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TAG : wool

From the Fleece to the Loom

This morning as I was giving Everest, our ram, some water, I noticed huge chunks of his wool in the floor of his shed. It reminded me that this is shearing time for owners of wool sheep.For about 15 years we had Suffolk sheep. I loved them dearly. They were friendly, funny, and beautiful. ...

Farm to Yarn: How to Process Raw Fiber Into Yarn

Have you ever wondered how fiber from an animal ends up as a sweater? I can now do all the steps from home – if my spinning was better, and if I could knit a sweater – so I thought I’d share how it works.When I first started spinning, I used roving. That’s fiber, all combed into one ...

Learning With Lily

My daughter and granddaughters moved in with us this spring, and we’ve spent most of the summer trying to rearrange living quarters to accommodate everyone’s needs. Having three generations under one roof is sometimes a challenge, but I wouldn’t miss a minute of it! Another challenging ...

Needle Felting Is a Great Craft

I attended a recent arts and crafts faire near our home where there were a lot of local ladies selling their home made crafts. I had my little framed art doodles and I was happy to sell a couple. Across the aisle from me was a young mom, Tracy Whitney, who had a table full of the most charming ...