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Wool Roving ~ Hand-Spun Yarn ~ Mill Spun Yarn
Felted Mittens ~ Felted Handbags~ Felted Vests ~ Photo Note Cards
Spinning Workshops ~ Pottery Workshops ~ Felting Workshops
Organic Eggs ~ Garlic ~ Herbs ~ Flowers
to our little farm nestled in the western foothills of Maine along the New
Hampshire border. Come take a stroll through our organic flower and vegetable
gardens while catching a glimpse of the beauty of living in harmony with the
goal is to raise all our plants from organic seed in our greenhouses, plant
and care for the plants at our commercial and residential gardening accounts
and harvest the flowers for our natural plant dyed roving. This enables our
farm to go full circle, with the animals supplying manure for the gardens,
raising and caring for the flowers and finally using them one last time in
the dye-pot before they go to the compost pile. It’s a perfect reduce and
reuse program and it is safe for the environment.
In 1991,the sheep were originally purchased to help us clear the brush on the
property and supply us with manure.
I took a spinning lesson shortly thereafter, and the whole world of
fiber opened up to me. For the first time I realized they’re were different
breeds of sheep and that I could raise my own fleece sheep. That was fifteen
years ago, along the way I’ve taken many workshops and studied with master
spinners, felters, shepherds and veterinarians to learn new techniques to
establish my own style of teaching and rearing fiber animals.
All our animals are raised organically; their fleeces are covered with sheep
coats for the winter and our sheep Shearer visits every May. The fleeces are
skirted, sent out for
professional washing and returned for dyeing. During the summer and
fall I gather the plant material and dye the wool before it’s put into
roving or batting. I prefer natural plant dyes, they are alive with color and
enhance the natural qualities that sheep’s wool possesses.
The finished fiber product is a combination of our sheep’s wool with silk,
cotton, llama, alpaca and angora fibers. All hats, handbags and mittens are
designed to reflect the natural folklore tradition that sheep’s wool
invokes. Many products are custom designed to suit the buyer’s choice of
color and design. All hats and mittens come in small, medium and large with
several styles to chose from. The handbags are strong, functional and durable
with a surface design and a style to set your handbag apart from the rest.
The organic roving and batting are sold by the ounce and by natural color or
plant dyed. All hand spun yarn is sold by weight. Custom colors and blends
Yes, it is possible to raise animals for pets as well as fiber and still hold
down a full-time. Life
is short so you might as well enjoy all that you do as long as you are
respectful to the earth. Please remember to be kind to the earth and recycle
always, the earth and our future generations will be grateful! We look
forward to enhancing your fiber addictions with a little Maine flare!