Wild Fibers magazine — one of our absolute favorites! It’s hard to think of a magazine that better captures the link between people and the land. The folks at Wild Fibers describe their one-of-a-kind, beautifully produced quarterly as an “exploration of the animals, art, and culture, of the natural fiber industry.” Their focus is worldwide, from the Peruvian highlands and the Mongolian steppes, to the Scottish Hebrides and the American Southwest.
And you don’t have to be a craftsperson to love this magazine. Each issue tells the rich and complex story of people, craft & community. Please visit Wild Fibers website to learn more!
As many of you know, the Rocky Mountain Land Library is planning to locate a majority of our 20,000+ volume book collection at Buffalo Peaks Ranch, set in the high mountain grasslands of Colorado’s South Park. The ranch has a history of sheep herding, and thanks to a recent donation, we’ll be setting up a weaving & natural fibers studio, tapping into South Park’s heritage. We also continue to add to our collection of books focused on this incredibly rich intersection between people and the land:
Living with Sheep by Geoff Hansen & Chuck Wooster, Blanket Weaving in the Southwest by Joe Ben Wheat, Living Fabric: Weaving Among the Nomads of Ladakh Himalaya by Monisha Ahmed, The Natural Knitter: How to Choose, Use, and Knit Natural Fibers from Alpaca to Yak by Barbara Albright, A Dyer’s Garden: Growing Dyes for Natural Fibers by Rita Buchanan, In Sheep’s Clothing: A Handspinner’s Guide to Wool by Nola & Jane Fournier, Livestock Guardians: Using Dogs, Donkeys, and Llamas to Protect your Herd by Janet Dohner
And here’s our most recent addition! It’s the type of book we never would have imagined someone had written, but we’re so glad they did. This one-of-a-kind volume is a richly illustrated exhibition catalog celebrating the tent & yurt bands of Central Asia: