The tenth anniversary of Wild Fibers is a time to reflect on some of our favorite stories and how they've changed since we first reported them, including the Musk Ox Farm in Palmer, Alaska, our journey to Transylvania, and our enduring love of India's High Himalayas.
Celebrating ten extraordinary years of traveling the globe in pursuit of wild fibers, our anniversary issue returns to our first cover story on the musk ox farm in Palmer, Alaska, where Mark Austin has assumed the helm and transformed the dwindling herd into a thriving community of hairy happy beasts. We also look at the past and future of America's commercial wool industry, Will it survive the synthetic stampede? And Maine's favorite Yak Man offers a few well-formed thoughts from the pasture as well.
Fibers/Animals:Qiviut, Cashmere, Yak, Musk Ox, Sheep, Angora RabbitsPlaces:Palmer, Alaska; Scotland, India, Rome, Italy, Transylvania, Romania, Maine, China