Episode 79: British Sheep Conservation and Ancestral Weaving with Margaret Russell

by Sarah Resnick

This week on the podcast , Sarah is talking to Margaret Russell, a weaver of almost 40 years. Margaret has a long ancestral history of weaving in her family, and is weaving in the same small coastal town in Northeastern Massachusetts as her great x 9 grandfather worked as a linen weaver in 1635. Margaret is hard at work on her Preservation Wraps project, which is a series of weavings that supports the conservation of watchlisted breeds of British Sheep. 

From LaChaun: Are you interested in contributing some insights or words of wisdom to our podcast audience? Do you want to write in an email letter that can be shared with our listeners? Do you want to share an audio clip to be added to our episode? If so, I would love to hear from you. Please send an email to the lachaun@gistyarn.com. If you are interested in sending in an audio clip, you can record an audio file from a smart phone and email it in, or use this site to record and send it in.  I look forward to hearing from you! 

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Margarette Russell
Margarette Russell
Margarette Russell
Margarette Russell
Margarette Russell
Margarette Russell
Margarette Russell
Margarette Russell
Margarette Russell
Margarette Russell
Margarette Russell
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The music for this podcast  is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International LicenseThe musical section is an excerpt of the original: The Beauty of Maths by Meydän.



1 Response

Doris Strand
Doris Strand

September 18, 2019

I really enjoyed this podcast with Margaret Russell. What she’s doing to preserve the wool of these sheep is really inspiring and her work is gorgeous!

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