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. Over 15 years of experience in natural dye farming,
textile education and public speaking. She is the
executive director of Fibershed.

Marlie de SwartMarlie 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 KahnDustin Kahn, Secretary/Treasurer
Graphic designer, gardener and natural
dye enthusiast living in Marin County. Over 35 years
of graphic design and marketing experience,
as well as experience in organizing classes and events.

Mary Pettis-SarleyMary 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 over 20 years.

Hope to see you on Wednesday May 4th, at 6:30pm, join Fibershed founder Rebecca Burgess at Patagonia in San Francisco for a free natural dye demonstration and conversation about our commitment to cooperate with the natural limitations inherent to our place on Earth. Details on the calendar:
www.fibershed.com/event/natural-dye-workshop-with-rebecca-burgess-2/

Photos by Paige Green from Rebecca's book, Harvesting Color
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This Friday, Paicines Ranch is offering a free tour and pasture walking workshop with the California Council of Land Trusts. Get to know how Paicines Ranch is using livestock grazing to build ecosystem health (soil, water holding capacity, biodiversity and productivity) while looking at examples of livestock grazing on rangelands, irrigated cropland and vineyards and discussing the role of holistic management and design in creating healthy ecosystems. Details on our community events calendar: www.fibershed.com/event/paicines-ranch-tour/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Upcoming Events

Sun 01

Fibershed Marketplace at Temescal Farmer’s Market

May 1 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Oakland CA
Wed 04

Natural Dye Workshop with Rebecca Burgess

May 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
San Francisco CA
Fri 06

Nuno Felted Coat with Charity van der Meer

May 6 - May 8
Sebastopol CA
Sat 07

Wet-Felting Basics

May 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Bodega, CA