KeepingTraditions

Hobby Farm with a Heart

Stockbridge, Michigan · 401 Sales

KeepingTraditions

Hobby Farm with a Heart

Stockbridge, Michigan 401 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(223)
Tina Cameron

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Tina Cameron

Teeswater Locks - Green/Blue/Golds Hand Painted
$9.99

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5 out of 5 stars
(223)
Amanda Moffitt

Amanda Moffitt on Jan 6, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This yarn is absolutely gorgeous! I can't wait to knit with it. The service was impressive, the product description was accurate and delivery was quick ! Will be ordering from them again in the future.

Emily Bourie

Emily Bourie on Jan 5, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This is so beautiful and I love the way it is romantically, loosely spun on a matching colored cord. This is my second, similar yarn which I bought because I loved my first (wild pink) so much. Completely different palette here, but both are so well executed. My favorite lockspun yarn artist.

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A Fiber Dream Come True

It all starts with the animals every day, I head out to do chores every morning. It so good to see happy active rabbits, I know they are healthy and doing fine. They can be so fun too, each has their own personality and traits. So cute and fun to be around. I check over and see if anyone is going to need shearing soon. If I find they are getting close I make sure to set aside some days dedicated to shearing. Shearing days are so rewarding when I bring in all the beautiful wool. I always shear every rabbit gently on my lap. its like a person getting a haircut. It doesn't hurt them, and it is important for their health to remove the wool to prevent wool block, which can be life threatening. After chores are done I head inside to decide what to work on today. Some days its sorting wool, spinning a new yarn or working with the dye pots. I can easily spend a day or more working on a hand knit or crochet item like booties and mittens.
Today I decided I will do some dyeing. I just received back my roving from the mill. Its so soft, a 85% angora blend. I gather my supplies and soak my roving to prep it for the dye bath. I mix the dyes and get the pots set up. The batches are small, I look for color ideas in how I see them in life and nature. After the final rinse I lay them out on a rack to dry which can take a few days. After I weigh the roving, tie it together, and add the tag. Its now ready to put on etsy. I can spend many days dedicated to just dyeing fiber, it takes time but its fun to add some color to some of the fiber.
I feel so blessed to have such wonderful animals and fiber to work with every day. Having my small fiber farm has been a Fiber Dream Come True.

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  • Tina Cameron

    Owner, Fiber Artist And Crafter, Fiber Farmer, Wife & Mother

    I enjoy spinning, felting, knitting and crocheting. I have been working with the fiber arts for many years and I still look forward to each day. I adore my beautiful rabbits, goats, and llama that provide me with so much lovely fiber.

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