The farm store is full of natural and hand-dyed yarn and woolen items using fiber from our own sheep. Look for tags with the sheep’s pictures and names identifying the fiber grown by our own sheep. We also carry Thyme Tile needle felting kits and needle felting supplies, as well as knitting supplies. If you can’t make it in person, some of our products are available online at FiberThyme, our Etsy store.
Unique hand dyed yarns, blended batts, and roving for spinners are dyed in small lots (4-8 ounces) in a crockpot, 16 quart kettle, or hand painted using Cushing Dyes. Marty remembers her grandmother dyeing wool for rug hooking on the wood stove with Cushing dyes in the 1940s. In summer, yarn is dyed with plants and weeds. We grow a dyers’ garden with indigo, marigolds, amaranth, dyers coreopsis and more. From the pasture edges, we gather black eyed susans, jewel weed, and goldenrod. If you are interested in learning to dye wool, spin, knit, needle felt, or raise your own sheep, click here to see our upcoming classes.
Besides wool, other natural fibers including angora bunny, alpaca, and llama are selectively purchased from several neighboring Maine farms. We purchase clean, healthy fiber from people we know love and take good care of their animals.
Needle felted art, felted garments, knitted hats and mittens, wool roving, and a wide variety of hand dyed yarn are inspiration for our visitors to see. Some of these lovely creations are made by CSA members and local knitters and are sold on consignment.
We carry Louet spinning wheels. We are happy to work with you to teach you to spin, set you up with all the fiber you could want, and order your new wheel as well as accessories. We also have a few antique wheels available for sale, and a small fleet of rental wheels. Louet wheels have been carefully engineered to be easy-to-use, durable, low-maintenance and practical. By using different bobbins and flyers, Louet wheels can be used to produce every kind of yarn, from bulky wool to fine yarn. It’s been our experience that beginner spinners are the most successful with Louet wheels.
Sausage, eggs, and maple syrup are also available for purchase on the farm.
Products ordered by phone or email and through our Etsy store:
• Payments may be made securely through PayPal. You do not need to have a PayPal account to make payments. Personal checks must be processed before order is sent.
• You order will usually be shipped within a week. We will try to notify you if a delay is anticipated.
• We ship by the most cost effective USPS Mail. We often recycle boxes in accordance with our reduce, reuse philosophy.
• Postal insurance is not included.