Washing and Dyeing

Hello Spring!  Finally!  I have been busy washing and dyeing wool.  I will continue to list wools on the Etsy farm shop as I have time.

wensleydale

My latest weaving project which will eventually be two scarves.

weaving overshot

Here is a sampling of what I have been listing.  More to come soon!!

batt

Super-soft Cormo chunky farm wool batts.

batt

Wensleydale lamb locks

locks

Just another Fall Day

New fibers listed in the shop.  Also, I have enabled the Etsy Direct Checkout for those who prefer to not use Paypal to checkout.

cormo top
Cormo Wool Top
shop batt
Cormo Art Batt

 

I have carded a bunch of Cormo art batts for spinning.  I will be listing some of the handspun yarn in the shop too!

batts

The sheep are loving the fall weather.

lake herman hills farm

The End is Near…

The summer is coming to an end. I can feel fall in the air.  The end of summer brings one good thing, the end of the parasites that have been plaguing the sheep!  I have been doing weekly sheep health checkups.  Everyone is doing GREAT, but this has been a bad (or good?) year for parasites.  I rotate pastures which does help break the worm cycle.

Wensleydale Sheep
Wensleydale Sheep

I have listed some new dyed fibers in my online farm shop.  I have more fiber assortments and dyed top to list.  Hopefully, I will have most of it listed by the end of the week.  The fiber assortments are great for carding.  I love to make batts from an assortment of fibers.

Hand Dyed Fiber Assortment
Hand Dyed Fiber Assortment
Hand Dyed Cormo Top
Hand Dyed Cormo Top
Hand Dyed Cormo Top
Hand Dyed Cormo Top

I have been using up some of my handspun stash to weave Saori scarves.

Wound Bobbins
Wound Bobbins
Saori Scarf
Saori Scarf

It’s Another Shop Update!

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I have added some super nice fibers to my farm shop on Etsy.  Fibers include: Cormo lamb, adult Cormo, washed Wensleydale lamb (white and black/silver), and some Kid Mohair locks.  The Cormo and Wensleydale were homegrown right here on the farm.  All locks have very little (if any) vegetable matter.  The Cormo and Wensleydale were coated fleeces.

The Cormo lamb locks are so soft and delicious, they could probably melt in your hand!  I have a bunch of the Portabella colorway (top right in photo below)  waiting for me to spin.

Dyeing Wool

I have been dyeing some combed top for the shop.  This combed top is so soft and squishy!  I had to keep some for myself too!!  Here (above photo)  is a sneak peek of what will be listed soon.  I have a few more colorways to photograph and list in the shop.  The blends are merino/milk, merino/banana, and merino/silk top.  There is also some good old merino top too.  Keep an eye on the shop over the next week or so for updates!

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