Wild Fibers, Wild Places
An outstanding Zoom lecture series from around the world
with Wild Fibers editor, Linda Cortright.
Serendipity in the Far South,
An Extraordinary Encounter in Antarctica
January 14, 11:00 am (EST)
By far, the three voyages I have made to Antarctica are the wildest of my career. Little did I know that one of my biggest travel flukes would lead to learning about one of the most unusual chapters in natural fiber history—seal wool. Although the article that appeared in our fifteenth anniversary issue was completely factual, I intentionally omitted the freakish set of circumstances that ultimately to uncovering the topic, swearing I would never put the whole story in print, which is not the same as saying I won't reveal it in a lecture!
Please note your Zoom link will be emailed the day before the event.
I’ve been a fan of Linda Cortright and Wild Fibers magazine for years: her adventurous spirit, her uncompromising commitment to quality, and thrilling images from all over the world. The only problem was I would always finish an issue wanting more, right now! And here it is. In this splendid new volume, there’s an abundance of stunning photography, insightful commentary, and a global menagerie of loveable beasts. It’s armchair travel at its very best, from the arid wastelands of Mongolia to the frigid heights of the Himalayas—bound together by a deep appreciation of fiber, and the animals that provide it.
Linda Ligon, founding partner Long Thread Media
Our spectacular new coffee table book is here!
The Eye of Fiber illuminates the diversity of fiber animals, the shared humanity of the people who care for them, and an abundance of creative textile traditions. This book offers eye candy—with a big helping of heart.
Deborah Robson, co-author of The Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook
With her characteristic humor and stunning photographs, Linda Cortright documents the hard work in the planet’s harshest and most remote environments. Take yourself on this intrepid, adventure tour and learn more about the endangered and interconnected world of natural fibers.
Jannes Waples Gibson, Board Member Andean Textile Arts
Wild Fibers is dedicated to promoting and protecting all aspects of the natural fiber industry. We travel the world, interviewing shepherds from Alaska to Afghanistan, and we look at the changing world of processing, underscoring the need for sustainable practices. Our goal is to create a broader understanding of an industry that is as old as civilization itself.
Join us - in print or in person.
Our 15th anniversary was so popular, our print copies are completely sold out. It's now available in digital format, something that we know will particularly make our international readers wild with delight.
"WILD FIBERS IS LIKE 'THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC OF THE FIBER WORLD'"
"THIS IS THE ONLY MAGAZINE MY HUSBAND AND I FIGHT OVER."
"I STILL CAN'T BELIEVE THE PLACES I HAVE BEEN WITH WILD FIBERS. I READ THE STORIES FOR YEARS AND THEN I STARTED GOING ON THEIR TOURS."
"I READ WILD FIBERS FOR THE STORIES, THE PICTURES, AND BECAUSE IT
ALWAYS MAKES ME LAUGH."
"To love what you do and feel that it matters how could anything be more fun?"