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Welcome to the Modern Wool Podcast (#001)

February 19, 2019 2 min read 9 Comments

Welcome to the Modern Wool Podcast (#001)

In this inaugural episode of Modern Wool, Lydia shares an intimate look at the genesis of her mill, where yarn comes from, and the value of wool in the modern world.

Now, I’m not saying we are all crafters, we’re not, but we’re all doing something, we’re all making something. Whatever the thing is that you are creating in your world — if you love it, you’ll love your tools as well, you’ll love your materials that help you create it. And if you love those things, eventually they will lead you back to the natural world. So maybe … spending more time doing things you love, is currency for making the world a better place.

— Lydia Christiansen

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Highlights From This Episode

  • Thought Experiment on finding our connection to the natural world [4:25]
  • A walk through where yarn comes from [8:06]
  • Examining a fleece is like reading a story that only gets told once [9:20]
  • From spinning wheel to fiber mill [11:15]
  • What does local and sustainable mean? [20:37]
  • What’s happening with wool in the United States right now? [24:08]
  • Celebrating the value of our small family farms [25:30]

Links Mentioned In This Episode

Show Host

Lydia Christiansen

Mother, teacher, entrepreneur, self-taught textile processor, designer, and artist. Her work is an expression of devotion to our shared reliance on the natural world. At the heart of it all is her belief that the earth gives abundantly so we can thrive.




9 Responses

Tonya
Tonya

April 01, 2019

Thank you so much for this. Totally agree! Our family has been working together for 10 years now creating and growing with the work of our bodies and creative spirit, respecting our connection to the earth, community, and God. Thank you so again for sharing your journey.

Jill
Jill

March 31, 2019

What a great podcast to share…thanks for all you do!

Dianne Inglis
Dianne Inglis

March 30, 2019

Congratulations….. a beautiful and timely message. Thank you. Looking forward to the next post.

Bernice
Bernice

March 30, 2019

I can’t seem to find any links to this anywhere on this page or elsewhere. Has it been taken down?

Gina
Gina

March 30, 2019

Love!!! Can’t wait for more. Well done

Taylor Owen
Taylor Owen

March 29, 2019

I love what you all do!

Daria
Daria

February 23, 2019

Lydia! OMG this was amazing!
I’m so glad your vision came to fruition and you are now moving with the next steps by doing the podcasts.
I’m excited for you and be sharing where ever and whenever I can.
Wishing you continued success, Daria

Jeff Jaqua
Jeff Jaqua

February 21, 2019

Congratulations on your inaugural podcast. So thoughtful and spot on. Jan and I have fond memories of our visit with you at the mill. It must have been the Fall of 2014. We knew then that you had a vision that deserved attention. What you probably didn’t know was how your vision inspired us to continue with our own vision to raise a flock of Jacob sheep that would produce quality fleece. Thank you for what you do and for what you believe. Jeff and Jan Jaqua, Drumcliffe Farm

Kristin Phelps
Kristin Phelps

February 21, 2019

So glad you’re doing this! Sharing your knowledge and understanding is a great service. I’ll be letting others know that this is a must listen (IMHO) and looking forward to your next post.

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