Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Fiber Artist Spotlight - Knox Farm Fiber

No don't get excited... no lambs until April here on the farm.  We thought we would start a series of posts sharing some of the wonderful fiber art that our customers produce from our fleeces.

And of course, it all starts with the sheep; in this case, with little Miss 1133 (above right); out of Athena and Poseidon.  Following a summer of loving care and a whole lot of growing, she was sheared in the fall.  The locks of her fleece were 5 inches long and it weighed a whopping 3 lbs 5 ozs after skirting.  A very nice size for a lambs' fleece.  We sold it on Etsy to Knox Farm Fiber.  (This is the second fleece purchased from us.  We love our repeat customers!)

And here is the lovely yarn that Judith produced from little Miss 1133's fleece - washing, dyeing, picking, carding and spinning.  Judith describes herself as a yarn-maker, and indeed she makes beautiful yarn.  You can read more about Knox Farm Fiber here.   And more about her handspun bulky yarn here.


It is such a joy to see the beautiful things that our wonderful fiber artist customers craft from our wool!  We thought you might enjoy it too.


  1. My daughter-in-law would LOVE this yarn! She is a crocheter and knitter, and loves purple, and she loves bulky yarn! What a beautiful job Judith did with the wool! I purchased some Aran yarn for her when we were in Ireland last year...purple, of course. I enjoyed this post immensely!

  2. Thank you for featuring the yarn I made---Little Miss 1133 did a great job, don't you think? I've got more of her fleece in the dyepot and can hardly wait to spin it up. Thanks sheepsandpeeps!!


  3. How wonderful. I love the fleece in its natural state - but oh how wonderful are the colours in the bulky yarn. Stunning!

  4. I just want to give those little lambs a big squeeze and feel their wool against my face : ) That is awesome yarn! You can just see how soft it is.