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.
Saturday, June 8, 2013
A Yarny Good Time!
I got down the yarn dyeing pot the other day and had lots of fun. I had dozens of skeins of two-ply yarns ready and waiting for just the right time to dye up. There are several colors and all turned out so pretty! All of the skeins are handspun by me here on our farm, with all fibers coming from our own flock of friendly sheep.
These are just some of the skeins freshly dyed for the upcoming markets.
Speaking of the farm market, NEXT Saturday is our first day already!
YIKES! We'll be ready!
That's good Sophie...you just stay right there so I can get everything out the door and loaded into the truck.
It'll work out great if you aren't trying to climb into the boxes or dash out the door.....
Wait a minute...you're not on WOOL!
Huh! Kitties can sleep on something other than wool? lol