Felting with Gotland Curls

  Felting with Gotland curls has become a passion of mine. A very special Gotland breeder commissioned me to make a felted vest using her own Gotland curls. She wanted a vest that was light weight, one that she could use for layering under jackets. She sent measurements to me and a vest which fit her well to use as … Read More

Woven – the Interconnected Community Supporting Our Sheep

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~Woven~ All that I do as a shepherd is part of an interconnected community of individuals, from sheep shearers, to veterinarians, to mills, to hay farmers, to local feed stores, and to knitters and fiber artists. Our lives are all woven together through my flock of sheep. This felted vest represents that woven community and our relationships, one to another. … Read More

A Day in My Barn Studio

  Two Christmas knitting projects sit in the basket on the table in front of me. One is 3/4 finished, the other 3/4 unfinished. Both for my college kids who keep looking longingly at my knitting needles in hopes that I will finish their gifts in time for them to take them back to college. So, I have no business … Read More

The Gotland Adventure

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Hobbit: You! Mr. Bilbo where’re you off to? Bilbo Baggins: I’m already late. Hobbit: Late for what? Bilbo Baggins: I’m going on an adventure. The Hobbit by J.R. R. Tolkien The Gotland adventure began a year ago, when we brought two Gotland ewes to our farm. In another four months, 5 more Gotland sheep arrived to our mountainside from far … Read More

Sharing a Passion for Felting

I just spent three amazing days in a church basement with 11 other women and one fiber art teacher, Jean Gauger. Northeast Fiber Arts sponsored the workshop, providing sustenance midday, and camaraderie. Through Jean’s instruction, a few yards of colorful silk, and a pile of soft merino roving, we each completed a nuno felted shawl. But this class was about … Read More

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