Our November Spin/Knit/Crochet In will be held in the Red Barn Studio at Heelside Farms on November 19th from 10-3. We will be enjoying the cooler (wooly) weather and the company of fibery friends. Please join us for the fun and fellowship. See you then!
We are setting up new classes and will post them this week.
Our October Spin/Knit/Crochet In will be held at the Red Barn Studio on Saturday the 15th from 10-3. Hoping the lovely weather holds for that day. Join us for a fibery good time.
The Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair will be held the last weekend in October in Fletcher, N.C. at the Western North Carolina Fairgrounds near Asheville. It is a wonderful fiber event. We will be part of it again this year. Visit us at booth 439 and 441 in Davis Arena. Our newest yarns and rovings will be there for your shopping pleasure. There will be show specials each day! We look forward to seeing you there. The saff website is www.saffsite.org for more information on the event.
Our sock yarns have arrived from Stonehedge Fiber Mill ( which processes much of our yarn for us) and we will begin dyeing this week. Here is a picture of them in their natural state. The white yarn is Cormo wool with 20% nylon and the gray is Cormo/Finn wool with 20% mohair. Both feel divine! 250 yards per skein.
Our Spin/Knit/Crochet In will be held this saturday September 17th from 10-3 in the Red Barn Studio. We would love to have you join us for our first Fall event. Bring your projects or just come visit and join us for a relaxing day.
On September 25th we will again be at Rising Meadow Farm in Liberty, N.C.. It is a fun Craft day with a variety of vendors. their website is www.risingmeadowfarm.com. We will be premiering our newest fiber creations. See you there.
Here are samples of our newest Fiber creations. This year we have top as well as roving for your enjoyment. Boudicca is a Celtic red all wool roving. Nebula is an ethereal blend of colors in 100% wool. Both are a joy to spin.
Our Spin/ Knit/ Crochet In will be held at the Red Barn Studio on August 20th from 10-3. We hope to see you! Our Fiber Fun Festivities are a time to relax, visit, and enjoy. Join the fun.
July 9, 2016 Tractor Supply Company at the intersection of Bus.70 and hwy. 301 in Selma, N.C. will host a Homemade/Homegrown Festival. Join us for their new event. It begins at 9 am.
July 19th, 2016 (tuesday) from 10-2 our dye class returns by popular request. Learn to use acid dyes on wool yarn and locks. Check the class page for info.
July 23, 2016 join our Spin/Knit/Crochet In at the Red Barn Studio from 10-3. Relax, craft, eat, and chat with fiber friendly folks. See you there!
July 30, 2016 We will be sponsoring a Silk Spinning class with Jane Bynum. Everything You Wanted to Know about Silk ! Check the Class page for all of the information.
Our June Spin/Knit/Crochet In will be held on June 18th from 10-3 at the Red Barn Studio. Join our fiber fun and relax in the country atmosphere. Bring your newest project or bring one to finish. See you there!
June 25th we will offer a dye class. from 10-3 in the Red Barn Studio. Class size is limited to offer everyone an opportunity to participate. See our class page for more details.
May is here and our Knit/Spin/Crochet In is scheduled for the 21st from 10-3 in the Red Barn Studio. Join us for a wonderful relaxing day of fiber fun. See you then.
We are enjoying the beautiful lambs our girls delivered this year. If you are considering a spinning flock or adding to your flock we have lambs with luscious fleeces.
Registered Finnsheep rams are available this year, white and multicolored with great fleeces and conformation. They would be a welcome addition to your flock. The Finnsheep will add prolificacy, soft fleeces, and handling ease to your flock.
What a month. Spin-In…..Lambing…..Carolina FiberFest…..and SPRING! Hooray!
The class schedule and class registration are now up on the Carolina FiberFest website. Sign up now to reserve your place. There a great selection of classes this year. There are only three weeks to the big event. Join us for the premier fiber event in March. Something for everyone from fleeces to spinning fiber to finished yarn to finished products to buy. Fiberistas start your wheels/needles.
Our spin In will be on the 19th from 10-3. It is a time to relax and fiber on.
Lambing is in full swing here at the farm. Our picture today is of the future moms at Heelside Farms our yearling ewes. So beautiful. A Chorus Line…….BAAAA
We are lambing full time now. It is a busy time…but never too busy for another Knit/Spin/Crochet in at the Red Barn Studio. Here is the schedule:
February 27, 2016 10-3
March 19, 2016 10-3
April 16, 2016 10-3
May 21, 2016 10-3
We would love to have you join us for our fibery fun. See you then.
Wow! The farm is so busy. Pinkie was the first to lamb yesterday with triplets. She is a good mom and they are doing fine. Two are white and one is black and grey like his father. They are about one hour old in this picture. Stay tuned for lambing updates.
Pinkie and Triplets
We are dyeing yarn from our newest selection. It is a luscious, cushy DK weight, knits like a dream (so well in fact that I may give up spinning…haha) and takes dye in any color. Join us on the 27th from 10-3 at the Red Barn Studio for our monthly Spin/Knit/Crochet In to feel the cushiness!
DK weight wool yarn from our sheep on a luscious wool/silk batt
Carolina FiberFest is returning to Raleigh to the NC State Fairgrounds March 25 & 26, 2016 in the Gov. Holshouser Building. It is a Friday and Saturday event. Friday from 1:00 – 7:00 and Saturday from 9:00 – 5:00. Vendors, Classes, Demos, Sheep to Shawl, Guild Demos, and Make it and Take it. The event is free and open to the public. Shop ’til you drop to fill all of your fiber dreams! Keep checking www.carolinafiberfest.org for more details.