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January 2020

Piedmont Fibershed Meetup: Knowledge & Fiber Supply Swap

January 27, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Shadowbox Studio, 2200 Dominion Street
Durham, NC 27704 United States
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Join us on January 27, 7-9pm for our first meetup of 2020. We'll be swapping fiber-related supplies and knowledge!

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March 2020

CANCELED: Piedmont Fibershed at the 2020 Carolina FiberFest

March 13, 2020 @ 9:00 am - March 14, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
The Expo Center, NC State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Road
Raleigh, NC 27607 United States
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On March 13-14, the 2020 Carolina FiberFest will be at the NC State Fairgrounds in Raleigh, NC.

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May 2020

Piedmont Fibershed Steering Committee Interest Meeting (Online)

May 2, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Online

Are you interested in taking an organizing role in Piedmont Fibershed? Join this meeting to learn how to be a part of the PF Steering Committee and share your input on roles and responsibilities. To add flexibility for those interested in attending, we've schedule two meetings on the same topic on different dates. You can attend one or both. Confirm your attendance by email to info@piedmontfibershed.org. We'll send you the link to the Zoom!

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Piedmont Fibershed Steering Committee Interest Meeting (Online)

May 6, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Online,

Are you interested in taking an organizing role in Piedmont Fibershed? Join this meeting to learn how to be a part of the PF Steering Committee and share your input on roles and responsibilities. To add flexibility for those interested in attending, we've schedule two meetings on the same topic on different dates. You can attend one or both. Confirm your attendance by email to info@piedmontfibershed.org. We'll send you the link to the Zoom!

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October 2020

Fiber & Dye Plant Growers Meetup (Virtual)

October 13, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Online
Free

Do you grow plants for fiber or dye, or would you like to try? Hobby gardeners and professional (or aspiring) farmers alike are invited to join this virtual meetup and discussion session. We'll talk about plants we've grown and share experiences and advice. We will also identify ways Piedmont Fibershed can support fiber and dye growers. Please RSVP to receive an invitation to the Zoom meeting.

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November 2020

BIPoC Natural Fiber and Dye VIRTUAL Meet Up!

November 17, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online
Free
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Do you grow plants or steward animals for fiber and/or dye? Would you like to try? Are you a fiber processor? Are you a BIPoC maker and/or enthusiast living in the Piedmont NC Bioregion (within ~250 miles of Piedmont) yearning to connect with other natural fiber and dye nerds? This meet-up is for you! BIPoC hobbyists, professional and aspiring growers/producers, processors, makers, and enthusiasts are invited to join this virtual meetup and discussion session. We will: Learn about Piedmont Fibershed…

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January 2021

The Harvest: Conversations for the Future of Cotton

January 13 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Online

See how North Carolina cotton becomes American-made t-shirts and meet the people behind the process with The Harvest: Conversations for the Future of Cotton. The Harvest is sponsored by North Carolina sustainable apparel companies TS Designs and Solid State Clothing. On January 13, The Harvest features Andy Long of SpunLab, who will explain how ginned cotton gets spun into yarn that will be knitted into fabric. Don't miss this rare chance to see inside the process of how your clothing…

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Intro to Natural Dyes (Virtual)

January 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online
$15
a photo of black walnuts on grass and a pot of pokeberry dye

If you've ever wanted to learn how natural dyeing works, this workshop is for you! This workshop will introduce you to the fundamentals of natural dyeing: equipment, dye materials, processes, preparing and mordanting different fibers, and responsible foraging. Participants will also learn about resources for learning more and acquiring materials. At the end of this workshop, you will be well-prepared for one of Piedmont Fibershed's upcoming hands-on natural dye workshops—or for trying out natural dyeing on your own. While this…

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February 2021

The Harvest: Conversations for the Future of Cotton at Contempora Fabrics

February 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online

See how North Carolina cotton becomes American-made t-shirts and meet the people behind the process with The Harvest: Conversations for the Future of Cotton. The Harvest is sponsored by North Carolina sustainable apparel companies TS Designs and Solid State Clothing. On February 10, The Harvest features Alex Whitley, VP of Sales at Contempora Fabrics in Lumberton, NC. Alex will explain how Contempora will be knitting North Carolina cotton into fabric. Don't miss this rare chance to see inside the process of…

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Natural Dyeing with Kitchen Waste (Virtual)

February 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Online
$25 – $35
Close-up of a golden-yellow cloth dyed with onion skins

Learn how to naturally dye fibers and textiles with common kitchen waste materials! Materials such as onion skins and avocado pits are inexpensive, non-toxic, locally-available sources of dye that have the added benefit of reducing food waste. In this hands-on virtual workshop, participants will learn how to make dye baths from yellow onion skins and avocado and will use it to dye cotton, silk, and wool. You will need to have the following supplies for this workshop. It is strongly…

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