Lives Immersed in Wool Farming

At one time I dreamed of ditching it all and having a farm in the country. I loved the idea of making and using yarn from sheep and rabbits I knew personally. Well, I did move far out into the country and lived there for quite some time but the farm never came to be. Nowadays I am happy with my town life but am still drawn to yarn that has a lineage traceable to the farm and animals from which it came.

I am also a book lover and these four lovely books have allowed me to vicariously enjoy the world of fiber farming and wool processing as I use wonderful, natural and often locally grown fiber to handspin, knit and weave. Continue reading

Biographies of Inspiring Handweavers

The biographies of bygone handweavers who kept the art of weaving alive when it had largely been laid aside or who took it to new heights provide not only interesting reading but are motivating in ways quite different from contemporary weaving. Without their drive and dedication to the preservation and development of weaving, I might have never been exposed to the craft that has become so integral to my life.

Here are four of my favorite biographies of handweavers. Continue reading