Good evening WOVEMBERISTS! This evening’s Friday Night Vi-EWE-ing follows on from today’s earlier and highly recommended post from Kylie Gusset. Kylie closed her discussion by speaking about the importance of buying “close to farmer fibres” and sourcing textiles from within a 100-mile radius. This inspiring film made in the USA focuses on a very similar project: Rebecca Burgess speaks here about sourcing all the textiles within her wardrobe from within a 150-mile radius.
Burgess has subsequently founded Fibershed – “an international system of regional textile communities that enliven connection and ownership of ‘soil-to-soil’ textile processes”. WOOL is a pretty key component within the Fibershed project, as you may imagine! Rebecca Burgess also speaks really beautifully in this film about collaborating with other makers to create a locally-produced wardrobe.