Monday, November 27, 2006

Time to Spin!

My shop is now closed for the winter months. Three baskets of roving sit waiting for me to spin them into soft, colorful yarns. I am looking forward to those winter months when time slows down just a bit.

A 3 & 1/2 pound bag of shiny mohair locks, sits beside my desk ... the fruit of my labor ... or should I say Uma's labor. Uma is my one Angora goat who provides me with a fabulous white, mohair fleece every 6 months.
Last year I blended Uma's fleece with Millie's, Romney, hogget ( first) fleece and won a Best in Show ribbon at the New Hampshire Sheep & Wool Festival as well as a ribbon at the Maine Fiber Frolic. Watch for this "Blue Ribbon Blend" in the spring.

In a few weeks I will begin selling yarns from my farm on-line ...stay tuned!

Monday, November 20, 2006

Holiday Open House

On November 24th & 25th we will hold our 1st Annual Holiday Open House. This year we will be holding a fund raiser for the Coastal Humane Society ... our local animal shelter. The hours are 9-6 both days. Please consider bringing a donation of dog and cat food as well as old towels, blankets and toys.

THE 2007 We Fiber Folk Calendars are in!!!

Please order soon if you would like them for Christmas gifts! They are selling fast. Visit my farm website for details about the Open House and the calendars.

Have a wonderful, family filled, fun week!

Sunday, November 12, 2006

To celebrate a wonderful first year's opening, the Ye Olde Wool Shop will hold its 1st Annual Holiday Open House on November 24th & 25th.
Our 2007 We Fiber Folk Calendars will be available at a special Open House price, and shoppers will receive a free pattern for our favorite Shepherdess Wristletts with every yarn purchase.
As owners of "shelter dogs" ourselves, we will be collecting food and other needed goods to donate to the Coastal Humane Society. Please consider bringing canned foods, bleach & dish soap, and paper towels to donate to the shelter.
Our homemade dog biscuits, made with our own duck eggs, will be available to purchase for your canine companions or to donate to the shelter. All proceeds from the biscuit sales will also be donated to the shelter.
The Ye Olde Wool Shop is located just off Rte one, 2.3 miles north of The Taste of Maine Restaurant. Take a left on to the Shaw Road then a left on to the Meadow Road. Watch for signs. Visit our website

Friday, November 03, 2006

Currently I sell all of my yarns and other fiber products, here on our farm in our yarn shop. I also carry yarns from several other Maine fiber farms including Spinnakees' Farm, Fibah For Ewe, Judas Meadow Farm, Colonial Thyme Alpacas, and The Stonehouse Farm. I have recently added beautiful yarns from Grand View Farm of Vermont, and have some beautiful hand-painted alpaca yarns from Hannah's Rainbow Yarns.My shop is decorated with beautiful hand-felted table runners, scarves, and Christmas stockings made by fiber artist Jodi Clayton of One Lupine Fiber Arts in Orono, Maine. And I am proud to offer the unique hand weavings of Weaver Susan Perrine, a fellow Woolwich resident. If you are looking for buttons, I have Sunshine Pottery's hand-made pottery buttons as well as some cute little wooden buttons created here in Maine.My goal is to support my fellow shepherdesses, and to support New England Agriculture.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Welcome to our Mid-coast Maine sheep farm

Welcome to our mid-coast Maine Sheep farm. Our diverse flock provides us with a wonderful variety of fibers for our hand and mill -spun yarns, and for one-of-a-kind batts and rovings for spinning.
Romneys, Correidales, a Border Leicester, a Suffolk, and Olde Babydoll Southdowns roam the woods on our 11 acre farm. They are joined by an Angora goat for mohair, and two Nigerian dwarf goats for ...well laughs.