Rebecca Burgess is one of my modern day inspirations for creating a local (North California) network of artisans, and fiber, and food farmers. Rebecca has trained with master natural fiber dyers, she teaches adults and children how to create natural low-impact color, and she inspires people to support local artisans.
I can imagine creating such a network here in North Texas, as I’ve already connected with two fiber farmers. My next activity will be to create a local, seasonal dye-map of plants, trees and shrubs in my area from which I can harvest for color through the seasons. It seems the first step to creating a fibershed is to learn what the environment / area offers by way of resources, then to create relationships with people who own, manage or care for the land, and with fellow artisans who can make beautiful things from twigs and berries!