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By Sasha Torres
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SpinDoctor reviews all things "spinny": wheels, spindles, fiber preparation equipment, fleeces, prepared fiber, books, DVDs, fiber processors and fiber festivals. Join us! The doctor is in.
||Episode 040: One Ending, Two Beginnings||One ending, two beginnings.||3/15/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 039: Inveigle||Jillian and I go out for a spin and catch up, I review Pigeonroof Studios fiber, and Jillian interviews Lynne Vogel.||5/3/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 038: Knitterly Love||Unplugged again.||1/28/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 037: Podsafe||Catching up!||12/22/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 036 (Unplugged): Cast on, Baby!||Segments include: Zora-Lora-Ding-Dong, FOs & WIPs, a Field Trip to Sarah Anderson's class, a Mash Note to Kay Gardiner, and a Helpful Hint. Plus, Zora makes a number of cameos.||8/29/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 035: The Spinning Devil Says “Woolen”||Jillian and I go out for a spin, Jillian reviews fiber from Woolgatherings, I review the Hansen Mini-Spinner and the Will Taylor Clever Kate.||8/14/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 034: A Sheep Named Darwin||Jillian and I open a package, I review How to Spin Wool: Four Spinners, Four Techniques, and Jillian interviews Amy King of Spunky Eclectic. Plus, The Organized Spinner provides some hints on sampling for a large project.||6/18/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 033: Lost Weekend||Jillian and I go out for a spin. Twice. Jillian reviews the Lendrum folding wheel.||5/31/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 032: Quack Cocaine||In this SpinDoctor Unplugged episode, I catch you up on lots of finished objects, tell you about Zora's new diet, face some hard truths about sock yarn, and offer a helpful hint.||4/12/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 031: Family-Friendly Exploding Heads||Jillian and I go out for a spin on our last night at the Madrona Fiber Arts Winter Retreat. Hilarity ensues.||2/27/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 030: Why don’t you just spin it?||I go out for a spin with Jillian. Then, I devour Jacey Boggs’ yummy Spin Art, savor Schacht’s toothsome bulky plyer flyer, and review a scrumptious merino-cross fleece deliciously processed by Morro Fleece Works. Plus, a new spinalong!||2/1/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 029 (Unplugged): A Fiberista in NYC||A field trip, the state of the stash, some works in progress, a fiber fiasco, a mash note and a helpful hint.||1/4/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 028: SpinDoctor Unplugged||I introduce the new, "unplugged" format, with reports on recent spinning, weaving and knitting, an update on the state of the stash, a love note to Pam Allen, and some fiber fiascos.||12/5/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 027: Up the Orifice||I review mini-combs from Andrew Forsyth, Peter Teal's Hand Woolcombing and Spinning (sort of), the YouTube videos that taught me to comb, and Maggie Casey's DVD on Spinning Big and Lofty Yarns. Plus, a dream wheel weekend,||11/26/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 026: Color My World||I tell all about my recent class with Deb Menz, plus and interview with Deb and reviews of her recent DVDs. Also, I review fiber from Dicentra Designs, and The Organized Spinner sets up a dye studio.||10/2/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 025: “Is ‘everything’ an acceptable answer?”||I review the Black Sheep Gathering (and tell what I ate and what I bought), fiber from Into the Whirled, and Judith MacKenzie's A Spinner's Toolbox. Plus, craftygirl83 reviews Smoky Mountain Spinnery in Gatlinburg, TN,||7/24/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 024: The Doubleheader (Game 2)||I review the Schacht Sidekick and fiber from Yarn Hollow.||6/22/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 023: The Doubleheader (Game 1)||We go out for a longer spin than usual, and I review the Massachusetts Sheep and Woolcraft Fair.||6/21/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 022: #MDSW||I tell all about my trip to Maryland Sheep & Wool and the fleece I bought there. Plus, Zora takes over the outro.||5/23/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 021: “wool, dye, mind, hands, color”||I review fiber from Fat Cat Knits, spindles from Jenkins Woodworking, and Anne Field's Spinning Wool: Beyond the Basics.||5/2/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 020: Cat is My Co-Pilot||I apologize for my impromptu hiatus, make suggestions about how to organize a breed study, provide the results of the wool scour smackdown, and review Deb Robson's Handspinning Rare Wools.||4/18/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 019: Madrona!||All about my trip to the Madrona Fiber Arts Winter Retreat.||3/6/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 018: Gifts for Beloved Spinners||This week, SpinDoctor plays cupid with gift ideas sure to win the heart of beloved spinners.||2/6/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 017: New Segment Queen||I review Bosworth spindles, fiber from Black Bunny Fibers, and Interweave's new "e-mag," SpinKnit. Plus some thoughts on gratitude, an update on my breed study, and a new segment.||1/30/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 016: The Joy of Spinning||A big episode! I review Blue Mountain Handcrafts' comb and hackle set, a fleece from Foxhill Farm, processing by Morning Sun Fiber Barn, rare breeds roving from Spirit Trail Fiberworks, and Rita Buchanan's DVD, How I Spin. Plus,||1/10/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 015: From Canada with Love (II)||Reviews: a spindle, niddy noddy and nostepinne from Houndesign; fiber from Sweet Georgia Yarns and Treenway. Musings: knitting with handspun, spinning silk, and why I love podcasting.||12/29/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 014: “Wool is Weird” (The Breeds Episode)||I interview Deb Robson about her forthcoming book, The Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook, talk about the breed study classes I took with her, introduce a new member of the family, and review Wood Beams and the Schacht niddy noddy.||12/4/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 013: From Canada with Love (I)||After a good deal of opening chatter, I review a Tom Forrester spindle, and fiber from Viola and indigodragonfly.||11/26/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 012: Rhinebeck Road Trip||I talk about my trip to Rhinebeck, and review one of the fleeces I bought there.||10/31/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 011: How to Go to a Fiber Festival||We warm up for Rhinebeck with some fiber festival how-tos, an interview with Beth Smith on choosing fleeces, and reviews of In Sheep's Clothing and The Knitter's Book of Wool.||10/11/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 010: SpinDoctor goes Batty||I review batts from FeltStudio UK, Crosspatch Creations, craftypuppylover, and Franquemont Fibers.||10/6/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 009: Flying Wool Combs||I review the Paradise Fibers wool combs, some Abstract fibers, Amelia Garripoli's Productive Spindling, and a new magazine for UK spinners called Yarn Maker.||9/17/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 008: Fiber Tourist||I talk about my trip to the Michigan Fiber Festival, and I review Judith MacKenzie McCuin's The Gentle Art of Plying and some fiber from Spunky Eclectic.||8/31/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 007: License to Spin||I review the Louet bobbin winder, storage bobbins from Schacht, a fleece from Ruppert's Corriedales that I had processed at Ozark Carding Mill, some Corriedale pencil roving from Crown Mountain Farms, and Judith MacKenzie McCuin's DVD,||8/16/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 006: Spindle-rama!||I review spindles from Wildcraft and Cascade, the book and DVD versions of Abby Franquemont's Respect the Spindle, and Priscilla Gibson-Roberts' Spinning in the Old Way.||8/6/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 005: Go Diagonal||I review the Strauch Petite drum carder, the Kate 45, Judith MacKenzie McCuin's Teach Yourself Visually Handspinning, the Slipstream Fiber Arts blog, and the Go Diagonal scarf pattern.||7/15/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 004: Maggiepalooza!||I review the Woolee Winder, the Bee Mice Elf fiber club, and the book and DVD versions of Maggie Casey's Start Spinning.||7/1/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 003: “You can do it. I can help.”||I review the spinning wheel cup holder from FBN plastics, fiber from Three Waters Farm, Abby Franquemont's Drafting: The Long and Short of It, and Clara Parks' pattern for Maine Morning Mitts.||6/14/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 002: Lamb Porn||I review the Schacht Ladybug, a California Red fleece from Apple Rose Farm, some fiber from Susan's Spinning Bunny, and Barbara Parry's blog, "Sheep Gal."||5/31/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||SpinDoctor Promo||I've gone and done it. I've made a promo. It will show up in the iTunes feed, or you can listen to it here. - The second episode is well under way. I've done most of the research and am itching to start recording.||5/20/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||SpinDoctor Episode 001: The Doctor is In!||Episode 1 of SpinDoctor: Equipment, Fiber and Book Reviews for Handspinners has been posted and is available via iTunes (see link, top right, to subscribe). Or you can use the embedded mp3 player at the bottom of the post to download the file or just ...||5/9/10||Free||View In iTunes|
Absolutely the best fiber podcast I've found!!!
Have to admit, I like that there's not selections of music.
Just the sort of things a spinner needs to hear, reviews of tools, equipment and fiber.
I really love your format and your talking about spinning. Everyone who is new or is a long time spinner would love this.