Category: Mills

Weaving Hemp into the Northern California Fibershed

Bast fibers have been highly regarded for beautiful, durable textiles throughout history and into the modern era. Over the past year, Fibershed’s Lead Process Engineer Nicholas Wenner has been connecting with bast fiber growers, researchers, processors, and artisans to better understand the state of soil to soil systems for these unique plants. This series examines […]

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The Journey of Wool through Woolgatherer Carding Mill

This is the second in a two-part series of interviews and visits to Northern California Fibershed producer members Shepherd’s Dream and the Woolgatherer Carding Mill. While intertwined, these individual businesses highlight the role of regional manufacturing using natural fibers. Both companies operate within the strategic geography of the Northern California Fibershed, which spans from San […]

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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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Between Soil and Skin: Our Mill

Making Fibershed clothes from within our designated 150 mile radius continues to be a deep exploration into local resources.  This exploration led the Fibershed team on a drive northeast on highway 113, and down the lesser known road 27, to visit Jane Dreamer, and her Yolo Wool Mill.  The process of experimenting with the locally […]

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