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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
You can also follow along with all the Wing and a Prayer Farm shenanigans on Instagram @wingandaprayerfarm
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.
Music by Jónsi.