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 farm 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 & Transportation/Childcare Stipends
Fibershed is offering two scholarships to most workshops; one scholarship if it’s a small class. In addition to scholarships for tuition, we are offering a limited number of stipends for transportation and/or childcare. 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 Google Form. Responses will be reviewed by Learning Center staff and kept strictly confidential.

Mailing List
If you would like to join the Learning Center mailing list to be notified of upcoming events—or any of the other Fibershed mailing lists—scroll down to the form at the bottom of the page.

Volunteers are welcome into our beautiful natural dye and pigment garden to help with various gardening tasks like mulching, weeding, maintaining our hedgerows, watering, harvesting dye flowers to dry, and more! Email hello@fibershed.org for more information.

Fibershed Learning Center In-Person Workshops & Events


Ongoing: Mending Bar Happy Hours with Heidi Iverson (Honeyfolk Clothing) and Allison Reilly
Fourth Thursday of every month, 4-7 p (rolling arrival times)
Enroll here: eventbrite.com/e/265319125647

Weaving on a Mayan Backstrap Loom with Sari Monroy Solís
1-day workshop: Sunday, June 25
Join waitlist here: eventbrite.com/e/515848666247

Natural Dyes with Heidi Iverson and Allison Reilly (waitlist)
1-day workshop: Sunday, June 25
Enroll here: eventbrite.com/e/629751452547

Creating Sculptural Handmade Paper with Michelle Wilson
2-day workshop: Saturday and Sunday, July 15-16
Enroll here: eventbrite.com/e/588663046017

Mending Techniques with Heidi Iverson & Allison Reilly
1-day workshop: Sunday, July 16th
Enroll here: eventbrite.com/e/633686412117

Fine Twined Basket with Charlie Kennard (waitlist)
1-day workshop: Sunday, July 16
Join the waitlist here: eventbrite.com/e/501362577967

Beginning Embroidery with Arwyn Moonrise
1-day workshop: Sunday, July 23
Enroll here: eventbrite.com/e/631238390017

Sewing T-shirts 101 with Gynna Clemes
1-day workshop: Sunday, August 6
Enroll here: eventbrite.com/e/563682699127

Weaving on a Mayan Backstrap Loom with Sari Monroy Solís  (waitlist)
1-day workshop: Sunday, August 6
Join the waitlist here: eventbrite.com/e/548210240587

Embroidery Project with Arwyn Moonrise
1-day workshop: Sunday, August 6
Enroll here: eventbrite.com/e/559213672147

Spinning with Alisha Bright of Fiber Circle Studio
half-day workshop: August 27
Enroll here: eventbrite.com/e/613151642067

Making a Tule Boat with Charlie Kennard
2-day workshop: Saturday & Sunday, September 9-10
Enroll here: eventbrite.com/e/503126363497

Weaving on a Mayan Backstrap Loom with Sari Monroy Solís (waitlist)
1-day workshop: Saturday, September 23
Enroll here: eventbrite.com/e/617424602607


Indigo Extraction Process with Judi Pettite
1-day workshop: Saturday, September 9

Paint Making from Lakes and Mineral Pigments with Judi Pettite
1-day workshop: Sunday, September 10

Botanical Printing with Mayumi Fujio
1-day workshop: October 1

Sewing a Kimono Jacket (Happi Coat) with Rimiko Berreman
2-day workshop: date TBD

Tule Water Bottle Cover with Redbird
half-day workshop: date TBD

More workshops to be scheduled. The list will be updated with links to register as they become available.

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.

Farming & Processing Pigment & Fiber:

Knitting & Weaving:


Pigments & Dyes:

Shoe Making:

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