NOBO Handweavers

World’s Longest Scarf

Our section for the World’s Longest Scarf has been completed and mailed, along with its matching journal, to Rhinebeck, NY! We were able to weave just over 7′ and our donations to Heifer International through Keep the Fleece came to $918, surpassing our goal of $600! ┬áThe scarf sections submitted will be attached in the Wild Fibers sponsored International Tent during the NYS Sheep and Wool Festival on Saturday, October 17. ┬áThank you to all who donated and supported this effort.

World's Longest Scarf

About Margaret B. Russell

Focus - natural fibers, naturally colored and naturally hand-dyed. Specialty - researching and weaving with the wools of primitive, rare, and threatened British sheep breeds.

6 Thoughts on “World’s Longest Scarf

  1. Congratulations, Betsy, Margaret, et al! It looks wonderful. I love undulating twills.

  2. Susan Babb on October 2, 2009 at 8:04 PM said:

    It’s lovely! and I can’t believe how much money was raised! Good job, all!

  3. Kathie K on October 3, 2009 at 6:34 PM said:

    That’s fantastic!
    So many good wishes were woven into that scarf.

    How many animals does $918 buy?
    What a great project on so many levels.

  4. Keep the Fleece determined the donations would purchase fiber animals for Heifer, though they also provide other animals to farmers. As a single team, we have actually provided either 6 llamas @ $150 each or 7 sheep @ $120 or possibly combinations of both plus a little extra left to help towards the funding of another fiber animal!

  5. Kathie K on October 4, 2009 at 9:37 PM said:

    Very cool!
    I hope teams all over the country/planet raise enough for hundreds of fiber animals.
    Project Heifer is such an empowering program.

  6. Joan Biasucci on October 5, 2009 at 9:07 AM said:

    My congratulations to all involved for a job very well done!!

    What’s next???

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