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Volume 16, Issue 1

Wild Fibers editor, Linda Cortright, makes an extraordinary trip to Wrangel Island in the Russian Arctic, spending three days traveling with the rangers to witness the musk ox in the last place on earth they are believed to have survived. 

Follow the "world's most adorable sheep", the Swiss Valais Blacknose on its nailbitingjourney to the US.

What's inside

WRANGEL ISLAND

Russian Arctic

Join Wild Fibers editor, Linda Cortright on this extraordinary voyage to see the famous musk ox herd.

SPRINGTIDE FARM

Maine, US

For the past 20 years, Wendy Pieh and Peter Goth have been at the forefront of the US cashmere industry.

VALAIS BLACKNOSE

England

Often called "the cutest sheep in the world, the Valais Blacknose is  the "shaggy dog" of the pasture.

LINDSEY TYSON

Fiber Artist

From her studio in Scarborough, England, Lindsey Tyson offers stunning designs on felt.

 

LEMBATA ISLAND

Indonesia

British textile experts Sue and David Richardson look at this volcanic island's history of the long drop spindle.

OOMINGMAK

Alaska, US

The first (and only) musk ox knitting cooperative in the world celebrates 50 years of supporting native Alaskans.

FLAX REVOLUTION

Oregon, US

There's a resurgence of flax in the fields, but will processing be its economic juggernaut?

SCACHT SPINDLE CO.

Colorado, US

Fifty years ago, Barry Schacht made his first spindle from a doorknob. He's come a long way.