Fresh Japanese indigo (Polygonum tinctorium) seeds are available online at the Fibershed Marketplace for the 2013 growing season! If you're thinking about planting indigo this year, you
should buy the seeds now before they sell out again. Late February is the time
to plant your seedling trays indoors...
Calling All Designers, Artisans & Small
Manufacturers... (and those seeking to learn!) Fibershed needs your
input for the development of FiberLab, a focused space to develop local
fiber prototypes in a supportive and skilled community in the San Francisco Bay Area. FiberLab will be
a membership organization designed to create open access and classes to
hone your skills in textile creation. Knitting frames, looms, heavy
weight fabric construction sewing equipment...and more, will be
available to learn and create on. Prototype development from FiberLab
directly supports our larger goals to re-vitalize permanent
manufacturing jobs in our community.
If you want to see this manifest... here's the first step:
This year I decided to create a giant squid costume for the Halloween Party at Creative Growth.William
Scott, the artist behind the Frankenstein mask, constructs a rendition of
Herman Munster every year (to see them all together is a real treat). Will try to post more photos from the party later. Time now to go take a six-year old trick or treating...