Our NEW online store is open + YARN CRAWL specials

Hi everyone,

NEW SHOP!

We’re trying a new online marketplace tool to sell our goods. If you came away from our booth at the Sheep and Wool Festival with a coupon, you can use them there. We look forward to fulfilling your orders for our super fine kid mohair Very Special Yarn, socks and blankets. http://bwbagoats.myshopify.com

YARN CRAWL

Nov. 17-18th, we’re excited to host our region’s fiber art lovers for the Hudson Valley Yarn Crawl. There’s no sign-up process for the Yarn Crawl, but there is a map on the organizer’s site. Drop a note if you can, so we know roughly when to expect you.

YARN CRAWL FARM OPEN HOURS: 10am-6pm Saturday and 10am-4pm Sunday.

There’s also info on the Ravelry Group, but the map and website tell it all: http://www.ravelry.com/groups/hudson-valley-yarn-crawl

In other news, we’ve bred the goats a few weeks ago, and just finished breeding the sheep. All’s healthy, no mishaps with predators at all, thanks to our fantastic Maremma work dogs. The windmill is asking for another Sandy… no damage there.

Come by and visit next weekend, Nov 17-18th.

The C-R-A-W-L !! Nov. 17-18th only

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Our booth display at the New Hampshire Sheep and Wool Fest - 2012

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!

Saturday and Sunday
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

 

 

Dye’n to Get to Rhinebeck

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VSY - a special yarn of 50% Lamb's Wool and 50% First Clip Kid Mohair in sumptuous fall colors

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 !

 

Enter A Dragon

Mythological dragons have major spiritual significance in various religions and cultures around the world. In some cultures dragons were, and often still are, revered as representative of the primal forces of nature, religion and the cosmos. Associated with longevity and wisdom, they are often said to be wiser than humans. They are commonly said to possess some form of magic or other supernatural power, and may be associated with wells, rain, and rivers. In some cultures, they are also said to be capable of human speech. In some traditions dragons are said to have taught humans to speak.

This little dragon that caught my eye is a creation of a fiber artist. 2012 is the Chinese Year of the Dragon ( or so the card attached to this dragon states).

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I saw it in the booth of Robin Russo ( and her family ) and was immediately smitten with it. The colors were absolutely wonderful and every detail was executed with care.

From her eyes,

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To her toes,

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To her tail,

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And all places in between,

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Wow !

I hardly ever purchase things at festivals or fiber shows anymore. Usually I do not have time to shop and when I do, I’m looking for something really special and FUN ! Well,  guess who’s now taken up residence at my house ?