March 15 — March 30, 2014 Reception: Saturday, March 15, 6-9pm Organized by Fibershed Los Angeles
Space 15 Twenty 1520 N. Cahuenga Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90028
Los Angeles Fibershed is pleased to invite you to attend a pop-up that combines a shop, exhibition space, live demonstrations and educational events- lectures, movies, and workshops- dedicated to educate the local community about the soil to skin process. This event will take place at the Space 15 Twenty Los Angeles located at 1520 N. Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028.
The pop-up gallery space will include installations, a shop of handmade clothing, accessories and home goods by Los Angeles based artists made of locally sourced materials. There will also be an opportunity to purchase high-end pieces made by Amabelle Aguiluz, Janelle Pietrak/All Roads, Elanor Lynn and others.
In addition, there will be raw fiber and yarn for sale from local farmers including Shiloh Springs Ranch, Water Bear Ranch, Ranch of the Oaks, Sweet Water Alpaca Ranch, and Alpacas of Anza Valley.
Los Angeles Fibershed will host “reskilling” workshops at the space throughout the two weeks: weaving, dying, carding, felting, punch card knitting machine, spinning, basket making, bamboo backpack construction, and plant- based watercolor making by designers Jo Abellera (KKIBO), Nanette Sullano, Niki Livingston (Lookout and Wonderland), Ashley Thayer (Maricolous) and others, and lectures on wildcrafting with Rebecca Altman (Kings Road Apothecary), aquaponics with David Hedden(Leaf & Fin)and cottage mills with fiber mill proprietors Tom and Mette Goehring (Ranch of the Oaks).
In conjunction with the pop up shop, there will be movie nights and a Sunday flea market. An ongoing live installation piece will demonstrate how a garment is made from start to finish: Fibershed members will transform the gallery into a collaborative studio space and work together for the duration of the exhibit to create a one of a kind, soil to skin garment. Visitors are encouraged to drop in, watch demos, ask questions, and feel samples of wool and local materials.
Snacks and drinks will be served at the opening reception including donations from Health-Ade Kombucha and Rancho J’Balie avocados alongside knitting and weaving demonstrations.