Tag: canadian wool

Making a Book About Canadian Wool

[Blog Post] Digits & Threads is published by Nine Ten Publications, and we’re launching our books division with a crowdfunding campaign to fund production of “Sheep, Shepherd & Land,” by author Anna Hunter with photography by Christel Lanthier. Just 3 weeks left to help make this book and pre-order your copy!

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The Great Canadian Targhee Project, Part One: Sheep-in-the-Garage Season

[For all readers] “Sorry, I’m behind. I’ve got sheep in the garage.” That’s a message writer and wool expert Catherine Knutsson got this past winter from Troy, a sheep farmer in Saskatchewan. It was -51 C at the time, and they were working out how to get a Targhee fleece from his farm to a mill in the Interior of B.C., and eventually to Catherine’s studio on Vancouver Island. This is the first entry in an eye-opening and entertaining four-part series detailing the journey of the wool, from sheep to yarn, from Saskatchewan to the Pacific coast.

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