Shinybees - The Knitting, Comedy and Yarn Podcast : Episode 72: An Interview with Alice Elsworth of Whistlebare Yarns

The podcast for those who like their knitting, yarn and comedy in equally large measures. Hosted by UK knitter Jo Milmine, there's also a regular Sock Surgery co-hosted with Clare Devine and Kate Read. Business minded? Enjoy the interviews with industry entrepreneurs for top tips and inspiration on making it in the yarn industry. Finally - enjoy the finest fringe knitting pattern picks that Ravelry has to offer.

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Alice Elsworth, our guest mohair expert, returns to the podcast for an interview to talk about life as a farmer in rural Northumberland in the UK. Alice keeps a herd of mohair goats at Whistlebare Farm and her four young sons keep a flock of Wensleydale sheep!

Alice has her yarn spun into a Mohair/Wensleydale blend and hand dyes the yarn herself on the farm, which is sold at various shows and online under the brand Whistlebare Yarns.

If you've ever wondered what it's like to live and work on a small farm, this interview is for you.

In the news section there is some beadalong chat along with a call for those who fancy knitting some advent Frankensocks. Details are in the Ravelry group.

You can find Alice at where there are links to all her social media as well as details of shows and where you can find the farm to visit in person.

Show notes are at

Music for this episode is Adam and the Walter Boys with 'I Need A Drink'.

Direct download: Episode_72_-_An_Interview_with_Alice_Elsworth_of_Whistlebare_Yarns.mp3
Category:Knitting -- posted at: 11:55am UTC