Tag Archives: Fiber
A great introduction to the bushcraft skill of using the stem fibers of the nettle plant to make natural cordage.
Recycle those old sweaters into new items
by Jason Wiskerchen
Friday, November 23, 2012, 5:29 PM
An interesting way to reclaim the fiber and yarn from old sweaters to re-purpose them into new products. I do need a new pair of mittens.
Friday, January 20, 2012, 7:38 PM
Most of us dress ourselves each morning with garments that were grown, processed, designed and sewn by an anonymous supply chain. A combination of animal, plant, machinery, imagination, and technical skill came together to clothe you, but it is rare to have connection to any of these real life elements.
It is the goal of one central Californian community’s members to put a face on their wardrobes, and to uncover, develop, and build a new way of engaging with the textiles of their lives. A bioregional supply chain known as a Fibershed is being grown out of a region with a 150 mile diameter — the epicenter just north of San Francisco.
The project aims to bring a thriving local alternative to conventional textile manufacturing systems and to support communities in reviving, sustaining, and networking their raw material base with skilled design and artisanal textile talent.