Better late then never right!? What a wonderful time we had at the Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival this past weekend! It was a weekend of beautiful weather, wonderful people, and creativity! We were a vendor in the show barn again this year, helped friends show their angora goats, demonstrated spinning and weaving on a triangle loom, and the kids even competed in the fleece to scarf competition! The team for the fleece to scarf was made up of Ashley and Matt spinning 100% angora fiber straight from the rabbit and Madi as the weaver. Their team theme was butterflies and they just had a grand time! Here are some pictures from the event! We will be there next year... Same barn, same booth!
All set up and ready for the Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival! We are located in the Show Barn, booth #10.
About two years ago, we were approached by someone looking to have their Samoyed dog's hair turned into yarn. After looking over the fiber, we agreed to give it a shot. We've now been doing regular custom blends of this super soft dog yarn! This past weekend during the yarn pickup, we finally had the chance to meet one of the loving dogs that kindly donate their fur for the yarn blend!
In our mill, we transform a lot of raw fibers into yarns, corespun rug yarn, roving, felt, etc. We hear about so many exciting future projects and we see occasional photos of finished projects, but many times we are left wondering what ever happened to that beautiful batch of fiber we processed!? A little over a year ago, two sisters visited us and their excitement for their future projects was contagious. They were so excited to have fiber to be processed into yarn from their very own Shetland sheep and they couldn't wait to construct hand knit shawls from their beloved pets! We worked hard to turn their fleeces into a natural lace & sport weight yarn. This past weekend, to our surprise, they came back with the finished shawls! No longer will we wonder what the finished projects looked like! Here are some pictures of the shawls the girls shared with us...
From the Farm...