Friday, June 16, 2017

Summer Dyeing Project


Summer is my favorite season to dye fiber. Everything
can be done down in the barn. From skirting to
washing to
soaking to dyeing. It is always fun to experiment
and see what colors end up taking on the fiber. I
like the surprise at the end. The unexpected saturation
of color or the melting of two shades together. I never
try to replicate my dyeing.  I prefer the
surprise of the end product.

Dyeing aside, I have so many fleeces to skirt. I have
some
kept over from last year. I keep
plugging away on them. Hopefully, I will be done soon
so I can send them out to be processed into
roving.  I like to be done skirting before
it gets too hot. It is miserable handling fiber while
sweating with all the dust and dirt that
blows up from the fiber. Ugh.

But once skirting is done the fun can begin! It is so worth
the work.



Raw Locks Unwashed

Pre-soak before dyeing
Pan dyeing locks


Dyed locks

Hand painted yarn



Friday, December 2, 2016

Pop Up Shop Open-Field to Fashion

Our holiday pop up shop is now open in downtown Ada.  All of our items are made from alpaca fiber and many are sourced from Michigan and made from local yarns.

Our store hours are Monday - Friday 11 am to 6 pm, Saturday 11 am to 5 pm and Closed Sundays.
November 28th to December 24, 2016. We are located in Scooper's Ice Cream Shoppe next to Nonnas.

video

Friday, October 7, 2016

Views From The New Farm

We finally have moved to our new farm and the views are spectacular. The alpacas and sheep seem to have settled in and are enjoy the pasture with all the nice green grass. 



View from the back of the house.



The animals in the pasture


View of the sunrise from the front of the house.