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Fibershed Fashion Gala 2013

Fibershed is a project that is very close to my heart. I have been documenting Fibershed since Rebecca Burgess first started her personal challenge in 2010. I clearly remember the conversation Rebecca and I had in 2009 while we were sitting in the airport waiting to board a plane to one of our Harvesting Color […]

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Fibershed Milling Update

We feel the overdue nature of this post, and it is a joy to finally see it materialize from the small crevices of free time we have to share our internal workings with you all.  You probably remember hearing about our first fundraising event for a regional cotton mill? It was almost two years ago […]

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Pokeberry Bliss

The 150 mile wardrobe challenge was a process of invention, innovation, risk and problem solving that existed and continues to exist under an umbrella of unknowns that perseveres in birthing both deeply beautiful garments and equally in depth questions about our material future. The Fibershed project that sponsored the 150-mile wardrobe is now a non-profit organization […]

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Stories from Windrush

Windrush Farm in Chileno Valley, California stands as one of our communities most endearing fiber and farming hubs.  Founded in 1995 by Mimi Luebbermann, the farm grew from an intention of living simply, farming fiber, and functioning as a quiet space for Luebbermann’s longstanding writing career.  The farm has since become a destination for Bay […]

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Mother of Invention

Born of water, wool, soap and human hands– felt is the most immediate textile that can be created from the back of a sheep.  The directness of the process, and utility of the finished product has found its way deep into the heart and soul of our kindred featured artisan, Katherine Jolda, a woman whose […]

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One Year

It has been a year since the one year challenge began… no bells and whistles went off, not even a sense of subtle satisfaction reverberated through me, the most apparent reality was that I, and this project are really just in process.  There is no going back to slapping on the old jeans, and white […]

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The Good Life: by Conscious Design

Meet Kacy Dapp, a modern day artisan whose life has been consciously crafted to balance the needs of the individual with the reality of the times we live.  Her personal passions are carved from a value system of self-sufficiency, community building, and a quest for simplicity. Weaving, knitting, sewing, spinning, guitar and dyeing are all […]

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Whispers of a Gentle Species

Believed to be a gift from Pachamama, the sacred earth mother– alpaca have been present during the rise and fall of many human civilizations from the point of their domestication 6,000 years ago.  As the lives of the alpaca and humans became increasingly and intricately woven within ancient South American culture, they became revered and […]

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