The Eye of Fiber is a collection of outstanding images and ten unusual stories from around the world, focusing on the impact of culture, climate, and politics in the everyday lives of those whose very existence depends upon natural fibers.

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The Eye of Fiber:

An Uncommon Story from Around The World

By Linda N. Cortright

Filled with stunning photos and extraordinary tales from around the world, The Eye of Fiber looks at the ongoing struggles and fascinating histories that have shaped the natural fiber industry, from a diamond miner turned sheep farmer in Namibia to a Russian chess master and his country's prize-winning Merinos. The perfect coffee table book to be enjoyed by all.

Enjoy a preview with our chapter on the unusual customs and the role of women, raising and spinning goat hair in Oman,



Linda Ligon, 

Founding partner Long Thread Media

 "And the envelope please..."

(read full review here.)

Deborah Robson, co-author of

The Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook

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.

Jannes Waples Gibson,

Board Member Andean Textile Arts

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. 

Attention International Orders

The book is too heavy to send via first class and all international orders (except Canada) must be sent Priority Mail. Please email us and we will invoice you directly with the appropriate charges if you live outside the U.S. 

If you prefer to pay by check, please add $6.95 for. shipping. Make your check payable to:

"Wild Fibers" and send to: PO Box 1752, Rockland, ME 04841