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…
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…
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…
My website: www.saorisaltspring.com
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!
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