gather and grow

Homegrown, hand-spun living in the city

A little progress report of my #1year1outfit locally sourced wardrobe. I wrote earlier about my hunt for regionally grown and milled cotton here and finding local alpaca fiber here. The last couple of weeks, I’ve been busy dyeing my organic cotton jersey fabric with locally grown natural dyes. This has involved learning new things, because …

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The best part about trying to create a network of local fiber artists is actually getting to know these incredibly talented and inspiring people, and watching how one connection leads to another. That’s what happened when I connected with my friend Caroline, a fellow natural dyer. She found out about my natural dyeing classes in …

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One Facebook post from one of my favorite organizations of all time, the Fibershed, and I’m already researching organic cotton grown in the Carolinas and thinking about sewing patterns and planning a trip to local alpaca farms this spring… Welcome to an ordinary Sunday evening here at the Gather and Grow urban homestead. Here’s the …

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