Being a 4-H mom, fit right into my personality. I’ve always been a hands-on, let me teach you kind of person. During my children’s grade school years, I would demonstrate the process of making yarn to the classrooms. The kids were so fun and would become totally amazed at how much work really went into making yarn.
I learned to sew early on from my mother which lead to piecing quilts. I then bought a long arm quilt machine and supplemented the family income. When the children started to become heavily involved with 4-H, my interest started to shift more towards wool from the animals that were shown at the fair. I then began traveling to art shows and opening the farm shop up for various events on Sand Hill Road. This allowed the public to see the workings of a wool farm, pet some cute animals, and buy the wool that they produced. During the Hill & Valley Exploration Tour and the Fermentation Fest we had all sorts of events at the farm. Llama walks, sheep shearing demonstrations, and some fun wool classes. The Sand Hill farm was sold in the spring of 2019 and I moved to Mount Horeb. Don’t worry there was lots of wool bagged and saved for future yarn and roving endeavors.
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Over the years, I have taken various spinning, knitting, felting, crocheting, dying, long arm machine quilting, and quilting piecing classes and met many great people. I enjoy learning other people’s findings and artistic take on things.
DEMONSTRATION: Come see socks being made on an antique circular sock machine and rug and scarf weaving on antique looms. I will demonstrate various things throughout the day and when my looms are empty, I will demonstrate loading the looms or hand spinning roving into yarn.
STUDIO ACCESS: Around to the back onto a 4 season porch.
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