2022 Learning Center classes

Learning Center Purpose & Vision

Fibershed has felt the need for some time to create a grounding force that serves in our effort to enliven our community’s connection to regional and regenerative fiber and dyes. We are grateful to have an opportunity to hold space for activities and community resources. The Learning Center:

  • Serves key hands-on textile education opportunities for the public. (Scroll down for a list of workshops and links to register.)
  • Supports a demonstration garden for growing materials and showcasing how earth pigments can be grown and processed, along with food and medicine
  • Hosts public presentations and intentionally designed gatherings that focus on bringing people together to learn and discuss the greatest and most concerning issues of our time
  • Offers direct opportunities to engage in climate and cultural solutions that we can work together to activate at the local level
  • Houses a living library of our bioregional textile culture that exists as a feature for students, designers, and makers, and will house a natural dye and fiber seed library
  • Provides a multi-use space for core organizational functions, including our staff and board meetings and strategic planning

Hands-on Workshops
In-person workshops are ongoing. See the list below for links to register as they become available. Proceeds from each event support the class instructor and contribute to Fibershed for educational programming.

Tuition Scholarships
Fibershed is offering scholarships to most workshops; one scholarship if it’s a small class. If you would not otherwise be able to attend, and would like to be considered as a scholarship and/or stipend recipient, please answer a few brief questions on this Scholarship Application. Responses will be reviewed by Learning Center staff and kept strictly confidential.

Fibershed Learning Center In-Person Workshops & Events

at Fibershed Learning Center in Point Reyes Station:

Make a Coiled Rush Basket with Charlie Kennard
1-day workshop: Saturday, April 6
Enroll here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/make-a-coiled-rush-basket-with-charlie-kennard-tickets-829114191867?aff=odcleoeventsincollection

Unveiling Rainbows: Exploring the Northern California Fungal Fibershed
3-day immersive: Friday, April 26 – Sunday, April 28
Enroll here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/unveiling-rainbows-exploring-the-northern-california-fungal-fibershed-tickets-846820682457?aff=oddtdtcreator

Weaving on a Mayan Backstrap Loom with Sari Monroy Solís
1-day workshop: Saturday, April 27 
Enroll here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/weaving-on-a-mayan-backstrap-loom-with-sari-monroy-solis-tickets-850403167767?aff=oddtdtcreator

Soil to Skin: Herbal Practices for Tending Our Skin
1-day workshop: Sunday, April 28
Enroll here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/soil-to-skin-herbal-practices-for-tending-our-skin-tickets-861243371107?aff=oddtdtcreator

Make a Knotless Netting Bag with Charlie Kennard
1-day workshop: Saturday, May 4
Enroll here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/make-a-knotless-netting-bag-with-charlie-kennard-tickets-829045686967?aff=odcleoeventsincollection

Make a Cheese-Curd-Molding Basket with Charlie Kennard
1-day workshop: Saturday, June 1
Enroll here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/making-a-cheese-curd-molding-basket-with-charlie-kennard-tickets-828865538137?aff=oddtdtcreator

Making a Willow Tatza with Charlie Kennard
1-day workshop: Saturday, June 29
Enroll here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/making-a-willow-tatza-with-charlie-kennard-tickets-829030100347?aff=odcleoeventsincollection

Past Workshops & Demonstrations – Videos on Demand

During 2020, when it was not feasible to offer in-person events, we began offering a series of online demonstrations and classes via Zoom, taught by Northern California Fibershed Producer Network members. Videos of these events are available on Fibershed’s Vimeo On Demand channel, and links to each video can be found below.

Producing & Processing Pigment & Fiber:

Knitting & Weaving:


Pigments & Dyes:

Shoe Making: