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This is a special episode of the KnitBritish podast where I visit Uist Wool.
You will find these on iTunes/Podcatchers as two sepeate parts - Episode 89 Part One and Part Two. Both are available to listen to now.
In Part One we meet Director, Dana MacPhee and she talks about the growth of Uist Wool from a feasibility study to reasearch and training project to a fully trading Community Benefit Company, creating incredible local wool yarns in their artisan mill, in Grimsay.
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In Part two, Mill manager Hazel Smith takes us on a tour of the mill and we get to see the journey fleece takes around the mill, from woolshed, to wash-house, to mill and then to the shop! You can listen to Part two right away!
Thank you so much to Dana, Hazel, and all the staff at Uist Wool for making a memorable trip and for taking the time to show me around and talk with me.
Music used in these episodes is by Doctor Turtle on Free Music Archive, shared via Creative Commons.
Filetype: MP3 - Size: 45.62MB - Duration: 49:50 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)