Joan Ellison

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About me

Occupation shepherd, author
Location Pelican Rapids, Minnesota, United States
Introduction I live on a small farm in west central Minnesota with my husband Dave, cat Oolong, dog Newton, 39 sheep, three goats and an alpaca. To learn more about the sheep, read my book Shepherdess: Notes from the Field, or From Sheep to Shawl: stories and patterns for fiber lovers. To learn more about the community, read my book The Faces of Change and the book Many Cultures, One Community: a book of stories and recipes. I have two new books, How to Paint a Sheep, a children's nonfiction picture book, and Tangled Web a novel, a story about Jenny Johnson who apprentices herself to a charismatic fiber artist and learns about knitting and dyeing as well as about herself..