What is the Great Steppe Fiber Project? 

My name is Madison. I work with Kerry at Jorstad Creek Dye Studio. About two years ago, we met a wonderful woman from Outer Mongolia named Zola. As we got to know her, we learned that Mongolia doesn’t have a current tradition of handspinning yarn. Zola learned to spin yarn and wanted her friends and family to learn too. That’s where I come in. We came up with the idea for me to travel to Ulaanbaatar in Outer Mongolia to teach handspinning. 

I’m currently sitting in the airport in the airport waiting for my flight. On this trip I will be teaching spinning and learning about traditional Mongolian felting. Our long term goal is to create a worker owned fiber company in Mongolia based on fair-trade principles. 

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