Spinning

Processing the wool:

Shearing here at the farm happens about every 8 months.  Usually we have a professional shearer do all the sheep in one day.  Next step is skirting the wool to remove vegetation, manure, and felted bits of fleece.  The best fleeces are then washed and air dried.  Finally we send it out either to be made into roving or yarn.

We carry Louet spinning 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.

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 have a small fleet of rental wheels to use as you  learn, available for $35.00 per month.

We also haveone beautiful Ashford Elizabeth antique spinning wheel available for $600.00.