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LearnAlong—Spring Is Popping & Fibreshed Is Prepping!
March 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for the Zoom link.
Learn Alongs are opportunities for Fibreshed members to share info, skills, and enthusiasm on the topic of the day. Since the pandemic restrictions have come into effect, gatherings have been online via Zoom. Normally they occur in a variety of settings such as farms, the library, public market, or Sechelt Arts Centre, with a fee of $10. With online gatherings, there is no charge. Learn Alongs are intended for all Fibreshed members. Non-members are welcome to attend one LearnAlong before joining our Fibreshed. There is no required skill level.
This LearnAlong will focus on some of the many activities we are involved in this time of year, for instance:
- Fibreshed shepherdesses and shepherds are tending to the birthing of lambs and kid goats, organizing animal care, feeding, shearing, pasturing, setting up carbon farming practices, cultivating land, and planning to get their wool products processed and available for knitters, spinners. weavers, and felters.
- Fibreshed dyers are beginning to forage and gather plants for dyeing, as well as planning, sourcing, and prepping materials.
- Fibreshed dye gardeners are gathering seeds, making soil, creating planting pots, and setting up indigo planting stations in their homes.
Raquel Kolof, shepherdess, Daphne Woo, natural dyer, Merrily Corder and Lynda Daniels, seed pot makers, will share some of their experiences. All other participants are invited to share as well.
A supply list for making seed pots will be sent to members closer to the date.