What is the Fibershed project about?
Our Fibershed project is inspired from a talk given by Rebecca Burgess at the Quivera Coalition Conference in 2015. Rebecca defines a Fibershed as a region no larger than 150 miles from the project’s headquarters sourcing dyes, fibers and labor to create clothing.
In our tiny Boulder town we are doing what we can to revitalize a fiber culture. The sheep are here, the alpacas on the other side of the mountain, and the people who know how to make clothing “sheep to shawl” are here as well. Since the inception of our program we have had classes on cleaning and processing wool, spinning and felting. People have made hats, pouches and scarves. As our skills develop we plan to have a Boulder-made signature for the goods we create and will offer them locally to others.
Rebecca’s talk can be found here: Quivera Coalition 2015