This book begged me to examine it during tonight's Border's visit. And it was so worth my time (and putting on my "to buy" list.
I should have known I'd like it because the author, Barbara Albright is also the author of Knitter's Stash (not to mention 1001 Reasons to Love Chocolate!!)
- More kinds of fiber than most of us have seen
- Photos of the animals or plants that produce the fiber
- WAAAAAAAAY better than average patterns using each material
- An extensive collection of names, addresses, web addresses and phone numbers of resources: not just fiber vendors, but spinning equipment, etc.
I was upset while reading the book jacket that the references to Ms. Albright were all in the past tense. I might be the only person who didn't connect the dots earlier. She died of a brain tumor at the premature age of 51. Her home state obituary is here.
A friend said of her, "
"I never ever saw a bad day out of that woman. Her life was brownies and margaritas."
Not a bad epitaph at all.