Nature’s Resilience — Illuminating the Cycles & Processes that Clothe Us
The arc of texture and color for our regional land base is expressed in our plant-based dyes, color grown cottons, and variegated animal fibers that are produced from a diversity of plant and animal species. Natural forms and colors are dependent upon interactive ecological processes and human engagement with these systems.
The 2017 Wool & Fine Fiber Symposium provided education to the general public about how current textile systems are impacting our health, water, carbon and genetic life and how the replication of decentralized, regional, transparent, and regeneratively produced Fibershed soil-to-skin value chains are a direct alternative to existing industrial models and the havoc these systems have imparted on our personal and global ecology.
"I find joy in creating with natural materials and working with plants, bringing a bit of nature into the home through textiles."
"I find the alchemy of cooking color into cloth with plants so magical and I hope you leave here feeling inspired to start your own dye journey!"