- Wonderful discussion on wools Review by Cherie
I really enjoyed this video and its exploration of sheep wools around the world. Lots of history reviewed and I learned of a few sheep breeds that I hadn't heard of before. The passion from Deborah on preserving these animals is evident in several sections. We as fiber artists do truly have a passion for caring for animals too. Learned ways for using my mini combs through the video too.
(Posted on 6/9/14)
- Inspiring, educational and moving Review by Keith Daniels
This video grabbed my attention immediately. I found myself enthralled by the different breeds, the quality of the wool, where they are located, and most importantly that because they are rare they have the potential of becoming extinct. The latter would be just horrible. I also loved the spinning and fiber prep tips that Deb demonstrated for the different breeds and wool quality. Deb's passion for rare breeds is clearly evident. I am looking forward to seeing her speak at Madrona Winter Retreat 2/2012 in Tacoma where I hope to buy a signed copy of her book The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook. I HIGHLY recommend this video to anyone interested in fiber be they spinners, knitters, weavers or even an animal lovers.
(Posted on 1/22/12)
- Truly Inspiring Review by Mildred S Yip
I purchased the version of Handspinning Rare Wools. I thoroughly enjoyed watching, listening and learning from this video. Deb Robson truly loves her craft and sheep. I was inspired to purchase samples of rare fleece to try my hand at washing, processing it and spinning the fibers. She has truly educated me and has instilled a special appreciation for these lovely animals. We as a society should take heed not to lose these precious animals as they produce such lovely fibers and textiles. We will lose much if we don't care for them. Ms. Robson I look forward to more of your videos and publishings.
(Posted on 6/27/11)
- Handspinning Rare Wools Review by Linda MacDonald
My preference for this was the dvd. Deborah Robson's knowledge of her subject was impressive along with her sincerity in sharing the information. She loves her craft and the sheep which was obvious in the emotional ending of the dvd. So refreshing. Even though I have spun for many years it was a pleasure to listen to her just talk about sheep giving the history of the sheep along with a picture of each breed and show how to process each sample and the yarn it would produce. Friendly, relaxing, just great. I highly recommend this.
(Posted on 3/4/11)