Month: March 2010

Designs and Dye Plants

The Fibershed talent is pouring forth like the waters of our rainfed creeks and streams. Monica has been working her magic with Sally Fox’s boucle color-grown cotton. This week was about test swatches and dye plants.  Monica and I made a plan to go the farm that she works at to see about dye plants, […]

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Fibershed Design Process…

Today was spent in Occidental, amongst the redwoods, chickens, goats, and good design everywhere I looked. This is Heidi Iverson, standing outside her renovated red barn studio.  She is the knitwear designer who drafted patterns and knit the pieces for our recent book project, and who is currently designing many elements of the of the […]

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Fibershed Fundraiser

The Fibershed Project was launched this Saturday! The challenge of creating and wearing clothes whose fibers and colors are all sourced within 150 miles of my front door, has begun. The wardrobe itself is in the making—with an expected “wear-date” of late April/ beginning of May. Our fundraising launched us beautifully—we now have an immediate […]

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