Black Sheep Handweavers Guild is an HGA-affiliated guild located in the San Francisco Bay Area. The purpose of the Black Sheep Handweavers Guild is to promote the exchange of ideas and knowledge in the textile arts, and to encourage efforts and activities in all fields of textiles.
November 20, 2014 – Rebecca Burgess
Our speaker, Rebecca Burgess, lives in west Marin County. She is the author of “Harvesting Color, How to Find and Make Natural Dyes” (2011). She is also the founder of Fibershed, a program promoting local farmers who raise sheep and grow cotton. Rebecca was featured in the San Francisco Chronicle for her challenge to people to live one year wearing only clothing which was locally produced.
She teaches as well, offering classes for children and adults, and has developed a curriculum for children’s outdoor education.