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We are thrilled to be included in the 2016 Spring Interweave Knits! Check out the magazine for to learn all about Cormo fiber and yarn as well as a bit about the local farm scene in the Hudson Valley. Thanks to Claire Houlihan for taking the time to visit and chat, and to the team at Interweave Knits for their interest in what we’re doing here on the farm.
To celebrate we’re offering online a very limited number of skeins of 3 ply Cormo yarn – Shop Now
We were pleased this past spring and early summer to collaborate with textile designer Pascale Gatzen to develop the fine wool and mohair blend yarn for these jackets. The following is an invite to the opening of the premier exhibit featuring the initial showing of these amazing jackets to the public. Best wishes to Pascale and ‘friends of light’ as they continue on their journey bringing locally sourced, sustainably produced textiles into the mainstream of fashion. Click for map to 354 W 11th St, New York
We’ll be open at our farm from 10am-6pm Saturday and 12pm-4pm Sunday. Mark your calendars for the annual fall Hudson Valley Yarn Crawl. Eighteen local farms and yarns shops throughout the Hudson Valley will be opening their doors to yarn and fiber enthusiasts the weekend of November 17th and 18th. A detailed map of participants can be found here: http://www.hudsonvalleyyarns.com/yarn_crawl.html
Our goal is to connect local fiber users with local fiber producers, meet some new friends and have a great time. Folks stopping by the farm will get a chance to see the sheep and goats plus the mill where all the processing takes place. We’ll be happy to explain all the in’s and out’s of what it takes to make that fine wool or kid mohair fleece into roving, yarn – – or even socks!
Check back for updates as the date approaches! Looking forward to seeing everyone –
SPECIAL THANKS TO KIRK and ARLENE for ALL THE ORGANIZING!
NOVEMBER 17TH & 18TH
Participating shops and farms
- Blackberry Hill Farm, Hudson, 10-4 Saturday and Sunday
- Buckwheat Bridge Angoras, Elizaville, Saturday 10-6, Sunday 12-4
- Clay, Wood & Cotton, Beacon 11-6:30 Saturday and Sunday
- Cornwall Yarn Shop, Cornwall, Saturday 11-3 and Sunday 9-1
- Countrywool, Hudson Saturday 10-2, Sunday 12-4
- Fabulous Yarn, Tivoli 10-7pm Saturday and Sunday
- Hudson Valley Sheep & Wool Co., Red Hook 10-4 Saturday and Sunday
- Midnight Merinos Wool Loft, Saturday 10-6 and Sunday 12-4
- Out of the Loop, Hopewell Junction, Saturday 10-6, Sunday12-4
- The Perfect Blend Yarn & Tea Shop, Saugerties, Saturday 10-6 Sunday 12-5
- Pinewoods Farm Wool Shop, Saugerties, Saturday 10-6 and Sunday 12-4
- Scarecrow Farm, Hollowville, Saturday 10-6 and Sunday 12-4
- So Many Roads Boutique, Saugerties, Saturday and Sunday 11-6
- Spruce Ridge Farm, Old Chatham, Saturday and Sunday 10-4
- The Knitting Garage at Stickles, Rhinebeck, Saturday 10-6 and Sunday 12-4
- The Warm Ewe, Chatham, Saturday 10-5 – Sunday Closed
- Year Round Yarn, Valatie, Saturday 11-4 and Sunday 12-3
- White Barn Farm Sheep and Wool, Saturday 10-6 and Sunday 12-5
A chill in the air, color on the trees, the clear skies of autumn signal one thing to fiber lovers – time is fast approaching for “Rhinebeck”.
The coolness of the season stirs the desire for warm woolens and other cozy garments made with nature’s finest offerings. A quick look to the outdoors is all the inspiration required for a full compliment of color sure to spark the creative genius in all of us. Farm-scapes abound with fading greens giving way to reds, golds, burnt orange.
The dye pot is steaming with all these colors providing a palate of autumn in an array of socks, yarns and roving. So many ideas to choose from to develop the perfect project for fall !