Drop spindles can feel awkward at first, but a little practice makes perfect. I ask adults down to toddlers to try the same thing first: Just practice spinning it of your leg, without the fiber – just with a piece of yarn.
I can’t wait to see what kinds of yarn this kid produces by his high school years!
“Rebel” is available for purchase at this time. This is at minimum, an 80% alpaca blend giving off hints of rose-grey, pink, purple, and blues. Of course, I think everyone should make socks, but would make a lovely winter hat or scarf for the warmth or request multiple skeins and receive a discounted rate. This skein made using our Suri Tassa-Frass (aka “swift-footed-kicking-monster”), fiber from a rose-grey Huacaya from a neighboring farm (makes the ladies swoon), and some Shetland fibers from a farm in Petoskey.
“Detroit” is named for the timing of the skein. A friend wanted me to spin up some fibers to sell in Detroit, where, according to a recent Detroit Free Press article, yarn shops are needed/wanted. We are still trying to think of a way to cooperatively connect these fibers with the people of Detroit on a regular basis, but in the meantime, we’re selling some of the inventory to pay for routine farm upkeep.
This yarn is fun, vibrant, and unique, much like the revitalization, renewal, and greening projects we’ve seen already in Detroit. Another 80% alpaca blend, using mostly fibers from Ebony (the gentlest one), and a blend of our other Suri gals.
To purchase yarn, and to see other available skeins, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a farm visit or other pick-up option.
Named for the still blue waters of northern Michigan at dawn, and our farm cat, Watson, this skein is mostly a combination of Bree and Pecan (Suri alpaca) fibers, with one ply hand-dyed a light periwinkle. Soft and light, I picture this skein combined with our peaches-and-cream for a lovely baby blanket… Purchase today, knit through the summer, and have it ready for cooler autumn eves.
140Yd $25 Available for pick-up at farm SOLD
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We’re spinning out some lovely shades of gray and delicious pink this spring. While the pink is entirely local Shetland, these handsome grays are a blend of our own Suri alpaca and Shetland. 100% Hand-spun, local, and lovely luster.
$28/skein or partial barter, discount on multi-skein purchases. Available for pick-up at the DeYoung farmhouse off Cherry Bend Road. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase.
Introducing Shetland Cotton Candy, hand-spun, hand-dyed local Shetland yarn from the farm. The roving looked so much like cotton candy, well, let’s just say, I have a great idea for next April Fools Day.
It’s currently drying, but if you are looking for the perfect yarn for a baby hat or footies, this yarn is for you. Will be available tomorrow for sale. Email for details.
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