Sat, 15 November 2008
Episode 16: Talk on the Wild Side (34:00)
Do you know the story behind the fiber you're knitting, crocheting or spinning? Before it makes it to your yarn pusher, all non-plant fibers most likely belonged to a creature. Linda Cortright, editor and publisher of Wild Fibers magazine discusses the magazine and her fiber travels. Wild Fibers educates and promotes all aspects of the natural fiber industry with special emphasis on sustainable practices and responsible use of natural resources throughout the world.
While Stephen was away traveling, Michael heard Linda speak at the Spindles and Flyers guild in El Cerrito, CA about the Chantang nomads of Ladakh and their cashmere goats in northern India. Cosmically, two weeks later, the universe aligned so Stephen enjoyed seeing Linda's presentation at Rhinebeck, aka, the New York State Sheep and Wool Festival.
Other topics discussed:
Linda has given us a one-year subscription to Wild Fibers magazine to give away. Just let us know what sort of far-flung places has your fiber exploration taken you, geographically, spiritually, or emotionally? A winner will be randomly selected from all entrants.
DEADLINE FOR ENTERING THIS CONTEST IS DECEMBER 7, 2008.
For those of you who want to subscribe, Linda has offered YKNIT listeners a 10% discount rate which is applicable to subscriptions (both new and gifted), as well as back issues. Enter the promo code "Yknit" when you place your order online. This offer is valid through December 1, 2008.
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We used snippets of the following songs in this episode: