I have never aspired to be a cover girl. However, if I were to dare dream of such a thing, I would imagine myself being photographed only after several hours with a very large team of professional beautifiers and then being thoroughly air brushed. This week I had a shock. I find I am a cover girl. Photographed not after a makeover but after having been bent over a sheep for the last twenty minutes!
The September/October issue of Yarnmaker is out any day now and the cover image has been released. This issue contains my second article on learning to shear where I recorded my experiences of a sheep shearing course I took in the summer. I just didn’t expect to be on the cover. Dirty, sweaty and jubilant, hugging the fleece I had just shorn (no, I'm not the one with four horns).
Yarnmaker, started by Dorothy Lumb (Dot) in August 2010, is a magazine aimed at handspinners and people who are passionate about fibre. Single issues and subscriptions are available from the Yarnmaker website.