10 October, 2009

Support Your Local Shepherd

You may be wondering, given that I hadn't intended to buy (much) fibre at the festival, what it was that it made me pry open my sock and buy some.

I was moved by the opportunity to buy fibre straight from the shepherd and hear how it was raised and handled.

Bought dyed Shetland roving from Leonard Klein of Bransonas Shetlands, Staunton, VA.

Bought natural coloured CorriedaleXmerino "Latte" roving from Lynn Szarabajka of Quartz Creek Farm, Dyke, VA.

I consider these fibres to be local products, though both shepherds send their fibre out for processing in Michigan.

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