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Great Steppe Fiber Project

$575 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 11 people in 16 months
Mongolia has the world's best fiber (cashmere, yak, and fine wool), however they don't have a current tradition of hand spinning. I'm going to Ulaanbaatar in Outer Mongolia in July to teach spinning and learn about traditional felting. I will be staying with my friend, Zola, who is from Mongolia. Our goal is to partner with the people of Mongolia and Jorstad Creek Dye Studio, a local yarn and fiber company, to create a worker owned fiber company in Mongolia that would provide a way for them to earn a living and support their families.

Donations will help cover travel costs and materials to teach spinning. Anything leftover will go towards start up costs for the business and fiber equipment.
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On my way to Mongolia. Thank you all for your support! This is the beginning of something great!
Waiting at the airport.
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Thank you all for your kindness and generosity! I've been practing spinning Mongolian cashmere on different spindles. We are attending Black Sheep Gathering, a large fiber festival, on June 23-25. While there we will be looking for hand cards and spindles suitable for beginners and fine fibers.
Mongolian cashmere spun on an Akerworks mini spindle and a Jenkins Kuchulu
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$575 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 11 people in 16 months
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