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.
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Pumpkin's Blue Ribbon Moorit Yarn
Pumpkin's handspun yarn is outstandingly soft, and has beautiful coloring, which the judge loved. It is very hard to get such beautiful coloring with dyes. This natural color will never wash out, fade, or bleed! Shetland sheep are very special! Pumpkin, by the way, is Wooly Bear's lamb. More blue ribbons in Wooly Bear's line!
Here is a photo of the Best in Show Knitted exhibit, with it's ribbons! Not bad! Made entirely with Shetland fiber. The colors are very bright and appealing, especially for a doll.
American Girl Doll Poncho, Best in Show
The heat has subsided for the week, so we are busy doing things around the farm. The rams are getting an expanded pasture with two places for shade, rather than just one. The sheep got rotated to new ground again, and barn stalls are getting a thorough cleaning. It's cobweb season here on the farm, and if we don't keep the webs down, it would look like Halloween around here! Charlotte seems to be everywhere.....
Stay tuned for more fair pictures! I know some of you are waiting a long time to see them!