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.

Rebecca Burgess - 10.2014

Fiber dyed by Rebecca showing depth of color saturation possible with natural dyes

Fiber dyed by Rebecca showing depth of color saturation possible with natural dyes

She teaches as well, offering classes for children and adults, and has developed a curriculum for children’s outdoor education.

 

Fibershed sample dyes

Fibershed sample dyes

Bag, Sweater made for Year in Local Fiber Project

Bag, Sweater made for Year in Local Fiber Project

Backyard Project by The North Face, sample jacket

 

 

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