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SpinnersEnd's Shop Announcement

Welcome to Spinner's End Farm! Our farm mission is to provide tools and fine fibers, from our farm and around the globe, to promote Fiber arts traditional skills.

Most spinners are familiar with this tale...I was given a spinning wheel and then couldn't resist a few animals...and here we are!

My spinning journey started with an innocent announcement while visiting my mother in law in 2007, that I would someday like to learn to spin...when it was time to go home I was one spinning wheel richer and had only an idea how to begin. I hooked up with our local guild (The Eweper Spinners and Weavers) and life hasn't been the same since.

In March of 2008, we had the opportunity to rescue three llamas from overcrowded conditions. Since then, we have added 12 lovely Shetland sheep in a myriad of colors but all soft, soft, soft. Always having a huge love of rabbits, English Angoras were the logical next step...they have the softest fiber I have ever had the opportunity to feel! We added four new angora's as rescues in 2011 who are dear to our hearts. Tea and Twizzler are our Pygora goats and the clowns of the barnyard. They are shorn twice a year and their fiber is fantastic! :) Fall of 2011 we received a gift of two Olde English Southdown Babydoll Lambs from a friend who needed to find them a new home. Spring of 2013 brought a herd of Suri alpacas into our lives and we will share their fiber with you.

Much of the processing is done by hand- from shearing, to washing and carding. Shetland fiber is carded into batts for spinning, while llama fiber is shorn and loose. Angora fiber is either plucked or shorn from the rabbits, with a long staple and avoiding "second cuts". More recently, we have shipped some quantity of our fiber to Zeilinger's Wool mill in Frankenmuth Michigan. They have done some beautiful combed top for us- fiber that had too much VM for me to deal with they turned into beautiful processed fiber!

Happily, I am running at a surplus of fiber, and am able to share with folks as well as creating some yarn of my own to sell to needle artisans who can't get enough of the warm, natural luxurious fiber that these species provide. We also have added global luxury fibers from Ashland Bay to our lineup- what a wonderful family they are and they know their fibers.

Visit our blogspot at http://www.spinnersendfarm.blogspot.com

I was recently asked to give an interview about life on the farm for the podcast
"Yarns at Yinhoo". Give it a listen! :) http://www.yarnsatyinhoo.com/episode-12-life-on-the-farm/

I would be happy to create a blend of fibers for spinning batts for you, just send me a conversation. If you have a particular fiber you are searching for, let me know and I'll see what I can do to get it for you.

Custom spinning is available

From a smoke free (though obviously not pet free!) environment.

Keep the Tradition alive!

This shop accepts Etsy Gift Cards.