Gotland

More Viking Sheep! The Gotland sheep were established on the Swedish island of Gotland by the Vikings along with Karakul and Romanov sheep that crossed with the native...

How do you best Store Fiber?

  I love getting questions about posts or fiber arts, so if you think of any feel free to post them in the comments sections and...

Cheviot: a Spring Sheep

The sheep that look like bunnies! Cheviot is one of the well-recognized breeds in England recorded to be on the borderlands as early as 1372. The story is...

Rickwood Farms

  There is a romantic old world quality that shines out when you talk about Rickwood Farms with owner Peggy. A short jaunt from our shop,...

California Red

Most breeds names are a combination of their development location as well as any unique physical element, the California Red is no different. Developed in 1970 by...

New Zealand’s Possum Blends

Saving New Zealand one Possum blend at a time! The common brushtail possum from New Zealand, is an invasive species introduced to in the 1850, and activity  damages...

Recycled Sari Silk: Yarns and Fiber

Sari sometimes translated to “strip of cloth” is the traditional women’s garment in the Indian subcontinent.  Saris are made with a few different types of fibers, but...

Muskox and Qiviut

Muskox is the most misleading name for creatures in the fiber world. Named “Musk” for the distinctive smell of associated with them; they have no musk glands....

Dorper

I have to say that sheep have some of the best names, my favorites including “Dorper” (door-per). Never heard of Dorper before? That may be because some of...

Mohair – a Unique Goat

There are two types of fiber producing goats, goats that produce Cashmere and Angora goats that produce Mohair. All domestic goats came from a single breed of goat...

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