May 15, 2004
How do you make a rainbow?
If you are a weaver you can make a rainbow with wool.
If you are a sheep you can BE a rainbow.
A new children's book reveals how weavers create their craft. Weaving the Rainbow follows the creative transformation from fleece to art, with spreads showing the sheep being shorn in one piece - "sheep shape" - to the combing, washing and carding of the fleece into a skein for weaving.
Then the magic begins as the weaver takes her inspiration from the fields and weaves a vibrant tapestry filled with lovable sheep.
The 40-page, hardcover book, for ages 3 through 6, retails for $15.95 and is available through most book stores or the Amazon Web site at www.amazon.com.