On the Road with Mary Jeanne & Carole

Gail talks with Mary Jeanne Packer of Battenkill Fibers Spinning and Carding Mill and Carole Foster of Foster Sheep Farm while they are driving a 16 ft rental truck on the NYS Thruway. Where to find these ladies:www.Battenkillfibers.comwww.fostersheepfarm.com Tuesdays at 6:30 Live from the Mill on IG Mentioned in the podcast:Local Fiber NYAg in the […]

State Budget Funds Sheep Producer Initiatives

Part of effort to promote New York’s Fiber Industry  GREENWICH, NY – The Empire Sheep Producers Association applauds the inclusion of $50,000 in the 2021 New York State budget to support sheep and wool-related research, market development, public education and new farmer support programs.  Keith Stumbo, Empire Sheep Association President said, “We are grateful for the […]

Fiber Craft Studio with Chris Marlow

Gail talks with Chris Marlow, Co-Director of the Fiber Craft Studio in Chestnut Ridge, NY For more informationwww.fibercraftstudio.orgemail at:  information@fibercraftstudio.orgIG:  fibercraftstudioFB:  fibercraftstudio

The Reher Center in Kingston, NY

Gail talks with Sarah Litvin about the Reher Center for Immigrant Culture and History and the textile history in the Kingston area. For more information: www.rehercenter.orgFacebook: ReherBakeryInstagram: @rehercenterAddress: 99-101 Broadway Kingston, NY 12401

A Conversation with Katrina Rodabaugh

Katrina Rodabaugh photographed by Karen Pearson for Mending Matters Gail talks with Katrina about her slow fashion journey and how she shares her experiences with her audience Where to find Katrina: Website:  www.katrinarodabaugh.com IG:  @katrinarodabaugh Sign of for newsletter on her website Books The Paper Playhouse Mending Matters Make, Thrift, Mend – coming April 20 – Pre-order […]

Weaving Report on Crazy Legs Romney…a very sweet and versatile fiber!

                Weaving for Norma Johnson-Glacy and Crazy Legs Romney Farm this last summer gave me a chance to make an extensive exploration Romney wool.  Norma’s main market is the Fort Edwards Farmer’s Market, a Thursday afternoon summer market located in the old Canal Street Building, Fort Edward, NY.    https://www.canalstreetmarketplace.org     She wanted a variety of items, […]

Studio Yarn Project: Alpaca for Softness: Creating the Perfect Blend

Designing my fabric meant I was looking for a combination of factors, including abrasion resistance and sewability with a blend of crispness and softness. Shannon’s Blue Pepper Farm East Friesian Sheep had provided a gorgeous and strong base for my yarn but the breed micron count (35-37 microns) is a little coarse. Her original yarn, […]