Sunday, July 6, 2008

Natural Dying with Madder Root

Well, I finally got up the nerve to try natural dying. I made up a big pot of natural dye using Madder Root, alum and cream of tartar. I love the color. I think I will add a line of natural dyed roving & batts to our fiber store at

Monday, March 31, 2008

Kevin Ford Shears Sleeping Ewe

When Keving Ford shears our sheep they just seem to relax and fall asleep. Here you see a lamb waiting for mom to finish being sheared. No fuss, no bother!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Dyeing Mohair Locks

Today I dyed about 30 pounds of washed Mohair from our flock of Angora Goats. It is really amazing how much fiber these pretty little creatures produce. We shear twice a year and each of our goats shear 6 pounds of fiber each shearing. That is 6 pounds of WASHED fiber. I couldn't believe that a single goat produces 12 pounds of fiber a year. That is more than a sheep!