Welcome to Well Fibre!
For my very first post, I thought I'd introduce this space by answering a few questions to familiarize any new visitor.
- Who is behind Well Fibre?
My name is Star White. I'm a Kansan living in Wichita with my husband, 2 babies, and dog. I have blogged in many places over the years (I like to call myself a 'recovering fashion blogger'), but one thing has remained true...my love for textiles.
I took my first sewing class in 6th grade where I discovered a natural talent and love for sewing. Since that time my love for fiber and sewing have only increased. I feel this space is a culmination of my journey with textiles throughout the years.
In 2016 I did my first capsule wardrobe and also watched the incredibly impactful documentary 'The True Cost'. My eyes have been opened and my heart stirred that the way we think about textiles must change. My personal habits have completely transformed and I'd like to share some of that transformation here with you on Well Fibre.
- What is Well Fibre?
Well Fibre is a blog space to share my journey toward a sustainable and hand made wardrobe. I also want to share small steps I'm taking toward a more zero-waste textile lifestyle and other well-fibre practices.
At some point I hope to sell some of my textile creations so that may appear on this space at some time in the future.
- What is a well-fiber practice?
Any practice related to textiles that reduces, reuses, or recycles a fiber.
I will be using the term 'well-fiber practice' throughout this space.
- Where did the name Well Fibre come from?
The name 'Well Fibre' has a lot of meaning for me.
This last year I struggled deeply with post partum depression and I can truly say that I was in a place of not being 'well'. Down to the fiber of my being I felt hopeless. The journey of coming out of that place has been long and slow, but I feel I'm in a place now where I can see that no matter what my circumstances, I am always well at my deepest fibers. My 'wellness' is found in an eternal hope, not in my own strength or resolve.
Additionally, my main fabric of choice is almost always linen. Linen and I have a love affair that is undeniable. It is a fiber that has been believed to help heal the body and make the wearer feel well. Linen has been used since ancient times and is one of the most sustainable textiles. It is what I would consider a 'well fibre'.
I chose to spell fiber with the traditional English and Canadian 'RE'. I find the spelling eye catching and a nod to my travels to England.
- What can I expect to see on Well Fibre?
You can expect to see posts about:
- my recent textile makes (I'm working my way toward a self-created wardrobe)
- ways I'm transforming my home to waste less
- information about sustainable fabrics
- creative ideas on how to use fiber scraps
- other goals and fiber-related projects