I began this textile journey on the front porches of the rural South, learning to hand stitch from my mother and a small group of women who were like grandmothers to me. It continued in the classroom, where I learned about the overwhelming amount of pollution the fashion industry creates each season, as it works tirelessly to crank out garments made from irresponsible materials in deplorable working conditions. As I completed my degree in Apparel Design, my focus became finding a way to follow my passion while avoiding further harm to the environment.
Fiber Farm is home to a humble herd of alpacas, several miniature donkeys, a goat, lamb, and two cats. Located on the top of Monteagle Mountain in Tracy City, TN, It embodies the culmination of many years' hard work and determination in order to provide a space where sustainable textile creation and education can flourish.
This farm is a gathering spot for folks young and old to come and see a variety of animals first-hand and a glimpse into living on a working farm.
The endeavors taking place here are always evolving. Farm tours, natural dye workshops, community events, farm to table dinners, shearing demonstrations, weekend retreats, textile education to name a few. New ideas and challenges are always encouraged.
I believe that we are here to make a difference. I believe that it is important to see where our clothes come from, and to provide a glimpse into the world of farming, hard work, and living in harmony with Mother Nature.