Textiles West will host Jeanette Carter of Mountains & Plains Fibershed along with Katie Miller from Heritage Belle Farms for a lecture with a class to follow. This will be an interactive session discussing the ideas of Fibershed, the notion of ‘Local’ and what sustainable farming can look like. The idea of Fibershed will be discussed with reference to others both within the US and elsewhere. Katie Miller will share her farming practices, and we will present the hemp/merino project in which we are engaged.
Join us after the lecture for a two hour workshop on how to prepare and clean Churro fleece for hand-spinning!
The workshop will focus on Churro sheep. It will be a practical class on preparing Churro fleece for hand-spinning. This will include learning how to remove guard hairs and wash the fleece.
Katie Miller from Heritage Belle Farms will be guiding students alongside Jeanette Carter of Mountains & Plains Fibershed. Katie runs a sustainable farm and raises Churro sheep, amongst many other things.
For more information about Heritage Belle Farms, please visit https://www.heritagebellefarms.com/index.html
Textiles West is located in Studio #235 at Cottonwood Center for the Arts in Colorado Springs, CO.