Sustainability is my goal on this fiber arts journey. I take care of the bunny at my house, harvest her wool, spin the wool into yarn and knit the final art piece from that yarn. This is a cycle of garment-making that stays as close to home as possible with little waste and very little impact on the environment. But I can’t do this alone. As an individual working within a community, I am finding other like-minded people who are committed to creating sustainable materials and goods. I continue to learn from others on my fiber arts journey.

This is my fibershed:

Nicole from Mind Offline who helped my creativity find a place to land and flourish

The community of Rust Belt Fibershed where I’ve found other creative, sustainably-minded fiber folks willing to support each other, share knowledge, experience and resources.

Alaura from Ironhorse Homestead has the most divinely soft and beautiful alpaca yarn.

Kelly from Red Flower Farm has introduced me to the light fluffy yarn of Pygora goats.

Jeanne from Glacial Ridge Farm my first local alpaca wool purchase and a staunch advocate for Alpaca and Siberian Huskies.

Bridgette from NY Wool CHQ provides me with beautifully handspun wool from her own flock.