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Learning Ahead: Season of Sheep Shearing

The Fiber Arts & Local Farming:
Sheep Shearing & Knitting

In the 19th century, Western Massachusetts saw a huge merino sheep boom when many farms purchased Australian sheep for their incredibly soft fleece to produce wool for textiles.  468 more words

Hilltown Families

Fiber Festivals Begin with Shearing Season

Fiber Festivals Begin with Shearing Season

There are many festivals and wool celebrations that take place in New England throughout the year.  Here are a few where you can learn more about raising sheep, fiber production, and processing. 198 more words

Suggested Activity


I rode my bike to work yesterday. It was windy in the morning, but I didn’t really bother about it much. It didn’t slow me down. 506 more words

Fiber Arts

This Week

Last week’s list:

  • Ride bike every day
  • Finish “Sugar Skull” spin
  • 2 repeats of Lighter than Perfume
    • This is actually pretty close to being done now, I’ve got a lot more yarn, but there will be a point at which the length gets ridiculous.
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Fiber Arts

Sheep of another Fiber

„TribuT“ by Jean Luc Cornec

My sister-in-law sent me a screenshot of these critters and I was so amazed!  I have an actual flock of sheep of a similar population.   54 more words

Fiber Arts

The Smoky Mountain Fiber Arts Festival 2017 - Simply Amazing

Many farmers and homesteaders ask me why we moved to the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee.  There are truly so many reasons, but one is the VERY vibrant artisan community that exists here and equally strong in and around Asheville, North Carolina, which is a stones throw away from us here.   1,250 more words

Farm Life & Routines