KeepingTraditions

Hobby Farm with a Heart

Stockbridge, Michigan · 439 Sales

KeepingTraditions

Hobby Farm with a Heart

Stockbridge, Michigan 439 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(247)

Announcement   Welcome to the shop! I have been busy giving the bunnies their summer haircuts (always sheared gently on my lap ) and now will be using the fiber to make new soft and fluffy angora yarn to add again in the shop. Pure angora mittens have been a specialty and I have done custom orders often. I also offer hand painted wool, mohair, and hand spun art yarns. All of my products are hand made by me, none are purchased from wholesalers. Enjoy looking around and if you have any questions just convo.
Thank you!

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 16, 2017

Welcome to the shop! I have been busy giving the bunnies their summer haircuts (always sheared gently on my lap ) and now will be using the fiber to make new soft and fluffy angora yarn to add again in the shop. Pure angora mittens have been a specialty and I have done custom orders often. I also offer hand painted wool, mohair, and hand spun art yarns. All of my products are hand made by me, none are purchased from wholesalers. Enjoy looking around and if you have any questions just convo.
Thank you!

Tina Cameron

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Tina Cameron

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5 out of 5 stars
(247)
Jennie and Lynne

Jennie and Lynne on May 4, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful locks! Lovely to spin! Super fast shipping. Thank you so much for the extra lovely locks!

Jennie and Lynne

Jennie and Lynne on Apr 22, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful soft locks! Love the colors! Will definitely be a repeat customer!

Jennie and Lynne

Jennie and Lynne on Apr 22, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Gorgeous soft locks! Can't wait to spin this them! Thank you so much for the sample.

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Bunny out to play

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Just finished spinning a skein of lockspun yarn

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Just dyed a batch of angora fiber

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About

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, Bunny Caretaker, Fiber Artist, One Person Does It All

    I enjoy spinning, knitting and crocheting. Lately I have been expanding more on painting with the dyes and exploring art yarns that let me get creative.

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