r ranson - fibre farmer, textile guru and permies.com consultant

Textile enthusiasts and fibre farmer.  

Over a decade experience growing fibre and over two decades experience working with textiles.

I can offer advice with home scale, cottage industry and larger scale textile growing and production.  My personal experience includes sheep, goats, llamas, alpacas, rabbits, flax, cotton, nettles, and wild silk.  I make my living in textiles with fibre farming, cottage industry spinning and weaving, textile tool repairs, teaching, and consulting.  Although no formal textile education, I am always learning, trying, and perfecting new skills.  To get an idea of some of the things I can help with, check out this introduction to fibre farming.

flax flower from landrace breeding project

Permies.com consultant

permies.com offers a variety of ways to promote your product with a targeted audience, massive mailing list, and well, some of the best darn people you'll meet on the internet.  That said, it's also a different sort of a culture than the rest of the internet.  Some methods for promoting a product are better received than others and it's not always obvious to those new to the community how best to promote their stuff.  I can help with that.  

I know my way around permies and can help you get the best bang for your buck.  Take the new thread boost feature - there are so many choices and depending on your product, some options may give better value than others.  

Services include making media rich threads, introduction to permies culture, and general consultation.  

You can learn more about my adventures at crowing hen farm