Deborah Robson
Craftsy Instructor

Fort Collins, CO

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Deborah Robson specializes in spinning, knitting, and weaving, although she experiments with all aspects of textiles. She co-wrote The Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook: More than 200 Fibers from Animal to Spun Yarn, in collaboration with livestock expert Carol Ekarius. For 14 years she served as an editor at Interweave Press, including 12 years as editor-in-chief of Spin-Off: The Magazine for Handspinners. Among her accomplishments at Interweave were ... Read Full Bio »

Deborah's Craftsy Classes

Know Your Wool

Don't lose sleep over the characteristics of sheep; instead, get breed and fiber knowledge you can count on in Know Your Wool. In this free mini-class Deborah, co-author of the Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook, will help you develop a nuanced understanding of different types of wool. She'll also share her secrets to effective swatching and tips on tracking down breed-specific yarns. The educational experience isn't confined to the classroom; you'll tag along with Deborah as she explores a wool market, meeting shepherds, vendors and sheep along the way.


What's New

Aug 08, 2014
Workshop on wool types on the English/Scottish borders (one of two; the other is the preceding day)
Aug 07, 2014
Workshop on wool types on the English/Scottish borders (one of two; the other is the following day)
Aug 02, 2014
Workshop on wool types in Wales (fully booked)
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Upcoming Events

Nov '14 02

Nov 02, 2014 - Nov 07, 2014
Explore 4 Fiber Retreat, on San Juan Island, Washington State: Four days of exploring the multiple varieties of Shetland wool (this is one of two retreats on the same topic; the other is the following week)

Deborah's Projects

Corrina sweater from Cormo
Gable Mitts from laceweight yak
Wensleydale socks
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Deborah's Blog