Welcome to Wheely Wooly Farm "where warmth comes naturally"! Our sustainably produced, award winning yarns come from our award winning sheep, starting with our now famous foundation ram, Wooly Bear, Grand Champion Midwest Region, 2009. From lambing to shearing to fiber preparation and the arts, our farm is vertically integrated so that we can produce high quality handspun yarns for your knitting pleasure. We hope you enjoy reading about life on this busy farm!
Shetland Sheep: Rich in History, Rich in Textiles
Shetland Sheep: Rich in History, Rich in Textiles! Our farm mission is to enjoy and promote the wonderful diversity of the Shetland breed by fully utilizing to the best of our ability all they have to offer historically. We believe the best preservation and management of this breed includes it's full spectrum of history. We encourage old and new shepherds alike to join in the fun by engaging in fiber arts, especially spinning and knitting, as this breed is so intimately linked with those aspects of the arts.
Friday, January 14, 2011
A Very Pretty Scarf/Shawl!
Winter here on Wheely Wooly Farm makes one long for the color and warmth of the summer garden. So here's picture of lavender that grows in someone's little garden...that of course is thriving because that's just how ALL things grow in that garden!
This lovely scarf/shawl has been made out of Mammy's LOVELY wool. I trimmed it with our Angora bunny's luxurious white wool. Have I ever mentioned Zinnie? Her real name is Zinnia, but we call her Zinzie or Zinnie for short. She's a French Angora bunny. Zinnie's wool was used to make a crocheted picot edge on the knitted garment. Lovely! Anyone who has made any Wheely Wooly scarves can add this touch onto your scarves, too, if you know how to crochet.
Mammy's lovely Scarf/Shawl
Here's Zinnie Bun in her cute little home. On nice, dry days, she gets rotated out on the lawn in a pen. I'd have to run out to the barn and look at her little name plate I painted to tell you how old she is...maybe five? She loves to be petted on her cheeks.