Waltz for the Wolves

Last Saturday night was the Waltz for the Wolves, the annual major fundraiser for W.O.L.F. Sanctuary, a rescue and education organization working with wolves and wolf-dogs, which recently has been hit by the High Park Fire, although all the wolves were—over a number of days and by a number of means—relocated to appropriate alternative locations … Read more

Craftsy online class: Know Your Wool

A while back, Liz Gipson, who was an assistant editor of Spin-Off after my years at Interweave Press, asked if I'd consider presenting an online class through a new outfit called Craftsy.com. Because I know and like Liz, I said okay, not really knowing what I was getting myself into. It turned out to be … Read more

High Park Fire, 9, relocating dogs

Our friends Kris and Earl Paige have eleven llamas, four livestock guardian dogs, and two cats (one still missing, and we are hoping she found a safe place during the fire: it's possible). Since their house and barn burned down, the Paiges need a place to live, but first the animals need to be settled. … Read more

Tracing the British Sheep Breeds, a partial bibliography

For its Fall 2012 issue, the Journal for Weavers, Spinners and Dyers asked me to write about the variety, history, and development of British sheep breeds for a special issue associated with The Campaign for Wool. It’s a huge topic to be covered in a very limited number of words, but I couldn’t resist the … Read more