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

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.


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


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

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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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Dyeing Class and Upcoming Lecture

spaced dyed rovingRegister now for Dyeing to Spin with Linda Clutterbuck, now happening on Sept 28, 10-4.  More information here.


Save the date: Linda Cortright will be presenting at the farm about the Cashmere Center in India on Sunday, November 13.  Stay tuned for details.

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Fall is just around the corner!  Fall colors are starting to show up in the dye kitchen…


The farm store is on the road at fairs frequently in the next few months.  Come see us at the American Folk Festival in Bangor, Fiber College in Searsport, Common Ground Country Fair in Unity, Fryeburg Fair, and the Fiber Festival of New England in Springfield, MA.  More info on these events can be found here.

Now would be a great thyme for you to register for our annual fall Yarn & Yoga retreat!

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Dyeing to Spin scheduled for Wednesday, July 20th is postponed!

Check in for a fall date!

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Yarn Haul

Happening Now!

13232966_1710204142561180_3000558617028583560_nThe Great Northern Yarn Haul – a self-guided tour for fiber artists of all kinds, taking you across Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. Come by the farm to pick up your “passport” and free yarn haul tote bag with a $20 purchase. Each time you visit one of the 16 fiber stores, get your passport initialed, and mail it in to enter a drawing for a prize. More information here.

The Yarn Haul will be ongoing through July 17.

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