V ä v a! V e v e! weaving cloth one thread at a time
Sunday, May 4, 2014
150 mile wardrobe: local fiber, real color, Gandhi economy
I ran across this video showing Rebecca Burgess talking about Fibershed. It gives you a little more information and leaves you with the thought that just one idea can really have an impact! Just one person, one idea. And we are seeing her idea sweep the nation! Fibersheds are sprouting up all over the United States. This is something that everyone is deciding they CAN do and that they WANT to do it! It is very exciting to be part of this movement!
I was a Certified Interior Designer, designing corporate and commercial facilities for the past 30 years. I retired after owning my own design firm for about 15 of those 30 years. While designing interiors I had many opportunities to examine luscious textiles in detail. The fabrics today are so incredible, using all kinds of materials, from plastics to metal, to achieve a look and function; while color application has reached new heights. Very inspiring stuff! Being the right brainer that I am, I thought, “I could do that. . .” So I turned Hand Weaver and continue to pursue my passion in textiles. The future always holds something wonderful, and that's where I'm heading.