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The Vikings - A History Lesson

Here is the link to a stunning article about the Vikings and wool.  The story is about a group of Norwegian students from the Fosen Folk High School in Rissa, Norway who are learning the skills to survive in Viking times from raising sheep to making sails to sailing a ship much like the Vikings used.  It's a bit long but a great read! https://www.hakaimagazine.com/article-long/no-wool-no-vikings The story was referenced in the Contemporary Handweavers of Texas Newsletter 8/1/16.  Both photos are by Claire Eamer.  

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The scale of things

A number of years ago we were lucky enough to travel to Australia and New Zealand.  I could go on and on about how lovely and different the two countries were.  New Zealand really is Middle Earth and Australia is as vast and changing as our own country.  I would go back to Australia and New Zealand in a heartbeat if given the chance.

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