Our board was created to reflect the community that we serve, and represents farming, ranching, small business ownership, and those with hands-on fiber skills training.

Rebecca Burgess

Rebecca Burgess, Chair
Indigo farmer, author, and educator living in Sonoma
County. 15 years of experience in natural dye farming,
textile education and public speaking. She is the
executive director of Fibershed.

marlie-100pxMarlie de Swart
Teacher and small business owner living in Marin
County. Expert knitter, fiber scientist, and pattern
drafter who has been working with fiber for over
40 years.

dustin-100pxDustin Kahn, Secretary/Treasurer
Graphic designer, permaculturist and natural
dye enthusiast living in Marin County. 35 years
of graphic design and marketing experience,
as well as experience in organizing events and classes.

mary-100pxMary Pettis-Sarley
Caretaker, sheep rancher, educator living in Napa County.
35 years of experience blending fine art and ranching.
She keeps an art career afloat while managing over
200 fiber animals on the 2,000 acres that she’s been
caretaking for 20 years.

For Emily Cunetto, the most critical part of her knitwear design process is when a clear vision of the piece arises from the material. To begin, she says, “I go for a fiber that speaks to me in some way.” From there, her designs are “a series of experiments, with this stitch or that needle” and then “it’s all about math once you get the swatch worked out.”
Click through to read about Emily's explorations of the Fibershed, from swatch knitting for the Wool & Fine Fiber Book to collaborating with Sheep to Shop for a grass-fed top on the Grow Your Jeans runway: www.fibershed.com/2015/11/28/emily-cunetto-collaborative-contemporary-knitwear/
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Don't miss Windrush Farm's Holiday Art Sale this Sunday in Petaluma! Support local artisans directly and experience the beauty of the local scenery, and delicious wood-fired pizza. See poster for details: ... See MoreSee Less

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An inspiring interview -- click through to listen to Keila McKracken, Northern Minnesota Fibershed affiliate organizer, describe the 100-mile farm to fashion hub she's building in Bemidji, Minnesota. Keila may have brought the first Hattersley Loom to our continent, and her weaving studio Bare Cloth: Hattersley Goes Stateside produces local cloth that celebrates her community: beta.prx.org/stories/165409 ... See MoreSee Less

Keila McCracken says that clothing can tell people who we are, what we like, and even where we're from. And she should know. She's a sustainable fashion designer who studied in New York at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Keila runs Bare Cloth Studios, where she uses a pretty unique loom to weav…

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Upcoming Events

Sat 05

Raw to Ready: How to Clean a Raw Fleece for Spinning or Felting

December 5 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Bodega, CA
Sat 05

Raw to Ready: Carding, Picking & Preparing Fleece to Spin or Felt

December 5 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Bodega, CA
Sun 06

Temescal Farmers’ Market

December 6 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Oakland CA
Sat 12

Berkeley Farmers’ Market Holiday Craft Fair

December 12 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Berkeley CA
Sun 13

Temescal Farmers’ Market

December 13 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Oakland CA
Sat 19

Berkeley Farmers’ Market Holiday Craft Fair

December 19 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Berkeley CA