One evening recently, some friends and I were having a chat about color inspiration, particularly mine. People send me photos all the time, saying “This would make great fiber/yarn!” and I agree, and I’m thankful. Photos of the natural world are usually where my inspiration comes from, and sometimes I run out of National Geographics. This time, we were talking about birds and how we would all very much like to spin the colorway of a particular bird we saw on Twitter. That led to sharing photos of a zillion birds and here we are.

It was decided that I’d start A Year of Birds for fiber club. Kiki Hall is going to paint the birds, as well! The fact that club was open to new members for the first time without a waiting list for August feels like a new beginning to me, so why not start the birds then?