Fall Fashion

We thought you might enjoy a peek at Farm Fall Fashion Week.  This is what all the best dressed lambs will be wearing.  We are very excited that this preview shows that the hot trend will be long, curly, lustrous, and very beautiful fleeces!

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joining Madge from The View From Right Here for Weekly Top Shot(s)

Wool and Sari

We’re pretty disappointed excited that these spinning batts did not sell at our Open House.  We carded lambs’ wool dyed with cochineal exhaust with sari silk waste bits for a little texture and pops of color.  The idea is to spin it up and knit a chunky scarf.  Some of those beautiful sari silk waste ribbons are destined to become the fringe.  Now if we can only squeeze this in to the busy summer schedule.

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.