Fiber Artist Spotlight

Handspun Yarn in Aquamarine and Orange

We thought you would enjoy a peek at this beautiful Knox Farm Fiber art yarn which includes little Mister 1244’s curly, white locks.
Handspun Yarn in Raspberry Red

Here is a little bit about Knox Farm Fiber in Judith’s own words –
“KnoxFarmFiber began in 2001 as a cooperative effort to promote the presence of fiber animals–sheep, llamas and Angora goats who lived at Knox Farm State Park in East Aurora NY. Various volunteers–children, families, park workers, spinners, knitters, weavers–have supported activities such as sheep shearing, fiber processing, fiber classes, natural dyeing classes using Park plant materials, an on-site Gift Shop, spinning demonstrations, and–since 2005–an annual regional Fiber Festival. All proceeds were shared with the animal care fund.
Then in December of 2010 the Park closed for budgetary and other reasons. The animals were adopted into private farms.
KnoxFarmFiber is now owned by me–Judith–a yarn-maker. I still have several seasons of fiber from the Park animals to spin and dye. I also spin the wool from sheep with names who live locally or further whose care is loving and whose care is organic. I hope you enjoy working with this yarn.”

We really enjoy seeing what our customers produce with our wool.  Thank you, Judith, for sharing your beautiful work with us!

And, thank you all so much for your kind and thoughtful words on the loss of our girl, Raven.  It really means a lot to us. 

Fiber Artist Spotlight – Knox Farm Fiber

No don’t get excited… no lambs until April here on the farm.  We thought we would start a series of posts sharing some of the wonderful fiber art that our customers produce from our fleeces.

And of course, it all starts with the sheep; in this case, with little Miss 1133 (above right); out of Athena and Poseidon.  Following a summer of loving care and a whole lot of growing, she was sheared in the fall.  The locks of her fleece were 5 inches long and it weighed a whopping 3 lbs 5 ozs after skirting.  A very nice size for a lambs’ fleece.  We sold it on Etsy to Knox Farm Fiber.  (This is the second fleece purchased from us.  We love our repeat customers!)

And here is the lovely yarn that Judith produced from little Miss 1133’s fleece – washing, dyeing, picking, carding and spinning.  Judith describes herself as a yarn-maker, and indeed she makes beautiful yarn.  You can read more about Knox Farm Fiber here.   And more about her handspun bulky yarn here.


It is such a joy to see the beautiful things that our wonderful fiber artist customers craft from our wool!  We thought you might enjoy it too.