Festival of Fibre

What an exquisitely beautiful day it was with a fantastic range of presenters and people participating in all sorts of activities.

It felt very special to devote a day to fibre as it has played such an important part in our lives over centuries.

“Permaculture is defined as consciously designed landscapes which mimic the patterns and relationships found in nature, while yielding an abundance of food, fibre and energy for the provision of local needs…”
David Holmgren ‘Pathways to Sustainability’ 2004

Thank you once again to everyone that helped make the day such a success

Here’s a short summary of the day….

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Children making (and painting on) paper thanks to Les Westerlund

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Jeff Nugent with his huge knowledge of fibrous plants signing his latest book “Permaculture Plants – palms and ferns”

 

Coral Hillier with her amazing hats woven from various fibres

 

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weaving circle under the trees with Cynamon

Making a Mia Mia with Mitchella from the Wardan Centre

Making a Mia Mia with Mitchella from the Wardan Centre who also taught string making and other skills from Wardan Culture

 

Rod Cary from Geographe Community Landcare Nursery with a selection of local plants used for fibre and a great wealth of knowledge to go with it

 

Cath Miller from Puck and Dougal spinning mohair

Cath Miller from Puck and Dougal spinning mohair

Learning the art of felting with Sue Smothwaite

Learning the art of felting with Sue Smothwaite

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Dyeing natural fibres with plant dyes with Rachael Wedd

Hemp fibres for everything including house building

Hemp fibres for everything including house building thanks to ihemp and Margaret River Hempco

The very popular talk about building with hemp crete by Gary

The very popular talk about building with hemp crete by Gary Rogers

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Caro Bannister and her little table loom perfect for recycled fibres

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Children learning about upcycling fibres from our favourite grandma Cynda Miles

Debbie Chambers from Ferart with her huge collection of upcycled fibre works

Debbie Chambers from Ferart with her huge collection of upcycled fibre works, pictured with helper Nona Oliver

 

A huge thanks to SWCC for their generous support of the day

‘This event is supported by the South West Catchments Council’s Regional Landcare Facilitator Programme, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme.’

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