Local Color Fiber Studio grows and uses cultivated and wild harvested plants and fungi to get exquisite colors into their yarns. Emily is a former architect turned farmer on Bainbridge Island, WA. In addition to the dye gardens, she tends a small vegetable farm, 15 Finnsheep, 2 llamas and 3 German Angora rabbits.
When we met up with Emily Tzeng, she was hard at work planting the Local Color Fiber Studio dye garden on Bainbridge Island, WA.
This is dried plant dye material from last year's Local Color Fiber Studio's harvest.
Emily introduced us to her flock of Finnsheep in the midst of the lambing season. She expressed that growing a healthy pasture brings her happiness, but watching her flock of Finnsheep graze on that healthy pasture is her ultimate pleasure.
Emily shared her experiences of being a new farmer in a time when farmland is becoming harder and harder to come by, yet afford. With grace and determination she continues to build her farm on the rented pastures and farmland she has managed to secure.
Naturally dyed yarns and fibers, grown and gathered on Bainbridge Island by Local Color Fiber Studio.
Thank you Emily Tzeng of Local Color Fiber Studio for sharing your farm with us!