All About Fiber
Follow along with my ongoing studies of different sheep breeds and their wool characteristics and other fiber related topics
This breed closeup is all about Shetlands.
I purchased some amazing fleece samples from The Spinning Loft. I wanted to try some breeds I haven't spun before. Here are the breeds for this month that I sampled:
My continuing exploration of sheep's wool from various breeds around the world following along with the Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook. I've been purchasing Breed Boxes from Namaste Farms and enjoy listening to Natalie's informative discussions of the featured breeds with Martin Dally on Namaste Farm's BlogTalkRadio cast.
This breed closeup features the controversial Sharlea Merino and my take on sheep farming practices.
This month’s closeup is on some UK and primitive breeds including Manx Loaghtan, Hebridean, Shetland, and Icelandic
This breedbox brings us the much sought after Valais Blacknose and other hard to find European samples.
I had an unexpected treat today when I stopped by RedGate Farm in Leesburg to buy some wool fleece. Sue Bundy, the owner of RedGate, was gracious enough to allow me to go there in person and pick out some fleece and show me around the farm.
I spent Sunday afternoon on a Field Day at Davlin Farm nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Lincoln, Virginia (Loudoun County) . The Field Day was organized by the wonderful folks at Solitude Farm and our gracious host, Lynn Updegrove. They have a gorgeous pasture, stream, and one of the nicest looking barns I've seen in a while.