2019 Fibershed Gala - Marin Co.
5105 Chileno Valley Rd, Petaluma, CA 94952, USA
5105 Chileno Valley Road 5105
Petaluma, California 94952
Contact: 707-765-6664, Marisol@fibershed.com
Sponsor: Chileno Valley Ranch
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Presented amidst the expansive views and fragrant gardens of  Chileno Valley Ranch, a 150-year-old farmstead just 20 minutes west of Petaluma, California, this year's Fibershed Gala illuminates the pathways of participation in regional fiber and dye systems that restore our climate, working landscapes, and our relationships in the community.

 Join us in cultivating and celebration our regional textile culture: click here to reserve your tickets.

  • Cultivate skills and a sense of place with hands-on creative experiences taught by natural dye experts, fiber artists, and community facilitators
  • Explore how a historic ranch is shifting its management of the landscape to enhance the drawdown of atmospheric carbon: open your senses to the practices that produce food and fiber while harmonizing our climate imbalance, through a self-guided walking tour
  • Experience how poetic and practical aspects of weaving of Apache baskets, Navajo blankets, and dream-webbing are expressed in dynamic performances by soloists of Dancing Earth Indigenous Contemporary Dance Creations, inviting audience members to experience cultural life ways and connection with sacred land, water, and skyworlds
  • Immerse yourself in a visual and sonic experience of local artistry, including a creative textile art exhibition featuring local artists, and traditional folk songs by vocal arts ensemble Kitka
  • Join in a shared exploration of locally farmed yarns and patterns for hand knitters with the launch of a new community Fibershed Knitalong 
  • Explore bast fiber (flax, dogbane, and nettle) processing and spinning demonstrated by skilled farmers and artisans
  • Enjoy a generous spread of delicious farm-to-table foods and locally sourced beverages
  • Pick your own apples and press cider in the heirloom orchard which includes 17 varietals
  • Discover clothing that transforms what we wear into a means of building soil and reversing climate change in a showcase of Climate Beneficial designs by Fashion Institute of Design design students
  • Shop artisanal goods, grown and made within the Northern California Fibershed

Presented amidst the expansive views and fragrant gardens of  Chileno Valley Ranch, a 150-year-old farmstead just 20 minutes west of Petaluma, California, this year's Fibershed Gala illuminates the pathways of participation in regional fiber and dye systems that restore our climate, working landscapes, and our relationships in the community.

 Join us in cultivating and celebration our regional textile culture: click here to reserve your tickets.

Tickets are limited due to venue capacity; we anticipate a sold out event and encourage ticket reservations by early September to ensure attendance.
A limited number of work-trade positions are available: please email Marisol@fibershed.com to inquire.