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The Flying Goat Farm podcast

The Flying Goat Farm podcast

By Lisa Check

This podcast is for people who LOVE yarn and fiber to knit, crochet, spin and felt with. We will be talking about the crossroads between keeping sheep and goats, making yarn and expressing your colorful self
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Curate your Collection Episode 4

The Flying Goat Farm podcastMar 01, 2021

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Planting a Dye Garden

Planting a Dye Garden

Find out what to plant for glorious natural color!!

May 26, 202320:15
Kitchen and Food Waste Dyes

Kitchen and Food Waste Dyes

It's a great way to start your natural dye journey!

Find out about kitchen and food waste dyes.

Apr 28, 202323:51
Natural Dyes: Raw, Extracts and Liquid Dyes

Natural Dyes: Raw, Extracts and Liquid Dyes

In this episode, Lisa teaches about the ways that you can find natural sources of dye. You can forage, grow or buy raw materials You can find extracts and liquid extracts from dye houses. The natural dye highlight is Osage Orange. The farm yarn is Flying Goat Farm Yearling Mohair.

Apr 14, 202323:32
Natural Dye Foraging, Cultivating and Fair Trade

Natural Dye Foraging, Cultivating and Fair Trade

In this episode, Lisa talks about foraging and growing local dyes as well as buying fair trade dyes for dyeing. The highlight dye is Black Walnut and the Farm Yarn highlight is Fingal's II.

Mar 31, 202323:57
Natural Dyeing: What's the Big Deal

Natural Dyeing: What's the Big Deal

In this first episode of Season 5, Lisa talks about the good and bad of natural dyeing. And with each episode there is info about her favorite dye, this episode it's Cochineal. And each episode Lisa will talk about a farm yarn she has on hand.  This episode the farm yarn is LiViLy and Trasna.

Mar 17, 202324:41
Season 5 Trailer

Season 5 Trailer

It's all about farm yarn and natural dyeing. 

Mar 01, 202302:35
Season 4 Episode 17: Sustainable Clothing Challenges Around the Nation

Season 4 Episode 17: Sustainable Clothing Challenges Around the Nation

Lisa talks about the Fibershed affiliate challenges that are taking place around the country and internationally. 

If you are in the DC metro area, you can join our Sustainable Cloth Challenge here: https://chesapeakefibershed.com/programs/sustainable-cloth-farm-to-home-and-closet/


Dec 19, 202221:47
What about Natural Dyed Fiber and Fabric?

What about Natural Dyed Fiber and Fabric?

Lisa answers questions about natural dyeing. Why is it important? What makes it beneficial? What are the pitfalls? Of course there is a Call to Action to find a Natural dyer in your area!!

Nov 28, 202226:22
A Fibershed Conversation with Marian Bruno

A Fibershed Conversation with Marian Bruno

Marian and I talk about the Chesapeake Fibershed and how we can change our buying habits to become a more local textile user. 

Nov 07, 202235:35
A Fibershed Conversation with Roan Farnum

A Fibershed Conversation with Roan Farnum

Lisa and Roan talk about how the Sustainable Cloth Challenge has merged with our creative lives to bring a local wardrobe closer to fruition.

Oct 24, 202232:01
A Fibershed Conversation with Ellen Hoch

A Fibershed Conversation with Ellen Hoch

Lisa and Ellen talk about Fibershed and how our creative journeys brought us to Fibershed.  We talk about the challenges and also the opportunities that making a local wardrobe gives us!

Oct 10, 202238:09
My Fibershed Journey

My Fibershed Journey

Lisa is speaking about her creative and fibershed journeys and how they are leading to activism. 

Sep 26, 202217:09
Episode 11: American Wool Textile Industry

Episode 11: American Wool Textile Industry

Find out how a fleece goes into cloth in the factory settings.  Lisa visited 3 Carolina mills to see all that it takes to make the fabric that is used in our military uniforms. 

Sep 12, 202242:28
Season 4 Episode 10: The Fibershed Movement
Aug 29, 202225:00
Clothing Choices that Affect Climate Change

Clothing Choices that Affect Climate Change

In this episode, Lisa talks about how our clothing choices affect climate change for our planet. For the good or the bad, the way we clothe ourselves has an impact on climate.  Find out how.

Aug 15, 202222:34
Human Cost of Fast Fashion

Human Cost of Fast Fashion

In this episode, Lisa discusses the impact of fast fashion on the workers who make it.  Of course there is a call to action to support brands who are transparent about their practices and to support those workers who are working to make their lives better through unionizing.  

Aug 01, 202224:37
Season 4 Episode 7: Reducing Clothing Waste

Season 4 Episode 7: Reducing Clothing Waste

Let's take this easiest step to turn fast fashion habits into a slow fashion lifestyle. Ideas to prolong the life of your clothes and ways to reuse and recycle those clothes that are worn out.  

Jul 18, 202225:32
Mindful Clothing

Mindful Clothing

In this episode Lisa talks about the Integrity index developed by Greta Eagan in her book Wear No Evil.  Let's pick from the 16 factors to make some changes to the textiles we live with, such as clothing or home textiles. 

Jul 05, 202227:27
Slow Fashion

Slow Fashion

In this episode, Lisa talks about the origins of slow fashion. She also talks about how to start to change your wardrobe over from fast, plastic based clothing to slow, natural fiber based clothing.  She also includes a call to action. 

Jun 20, 202223:50
The Unintended Consequences of Fast Fashion

The Unintended Consequences of Fast Fashion

Lisa talks about some of the other consequences of our centralized global fast fashion. There are materials being used that not only harm our planet but also harm our bodies.  

Jun 06, 202225:29
Fast Fashion: How what you wear can save the planet

Fast Fashion: How what you wear can save the planet

In this episode, Lisa explores what fast fashion is and what the issues are with this overconsumption of textiles.  She talks about what you can do to turn away from this consumerism and start to heal ourselves and our planet. 

May 23, 202241:44
Slow Fashion: Foundations of Fabric

Slow Fashion: Foundations of Fabric

In this episode, Lisa talks about all the myriads of foundations of fabric, from animal and plant fibers to plastic fibers that have taken over the market.  In each episode the call to action is to enroll in the Fibershed Clothing Challenge.  You can enroll by clicking here:  https://fibershed.org/slowfashionchallenge/

May 09, 202228:59
Season Four Opener: What is your style?

Season Four Opener: What is your style?

This season is all about changing our mindsets from fast fashion to slow fashion and having a fibershed wardrobe.  

Apr 25, 202217:27
Season 4 Trailer

Season 4 Trailer

Season 4 is going to be all about sustainable slow fashion.  We will explore making responsible textile choices for our planet, our bodies and the citizens of the world.  Each episode I'll give you some simple steps to take to move your wardrobe from fast throw away fashion to slow, quality fashion.

Apr 12, 202204:32
All We've Explored about Creativity

All We've Explored about Creativity

Lisa recaps the 10 episodes in this season. 



Mar 07, 202240:26
Three Kinds of Creativity

Three Kinds of Creativity

Amateur, Professional and Sacred Creativity... What are these and how do you work within them. 

Feb 21, 202230:52
Avoid Creative Burnout and Find Your Inspiration

Avoid Creative Burnout and Find Your Inspiration

In this episode, Lisa talks about the causes of creative burn out and how to combat it.  She also talks about how, where and when you can find inspiration for your creative soul.  Of course there is another creative exercise for you to try.

Feb 07, 202223:58
Obstacles to Our Creativity

Obstacles to Our Creativity

What is stopping you from expressing your creativity? Lisa talks about fear, perfectionism and inertia and gives you some ways to get creative again.  Of course there is a creative exercise for you as well. 

Jan 24, 202226:48
Raising Creative Kids: A Conversation with Kerstin Zurbrigg

Raising Creative Kids: A Conversation with Kerstin Zurbrigg

I love this last part of my conversations about raising creative kids.  Kerstin talks about how to make creativity a part of you and your family's daily life.  Of course there is a creative exercise for you to try with or without little ones.  

Jan 10, 202231:10
Raising Creative Kids: A conversation with Annie Marshall

Raising Creative Kids: A conversation with Annie Marshall

Lisa talks with Annie Marshall, owner and founder of Veggie Annie, a catering company. We talk about developmental stages, cooking with kids and talking to children about what they have made (or not)!

Dec 20, 202128:58
Raising Creative Kids: A Conversation with Dalis Davidson

Raising Creative Kids: A Conversation with Dalis Davidson

In this conversation with Dalis of Dancing Leaf Dyeworks, Lisa and Dalis talk about raising creative boys, being part of a creative family and as usual there is a fun exercise for you and your family can try to build your creative muscle.  

Dec 06, 202134:02
Season 3 Episode 4: Resources to Guide Your Creative Journey
Nov 22, 202126:24
So Much Creativity, So Little Time

So Much Creativity, So Little Time

What is holding you back from your creativity?  Lisa talks about the obstacles to your creativity and how to get past those obstacles.  There is, of course, a creative exercise to build up your creative muscle. 

Nov 08, 202123:13
Season 3 Episode 2: But I'm not an Artist

Season 3 Episode 2: But I'm not an Artist

Lisa continues to talk about creativity and artistry. She gives you ways to train your creative spirit.  And of course there's an exercise to strengthen your creativity at the end. 

Oct 25, 202123:60
Creativity: Myths and Realities

Creativity: Myths and Realities

In this first episode of Season 3, Lisa talks about creativity. What is it? She talks about the societal myths that surround creativity and artistry.  She also gives you an exercise to begin to bring your creative spirit into your daily life.

Oct 11, 202122:46
Season 3 Trailer

Season 3 Trailer

Season Three is all about creativity! 

Listen to find out more

Sep 20, 202102:57
How to Defeat Festival Overwhelm

How to Defeat Festival Overwhelm

Lisa talks all things festivals from the point of view of a visitor, not a vendor.  Do you want to stop the overwhelm and stress at a festival? Well you can. Listen to these easy steps to take to make your festival more enjoyable.  Lisa even has a printable worksheet on the website for you to use now to plan for the next in-person show.

Aug 16, 202125:37
18 months later: Who are You Now?

18 months later: Who are You Now?

As we try to put the pandemic behind us, Lisa talks about all the factors that have changed our whole beings. How have you changed? How will you go forward into the world?  

Aug 02, 202124:33
Spinning Tips and Tricks

Spinning Tips and Tricks

In this episode, Lisa shares 9 tips and tricks that she has learned in 30 years of spinning. From preparing your fibers to even redoing yarn you don't love.  Listen and learn today.

Jul 19, 202128:54
Beneficial Resources for Hand Spinners

Beneficial Resources for Hand Spinners

Lisa talks about resources that spinners want to have at their fingertips.  You can find a list of these on the website: https://flyinggoatfarm.com/podcast-episodes/

Join our Tour de Fleece group. 

Don't spin but want to? Reach out to us at info@flyinggoatfarm.com and we can arrange a beginning spinning class.


Jul 05, 202135:21
Spinning our way through France Tour de Fleece 2021

Spinning our way through France Tour de Fleece 2021

Lisa talks about the Tour de Fleece. How did it come about? What is it? How to do it? 

You are also invited to join the Flying Goat Farm team!

Jun 21, 202127:54
A conversation with Dalis of Dancing Leaf Dyeworks

A conversation with Dalis of Dancing Leaf Dyeworks

In this episode, Dalis and I talk about sheep, yarn, color and how the pandemic has changed the world of indie dyers.  Dalis also shares how she achieves balance as a solopreneur.  

Jun 07, 202134:24
Color Explorer Part 4

Color Explorer Part 4

In this episode, Lisa goes in depth on complementary colors and other multicolor harmonies.  

May 10, 202129:31
Be a Color Explorer Part 3: Color Harmonies

Be a Color Explorer Part 3: Color Harmonies

In this episode, we explore color harmonies. From monochromatic to complementary...  Lisa talks about how you can use these in your textiles and also the pitfalls to avoid.  Build your color confidence!

Apr 26, 202127:13
Be a Color Explorer Part 2

Be a Color Explorer Part 2

From the original 12 hue families that we talked about in the last episode, hundreds of colors explode out with just a few additions.  Lisa talks more about how colors work together and how more colors are born within that hue families.  

Apr 12, 202127:02
Taking a Look at Color

Taking a Look at Color

In this episode, Lisa talks about the physics and biology of color as well as the symbolism and cultural meanings of the 12 color families.  

Mar 29, 202123:07
Collection Curator Episode 5: Let's have a Swap

Collection Curator Episode 5: Let's have a Swap

In this episode, we'll talk about what to do with the yarn, roving, needles, patterns and notions that you have removed from your collection. You can have a yarn swap party or simply donate to organizations.  

Mar 15, 202121:44
Curate your Collection Episode 4

Curate your Collection Episode 4

In this episode, Lisa walks you through your needles, hooks and notions. We're almost at the end of really having the collection that you love. So join in and address all those needles, stitch markers and gauges. 

Mar 01, 202126:28
Curate your Collection: Episode 3

Curate your Collection: Episode 3

In this episode, Lisa talks about becoming more confident putting skeins together for a beautiful garment. Lisa also talks about what you can do right now to build your confidence in combining colors of yarn or roving in your collection.  If you are joining Lisa on this adventure to finding love within your collection, she outlines some specific steps you can take this week to move from stash shame into full and unadulterated love of your collection.

Feb 15, 202133:23
Collection Curator Episode 2

Collection Curator Episode 2

It's time to have a meaningful visit with your collection. It's time to really use your senses to make sure that what you have brings you joy and what brings shame or regret get re-gifted or donated elsewhere.  Lisa leads you through the steps to start to fall back in love with your collection all over again. 

Feb 01, 202123:13
Curate your Collection: Episode 1

Curate your Collection: Episode 1

Lisa discusses stash shame and changing your vocabulary and mindset. 

This is the first installment to help you go from stash shame to curating the collection you love!

Jan 18, 202117:48
Season 2 Trailer

Season 2 Trailer

Season 2 is just about ready to go. This season Lisa will be helping you to banish stash shame and develop your color confidence!

Jan 15, 202104:08
Episode 15

Episode 15

What are you feeling? How has your life changed? Let's talk about how making with our hands can help us feel more balanced. Lisa talks about making with friends and making for others. What will you be making this winter?
Dec 08, 202029:11
Episode 14:

Episode 14:

During this presentation, Lisa gives some gift suggestions for friends and relatives. These gifts range from kids to a new knitter and from friends that love mysteries and those who are history buffs.
Nov 23, 202023:25
Episode 13

Episode 13

Lisa is planning a natural dye garden. She'll tell you her thoughts about the planning and what to do while the plants are growing to make progress in your natural dyeing and Fibershed wardrobe.
Nov 09, 202023:05
Episode 12

Episode 12

In this episode, Lisa talks about natural dyeing and how to add some color into your local wardrobe.
Oct 26, 202027:50
Episode 11

Episode 11

In this episode, Lisa talks about slow fashion: what is it and how can it help to heal our planet. She also introduces the Fibershed movement and their call to action. You can join our Wardrobe project in a special facebook group.
Oct 12, 202035:08
Episode 10

Episode 10

A bonus episode about hitting the wall, dealing with it and how we crafters are uniquely poised to survive this in tack.
Oct 02, 202030:39
Episode 9

Episode 9

Lisa and Emily talk about shepherding. They talk about making yarn, raising healthy animals and what it takes to be a shearer.
Sep 28, 202048:39
Episode 8

Episode 8

In this episode Lisa talks about fast fashion. What it is and the consequences for choosing these clothes for the world, culture and our own bodies. This the first in a series about fast vs. slow fashion as well as the Fibershed movement.
Sep 14, 202040:37
Episode 7

Episode 7

Lisa talks about how to pick the right yarn for your next project, whether that's for a picky teenager or for yourself. She walks you through design decisions and the right kinds of yarn for cables, lace and other kinds of stitching.
Aug 31, 202037:17
Podcast 6

Podcast 6

Join Lisa and Karen as they talk about art, goats and yarn.
Aug 17, 202034:49
Episode 5

Episode 5

Lisa walks through all the steps to make Flying Goat Farm Yarn.
Aug 02, 202016:58
Episode 4:

Episode 4:

Lisa discusses how to substitute farm yarns into patterns that feature commercial yarns. In light of the current controversy surrounding designers and the yarns that they use, it's increasingly important to learn how to substitute yarns.
Jul 20, 202026:22
Episode 3

Episode 3

Lisa discusses sheep breeds and classes of fleeces. There's a purpose and project for every kind of wool. Really!!
Jul 16, 202025:04
Episode 2:

Episode 2:

In this episode, I discuss what it takes to make great farm yarn. If you've had the dream to have a small flock or if you love to knit with wonderful, local yarn, this episode is for you.
Jul 08, 202026:23
Episode 1

Episode 1

I'm answering a client's question to day....how did you get into this fiber farming life.
Jul 08, 202009:43