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The Most Local Talent

Unexpected and extraordinary treasures can come in the form of human beings, and sometimes we are fortunate enough to have these individuals as our neighbors. Preparing for the drop in temperatures, cold weather attire was on my mind… and so was the idea of inviting another knitter into the project. As the concept of winter-weather […]

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Making the Second Skin

It’s time to document the Fibershed wardrobe from the inside-out, and tell the story of the first garments— the ones that create a soft boundary between skin and those exterior clothes that protect us from the elements.  The underwear as it is known, is like the interior of our homes—soft, plush, and comforting.  There was […]

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Sustainable World Radio

 Weighing our options.. how do we clothe ourselves sustainably?  Will we see individual communities begin to take more responsibility for their garments? Will large clothing manufacturers heed the call to change their practices?  We will likely see a multiplicity of actions.  To hear more about textiles from a local and global perspective- check out the […]

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Come to the Mill-In!

You’re invited to the annual mill-in, hosted by Jane Deamer, and the Yolo Wool Mill.  Tomorrow will be a full day for all those wanting to see the one and only wool mill of our fibershed!  It is a wonderful place- filled with the machines and people who are the foundation for our local fiber […]

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Living on Earth

The project was recently documented for the Living on Earth radio program.  A great video was created on one of our Fibershed re-skilling days, a time when designers and artists come together to learn from each other– using all local materials.  In this case Katherine Jolda, one of our Fibershed felters taught everyone in the […]

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Local Fiber Festival

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 […]

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The Year Begins…

“the garments” from Zoe Minikes on Vimeo. A working wardrobe now exists. The making of most of the garments began in June– it all started with one shirt, and one pair of pants…. I wore them for three weeks.   There were some interesting sensory moments when the clothes were being washed– realizing that without […]

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Researching Blue

The fibershed challenge to resource local organic color and fiber from our bioregion has inspired the cultivation of many favored dye species.  What you see occurring in the picture above is a daily pre-sunrise ritual…. the watering of the Japanese indigo test plots. There are four sites where we are currently growing the plant– each […]

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