Producing fiber that is a pleasure to work with has become my focus. Dyeing fiber and blending colors is a source of joy for me. Whether it's dyed carded fiber for handspinners, dyed yarn, felts and prefelts, or fiber for surface design artists, my goal is to provide a color palette that is large enough to create subtle or bold color interactions. To me it's all about the color interactions.
I manage my sheep to minimize contamination from hay, seeds and burdock. Feeding haylage (as opposed to dry hay) during the winter months keeps the fleeces cleaner. Haylage is almost like fresh grass; the sheep are eager to eat every bit of it, and because it is moist it's less likely to stick in the fleece.
Kevin Ford shears my sheep in late winter, using hand shears instead of electric equipment. The result is calmer sheep and a more peaceful and relaxing shearing day.The fiber for the products that I offer comes from two sources: fleeces from my own flock and those purchased from other local flocks or fiber sources. Each product description contains information about the source of the original fiber if it isn't from my own flock.