Thursday, October 24, 2013

The fall shearing is done and for those of you that spin, there are some lovely fleeces listed on eBay and more to come...here is a preview for you. Nice variety of Shetland colors and fleece types.








Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Every year I come up with new yarn and soap labels, 


 



 but I think I will stick with these. 







Finally found a use for my marbling.




Now found on meylah.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Labeling Fiber Products

If you sell knitted, crocheted or woven garments you may be interesting in reading this article from Spin-Off magazine regarding the Wool Products Labeling Act of 2008. Page 50 of Spin-Off

Friday, March 29, 2013

Pesticides Destroying Bees' Ability to Find Pollen

Intersting article from Earth Environmental Services, reporting on how common pesticides may damage the ability of bees to recognize the smell of flowers leading them to the nectar. Pesticides Destroying Bees' Ability to Find Pollen

Friday, March 15, 2013

Sorting a Shetland Fleece

It is that time of year when new fleeces abound. You may find this link Page 44 of Spin-Off  to an article in Spin-Off magazine helpful.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Fall shearing done!

The sheep have just been sheared and are feeling pretty friskie now, lots of head butting and leaping going on. 
Jam defends her rock
The fiber from the spring shearing has returned from the mill. There is a beautiful selection of llama, Shetland and blended roving and yarn available now,  as well as skirted fleeces from this year.

grey Shetland fleece
Shetland yarn
Shetland roving


Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Maine Fiberarts Tour Photos

The Maine Fiberarts Tour was well attended last weekend and we all enjoyed sharing our knowledge of fiber, fiber animals and methods of using fiber in creative ways. Take a picture tour of the event at Eolian Farm Llamas and Shetlands.