Thursday, April 16, 2009

Ep. 7 Keep the Fleece

Hi, I wanted to let you all know that I got to chat with Linda Cortright, editor of Wild Fibers Magazine on the podcast this week! Here is the 411.

Have you heard that it is the International Year of Natural Fiber? Seriously, it is a United Nations sanctioned event. How cool is that?

Not sure what that means for you? Well, that is why I am leaving this post :-) In today's world we are all trying to think more green, we are trying to have a better awareness of our carbon footprint and are much more conscious of the global impact we are making vs. just local. Not to mention we LOVE NATURAL FIBER! Put all of this together and we have more than just a Kal-Cal for shopping bags to use at the grocery store...we have a movement for social awareness beyond anything that has been done in the fiber world.

Okay, I am not the most knowledgeable person about this so I went to the person who was! I had a chance to talk with Linda Cortright, the head honcho of the Keep The Fleece organization, about what it is they do and why we should be involved.

Please, go have a listen to the podcast all about these natural fibers we love!

If you want to read more about Keep the Fleece go to their website at and see what you can do to be a part of the Worlds Longest Scarf, Natural Fiber Contest, or the TNNA Benefit Dinner!

Think about putting together a team for yourself and join in the fun!

HEY, If you make a team let me know (leave a comment either here or on Ravelry) and I will give you a FREE copy of my Sweetheart Tunic Pattern (ravlery link) made out of the wonderful Yak/Bamboo blend yarn by Bijou Basin Ranch Yarns!!!!



Cozy Knitting said...

In the interview you mentioned starting the team's scarf on Wool Day. When is Wool Day? Thanks.

Joanne said...

I just listened to your interview with Donna Druchunas, which was excellent..very interesting.

You mentioned that you teach at Knit Knack. Do they still have the open knitting time on Sundays? I've never been to the store and would like to check it out. I'm in the south and teach at A Knitted Peace.

I've subscribed to your show on iTunes and will be catching up on past shows, and looking forward to future ones.


YarnThing said...

Joanne! I would love to have you come to Knit Knack. We do have open Knitting every day of the week (except Monday b/c we are closed). Come by anytime.

and HEY, thanks for telling me you like the show! It means a lot!!