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Volume 13, Issue 1

In India's High Himalayas, Wild Fibers editor Linda Cortright and her nomadic friend, Konchock Stobgais open the first cashmere spinning and weaving center at 14,500', providing much needed income for the women of Pangong Village.

Visit Russia's only Buddhist republic where they have been raising Merino Sheep since the 1920s.

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What's inside

CHASING A DREAM

Pangong Lake, India

Wild Fibers editor Linda Cortright and Konchok Stobgais launch the first cashmere center in the High Himalayas.

MICRO YARN MILL

Block Island, Rhode Island

Amidst the throngs of tourists and sun seekers, Sven and Laura Risom decided to build a mill.

FOOD AND FIBER

Fairbanks, Alaska

Less than 200 miles from the Arctic Circle, Calypso Farm is like boot camp for future farmers learning from the ground up.

ONE-4-ONE

Rwanda

US farmer and fiber artist, Nancy Zeller takes her skills to Rwanda, giving survivors of the genocide a new source of income.

RUSSIAN PASTURES

Kalmykia, Russia

Russia's only Buddhist republic boasts a remarkable history of raising  Merinos, and an unusual record of alien abduction!

BANI HAMADA

Makawir, Jordan

Jordan's sprawling desert is home to Bani Hamada, keeping ancient weaving traditions alive.  

GOT YAK?

Elbert, Colorado

Following successful careers in science and technology, Carl and Eileen Koop take their high-brow talents to the pasture. 

A LIFE IN THREADS

Amman, Jordan

Tucked away in an impoverished neighborhood, Al Karma Center helps Syrian refugees piece their life back together.