Our lighthearted approach strives to inspire as well as inform . . .
Here you will find links to an ongoing series of videos that delve into amazing individual characteristics of fibers to spin, breed by breed. We submerge ourselves in the fiber, get to know the animals and familiarize ourselves with their breed and fiber characteristics. Keeping the integrity of each breed is very important to us, and we do use newly sheared fiber when possible. There may be some carding, combing and picking, but we also like to work with some of the fiber with little or no processing. resulting in yarns that reflect the natural and unique identity of each breed. The infinite patterns and textures provided by nature always keep our interest and spark our creative passion. Along with the lengthy video (most are about 45 minutes long) you will also receive a digital Shepherds Talk Magazine, a companion to each series that is chock full of information on the breed, insights provided by breeders and owners, and sometimes even patterns for your hand spun yarn. Check out our ' Workshop . . . in a Bag' page. You get the same tutorials and magazine that are listed here, but also will receive the fiber and other surprises as a 'Complete Workshop in a Bag'. Enjoy!