Delighted Hands asked about the Wild Fibers magazine, but I forgot to include it in the last entry. So here it goes: I like the magazine and by now I managed to collect 14 back issues (pity, but the first few are out of print::(( why don't they re-publish them as downloadable files, I wonder?) and have a subscription for 2010. it's full of reports from all around the world about every imaginable natural fibre - everything is covered, from different wools and hairs to naturally coloured cotton. the photos are lovely and I find the articles make a good read - if you are interested in the background of textiles, fibres etc.
if you are keen on patterns or instructions - you would be better off with the spin-off, because there is only one pattern in each issue of "wild fibers" and there are no how-to instructions about any technique. but it completes the practical approach from interweave beautifully. it's certainly not an absolute must-have for spinners, weavers or dyers, but it often gives me a new or broader understanding of all things textile. so now - you have to make up your mind to go ahead and buy it - or be frugal and do without:))