Nari lives on a small farm with hens and bees and apple trees, and cares for a little lamb of her own. The seasons turn and Nari’s lamb grows into a fine sheep with a fleece that is ready to shear. Nari and her family use traditional skills to transform the fleece into a cosy scarf, as they shear, spin, dye and knit. But as Nari grows older her beloved scarf becomes tattered — it is ready to be recycled into compost for the farm with the help of some friendly worms.
Spin a Scarf of Sunshine is a simple, lyrical story which encourages young children to engage with the wool cycle and understand the basics of traditional crafts of natural spinning, dyeing, knitting and gardening. The luminous illustrations of the natural world will inspire children and adults alike to explore the simple beauty around them and connect them to the idea of sustainable living and knowing where our clothing comes from.
Dawn Casey is the author of picture books and children’s story collections inspired by the wonder of the natural world. Her work has won the Gold Nautilus Award and received an Accolade from the American Folklore Society. Before becoming an author, Dawn worked in publishing and as a primary school teacher. She lives on the UK’s Sussex downs, with her husband, children and a tabby cat.
Stila Lim is an illustrator from South Korea. She studied Fine Art and graduated Kingston University as Master of Communication Design. She lives in Seoul with her family and tabby cat. Spin a Scarf of Sunshine is her first picture book.