New sheep

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.

Dyeing with fiber reactive dyes

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.

Indie Knit & Spin

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.