This album has always been one of my favorites. Though the subject, weaving ( and all related to it, such as shearing ) sounds a little limited, the music is not! She has collected music from all over the world, very varied in style, and performed it all with near perfection. She does the songs from Eastern europe as well as those from English speaking countries, it's all absolutly beautiful.There are notes and references on each song, some extensive. Really good scholarship in addition to masterful performances. I wrote Ms. Sciaky to let her know one of my distant relatives, Edwin Markham, had translated one of the songs ( the Armenien song "The Spool"), and to find out a little more about it.She quickly sent a friendly, imformative letter back. Thanks to Ms. Sciaky's excellent recording, I was able to learn and perform "The Spool" for my grandmother's 100ith birthday party- she was a Markham and had known Edwin as a young woman. Se was very touched. What a wonderful gift this album allowed me to give!
This album is not just for those who weave or raise sheep, it should be part of the collection of anyone interested in cross cultural traditions, rituals around everyday practices, and beauty.