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Fleece and Fibre Book

Fleece and Fibre: Textile Producers of Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands, Francine McCabe’s recently published book, has been well received. We’re so excited to have this tangible resource and celebration of the bounty we have here in our Fibreshed!…

Alyssa Semczyszyn and Wayne Mercier’s collaborative sound

Gabriola Working Group Report (Dec 2023)

Gabriola Fibreshed Working Group Report We have had a busy fall, working on our own various projects, traveling, and planning for a big event in the New Year. We gathered once to brake and hackle our flax. Oops! Turns out…

The Nettle Dress screening

The Nettle Dress screening was a great success! On Sunday, October 29, 2023, Plants Are Teachers and the Vancouver Island Fibreshed hosted a screening of the documentary The Nettle Dress at The Spool Sewing Studio in Courtenay. Registration filled quickly, with people joining from all over the…

three raw sheep fleeces (white, light brown, brown) on a table in a garden

2019: Getting Fleeced or Getting Value Event

Sunday, 17 February 2019, 9:30-4:30pm The “buy local” and “slow clothes” movements that center on sustainability, natural, small batch or organic production, in tandem with responses to climate change are bringing renewed vitality to island fleece production. Join Vancouver Island…

2018 Fleece Inventory and Assessment

Vancouver Island Fibershed (VIF) is establishing a network between farmers and fibre consumers to build a local textile economy. VIF is part of the growing Fibreshed movement in North America, Europe and Australia that supports small-scale sustainable textile industries. VIF’s…