Season 1, Ep. 17
WARNING: there is some language in this episode that I would not normally use. It is quoted primary source. This Juneteenth episode explores clothing and textiles of the 18th and 19th century, pertaining to enslaved people.University of Nebraska 2000 African American Women: Plantation Textile Production From 1750-1830 Karen Hampton, Textile Society of Americahttps://digitalcommons.unl.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1769&context=tsaconfhttps://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-48624937 16 June 2019 Slavery: Welsh Weavers “Implicated in US Slave Trade” Neil Priorhttps://digitalcommons.unl.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1678&context=tsaconfSlave Cloth and Clothing Slaves: Craftsmanship, Commerce, and IndustryMadelyn Shawhttps://www.mesdajournal.org/2012/slave-cloth-clothing-slaves-craftsmanship-commerce-industry/ Journal of Early Southern Decorative Artshttps://scholar.lib.vt.edu/faculty_archives/mountain_slavery/livestoc.htm Wilma A. Dunaway: Slavery and Emancipation in the Mountain South: Evidence, Sources, and Methods, Virginia Tech Library. Wilma also has a book through Cambridge University Print entitled “The African-American Family in Slavery and Emancipation”, in which she details women’s roles in dyeing and textile production.https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=https://www.google.com/&httpsredir=1&article=3981&context=nrjhttp://www.wessyngton.com/blog/2009/08/surnames-used-by-african-american-slaves/ Wessyngton Plantation, John F. Baker Jr., TennesseeHirelings: African American Workers and Free Labor in Early Maryland, Jennifer Hull Dorseyhttps://www.loc.gov/collections/slave-narratives-from-the-federal-writers-project-1936-to-1938/about-this-collection/ READ THEM! And then do self-care, because it's really hard.Music at the end is Lift Every Voice and Sing, performed by Spelman College Glee Club and arranged by Roland M. Carter.
Sheep of the Shire
Season 1, Ep. 16
This week we'll travel to the western border of England, where Shropshire, Staffordshire, and Worcestershire meet, to learn about the gentle and prolific Shropshire sheep.Ovinology is still open for business on Teespring and Patreon. PLEASE follow CDC guidelines and make the world a better place by staying home! You can order various sheepy sundries through us, which were inventoried and stored prior to the COVID-19 outbreak and are thus safe.https://www.shropshire-sheep.co.uk/origin-of-the-breed/https://livestockconservancy.org/index.php/heritage/internal/shropshire
Cinnamon Roost Farm
Season 1, Ep. 15
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cinnamonroostInstagram: @cinnamonroostWebsite: www.cinnamonroost.com
Sonoran Desert Dyed Fiber
Season 1, Ep. 14
A puppy named Mac, a dyer named Cheryl, and yarns dyed exclusively with plants from Arizona! What's not to love? Be sure to check out extra photos on Instagram: @ovinologyhttps://www.facebook.com/SonoranDesertDyedFibers/
When is a Breed a Breed?
Season 1, Ep. 13
On our drive from Madrid Farm to Sonoran Desert, Sonja explained the origin of the California Red sheep (Tunis x Barbados Blackbelly). We then debated CVM Romeldale. Should a color qualify as a breed? Is a crossbred by any other name a rare breed? What do you think? Leave your comments on the Ovinology Instagram page or at patreon.com/ovinology!Photo by Sonja Pyne, Woolhalla Tunis
Wool You Knit When It's 120?
Season 1, Ep. 12
The desert conjures images of young Clint Eastwood, snakes, sagebrush, and extreme thirst. In Tempe Arizona, however, the local thirst is for fiber in every form! Welcome to Tempe Yarn & Fiber, arguably the BEST LYS I have ever seen. It's like a sorority you don't have to rush; they even have philanthropies! They'll open their doors, hearts, and stashes to you day or night, and they fully support and integrate local fibers throughout their beautiful shop.Sit down with your knitting, crochet, Tunisian crochet, weaving, spinning, or locally made soap and listen as Corri, Sonja and I talk about Tempe Yarn!http://www.tempeyarn.com/Twitter: @tempeyarnFacebook: Tempe-Yarn-FiberInstagram: @tempeyarnLearn more about Knitted Knockers
Adventures in Shearing
Season 1, Ep. 11
I'm back from Arizona, with stories and information and incredible photos to share! This week you'll hear the proposed ASI Animal Welfare guidelines for shearing, along with discussion about the industry. Then you'll visit Madrid Farms with me, where Mick Hofmann talks about his experience as a shearer in both Australia and the US.Madrid Farms: on Instagram as @anthonyraymadridMick Hofmann: on Instagram as @mickhofmannshearing or at mickhofmannshearing.comhttps://responsiblewool.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/RWS-standard.pdf