In the past few years or so, I’ve added a new adventure to my list: becoming a fiber artist. All facets of fiber art interest me, especially saving some of the more endangered animals, such as the Navajo churro or Lincoln Longwool varieties of sheep. I’ve learned how to clean, card or comb sheep fleece (along with camel and alpaca) obtained from local and distant farms. From there, I spin the prepped fleece (on various types of drop spindles) for weaving, tapestry, or crocheting. And the “leftovers” are most often used for needle felting (mostly animals). Many of these activities are dying arts--and there are those of us trying to keep those arts alive.
As you can tell, no one will debate that I can’t quite pinpoint what I want to be when I grow up. Not only have I written about so many different topics—but my interests continue to be diverse and grow. Currently, my activities center around the fiber arts, experimental gardening, and wildlife habitats. These subjects seem diverse, but in an amazing way, there is often a thread running through all of them.
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