Category: Artisans

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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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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Wool That Nobody Wanted

 There is a story in each garment, a living history of our collective experience resides in the implications and realities of our clothes.  The wool in this tunic comes from the homestead of Kenny Kirkland.  His flock is small in comparison to the flocks that live north and west of us– where 1,000 sheep per ranch […]

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The Beauty of Limitation

Soft and supple Mendocino buckskin, Sierra foothills alpaca, Mill Valley felt, Capay Valley color grown cotton, and Mt. Barnaby indigo … these are the places and raw materials that designer and artist Mali Mrozinski has been exploring.  The “limitation” of sourcing materials within 150 miles might be better described as a “creative focus.”  This palate […]

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Creation of the Golden Pants

 There are some items of clothing that we could not survive without. Living in the 150 mile wardrobe has made me keenly aware of how my garments are essential for my survival.  Beyond fashion, clothes are my shelter. Each garment I have is fundamentally important.  There are now 15 items last count, including my socks, […]

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