The Flying Goat Farm podcast
By Lisa Check
The Flying Goat Farm podcastJun 21, 2021
The Start of a Well Rounded Natural Dye Library
Here are some of my favorite books and web resources that I draw upon time and after time.
Dye highlight is Indigo and Yarn highlight is Rambouillet Bulky
Planting a Dye Garden
Find out what to plant for glorious natural color!!
Kitchen and Food Waste Dyes
It's a great way to start your natural dye journey!
Find out about kitchen and food waste 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.
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.
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.
Season 5 Trailer
It's all about farm yarn and natural dyeing.
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/
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!!
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.
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.
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!
My Fibershed Journey
Lisa is speaking about her creative and fibershed journeys and how they are leading to activism.
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.
Season 4 Episode 10: The Fibershed Movement
Lisa talks about how the Fibershed movement got it's start and how the organization works to increase awareness of the benefits of slow, local fashion on the climate, the local economy and us, the humans wearing the clothing. Get links to the websites mentioned here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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/
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.
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.
All We've Explored about Creativity
Lisa recaps the 10 episodes in this season.
Three Kinds of Creativity
Amateur, Professional and Sacred Creativity... What are these and how do you work within them.
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.
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.
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.
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)!
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.
Season 3 Episode 4: Resources to Guide Your Creative Journey
Lisa shares her favorite books and podcasts about creativity. These books are the ones on Lisa's bookcases or in her iTunes and Spotify libraies. If you would like to get the PDF with links to these resources, click here.
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.
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.
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.
Season 3 Trailer
Season Three is all about creativity!
Listen to find out more
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.
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?
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.
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 email@example.com and we can arrange a beginning spinning class.
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!
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.
Color Explorer Part 4
In this episode, Lisa goes in depth on complementary colors and other multicolor 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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!