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.

Many Thanks

Many thanks to all who braved the threat of stormy weather to join us at our Open House last Sunday.  The sun came out, Aurora Celtic entertained us with beautiful music, and the pony rides were a huge hit with the kids.  Merry, Pippen and Samwise delighted the crowd as only triplets can.  We had a great time visiting with old friends and making new ones.
We’re so very grateful to all the family members who were huge help in getting ready.  Once again, everything fell together despite all the obstacles.  Thanks, again, everyone!

In the Fiber Room

“She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands”
~ Proverbs 31:13
While the weather outside has been pretty frightful, all the activity in the fiber room has been pretty delightful.  There’s always something going on.  Here’s a glimpse of some of the things we’ve been up to.



natural dyeing (l to r) cosmos, rhubarb, cosmos + cochineal, black-eyed susan

carding naturally-dyed cochineal lambs wool

naturally-dyed millspun yarn – black-eyed susan and hibiscus

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.