Art that comes from the farm

We have something very special to share today, and the photographs simply ARE NOT going to do this justice – but we have to try!

Recently, we had a guest staying at the farm cottage who is a very talented spinner and weaver. She took home some of the fleece from our sheep, and made yarn…

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And then, because she has a new loom and one can’t stop with just yarn when there’s weaving to do…. she made this!

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A branch can be inserted into the loops at the top so this piece can be hung on a wall, and we intend to do just that. We’re going to hang it up in the cottage – along with the sheet showing the locks and sample yarns – so future guests can enjoy this lovely piece of art made with wool from the farm!

Here’s a close-up of that beautiful pattern in the hanging:

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This piece is quite thick, and the artist, Priscilla, remarks at how very much yarn the technique uses up. Perhaps if I could be patient enough to wash and spin plenty of this wool, we could make an amazing floor rug. (Of course, I’d need to learn to weave. Oh, Priscilla, will you give lessons?!)

Thanks again to our lovely guests Priscilla, and her daughter Jessica!

One Comment

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    Priscilla 2 October, 2013

    A gentle breeze was blowing, chickens clucking, horses snorting, the lambs were baa baaing to their mamas in the pasture and my spinning wheel was whirling away, making yarn from their shorn fleeces. Wow! How ideal is that!

    My daughter and I had such a lovely time at the farm. The accommodations were very comfortable and we enjoyed helping you, Scottie, with the animals.

    It was a pleasure to make this wall hanging for you from your own wool. Next time I visit, I will teach you to spin and weave. : )
    Priscilla

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