Monday, August 7, 2017

Wedding on the Farm

On August 5th we had a family wedding on our farm. I thought I would share some photos.  It was a magical and beautiful day. The "theme" was geodes, succulents and books. The willow tree stole the show with large moss covered hoops hanging from the branches. Our florist, Fleuology Designs created beautiful center pieces and decorated the tree.
Some of the photos are courtesy of Natasha Peterman.

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
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.


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.