, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    Thank you for your inspiring podcasts! I have learned so much from your interviews and am thrilled to know that there are so many people who are sharing the fiber journey.

  • Reply Kate Insley March 4, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    I’m loving this knitting and fiber community! already I am learning so much and just keep getting more and more motivated to improve my skills and expand my knowledge as a knitter! Thank you for this site!!

  • Reply Robin March 4, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    Love this podcast! I’ve been listening while knitting with really woolly wools. =] Thanks for all that you share!

  • Reply Naomi March 4, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    A really interesting podcast this week. Thanks.

  • Reply Ella March 4, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    I have admired O-Wool for some time and am so excited to listen to this week’s episode! As a senior in high school that is textile obsessed, I find Jocelyn’s textile engineering background to be fascinating. Too bad their are no textile engineering programs here in Canada, but I hope to encounter the field at some point in my life.

  • Reply Marissa March 4, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    I’ve always admired this scarf’s color combination. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Reply Allysa March 4, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    Such gorgeous yarn!

  • Reply Kirsten Brownsmith March 4, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    oooh yes

  • Reply Doreen MacL March 4, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    Lovely yarn, such interesting stories as usual on your podcast. Thanks for your time.

  • Reply Becky March 4, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    I am a very new knitter. I would have no idea how to join a color or read a pattern but those colors refreshed my heart – this has been a bitterly cold winter for so many. Just looking at them made me smile. Love your podcast – it is a weekly treat for me!

  • Reply IrishJenn March 4, 2015 at 4:28 pm

    I love o-wool! Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Reply Sherry March 4, 2015 at 5:02 pm

    That yarn and that scarf! I would LOVE it!!!!! Wonderful podcast again! Thank you!

  • Reply Sarah-francesca March 4, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    That was such an inspiring episode! Thank you for being my favourite podcast.

  • Reply Jamie March 4, 2015 at 7:08 pm

    Living in Philadelphia has the many privileges of having places like O-Wool. I love her fibers especially “Local”. The podcast was just wonderful because it gave insight(s) and perspective(s) of the owner of O-Wool and her many journeys travelled before taking ownership of O-Wool. I only wonder if the owner considers that the sheep are not sold for its meat. I believe in karma so what I knit will be of good spirit.

  • Reply CIndi Brown March 4, 2015 at 7:14 pm

    Really enjoy your podcast with such interesting guests.

  • Reply Carol March 4, 2015 at 9:02 pm

    I love the colors in that scarf! Great episode!

  • Reply Emily Horacek March 4, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    I enjoyed this episode, and had an order of O Wool paid for before it was even over! Thanks for the chance to win more.

  • Reply krystle pyette March 4, 2015 at 10:25 pm

    I would love to try some O-wool!

  • Reply Zoe March 4, 2015 at 10:32 pm

    Fantastic to hear about similar passions being taken to radically different places- there’s so much to fibre that I have only started discovering. Thank you!

  • Reply woolgatherer March 4, 2015 at 10:45 pm

    I came here looking for your podcast on the topic of superwash wool and the environmental impact of the process. I would love to knit the Blue Bells Hill scarf! I thought O-Wool was no more. Am tickled to see it still exists.

  • Reply Vilma P March 5, 2015 at 2:45 am

    It has been so great to listen to your podcasts! I’m have been wanting to start my own blog about knitting and hearing all these stories has given me such a boost to try to finally get it online. Thank you for a great source of information and inspiration! And what a lovely scarf, would definitely like to try some O-Wool!

  • Reply Rebecca March 5, 2015 at 4:38 am

    Thank you for the lovely podcast and for another awesome give-away

  • Reply susanne March 5, 2015 at 6:51 am

    Great podcast!

  • Reply Jennie March 5, 2015 at 7:57 am

    I discovered O Wool not long ago from their ad banner on Ravelry. I was SOOOO excited when I went to jocelyn’s website to find that they are based out of Philadelphia. They are in my backyard. I can’t wait to try out some of her yarn.

  • Reply Erin March 5, 2015 at 8:21 am

    I was looking for certified organic wool yarns in 2001 and actually spent some time on the phone with one of the founders of O-Wool, and it’s fascinating how different the industry is now. The internet has made searching for them so much easier, and it’s very interesting to hear from the new owner.

  • Reply Jocelyn March 5, 2015 at 8:29 am

    I’m so happy to hear about Jocelyn from O-Wool — aside from sharing the same name, I’ve loved what they’ve been doing with fiber. Thanks!

  • Reply Elly March 5, 2015 at 9:26 am

    inspiring as always. Please keep on with those pod cast! it makes me procrastinate a little bit more : )

  • Reply Stacy March 5, 2015 at 9:29 am

    Great episode! I too have a love for natural dyes!

  • Reply Ashleigh Baker March 5, 2015 at 9:55 am

    Just last night I was doing research on natural dyes and came across Sasha Duerr on YouTube, then this morning listened to this episode of Woolful and a few minutes into her segment thought, “Hmm, I think this sounds a bit familiar…” Love the big beautiful small world of the textile community.

  • Reply hd March 5, 2015 at 10:20 am

    Fantastic podcast and great giveaway. Thanks! (and THANK YOU for the list of yarn resources. Really, really helpful to but intentions into action!)

  • Reply Beverly March 5, 2015 at 10:20 am

    This yarn is simply divine. A must have. So beautiful.

  • Reply Caroline March 5, 2015 at 11:24 am

    Just discovered your podcast! Love it so much– thank you!

  • Reply ErinJoelle March 5, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    I especially enjoyed this week’s podcast. Although I am happy with my biology degree, listening to this podcast did indeed make me daydream about signing up for college courses in textiles. Fortunately, there are great informal places to learn about fiber crafts- including this website.

  • Reply --anu March 5, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    This podcast definitely moved O-Wool up my to-try-yarn list! Like many others I had thought it was no longer available.

  • Reply Katia March 5, 2015 at 12:44 pm

    Fascinating! Thank you for another great episode.

  • Reply Tera B March 5, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    The o-wool yarn is stunning!

  • Reply Lesley Barnewall March 5, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    I would enjoy knitting and wearing the blue bell hill scarf – great colour combination – one I wouldn’t have thought to put together myself but it works so well.

  • Reply Shannon March 5, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    I’m a new listener and this was such an amazing first listening experience! I found both Jocelyn and Sasha’s journeys fascinating and inspiring!

  • Reply Camanoah March 5, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    Another inspiring and educational podcast. I look forward to it every week. Thanks so much and I’d love to try O-Wool.

  • Reply Neza March 5, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    I missed your voice.
    But it was worth waiting to get to listen to this.
    Thank you!

  • Reply jenny March 5, 2015 at 6:36 pm

    I hope that all is healthy now in your home! Another great podcast. I love hearing these journeys and wondering where my journey will lead!

  • Reply Lavransdatter March 6, 2015 at 4:39 am

    I love listening to these amazing stories. Thanks for your work.

  • Reply Heather smith March 6, 2015 at 4:53 am

    As a philly girl I loved the owool story and recognizing the shops and schools features in it.
    I will be on the lookout for some yarn now

  • Reply Terri March 6, 2015 at 10:34 am

    I’ve been wanting to try O-wool for ages… thanks for the opportunity!

    And I just love the podcast. 🙂

  • Reply appaloosa13 March 6, 2015 at 11:00 am

    Oh fun, I just bought my first few skeins of O-Wool, and I’m totally in love! Looking forward to hearing Jocelyn’s story.

  • Reply Brittany Olsen-Boblitt March 6, 2015 at 11:41 am

    Listening definitely made me want to knit something with O-Wool. I’m also getting more curious about dyeing my own yarn. So listening about natural dyes was inspiring! Wonderful podcast.

  • Reply Sandyharsh March 6, 2015 at 11:47 am

    I love that so many women are following their passions!

  • Reply Rebecca March 6, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    What a stunning pattern and such beautiful wool. Thanks for another week of listening pleasure. xx

  • Reply Jess March 6, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    O-wool is definitely on my list of dream yarn to try!!! Loved hearing about the business aspects of the fiber industry. I’m a recent business graduate and I am keeping my eyes and ears open for opportunities in the fiber industry.

  • Reply Bee March 6, 2015 at 5:21 pm

    Thank you for such an inspiring podcast.

    O wool is so lovely and these are three of my favorite colours all together in one scarf.

  • Reply Margie March 7, 2015 at 3:34 am

    I am happy to learn more about these two women.

  • Reply Emily E March 7, 2015 at 5:07 am

    I am new to the fiber community but have entirely fallen in love with knitting 🙂 Thank you for these podcasts!

  • Reply Caitlin March 7, 2015 at 7:23 am

    Love your podcast!

  • Reply Emily March 7, 2015 at 7:26 am

    I have been wanted to try owool, and it was so great to learn a little more about the wool! Woolful makes my Tuesday mornings at work so much more enjoyable!

  • Reply Rain March 7, 2015 at 7:45 am

    Thank you for another wonderful episode! I am so inspired by both of this week’s amazing women who are making their own unique ways in the fiber world. Thank you for the giveaway. Would love to win!

  • Reply heather clinton March 7, 2015 at 8:13 am

    Thanks for the podcast! I loved hearing about all Jocelyn went through to get where she is today. I am excited about joining my first knit along! The vest looks super cute with a tank top underneath.

  • Reply Jenifer March 7, 2015 at 10:24 am

    Your podcast is so inspiring, educational, relaxing, and just plain interesting. Because of all the interviews you have done, I have returned my commercial “thick and quick” yarn and now am looking to try a “real” yarn made with thoughtful intention and integrity. O-wool would be wonderful to start with!

    Would you mind describing the difference between woolen and worsted spun? It has been mentioned on more than one podcast. Also, you might consider a buyer’s guide podcast with the questions one should ask when purchasing yarn (ex. breed, staple length, dye materials, how spun, where grown, processed, etc. etc. ) You can tell I am new to all this and it is overwhelming at times! I really want to make thoughtful, knowledgable decisions and will have to purchase over the internet.
    Thanks again!

  • Reply Astrid March 7, 2015 at 12:32 pm

    Enjoyed the episode. I love the regenerative vs. sustainable discourse. I never thought of it in that way before.

  • Reply Connie March 7, 2015 at 12:38 pm

    What a great podcast, love Fancy Tiger, and this great , unique scarf pattern!

  • Reply Kim March 7, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    I would love to try some O Wool yarn, we have a small herd of Alpacas and appreciate that Jocelyn is using fiber from small time folks. thanks for such an inspiring podcast!

  • Reply Amy C March 7, 2015 at 3:39 pm

    What a great giveaway! I love O-wool and all she’s doing for the sustainable living/mindful knitting side of life. It’s exactly how I’ve been trying to approach my choices for many many years. It’s such a pleasure to listen. Thank you!

  • Reply Katie March 8, 2015 at 5:55 am

    Another great podcast – thanks so much for always showcasing such interesting fiber folk!

  • Reply Helen March 8, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    Was weaving with some O-Wool fingering when this podcast came on! Was fun to be listening to the story while using this wool for the first time. Really enjoying these podcasts – thanks.

  • Reply emily falke March 8, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    Love the podcast! Thanks for highlighting O-Wool.

  • Reply Rebecca K March 8, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    Great podcast and giveaway – O-Wool has been at the top of my wish list for a while now.

  • Reply Susanna March 8, 2015 at 6:17 pm

    I’d heard about o-wool, now it’s on my “must try” list. Thanks!!

  • Reply Gypsythedog March 8, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    What a wonderful podcast! I love your soothing voice, really makes me slow down and appreciate whatever it is I am doing. The interviews are great, so many varied backgrounds and journeys, yet they are all so relatable. I did not know o-wool was a one woman shop, so very exciting to learn all about her and her company. It is so fantastic to learn about all the different people and companies you feature, makes me more mindful of who and what I am supporting.

  • Reply Ruthie Shepherd March 9, 2015 at 9:34 am

    Especially loved listening to Sasha’s journey, so inspiring!

  • Reply Carlene March 9, 2015 at 12:24 pm

    I haven’t gotten a chance to listen to this episode yet but I’m excited to hear about the process of making eco-friendly machine washable wool. I’ve admired the Blue Bell Hill scarf for a while, I’d love to win the wool and pattern to make it!

  • Reply Bloomingheather March 9, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    I would love to try O-wool. Thanks for the lovely podcast!

  • Reply Dana March 9, 2015 at 5:50 pm

    I would love to make this beautiful scarf (knitting while listening to podcasts)!

  • Reply Katrina March 9, 2015 at 6:20 pm

    I’d never heard a description of permaculture that I found as inspiring as this! I’m also now drooling over the O-Wool website. I can feel a sweater in Balance coming on…

  • Reply Lori March 9, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    I love everything about the OWool story. I love you podcast too!

  • Reply Kate March 9, 2015 at 6:45 pm

    So inspiring! Love listening to your podcast during the girls’ naptime while I clean or cook or knit!!

  • Reply Flora March 9, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    Wonderful podcast So happy to have discovered this gem!

  • Reply Kelly March 9, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    Inspiring as always <3

  • Reply Theresa Jackson March 9, 2015 at 6:50 pm

    Thanks for the lovely giveaway! I’m a huge fan of o-wool!

  • Reply Becca March 9, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    Love the podcast! I was so excited to hear about OWool. It’s on my must knit list this year!

  • Reply Susan March 9, 2015 at 6:52 pm

    As always, this episode was inspiring and thought-provoking. I love the idea of thinking of regenerative urban spaces. I’m already thinking of ways to bring that frame of mind to the outdoor spaces at my kids’ school, where I devote volunteer hours to the garden and outdoor program. It’s like a little oasis in an urban area.
    Thank you for bringing such inspiring guests to your podcast and your thoughtful interview style.

  • Reply Sara March 9, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    A lovely podcast as always! And the colors of that O-Wool yarn! So, so beautiful!

    • Reply c hart March 9, 2015 at 6:57 pm

      What a beautiful scarf out of scrumptiously colored wool. Great podcast as usual!

  • Reply Wambura March 9, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    The scarf is beautiful and I would really like to try the Local 🙂 Great podcast as always!

  • Reply Robin March 9, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    Love love love that scarf! Beautiful site!

  • Reply Meredith March 9, 2015 at 6:56 pm

    What a great scarf! Thanks for another great episode!

  • Reply Leigh March 9, 2015 at 6:56 pm

    Another amazing podcast! Can’t tell you enough how much I enjoy and savor each Woolful episode! Enjoyed Sasha’s connection of permaculture to yarn. Thanks too for a chance to win another lovely give away! Best to you..

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  • Reply Jennifer Cole March 9, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    still only part way through the podcast, but loving it like always. the scarf and the wool are both beautiful!

  • Reply katherine March 9, 2015 at 7:00 pm

    Lovely yarn, thanks for sharing the good stuff!

  • Reply Rachel March 9, 2015 at 7:01 pm

    Love this! OWool is so beautiful and id love to make this scarf for myself.

  • Reply Antonella March 9, 2015 at 7:02 pm

    I enjoyed listening to Jocelyn’s story! I had never heard about her company; her yarn looks beautiful!

  • Reply Erin S March 9, 2015 at 7:03 pm

    Loved this week’s episode as usual! Jocelyn’s story of how she just bought o-wool was so inspiring. (Side note: Must get some more o-wool)

  • Reply Jacqueline March 9, 2015 at 7:05 pm

    It was so interesting to hear each of the women’s stories. I love learning about this wonderful fiber community we have!

  • Reply Jane March 9, 2015 at 7:05 pm

    Another very informative podcast. My fingers are crossed for this gorgeous yarn.

  • Reply Katia Trudeau March 9, 2015 at 7:05 pm

    This was a lovely podcast, listened it on my way back to cold Toronto. I went hunting for all sorts of local yarn in New Orleans, but the scene definitely lacks the ‘local’ and natural/organic’ yarns. The shops were also quite small, in comparison to what we have here. Would love to get my hands on o-wool thought, so nice!

  • Reply nene March 9, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    love this wool and podcast!

  • Reply Justine Dallaire March 9, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    Hi! I just started listening to your podcast and i found them very inspiring! I’m from Montréal (québec Canada) and I’ve got to take a 3 hour bus ride to go to my university, those hours are very special to because i can focus on my knitting. Ive know started to add your podcast to my roadtrip-knitting ritual!
    I wanted to thank for making my finer journey a little bit richer!
    Merci beaucoup!
    Ps: Sorry for my poor writing i’m french…

  • Reply Jamie Taub March 9, 2015 at 7:08 pm

    What a lovely scarf!

  • Reply Cara March 9, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    Another great podcast and giveaway! Well done 🙂

  • Reply Tenley March 9, 2015 at 7:10 pm

    I’ve lately become more conscious about what I’m wearing and how I contribute to consumer culture. I’ll be listening as soon as I can set aside a chunk of time! This episode sounds super interesting! (Also, the o-wool is super pretty…and that scarf pattern is great!)

  • Reply Mira March 9, 2015 at 7:11 pm

    Always fun to engage in thinking about my hobby in my scattered minutes away from my two little ones

  • Reply Allyson March 9, 2015 at 7:11 pm

    That scarf is beautiful! I would love to make it. I’ve always wanted to work with some hand dyed wool.

  • Reply Amy Mc March 9, 2015 at 7:17 pm

    The Best Podcast I’ve ever heard about knitting, I will be checking out the older episodes! Thank you for the chance to win the amazing wool in the give away, The colours are gorgeous!

  • Reply Allison March 9, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    I have been dying to work with O-wool. I love that scarf pattern! Beautiful color combination!

  • Reply Grace March 9, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    I immediately went and cast on one of Jocelyn’s many gorgeous patterns. Thank you for the wonderful podcast!

  • Reply Susanna March 9, 2015 at 7:24 pm

    I’ve been hearing about O-wool and was very curious. Thanks to this it’s now on my really must try list

  • Reply Kat March 9, 2015 at 7:25 pm

    I really enjoy your podcast a tremendous amount. And the scarf is lovely!

  • Reply Hannah H March 9, 2015 at 7:25 pm

    I love this wonderful podcast where I learn about such inspiring people! What a gift it is to all of us fiber folk! I sure would love to get my hands on some O Wool! 🙂

  • Reply Lizzie Boone March 9, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    Absolutely love your podcast!

  • Reply Jenn March 9, 2015 at 7:28 pm

    I can’t wait to listen to this episode!

  • Reply Stacy March 9, 2015 at 7:29 pm

    Love this podcast and love O-wool!

  • Reply Megan March 9, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    Your podcast never fails to inspire! I have been eyeing I-wool for a while, it would be a pleasure to knit something with their delicious looking yarn.

  • Reply Shelly March 9, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    Love the scarf and the yarn!

  • Reply Luisa March 9, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    Loved the podcast, as always. And as always, I have a ton of new things I want to try!

  • Reply Sara March 9, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    such a great listen and can’t wait to get my hands on some of that yarn.

  • Reply Tricia March 9, 2015 at 7:49 pm

    lovely podcast and giveaway, as usual! Thank you!!

  • Reply Cari March 9, 2015 at 7:49 pm

    I listened for the first time today. I really enjoyed the podcast!

  • Reply Sarah Goldschadt March 9, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    Love this episode. Love the yarn.

  • Reply Kimberly March 9, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    yes, have always wanted to try o-wool!!!

  • Reply Sarah March 9, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    Wow, beautiful wool!!

  • Reply Anne Vavloukis March 9, 2015 at 8:01 pm

    Always so many interesting people and passions. Thanks!

  • Reply Chelle March 9, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    This week’s podcast was so great, thank you O-Wool and all for participating.
    And that scarf <3
    It seems I am usually in the minority by generally not being in love with striped scarves, but that Blue Bell has won me over for sure!

  • Reply Alicia March 9, 2015 at 8:32 pm

    Love the blue and yellow!

  • Reply Kali aevermann March 9, 2015 at 9:09 pm

    Gorgeous wool! So many things I want to knit with this yarn!

  • Reply Natalie March 9, 2015 at 11:53 pm

    My spongey mind cannot saturate with discovery. Finding you is wonderful, inspiring, and homey. Where else can a nature loving, obsessive knitting girl from Northern CA, living in Idaho find kin but on Instagram? Hallelujah interwebs!

    Anyhoo. Loving the podcast, the hopalong yer gettalong KNITalong now little dawgies, and your polished look. Congrats on getting the whole thing up and off the ground. Are you more in CA or ID? Will enjoy your work wherever you are, and hope to see you somewhere, someday.


  • Reply Julie March 10, 2015 at 12:27 am

    Each week gets better and better, so excited to hear about these people and their journeys. Thank you!

  • Reply Joyce March 12, 2015 at 6:07 am

    Another great episode, I love the coming together of so many things: food, art, fiber, agriculture, ethics……what an amazing community.

  • Reply Jessica March 15, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    So excited – I was just introduced to your podcast and it’s exactly what I’ve been looking for.

  • Reply carol March 15, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    I am very new with knitting. On a recent visit in Philadelphia, I visited Rosie’s Cellar and heard about o-yarns. What beautiful colors and texture. How exciting to see the scarf in photo. thx for the opportunity to participate + thx for this charming local fiber!!!!

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