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Since 2004, Wild Fibers Magazine has been featuring stories about the fiber industry from around the world with a focus on culture and environment. Wild Fibers editor, Linda Cortright, also began leading small group tours to spectacular but often remote destinations, from the Russian Arctic to India’s High Himalayas.

In 2015, Wild Fibers opened the first and only cashmere spinning center in the High Himalayas, providing much needed financial support to more than 130 semi-nomadic women. Products from the center are featured on the website and at festivals.

Owing to Wild Fibers global reach, Wild Fibers also offers a boutique line of handmade garments, jewelry and basketry directly sourced from the artisan.

Unable to travel as the result of the pandemic, Wild Fibers published its first book in November 2020, The Eye of Fiber, An Uncommon Story from the Around the World.

We look forward to getting back on the road in 2022 with scheduled tours to Antarctica, Bhutan, Scotland, Alaska, and the Mekong River.

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Rockland, ME 04841

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Warm up for the Festival with Winterfest!

Two days of virtual spinning, knitting, felting, and crochet classes on January 29 and 30, 2022.

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Next Sunday, as part of the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival Winterfest, we are pleased to offer a free keynote lecture entitled "The Cultural History of Natural Dyes" with Pat Brodowski. Mankind has desired colorful textiles for thousands of years. Color was highly valued and dye materials and techniques were often held secret. Pat shares the history from a European perspective: listen to the story of a secret 20 step formula for red – stolen by memorization; of the newest purple transported in the ballast of pirate ships; of the brilliant orange and magenta face paints taken by Spanish invaders, and of the young woman who created the indigo plantations of South Carolina. Find out which colors were common or royal, foraged or treasured. Your view of historic fashion will be changed forever. Pat's popular natural dyes workshops have been presented at Monticello, Montpelier, Common Ground on the Hill, and to local fiber arts groups. She is fascinated with the historic perspective on color in textiles and with all things botanical. Pat loves to share her knowledge of these things with others. This is a free virtual event. For more information and to register go to www.lessonface.com/apply/Cultural-History-Natural-Dyes.#mdsw2022winterfest ... See MoreSee Less
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We still have spaces open in a few classes for next weekend's Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival Winterfest -- Saturday, January 29 and Sunday, January 30, 2022. You can still sign up for:o Crocheted Lace with Kira Dulaneyo Correcting (and Avoiding) Knitting Mistakes with Kira Dulaney (5 spots left)o Needle Felted Snowman with Kristen Walsh (5 spots left)There will also be a free keynote lecture on Sunday, The Cultural History of Natural Dyes with Pat Brodowski. Preregistration is required.Register for #mdsw2022winterfest at www.lessonface.com/sheepandwool.Looking ahead to our in-person classes in May - the class listing should be up on our website in the next week or two, and registration will open on February 20. ... See MoreSee Less
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