Homespun Yarn Party

March 18, 2018 from 12-5pm in the Great Room at Savage Mill!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Feederbrook Farm

1. What is your website?

2. Your Ravelry username?

Feederbrook Farm

3. What do you make?
Hand spun / hand dyes artisan Yarns and Roving from Sheltand Sheep, Alpacas and BFL crosses. Fibers are home grown or from local producers. We also offer fiber CSA memberships and educational oportunities.

4. How did you get into making stuff?
In 1996 the tenants on the farm left and forgot to take their cats and sheep. So we decided to keep the flock and the felines. We knew absolutely nothing about livestock, farming or fiber, but we learned fast. A few years past and the bags of fleeces began to build up, so as a joke I asked my family for a spinning wheel for Christmas. Well they did not think that I was joking. That was 15 years ago and the rest is history.

Feederbrook Farm

5. What is your favorite thing about the local fiber community?
The folks that I have met thought the fiber community have been such an inspiration.

6. How does what you do/make influence the rest of your life, and vice versa?
Everything I do revolves completely around the animals and fiber.... my family can attest to that. There are some days the house is a wash of fiber from the kitchen and livingroom to the porch and even the ceiling. Most days we get it put away before my husband walks in the door. Although there are other days (especially during lambing) he is wondering where the sound of the newborn lamb is coming from.

Feederbrook Farm

7. Any funny stories, words of wisdom, something else to share about you or your business?
Farming happens rain or shine and you might as well have a smile on your face even when the sheep escape and the pig has made a bed out of 10 bales of your best alfalfa.

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