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What is a Fibreshed?

Like a watershed – where all the water from an area feeds into a local body of water, a fibreshed is an area where all the fibre, producers, products and people work together.  I hope to connect fibre farms, dye plants, textile mills, fibre artists, designers, weavers, felters, spinners, seamstresses, knitters and others to produce items made from locally grown, milled, designed and sewn fibres.

This fibreshed encompasses the area below – Salt Spring Island, the Southern Gulf Islands, Southern Vancouver Island and the nearby mainland – all within 100 km.

This is about collaboration and helping people to learn new skills, to use local products and support each other.

Please email me to be added to the links on the website or to be added to an email list of updates, news, meetings, etc. in the local area.