Our farmer's market in Marquette ends on October 27th. This will give me almost a month to spin, knit and prep enough inventory to attend the annual Christmas Craft Show in Marquette's Dome. Last year 10,000 people attended the three day event. I am hoping it will prove to be a good market for some of my less pricey items. We shall see. I just hope I have enough fiber, as I seem to be going through the 2012 clip at an alarming pace.
That is all we still have for sale this year, as all the Cormo X top is sold along with the other fleeces.
I want to thank my customers for their business and love of my fiber. I believe we will have some truly wondrous fiber and rovings available next season by mid-summer as I've had a chance to look under the coats on our flock and beautiful things are happening.
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Raggedy Ann's fleece which won a first in crossbred colored finewools at MFF is sold.
Gryffindor's fleece which won a first in purebred colored finewools at MFF is spoken for except for two pounds I am retaining as he also went BIS.
Bailleys 1 pound 10 ounce fleece that is seriously crimpy, springly, locky and has a three inch staple in a dark brown is available after WI Sheep & Wool Festival for $25.00. SOLD
Alafair's 2 pound silvering black fleece that has been heavily skirted is available for $20.00.
Rose's 2+ pound silvering moorit dense crimpy fleece that has been heavily skirted is available for $20.00. SOLD.
And there will be choice Cormo colored top for sale as soon as I receive my shipment from Zeilingers later this week. Price and amounts available to be determined. It is a heathery blend of brown/dark grey/white with a very soft handle. Will be weighing it out and checking with people who have already placed reservations. If any is left it will be $30 per 8 ounces or $58 per pound. I have 8 ounces left for sale @ $30.00.
I plan to handpaint some very luscious but slightly VM contaminated white Cormo roving sometime this fall and have that available as well.
Let me know if something spikes your interest and I can send you samples and details.
I will have three pounds of Gryffindor's lamb fleece available for sale after Michigan Fiber Fest in late August. One pound is already spoken for. $25.00 per pound.
I will have five pounds of Raggedy Ann's second fleece(19 microns mid-side and coated year-round)available after Michigan Fiber Fest. $25.00 per pound.
I have 2+ pounds of Alafair's black with silver Shetland fleece. Very nice handle and look...heavily skirted. $12 per pound.
I have Secondhand Rose's moorit with some age silvering to it Shetland fleece for sale. $10 per pound. I believe there are at least two pounds. Her fleece is very dense and crimpy and about 2-1/2 inches in staple length.
I have a few other select brown tone fleeces(Shetland)I might be willing to sell. Fiber samples and pricing available upon request.
I found my homestead in 1980 knowing little or nothing about what I was getting myself into. It has been an intensely long labor of love and I've learned a lot about what is important(and not)in life. My lists were burned long ago, as a person can only do so much in any given day. Shetland Sheep entered the picture in 1992 the year my daughter was born. Their beautiful, natural colored fine fiber became the impetus of my new business Winter Sky Wool Co. I handspin yarns and sell fiber, yarns and knitgoods at the local farmer's market. When my daughter was ten she decided to breed Nigerian Dwarf goats under the Dancing Angels herd name. She has been highly successful with this venture and has lovely kids available each spring. We also raise Australian Spotted Bantam ducks to keep us entertained on cold/wet days.