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Colored Cotton

Story and photos by Kara Fleshman I can’t just say cotton. You’d think I was talking about the white stuff. The fluff on your q-tips. The sheets on your bed. The underwear in your drawer. The crop on the plantation. If it’s not white in this world, we always have to specify. It surprised me […]

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The Get-It-Done Girl

By Jenna Tico, with photography by Alycia Lang In an age of memoirs-turned-movies, it is not uncommon to hear about being in “the right place at the right time.” However, for Robin Chapin Pilatti—artisan and businesswoman behind “Fleece to Garment”—one thing is clear: her introduction to the world of fiber has been more than a […]

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Pioneering Modern Natural Dyes

Photographs by Paige Green Photography; story by Jess Daniels. There’s a duality to natural dyeing that Kristine Vejar embraces: the naturalist and plant pigment explorer; the scientist and careful recipe creator. For years, Kristine has worked in this balance as a natural dyer, spinner, knitter, community-builder, and owner of the shop A Verb for Keeping […]

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Classical Cotton Breeding

Photography by Paige Green (except where noted) Wisdom of the ages revealed and contrasted to modern notions of genetic progress… Enhancing nature’s time-tested processes or Engineering… the difference between this phrase and word is a clear line in the sand that divides many millennia of human efforts to breed plants and animals, and the contemporary field of genetic […]

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A Journey Into the Blue

By Shaine Drake, with photography by Kalie Ilana Cassel-Feiss (except where noted) A producer, processor, broker and purveyor of biodynamic goods, Craig Wilkinson has been immersed in the holistic and ecologically conscious practice of biodynamic farming since 1998. “It [Biodynamics] is really the beginning of my story,” Craig explains. When answering the question of what […]

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Indigo Volunteer Days!

Fibershed Indigo Project 2015  CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS A call for volunteers to help plant over 2000 indigo seedlings in two days.  Many areas to help from planting to weeding to support crew & photo documentation. We will be planting indigo seedlings between 440 foot rows of olive trees and creating a diverse polyculture on a biodynamic […]

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Full Belly, Full Heart.

Story by Caroline Spurgin, photography by Alycia Lang. Full Belly is a farm of divine splendor. As the name suggests, it is a wholesome place, pregnant with happiness, abundance and good health. Walking down the long rows of bright produce bursting from well cultivated soil, the iniquity of our world seems to dissipate and is replaced […]

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A lifelong love of fiber arts

Photography by Paige Green Colleen Simon has enjoyed an interest in fiber arts for as long as she can remember. She learned to knit as a child growing up in Minnesota, and recalls with fondness how she was intrigued by the spinning wheel in her mom’s attic. Today she owns a richly colored flock of ten ewes (CVM, CVM-Romeldale, […]

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