Now and… Forevermore Farm!

October 9, 2008 at 2:44 pm 1 comment

Forevermore Farm… a lovely name for a wonderful small farm in the hills of West Virginia, where my friend Debbie White tends to her flock of mostly Coopworth sheep.  The children and I visited Debbie in the spring after lambing, and we had a wonderful time feeding the sheep, including the bottle babies.  Debbie even let the children name one of them …  Baaaab, who is eating from my daughter’s hand below. 

For years Debbie has sent her wool off and had it processed to roving, which she sells locally and also spins into yarn which she knits into felted bags to sell in a artisan’s coop near her house.  Recently, we both realized that her sheep and copious amounts of wool plus my online shop (and lack or sheep, seeing that I live in town) made for a natural fit.  And so, I am now happy to offer her rovings for sale!  Currently, I have listed four natural, dye-free colors, named for the sheep they come from,  but I am in the process of dyeing some of the roving as well.  The picture below show those four natural color rovings.  Wouldn’t they be lovely used together in a no-dye project?

Coopworth is a long wool that is lustrous and very very easy to spin.  It felts nicely too, and takes dye beautifully.  It’s a great all-purpose wool, suitable for sweaters, socks, hats, blankets, and felted items like bags.  It’s a wonderful choice for beginning spinners as it is easy to draft.  

Debbie takes wonderful care of her sheep, and it shows!   

Follow the link here http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5073046&section_id=5675468 to go directly to the Forevermore farm section of my shop. 

Here are some more pictures from her farm (including one of Debbie with one of her angora goats):

  

 

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  • 1. June  |  November 8, 2008 at 6:19 pm

    Oh, what beauties they are! I need to take them home with me!

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