Spring News

Farm Spinning

Wednesday, April 19 AND May 17
10 am to 2 pm

Bring your wheel or knitting, and join us for a free spinning group and potluck lunch.

Learn to Knit Socks

At MSAD 52 Adult Education with Marty Elkin

Knit your first pair of socks, four Thursdays: April 27 – May 18.  $45 for the class and $30 for materials.

All classes take place at the Adult Learning Center in Turner.  Register or learn more here.

Felting Friday

May 5
1-3 pm

Great for beginners as well as inspiration for seasoned felters! Make a Thyme Tile, start to finish, or bring your own project. We will be working on a ladyslipper flower. Bring your tools or use ours.  Please let us know if you are planning to attend. $30 includes fiber materials.

On The Road

New Hampshire Sheep & Wool Festival
May 13-14
Deerfield Fairgrounds

Bethel Farmers Market
See our booth beginning May 27

Fiber Frolic
June 3-4
Windsor Fairgrounds

Felting Retreat

Rescheduled for May 19-21
Friday evening through Sunday noon

Lodging and meals provided at A Wrinkle In Thyme Farm, leaving you plenty of time to become absorbed in several felting projects, either needle felting or wet felting.  The farm store is full of inspiration and materials, and we will share our skills.  Meet the lambs that grow the wool we use to felt. $250 for the weekend, with a $40 deposit required to hold your place.  Register here or email for more information.

Shearing Day
May 24

10 am until done

You are invited to join us for the day and potluck lunch.  Learn about fleece evaluation at the skirting table or help in the barn with the animals.

Ice Cream!

The Friendly Ewe, a licensed sheep dairy located at A Wrinkle In Thyme,

has four flavors of sheep’s milk ice cream in the freezer right now.  Vanilla, Chocolate,Cookies and Cream, and Coffee – all packed in pints available for $5.50.   The self-serve freezer is located in the Tesseract.  Ice cream is also available at the Fare Share Co-op in Norway.  Watch The Friendly Ewe’s Facebook page for updates on ice cream flavors in stock and other dairy projects.

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Felting Retreat

May 19-21st,  (note change of date)
Friday evening through Sunday noon

Lodging and meals provided at A Wrinkle In Thyme Farm, leaving you plenty of time to become absorbed in several felting projects, either needle felting or wet felting.  The farm store is full of inspiration and materials and we will share our skills.  Meet the lambs that grow the wool we use to felt. $250 for the weekend, with a $40 deposit required to hold your place.  Register here or email for more information.  i

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Maine Maple Weekend

Join us this weekend for our annual pancake breakfast and open house at the farm.  Pancake breakfast 8-11 am BOTH DAYS.  $6 for pancakes, includes syrup and sap coffee or sap tea.  Maple sausage $1 extra.  Children under 5 eat free.  Sap coffee and tea without breakfast $1.  Gluten free pancakes available upon request.

Wood-fired evaporator, 14 bouncing lambs in the barn.  Pints of sheep’s milk ice cream available for purchase from The Friendly Ewe while supplies last.  Shop in the yarn store.  Kid-friendly.  Farm open until 3 pm.

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March at the Farm

 

Felting Friday

Friday, March 10 and April 7
1 to 3 pm

Great for beginners as well as inspiration for seasoned felters! Make a Thyme Tile, start to finish, or bring your own project.  In March, we will be felting Collecting Sap.  In April, we will do a whimsical cat.  Bring your tools or use ours.  Please let us know if you are planning to attend. $30 includes fiber materials.

Farm Spinning

Wednesday, March 15 and April 19
10 to 2 pm

Bring your wheel (or knitting) and join us for a free spinning group and potluck lunch. I believe this is the BEST way to improve your skills and enjoy the day. And if you already know how to spin well, join us and share. Questions?  Send me an email.
Roving available to purchase in the farm store.

  Learn to Knit

   At MSAD Adult Education
with Marty Elkin

Make your first hat, four Thursdays: March 16 – April 6, 5-8 pm each night.  $45 for the class and $25 for materials.

Knit your first pair of socks, four Thursdays: April 27 – May 18.  $45 for the class and $30 for materials.

All classes take place at the Adult Learning Center in Turner.  More information here.

Toe-Up Socks

with Laura Freeman

March 22, March 29, and April 5, 6-8 pm

Stop stressing about knitting socks. Try them on as you go and get the perfect fit every time. Join this fun class to make it possible. You will learn a method that makes two socks at a time, from the toe up, using the magic loop method. Bring two skeins of worsted weight yarn (about 200 yards each) and a size 7 or 8 circular needle at least 36” long.  Let Marty know ahead of time if you would like to order needles. This intermediate knitting class meets on three consecutive Wednesday nights March 22 & 29, and April 5 from 6 to 8 pm. $65 for all three lessons.  Register here.

Maine Maple Weekend

March 25 AND 26

Pancake breakfast 8-11 am BOTH DAYS. Lamb sausage, sap tea and sap coffee available.  Sheep’s milk ice cream samples available from The Friendly Ewe. Farm open until 4 pm both days. Lambs in the barn, tours of sugar house with wood-fired evaporator. Shop in the yarn store. Kid-friendly.

Felting Retreat

April 21-23
Friday evening through Sunday noon

Lodging and meals provided at A Wrinkle In Thyme Farm, leaving you plenty of time to become absorbed in several felting projects, either needle felting or wet felting.  The farm store is full of inspiration and materials.  Share skills and meet the lambs that grow the wool we use to felt. $250 for the weekend, with a $40 deposit required to hold your place.  Register here or email for more information.

 

Elsa with her two new lambs – first-time mother doing a great job!

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February Happenings On The Farm

Felting Friday

February 10 and March 10
1-3 pm

Great for beginners as well as inspiration for seasoned felters! Make a Thyme Tile, start to finish.  In February, we will be felting a valentine. In March, we will be felting Collecting Sap.  Bring your tools or use ours.  Please let us know if you are planning to attend.
$30 includes fiber materials.

Farm Spinning

Wednesday, Feb 15  and March 15
10-2

Bring your wheel (or knitting) and join us for a free spinning group and potluck lunch. I believe this is the BEST way to improve your skills and enjoy the day. And if you already know how to spin well, join us and share. Questions?  Send me an email.
Roving available to purchase in the farm store.

Portrait of Ewe Workshop

Saturday, Feb 18
10 am to 3 pm

This class will guide you through the creation of a needle felted portrait of one of our sheep.  The final product is suitable for framing.  $65 includes fiber materials – needle felting tools available for purchase separately or bring your own.  Bring a bag lunch.  Register here.

Learn To Knit

At MSAD Adult Education
with Marty Elkin

Make your first hat, four Thursdays: March 16 – April 6, 5-8 pm each night.  $45 for the class and $25 for materials.

Knit your first pair of socks, four Thursdays: April 27 – May 18.  $45 for the class and $30 for materials.

All classes take place at the Adult Learning Center in Turner.  More information here.

Save the Date! 
Maine Maple Weekend

March 25 AND 26

Pancake breakfast 8-11 am BOTH DAYS. Lamb sausage, sap tea and sap coffee available.  Sheep’s milk ice cream samples available from The Friendly Ewe. Farm open until 4 pm both days. Lambs in the barn, tours of sugar house with wood-fired evaporator. Shop in the yarn store. Kid-friendly.

 

Lambs are coming – Valentine’s Day marks the beginning of our lambing season.

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A New Year on the Farm

What’s coming up?

  • Felting Friday on January
    13 and February 10 – make a sunset or a valentine.  Please give us a heads up if you’re planning to attend.

  • The first gathering of our new monthly spinning group, Jan 18, 1-4 pm.  Bring your wheel (or knitting) and share skills and have fun.

  • Knit In on January 28, 10-4, potluck lunch. Finish a project or start a new one. $10 for the day – please let us know if you’re planning to attend.

  • Boot Slippers Workshop, Wednesday Jan 25 and Feb 1, 6-9 pm both days.  Make your own boot slippers in this two-part workshop.  Cut and assemble the slippers, and embellish with needle felting.  Maybe you’ve seen one of our pairs at the farm – these handy slippers protect the floor from whatever’s on your boots.  $50 per pair includes all materials – register now

  • Portrait of Ewe Workshop, February 18th – register now

  • Visit our booth at Spin, Knit, and Spa in Freeport, Feb 24-26

  • Register now for our Spring Yarn & Yoga Retreat, March 3-5

  • Lambs.  Lambs are coming…

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Eleven More Days

Eleven more days to shop at the farm store in December! We’re open 10-2 every day through the 20th. Come by for gift certificates, CSA shares, maple syrup, and stocking stuffers for your fiber friends. Give a friend a membership to our yarn club to share farm yarn far and wide, available on Etsy at www.etsy.com/shop/fiberthyme.

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Natural Fiber Showcase and 2017

Our annual Natural Fiber Showcase and Open House is just around the corner on Dec 2nd and 3rd, 10 am – 3 pm each day.  Stop by the farm to admire the work of local fiber artists, get inspired, and do your holiday shopping in our farm store.  In addition to fiber products, we have maple syrup in pints, quarts, and decorative jars for stocking stuffers, and maple sausage for your holiday meals.

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2015 Showcase

We would like to encourage you to enter items for display in the showcase. Please bring them to the farm no later than Nov 29.  You can fill out a registration form at the farm, or email info@awrinkleinthymefarm.com for a copy to download and print yourself.  The fee to enter items is $10 for two items, and $5 for each additional item.

Winners of each category and the Best In Show will be decided by ballot of those in attendance Friday and Saturday, with prizes awarded on Saturday afternoon.

Farm Store Holiday HoursIMG_0157 maple syrup jars

10am – 2pm

Dec 1st – Dec 20th
Please call ahead to let us know you’re coming!  Call 207-212-4058.  Other hours available by appointment.

Wool, fiber tools, maple syrup, maple sausage, and more!

Felting Fridayssunsetcrop

Join us for Felting Fridays on Dec 9th and January 13, 1-3 pm.  In December, we will be felting the Joyful Snowman Thyme Tile, and in January a sunset image.  $30 includes fiber materials.

 

In 2017, come visit us vending at the Agricultural Trade Show in Augusta January 10 and 11, from 9am – 5pm.

Coming soon: watch for information about Toe-Up Two At A Time Socks, a knitting class early in 2017.

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Shearing Day, Felting, and Yarn & Yoga

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Join us for Shearing Day on Oct 27 to help as Jeff shears the lambs and some ewes.  10 am on, potluck lunch, knit and spin after.

Felting Friday THIS Friday, October 14, 1-3.  Felt a Wise Owl Thyme Tile in a needlefelting class suitable for beginners.  $30 includes fiber materials.

Just around the corner: our fall Yarn & Yoga retreat is Oct 28-30.  Find more info here and register now.

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Cashmere Center Presentation by Linda Cortright

Join us!cashmere

Be part of a wild afternoon, learning about the only Cashmere Center in the world dedicated to the nomads of the India’s High Himalayas.  Bring your knitting.  More information here.

When: 1:00 PM. Sunday, November 13th.

All donations are tax deductible and will benefit the 2017 training program.

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