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Author bio notes: Deborah Robson

Deborah Robson has been explaining how (and why) to make fabric for many years—through print, slide programs, guild talks, and keynote addresses. In addition to loving textiles, she has devoted large portions of her life to books. Deborah edited textile books and magazines for Interweave Press for fourteen years, including twelve years as editor-in-chief of Spin-Off: The Magazine for Handspinners. She also edited Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot for the Handweavers Guild of America and served as production editor for the University of Massachusetts Press. Having constructed ethnic-style garments and other objects in a multitude of techniques, she’s especially fond of knitting, weaving, and embroidery. While at Interweave, Deborah organized a project to benefit the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy. She is now on the board of directors of this nonprofit organization, which works to maintain genetic diversity in livestock, including many of the sheep breeds that produce the best wool for hand textile processes.

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