Fibreshed explorations

Inspired by India Flint and her wonderful book Eco Colour, by the various Fibresheds happening (also here), things I’ve been reading, thinking and dreaming about – I have started a series of Fibreshed explorations.

100 Mile radius around Salt Spring Island…
Salt Spring Fibreshed

I am weaving with local wool – unspun (locks & roving), handspun and mill spun (Gulf Islands Spinning Mill).

I have been collecting some local plant material including cedar and arbutus and am now soaking it and will see what happens. I have the cedar in an aluminum pan…


and the arbutus bark in stainless steel…

Arbutus bark

So far, I have just done one small section of weaving and will try it in one of the dye baths and report back! I have so many ideas…

Saori weaving

Saori weaving

Happy Weaving,

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Note: There is a 100 Mile Fleece & Fibre Fair coming up in May on Vancouver Island featuring Fleece and Fibre from the Vancouver Islands including sheep, alpaca, llama, angora goats, angora rabbits and more!
Admission: Free
Date: Sunday May 27, 2012
Time: 09:30 am to 3:00 pm
Location: The Bradley Centre, 975 Shearme Road
just off the Port Alberni Hwy, 1 mile east of Coombs

4 replies
  1. Donyale
    Donyale says:

    That book was so inspiring that I opened it and promptly onsold it. Only cause it scared me so much – I could see a whole new time suck opening up in front of me 😉

    I’ll be watching to see what bubbles away with your lovely part of the world.

  2. Dawn
    Dawn says:

    So glad I’m going to be out there! It will be most interesting to watch the process and then see what comes out of the dye pots!!

  3. Karen
    Karen says:

    I like how the exuberance of your explorations is expressed in that weaving. And that from my seeing photos; actually touching it must feel vibrant.

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