Ballyhoo Fiber Emporium
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Ballyhoo Fiber Emporium podcast for fiber artists and producers featuring farm tips, sheep education, industry guests, farm updates, and more!

Episode Nineteen: Hoosier Hills and Orlando

My interviews were taken at Hoosier Hills Fiber Festival, so the sound quality is variable due to traffic and a horrendous thunderstorm.

You can find Round Barn Fiber Mill here, and more on the Round Barn Jacobs here. I use Round Barn for my corespun and may be getting some mill spun yarn from them later this year.

Howard and Shirley Walter are the sweetest, kindest, friendliest people I have ever met through vending! I had a booth across from theirs at the 2015 Hoosier Hills Fiber Festival, and while business was slow we got to know each other pretty well. This year it was my pleasure to see them at three different festivals, and although you can't see Shirley's sparkling eyes and radiant smile, nor hear Howard cracking jokes, I hope you'll come to love them as much as I do. Willow Pond Farm is located in Crete, Illinois, and you can contact Shirley for a variety of woven and felted objects as well as Romney and Hampshire fiber.

Peter McMasters is a friend of Scott Snyder's and the felting artist at Spry Whimsy Fiber Arts in Stoughton, Wisconsin. I hope you'll enjoy learning about felting; he's very passionate about it and quite talented!

Finally, I spoke with my new friend and fellow podcaster JoAnna of Knit Spin Farm in Indiana, whose flock of Southdown and Clun Forest made it through their first lambing season. Please do check her out, her colorways are to die for and her batts contain several lesser known breeds.