Learn about Natural Dye practice from author and practitioner Sasha Duerr at this year's Wool Symposium on Nov. 19th in Point Reyes Station. Sasha is a professor at California College of the Arts-- and teaches a Soil to Studio class that has inspired generations of young designers (some of whom will also be at this year's Wool Symposium). Sasha's new book Natural Color will be available for signing and she will host a hand's on demonstration of a late autumn and early winter dye recipe. You'll have an opportunity to take part in a truly seasonal plant based color recipe making process and take home a home-grown naturally dyed fiber sample too!
Tickets to the Wool Symposium available here: www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-fibershed-wool-fine-fiber…
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How can our community support fiber producers in efforts to make cloth? We are exploring the material possibilities and supply chain modeling with High Desert Fibershed producer Lani Estill (Lani's Lana - Fine Rambouillet Wool) toward Climate Beneficial Wool cloth. This week offers a visit with collaborators Scott Grey at Jagger Brothers spinning mill and Justin Russo of Saco River Dyehouse to understand the processes from sheep to loom. For this cloth, a worsted spinning process provides the strength and smooth quality that will work well with Huston Textile Company weaving. By partnering with fiber processors beyond our strategic geography, we are able to support a rich domestic textile history and develop regenerative fiber systems for our region. ... See MoreSee Less
Meet Janet Heppler, the Merino sheep and Angora rabbit producer from Covelo, Mendocino. She will be narrating her multi-decade experience on breeding and flock management at our 'Breeds Panel' at 10am, on Nov. 19th in Point Reyes Station at our annual Wool Symposium. Janet will also have goods 'fresh from the ranch' available for you to touch and feel firsthand. She'll be available to chat and answer questions directly too! The 'Breeds Panel' will encompass a variety of producers-- from small ranching operations, to highly mobile contract grazers. The art of breeding for wool quality will be discussed from those living and working in four distinct bio-regions and micro-climates. Come and learn what breeds might work for you. www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-fibershed-wool-fine-fiber
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