Books have a life of their own. The book I carefully crafted (The Practical Spinner’s Guide: Wool Interweave, 2015) is out in the world in the hands of people I have never met, in places I have never been. Isn’t that amazing? I just sent a signed copy to my friend Anett in Budapest, Hungary, and… More Book in Review
This is the third and final installment about my 2013 trip to Scotland, Shetland, and Norway. Bergen. We left Shetland and took the short flight to Bergen in western Norway on Midsummer’s Eve. Our hotel was near the university, which has a fantastic museum with a number of knitted artifacts on exhibit. I was surprised to… More Part Third: Solstice and stavkirke.
In 2011, I had the good fortune to be part of a textile tour of Estonia led by Nancy Bush. I had traveled a fair swath of Europe and the UK previously–as far south as Crete and as far north as the enigmatic Old Man of Wick at the northern tip of Scotland–but the Baltic… More Sunsets and Sweaters on Kihnu Island.