For those of you fibershed folks wanting to meet some of the ranchers, farmers, fleeces, (and a live sheep or two) from our region– your time has come! This weekend in the gorgeous Anderson Valley the California Wool and Fiber Festival, will be held. Last year I came home with a prize winning merino fleece (which is now being knit into a fibershed swim suit for the wardrobe!), bags of cloud-like angora, and pounds of locally raised and milled mohair… I met with some most wonderful fiber farmers who are defining this new land-use designation–of fibershed.
Short of going to the farms.. this is a way to meet many people in our bioregional fiber team. The individuals who raise the animals, sheer the sheep, and process their fibers will all be present. Starting tomorrow and going through the weekend, there will be demonstrations, and competitions. I highly recommend the angora demonstration from 11-1pm on Saturday, and the shearing demonstration from 1-5pm on that same day. I hope to see you there… Click here for the link: Fiber Festival