From Knitting Out Loud:
Our fifteenth audiobook is beautifully and lovingly read
by its accomplished author Donna Druchunas,
who was an absolute delight to work with.
ARCTIC LACE is the story of Donna’s personal quest for themysterious luxury yarn qiviut and the elusive Native Alaskan women who knit it into gorgeous lace patterns. Donna tells the moving stories of the women of the Oomingmak Musk Ox Producers’ Co-operative (do check out their great website, one look will make you smile) in Anchorage, stories reflecting their courage and determination to maintain and honor a traditional culture in the midst of contemporary pressures.We learn about the rare Musk Ox from which qiviut comes, and hear remarkable stories of the daring first European explorers to traverse Alaska’s inhospitable terrain.
Donna Druchunas is the author of Successful Lace Knitting, Ethnic Knitting Exploration: Lithuania, Iceland, and Ireland, Kitty Knits andThe Knitted Rug. She designs knits for Family Circle Easy Knitting,Interweave Knits, Knitter’s, PieceWork and several yarn companies.
Join Donna this fall on her Canada & New England Knitting Cruise! I can’t imagine anything more fun! It is a nine day cruise which stops, among other exciting places, in Bar Harbor, Maine, one of the most beautiful spots on earth.