• Fern

    Knit heirloom pieces from our beautiful brushed mohair yarn Fern.

  • Dahlia

    Knit our Dahlia shawl for a unique Christmas Gift. A fast knit for a last minute present for a special person.

  • Kizzie & Bear

    Our sock yarns are all named after our dogs past & present. Here are two of our border collies: Kizzie who continues to play and herd the farm animals and Bear (his nickname was BB; the inspiration of our BB Toes) who is happily herding sheep up in Doggie Heaven.

  • Mirabelle

    A luxurious, sinfully soft blend of camel and silk! A perfect weight and yardage for all the shawlette patterns you have been wanting to knit or crochet!

  • Jewel

    Jewel is a generous 1100 yd skein of fingering weight yarn; perfect for those large shawl projects in your to-do lists!

  • Black Orchid

    Black Orchid is one of our most popular color ways: mysterious and beautiful, perfect for your holiday knitting projects.

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Fibery Items for sale

Fiber stuff for sale

Ball & Skein The Electric Skein Winder II – new $475 asking $400 Used very little – base has a crack in the wood but that doesn’t affect the winder at all. Adjustable 29″ arms wind skeins up to 87″, shaped yarn pegs keeps skeins separated, built in tool box, rheostat speed control, rotation counter included, adjustable winding handle for manual operation Can be used as a swift by taking off the belt.

 

16” Duncan Carder – original owner added motor. We added a guard to the side of the motor to keep fiber from getting caught in the belt of the motor. We also attached all the parts including the carder to a base that makes it easier to move the carder around and keep all the parts together. This carder has the brush. This is a great workhouse of a carder! The motor has stopped working and we are not handy enough to fix it or attach a new one! I have all the paperwork for the motor and the carder. The carder stills work as a non-motorized, hand-cranked version if you don’t want to deal with the motor.

New prices for this carder: New 16 inch Non-Motorized Drum Carder – $895.00 ($970.00 w/brush) New 16” inch Motorized Drum Carder – 1895.00–($1970.00 w/brush) paid $900. asking $775.

 

Closing our Online Store

Hello everyone,

We are closing our online shop to concentrate on building up inventory for our show schedule. Most of you know that I am a painter and my painting career is taking up more and more of my day-to-day hours to the point where I can’t keep up with on-line ordering.

We all love doing the show circuit and will keep our core schedule that everyone has gotten used to – We will still be there with all of our yarn goodness.

Our schedule for the rest of 2013:

October 2013

NYS Sheep & Wool Festival
October 19 – 20, 2013
Dutchess County Fairgrounds
Rhinebeck, NY
Saturday 9AM-5PM Sunday 10AM-5PM
Booth # C-20

November 2013
Fourth Annual New England Sheep & Wool Growers Fiber Festival

November 2 & 3, 2013
At the Big E Fairgrounds, Mallary Complex, West Springfield, MA
Booth #222/223 West

Stitches East
November 7 – 10, 2013
Hartford Convention Center, Hartford, CT
Booth # TBD

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Inventory Update

Hi all,
We are finished with our spring shows and have all the yarns still packed in their bags. Consequently, the inventory numbers on the website may not be correct. I am not sure when I can get around to updating them as I am leaving for an art exhibit in Edinburgh, Scotland a week from today. I am still working on the final painting that I have to complete, then of course, there is all the final organizing of all artwork to take with me. The best I can guess is that I can get the inventory figures updated the week I get back after June 4.

I apologize for any inconveniences that this may cause in advance, but I have to get the artwork done. If by any chance I can update before I leave I will post it.

Thanks!

Kelly

It is almost shearing time…

I am sitting in my 3rd floor studio tagging some yarn to take to Knit New Haven tomorrow (weather permitting) while listening to said weather hit my skylight. Yes, it is snowing and blowing yet again but the goats fleeces look ready to shear. Hopefully the warmth they are also forecasting will come and then stick around so I can get that fiber off!

I have been very busy with my fine art work. The first quarter (or so) of the year is chock full of juried exhibition deadlines and then I have a big wildlife art show in Charleston, SC  in February that I do a lot of painting for. That is over but I still have 4 more exhibition deadlines and a series of paintings to finish by mid-May for a show in Edinburgh, Scotland. I tell all this so you can understand why the dye pots have been cold for a long time!! However, they will get cranking in time to have lots of nice yarn (some new yarns too!) for our first show of the year, The CT Sheep & Wool Show in Tolland, CT April 27.

After that we will be at the New Hampshire Sheep & Wool, May 11 & 12. With all the painting I have to do, that will be the only festivals we will be doing for the spring season, so be sure to see us at either of those!

Happy Knitting & Spinning!

Cyber Monday week…!

Enjoy 20% off your entire purchase tomorrow only, Monday, November 26 until 11:59 pm est, but if you miss shopping on Monday, the savings continue throughout the week with 10% off your entire purchase from Tuesday, November 27th through Sunday, December 2nd until 11:59 pm est.

For your 20% off Cyber Monday savings use the coupon code CM12 at checkout; for your 10% savings, use coupon code CMW12 at checkout.

Happy Shopping & Knitting

Home from Rhinebeck, looking forward to New England!

We are home from Rhinebeck! It was awesome madness! Most of us who have been attending Rhinebeck as customers and vendors for many years agreed that there were more people there on Saturday than we have ever seen! We had a great time meeting new customers and greeting old friends!

Today is a breather day for me; checking inventory, ordering more yarn to dye and paying bills. Oh, and the house needs a good vaccuum since I have been attending festivals/shows for the last 4 weeks!

Fear Not! I will be steadily dyeing to restock all of your favorite yarns for the New England Fiber Festival at The Big E in Springfield, MA November 3-4, 2012, Saturday 9am – 5pm, Sunday 9am – 3pm

After that festival, we will be working hard to get the proper inventory numbers up on the website and dyeing to fill in the wholes! See you in Springfield in a few weeks or online for your winter knitting!

Rhinebeck, here we come…

Hi all,

I have all dyepots steaming; our booth will be brimming with yarns and fibers! We are looking forward to a gorgeous fall weekend in New York. See you there!

 

Come see us at Knitting Lab promo

Interweave Knitting Lab New England just around the corner!

We are dyeing yarns like crazy to get ready for the fall shows – our next show is Interweave Knitting Lab New England at the Radisson Hotel Manchester, Manchester, NH – October 4-7, 2012. The Knitters’ Market is open to the public Thursday 5p-8p,Friday & Saturday 10a-6p, and Sunday 10a-2p.

One attendee/student will win a $150 Gift Certificate for shopping in the Knitters’ Market. That drawing will be at 5pm on Thurs. just as the Marketplace opens. So make sure you are at the Market at4:30pm on Thursday to have the chance to win such a great prize!

Come visit us at Booth #211, we will be fully stocked with all your favorite yarns and some new yarns sure to become new perennial favorites!

Emilia feature

Trials & Tribulations of building our own website!

After returning from Stitches Midwest in Chicago a little over a week ago, Kasey & I have turned our full attention to the website. I had tried to photograph as much yarn as possible before leaving for Chicago and since returning, I have been editing and color correcting yarn photos. Kasey has been uploading and inputting them as I get them to her, and we both are trying to get the inventory numbers correct! Small victories have been had; we finally figured out how to get the USPS shipping module to work which was very good, as my other choice was using a shipping rate table based on the states. That was bad as it meant a whole lot of inputting with all the different weight breaks for all the states…. we did a little happy dance when we figured out the teeny tiny box I needed to check to make the USPS plug-in function. The other little victory was figuring out how to get the yarn description to be at the top of the page. Before I found that, you had to scroll past all the colorways to get to it.

We are probably about 2/3 of the way done with the yarns. We need to find all the holes where colorway pictures are missing. In the meantime, I am creating a page with all of our colorways but with different yarn bases that you can refer to if needed.

We are a little disappointed with the dull appearance of our thumbnails; apparently that is a function of WordPress. Our website is built using an e-commerce theme for the blogging software WordPress. When you click on the photos and the pop-up appears, the colors are correct and vibrant. Unfortunately it doesn’t seem like we can do anything about it at this moment.

Again, I beg your patience as we wend our way through this process. The fun will begin when all the fall shows are happening and we are trying to stay on top of the inventory! But I always subscribe to our farm motto- ‘Never a dull moment!’

Kelly

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Our New Website Format Unveiled!

Hi everyone,
We returned home this past Sunday from basically a two week trip  of shows; first The Midwest Fiber & Folk Art Fair north of Chicago and The Knit & Crochet Show in Manchester, NH. I made the decision to quickly change over to the new website url and format after so many of our new customers asked whether or not we had an online shop. I was hoping to have the entire website populated with our yarns before I launched the new format website (meaning that I had to photograph everything before anything else could be done!!!!) but I decided that could be an on-going process. The two shows were so successful that I now have a lot of dyeing to do to actually have the yarn to photograph, but that is a good problem to have. So wander around, take a look at our new format, and by all means, let me know about any issues, problems, or just ‘stuff’ you find that I need to work on. This will truly be a work in progress for the next few months!