Thursday, June 16, 2011

You know you're a fiber geek when... squeal with glee when this book finally comes to you via the Hennepin County Library hold system:

...and the geek status is confirmed as you happily read it from cover to cover.

One of the coolest things about this book is that I'm finally getting more scientific information about wool structure, which I have been hunting down for a few months.  Understanding the cellular structure and physiology of fibers is extremely satisfying for me.  I have a bachelor's degree in biology and therefore have always had a natural interest in this kind of information.  Fiber art offers a perfect marriage of my interests.  I love having a depth of knowledge about the history and science of fibers, and I love the art & craft of using them.  Essentially, spinning and fiber crafting make both the right and left sides of my brain hum along happily at the same time.  I wish everyone could find the activity in life that makes them feel this way.  Surely at the very least, it would cut down on therapy bills.