Re-weaving the Community Cloth
To all of our contributers;
It was just over a year ago we were in the midst of our kickstarter campaign-- you graciously put the project on the map.
We... Read more
In the Museum..
In some ways it was an unlikely match... Fibershed in a museum!?
The garments were always designed to be worn, not hung on display... however we couldn't pass up an... Read more
Making incredible 'do' with what you have
The garments made by the designer you are about to read about, are truly outstanding works of art. She is as much a sculptor as a seamstress.
Here is the... Read more
This was such a fun collaboration for the project and myself personally. Thara Srinivisan whose multiple talents and good spirit you can read about here: http://fibershed.wordpress.com/
She is the most... Read more
Seaside Day of Dyes
Hello Fibershed Supporters:
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday!
The Fibershed project welcomed 2011 in with a day of seaside dye making. Fortunately we organized on the first... Read more
The Girl Next Door
Hello Fibershed Supporters!
Several lovely posts on our extremely giving and talented artisans have been posted... one of those posts was just put up today... I wanted to send along... Read more
Mill-In.. similar to a love-in, but wool involved..
Hi Fibershed Community;
Just wanted to invite you to tomorrow's wool-in hosted by Jane Deamer and the Yolo Wool Mill.
If you wanted to check out the old but good... Read more
Living on Earth
Hello to all those living in the FIbershed!
The project was recently featured by a wonderful journalist- Lonny Shavelson, who brought the story to NPR... who loved it... and the... Read more
Fiber Day at Windrush..
Hi Kickstarter Friends,
Just an update for all of you living regionally.. there is a wonderful day at Windrush Fiber Farm tomorrow.
Mimi Luebberman is the grandmother of fiber in... Read more
Fiber Festival in our Fibershed
Just a little update for you all.. there is a gathering of Fiber Farmers this weekend at the Mendocino County Fair. Jean Near and her famous Merino fleece, roving, and... Read more
Hello Fibershed Folks,
As we delve deeper into the collection of materials for the 150 mile wardrobe; the artisans and myself our brought continuously closer to the beauty and incredibly... Read more
I believe that this is the direct link to the blog entry on the workshop. I apologize if the other
one didn't work!
Big Goals Already Manifesting...
When I first wrote those initial Fibershed Goals-- the last one I included was that Fibershed principles would be used to influence and inspire businesses towards a bioregional supply chain.... Read more
Wooly Egg Ranch-- a story of wool brought to life...
Hello Fibershed Community,
I wanted to share the wool experiment I began six months ago... you've heard about the final product in our Zara Franks entry, but now you can... Read more
Little Film Intro:
Fibershed filmmaker Zoe Minikes just put together a visual compilation of some of our recent adventures. This short 1 minute brief is a taster of film pieces to come.
Zoe,... Read more
Accessories from the Farm
Hello Fibershed Supporters!
Hope all is well, and you are able to stay cool on this very warm Sunday.
The latest entry is ready, and chronicles the work of a... Read more
It's coming together..
Our Fibershed funds came through last Thursday-- thank you again for all of your contributions!
Last week was spent teaching six consecutive, full-day, native plant natural dye workshops... Read more
To everyone that has contributed to this project,
the Fibershed team gives their thanks to you!
Just in the last three months the module has grown and evolved considerably.
A... Read more
Our Fibershed project has become a fantastic community of individuals. The project seems to have opened a door of possibility for many people who were waiting patiently to walk through..... Read more
Weaving our Community Fabric: A story of the Cotton Seed farmer
Just finishing part I of the story of our very own color grown cotton. Grown just 90 miles from Central Marin.
We are lucky enough to have Sally Fox in... Read more
The Beginning of the Adventure
Three of our Fibershed team took a 48 hour whirlwind adventure into the farmlands of our region to explore questions of milling, fiber production, and dyes...
This is the first... Read more
Fibershed on Oakland Local
Just a brief update-- The Fibershed Project was featured in Oakland Local today.
Towards the bottom of the article, there is some good research the writer did about policies... Read more
Wearing The Clothes
The first outfit has been created from Sally Fox's organic cotton!
What an incredible color this amazing plant creates. The clothes made from Fox's green and brown cotton will remain... Read more
Fibershed on Cultural Energy Radio
I think you'll really like this radio interview on the Fibershed project that was done by Robin Collier of The International Natural Dyer's Group.
Sharing and passing along... Read more
Color Grown Fabrics From The Capay Valley
After many weeks of preparation in the form of emails and phone calls with the cotton farmer-- the box arrived! Please excuse the impromptu hallway setting for this film. My... Read more
Designs are coming!
The Fibershed team has begun designing. This week was a whirl of inspiration from the knitwear designer, and seamstress Heidi Iverson. The process included sketches, drawings, research, and talking shop... Read more