Reading list: The Lambs, by Carole George

Cover of The Lambs by Carole George.

My apologies for the long interlude between posts. Sometimes we just need to hunker down and focus on the core activities, and that’s the way it’s been around here for a while. The question has been what would impel me to write a new blog post, other than clearing out of the local impediments. Then … Read more

Dreaming of Shetland launches!

In February, friends came up with an amazing and unexpected idea to help me do the next phase of research into sheep and wool, which involves a study of Shetland sheep and their fleeces. Shetlands are really complex, even controversial, and consideration of their development and current situation encompasses many questions relating to fibers, regardless … Read more

Why Shetland sheep as a research focus?

This follows the previous post and pertains to the reason for my next research area, Shetland sheep and wool, and to the impetus behind the Dreaming of Shetland project (website to come at Donna Druchunas sent a link to some fantastic photographs of Shetland and of sheep on Shetland. Deb: GORGEOUS pictures, and interestingly … Read more

Dreaming of Shetland

Updated in July 2013 to add a link here as the Dreaming of Shetland website goes live. ___ Ah, time. There just isn't enough of it. If there were, I'd complete a lot more blog posts. I have ten started in MarsEdit, the program I use for composing, and another few dozen that I've meant … Read more

Sending more wool locks off to be photographed

It's been a busy six weeks. In addition to finishing work on the manuscript for a new project, I've selected, labeled, taken reference photos of, and packaged more than a hundred locks of wool. Four breeds are missing. One (Stansborough Grey) should be en route. I hope we're able to locate sources for the other … Read more

The Journal for Weavers, Spinners & Dyers – Wool Issue

I'm way behind on blog posts. I love writing them, but have been traveling both for work and for family, and have jotted down notes upon notes that have not turned into the reality of new posts. Here's a quick item, though. I arrived home from the airport (again) at midnight last night to find … Read more