Category: Farmers

Harvests from Hemp Heroes

Text and photos by Erin Axelrod. Historical photos courtesy of Kentucky Hemp Museum. An earlier blog post by Ongeleigh Gipson, Kentucky Veterans Cultivate a Hemp Resurgence, discussed the promises of hemp cultivation to employ US veterans, grow a generation of new farmers, and revitalize a cellulose-based alternative to our current resource-intensive fiber industries. During the two days […]

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The Capella Grazing Project

Written by Caroline Spurgin, Producer Program Intern. Photos by Alycia Lang. Capella Grazing Project was conceived and realized by the stunning Ms. Marie Hoff, one of Fibershed’s youngest producers. Marie is confident and grounded as I interview her on a fresh and warm Wednesday afternoon in March. Her cheeks are rosy after having had the […]

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A Very Heartfelt Fiber Farm

Written by Caroline Spurgin, Producer Program Intern, this blog post is the second in our 2014 series of producer interviews. Photos by Alycia Lang. If you look up the word “Heartfelt” in the dictionary, you will find it teased and picked into a broad array of elements. To be “heartfelt” is to be passionate, earnest, […]

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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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Weaving the Community Cloth

Pokeberry and Indigo were dipped in merino wool that was graciously donated by “Reba” a sheep from the Potter Valley in this sweater tunic designed and knit by Sachi Henrietta.  The piece was worn atop Foxfibre buffalo brown cotton leggings. Fibershed Fashion came alive for the community during our first ever benefit celebration.  One hundred […]

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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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