Category: Artisans

Creating Artful Community with Marin Sewing Lab

Written and Photographed by Kalie Ilana Cassel-Feiss Pia Andersson has a rich background of over 20 years in design and product development, gaining expertise with garments and accessories as well as in commercial manufacturing of textile products. A Swedish native, she has always been involved with making textiles, but it was upon retiring that she […]

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Indigo in Hand at Red Twig Farm

Written and Photographed by Kalie llana Cassel-Feiss It all started with a gift: fifty tiny seedlings, exchanged from one woman’s hands to another. The seedlings were Polygonum tinctorium, whose body is made of glassy green almond-shaped leaves, tiny pink flower buds, and whose dye creates the infamous world-renowned deep blue our eyes love to drink […]

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Fibershed Knitalong Wrap-Up

This is the second blog featuring the Fibershed Knitalong, a collaborative endeavor to support us all growing closer to the land that shelters us. If you missed the first blog, read about the project and the ‘Roundtable’ of knitters who joined in to kick off this community effort. Here, we checked in with Fibershed members and supporters to reflect on […]

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Fibershed Knitalong Roundtable

The Fibershed Knitalong is a collaborative endeavor that will support us all growing closer to the land that shelters us. It is an invitation to deepen your understanding of your region through connecting with local fiber producers and creating a regionally grown garment with your own two hands. Here, we asked a few Fibershed members and […]

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Ambatalia: A Non-Disposable Life

Written and photographed by Kalie Ilana Cassel-Feiss After a 20 year stint as a full-time hairdresser, Molly de Vries was certain there was something more for her. She gave herself one year to “collect clues” for her soul path and true calling.  The clues led her into a typical fabric shop, which according to Molly […]

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Bringing Plants to the People

Written by Kara Fleshman, photographed by Alycia Lang It seems to be the case that once one opens themselves up to working with plants in any capacity, their learning never stops. Deepa Natarajan’s relationship with plants developed in many directions simultaneously. In following her curiosity, the many roads these plants have taken her down seem […]

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