Three Rivers Fibershed Board

Maddy Bartsch After graduating from the University of Minnesota with a BFA ('14) and minor in fashion studies, Maddy found herself quickly falling into the world of fiber. Maddy is a fiber artist who finds herself involved with every step of the fiber process. She splits her time between the local fiber mill, Rach-Al-Paca in Hastings, and at Gale Woods Farm where she works as a fiber processor and teacher in natural dyes and fiber arts. She is on the board of directors at the Weavers Guild of Minnesota and teaches a variety of classes at the Textile Center of MN and Weavers Guild of Minnesota. She is particularly concerned with the ethical aspects of animal, earth, and human treatment that comes with the textile/fashion industry. Her work focuses on how art can be a vessel to create conversation and change through narrative. Maddy can be reached at saltofthenorth@gmail.com Instagram

Maddy Bartsch

After graduating from the University of Minnesota with a BFA ('14) and minor in fashion studies, Maddy found herself quickly falling into the world of fiber. Maddy is a fiber artist who finds herself involved with every step of the fiber process. She splits her time between the local fiber mill, Rach-Al-Paca in Hastings, and at Gale Woods Farm where she works as a fiber processor and teacher in natural dyes and fiber arts. She is on the board of directors at the Weavers Guild of Minnesota and teaches a variety of classes at the Textile Center of MN and Weavers Guild of Minnesota. She is particularly concerned with the ethical aspects of animal, earth, and human treatment that comes with the textile/fashion industry. Her work focuses on how art can be a vessel to create conversation and change through narrative.

Maddy can be reached at saltofthenorth@gmail.com

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Jess Daniels Jess has a lifelong love of textiles, and is an avid maker and explorer of all things fiber, dabbling in knitting, sewing, spinning, and natural dyeing. She holds a BA in Environmental Studies and Visual Art from Brown University and has over five years of experience working on sustainable agriculture and food justice for local and national non-profits. She began volunteering for Fibershed while living in Northern California, and now works for the organization to provide project management, research, and communications. Upon moving to the Twin Cities in 2015, she was excited to connect and co-found the Three Rivers Fibershed to support a thriving regional fiber system.  Jess can be reached at office@fibershed.com  Instagram 

Jess Daniels

Jess has a lifelong love of textiles, and is an avid maker and explorer of all things fiber, dabbling in knitting, sewing, spinning, and natural dyeing. She holds a BA in Environmental Studies and Visual Art from Brown University and has over five years of experience working on sustainable agriculture and food justice for local and national non-profits. She began volunteering for Fibershed while living in Northern California, and now works for the organization to provide project management, research, and communications. Upon moving to the Twin Cities in 2015, she was excited to connect and co-found the Three Rivers Fibershed to support a thriving regional fiber system. 

Jess can be reached at office@fibershed.com 

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Andrea Myklebust Andrea Myklebust is a shepherd, weaver, and community organizer living in rural Stockholm, Wisconsin. She raises a flock of Shetland x Icelandic sheep, and grows flax for linen production at her farm near the Mississippi River.   Andrea can be reached at myklebust.sears@gmail.com

Andrea Myklebust

Andrea Myklebust is a shepherd, weaver, and community organizer living in rural Stockholm, Wisconsin. She raises a flock of Shetland x Icelandic sheep, and grows flax for linen production at her farm near the Mississippi River.  

Andrea can be reached at myklebust.sears@gmail.com

Lydia Strand Lydia, a shepherd and farmer since 2008, adores and cares for a large flock of Registered Icelandic and Shetland sheep in Harris, MN, where she knits, spins, and weaves from her flock’s fiber, never missing a moment to learn more about balanced and ethical farming and shepherding methods. As a Three River’s Fibershed Board Member and our Producer Outreach Coordinator, she is a passionate mentor and on-going advisor to shepherds, both new and established, who share in Fibershed’s collective vision of regenerative shepherding using climate beneficial practices. One of her long-term goals for our Fibershed is to establish a regional fiber cooperative for small-scale producers. Lydia can be reached at hello@lydiasflock.com  Instagram

Lydia Strand

Lydia, a shepherd and farmer since 2008, adores and cares for a large flock of Registered Icelandic and Shetland sheep in Harris, MN, where she knits, spins, and weaves from her flock’s fiber, never missing a moment to learn more about balanced and ethical farming and shepherding methods. As a Three River’s Fibershed Board Member and our Producer Outreach Coordinator, she is a passionate mentor and on-going advisor to shepherds, both new and established, who share in Fibershed’s collective vision of regenerative shepherding using climate beneficial practices. One of her long-term goals for our Fibershed is to establish a regional fiber cooperative for small-scale producers.

Lydia can be reached at hello@lydiasflock.com 

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