Several of our mama ewes are starting to look like we’ll have a busy lambing season. They line up at the fence to have our afternoon chat. The sides are starting to bulge a bit!
This is our 15th year. This festival is a community event with a wide variety of activities and vendors. Plan to help us celebrate!
Periodically we add carefully selected sheep to our flock. This fall we imported a Natural Colored Merino. Bob, to our fiber flock. Bob will go home in 60 days, after he’s done his job. He will be visiting with our Shetlands, our merino crosses and two of our Finn girls. We will be looking for some lovely fleeced lambs next spring.
I am primarily a dyer of protein fibers – wool, alpaca, mohair, bunny. This weekend I learned about dyeing cellulose fibers – linen, rayon, tencel, bamboo, cotton. Some of my prior experience transferred and some didn’t. I’m still sorting out the similarities and differences. While I don’t intend to shift my focus, I do intend to do more of this type of dyeing.
Raggz Fiber Affair and Wool Market October 21 10am to 5pm. Delmont, PA
Indie Knit and Spin 7604 Charleston AV, Pittsburgh PA Regent Square. November 11, 10 am to 5 pm
Woo hoo! I’ve been accepted as a vendor at the November Indie Knit and Spin fiber show.
I’ve developed a new line of roving primarily from my Texel sheep that I’m calling Ruggles. This roving is softer than you might imagine and perfect for spinning thick or thin yarns and for braiding for Shepherd’s rugs.
These are just a few of the colors we’ve dyed up for you.