Rebuilding the Local Fibershed & Plant-based Dyes for Fibers

Join us for the next Sierra Permaculture Guild meeting!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

For years, we’ve heard about local food, but have you given any thought to local clothes?  What will we wear when we can’t get cheap clothing from China?  Those who work in the fiber arts field have developed the skills to create new clothing, but often cannot source the materials they need locally.  Learn more about your local fibershed, what’s available and what is missing from it, at the July meeting of the Sierra Permaculture Guild.  Fiber artist and permaculture designer  Birdsong Sundstrom has has started a natural dye plant CSA this season to grow the color needed to dye clothing and art materials.  She will discuss dye plants and the colors they produce, wildcrafting dye materials here in the Sierra, growing dye and fiber materials, and how you we can begin rebuilding our own local fibershed.

Birdsong has worked with textiles since she was five, mastering knitting, crochet, sewing, weaving and spinning, and has tended both goats and sheep over the years.  She has studied permaculture since 1999, and received her certification at the Cooperative Permaculture Design Course held here last spring.  She lives in Camptonville, where she is busy planting more dye plants this season.

Also: Guild Veggie, Fruit & Herb Exchange. Please bring your surplus organic veggies, herbs, and fruits to exchange with guild members.

Guild meetings are FREE and open to the public. Please bring a folding chair or cushion to sit on as seating is limited. Tell a friend!

at Willow Springs
29085 State Highway 49
North San Juan, CA 95960
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