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March 25, 2011


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I'm not sure how a blog tour works, but I'm willing to participate....

Deb Robson

Blog tours are a lot of fun. It would be great to have you be part of this!

The tour happens over set a number of days, often two to three weeks. Each participating blogger (or podcaster) has a specific day on which to post (or podcast) something about the topic of the tour (in this case, the book: yes, participants will have access to a copy). Each individual gets to choose what they want to do, and whether they want to work on their own (i.e., provide their own commentary on the topic) or to have other folks (like the authors) involved by providing a guest post, responding (ahead of time) to interview questions, or whatever makes them happy.

Each participating stop in the tour links from the previous stop and to the next one. Theres also a central page that links to all of the stops.

When we did a blog tour for Donna Druchunass Ethnic Knitting Discovery, I made up a page that included links to all of the selections. Im not sure theyre all still live, because its been several years, but I know a bunch of them are! http://independentstitch.typepad.com/the_independent_stitch/blog-tour-ethnic-knitting.html
We also did a great tour for Donnas Arctic Lace, although I havent had time to collect the links, and since it was almost six years ago I know some of the pieces have vanished.

What I love about blog tours is the variety of perspectives, the connections made between different communities, and, well, the general stirring up of energy in interesting ways.


Blog tours are awesome and normally I'd jump on the bandwagon--but I'm expecting a blog blackout over here about that time as I cater to two non-woolly lambs. :) Get back to me if the tour extends to the fall, 'kay?!

I really understand what you're saying about the wool sourcing. I do not have to do rare breed sourcing for my classes, but I've sourced wool 4 times in the last year for my classes and it is a lot of work. I'm embarrassed to say most of the wool has come from my stash--(yup, up to a lb a student straight from my stash!) but what that means is that I have to keep buying more fleeces with the future in mind. Then I have to have them processed and ready just in case a class fills. It can be a real challenge.

My students always leave with practice wool and are excited by what I've offered them--but I don't think they really have a grip on the time I take to get those resources to them! (and these aren't particularly exotic fleeces most of the time!)

Susan J. Tweit

The rare breed sample collecting is quite a project, and if it's any comfort, you would be in the top of my most-likely-to-succeed list for such an endeavor! I don't think my blog is going to be the best place for a tour stop for the Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook, but I'd love to review it for Story Circle Book Reviews if Storey's amenable. It is the largest site reviewing books for and by women on the internet, and as nature/environment editor, I do author interviews too, and I'd *love* to interview you for SCBR...


I will not get my book in time so I can't go on the blog tour, but I will most certainly follow it! I have the video, I love it :) It's a video to return to every time I get a new fiber to spin. Thank you so much Deb! Good luck with all your work! I'm trying to imagine the heap of samples for your classes...

Deborah Robson

Joanne, I'd already thought of you--and that you will be a bit busy about then! I'll add you to the list for any possible fall work, and will be sending you energy for the kiddo-tending. Thanks for sharing the empathy about collecting supplies. I *don't* think participants understand what's involved, which is generally just fine {grin}. They shouldn't have to. A general wool supply would be possible to maintain at a minimal level. The rare breeds? Not so easy!

Susan, I'd be ecstatic to do an interview with you for Story Circle. It would be great fun, and you have seen this project at some critical moments and sometimes have more faith in my ability to pull things off than I do {grin}.

Barbro, if you'd like to be part of the tour we can do something about that "will not get my book in time." I'm SO glad you like the video! We had fun together with some of the real wools, didn't we? For the classes in Scotland, Sue Blacker, at Blacker Designs, was the facilitating angel who made sure we had most of what we used. I filled in a couple of gaps, as did a couple of people I'd connected with through conversations online. I have here, too, some absolutely delightful wool you sent me. Thanks yet again.

Word Lily

I'd love to be part of the blog tour for your book! I've eagerly followed its journey here, and I've enjoyed the blog tours I've participated in over the last few years. I'm also planning for fiber arts to have a larger presence on my blog, soon.


I'd be very happy to go on tour! :))) I pre-ordered the book from Amazon and they wrote it will be delivered in July. I suppose I'd do fine with a copy of a couple of pages about a specific wool or whatever you choose for me. Yes, we had fun with the real wools, and for me your class started a process that I don't know where it will take me, but in my mind I see a loom... I'm totally hooked and happy :)

L.M. Cunningham

What sort of dates are you looking at, Deb? If I'm available, I'd love to be part of the tour.

Deb Robson

Linda--first two or three weeks of June? Roughly. Im sure theres some flexibility. Id love to have you be part of it!

L.M. Cunningham

That will work: June promises to be less hectic than life between now and the end of May, especially after June 5.

Sign me up. :-)

Deb Robson

You got it, Linda. Thanks!

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