VidenovichFarms

Videnovich Farms

Announcement    Videnovich Farms offers hand-spun yarn and knitwear created from the wool of our small flock of sheep.

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Last updated on Sep 28, 2016

Videnovich Farms offers hand-spun yarn and knitwear created from the wool of our small flock of sheep.

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Vera Videnovich

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Vera Videnovich

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About VidenovichFarms

Sales 124
On Etsy since 2011

Old World traditions in the new.

I grew up on a small farm in southwest Michigan and we farmed in in manner not unlike my ancestors did in Eastern Europe. The foods familiar to my parents in the old country were difficult to find in American supermarkets so we grew and preserved our own.

When I was seven years old my father showed me how to knit. My mother had passed away when I was an infant and I found a half-finished sweater that she had been working on. I brought the needles to my father and forced him to teach me how to use them. It wasn't that he sat around and knit socks but he could if it came down to it as *his* mother taught him when he was a little boy.

I left the farm to study at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and continue to live in the city where I work as a teaching artist and freelance writer. In the summer I continue to grow crops on the farm and sell to Chicago restaurants such as Nightwood, Lula, Bite, and Revolution Brewing. As the garden slows down in the winter I work with the fiber from the small flock of sheep on the family farm.

Most of my work is created from scratch and primarily uses wool that comes from our own sheep. The wool is hand-sheared and then handspun using either a drop spindle, a Babe Fiber Starter wheel, or my garage-sale-find Ashford Traditional wheel. The dyes come from plants grown in my garden (with a few fun, bright colors created with Kool-Aid or Jaquard dyes). As my wool production is limited and customer demand for ease-of-use/wear I've added some acrylic products to my Etsy shop.

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  • Vera Videnovich

    Owner

    Vera Videnovich is a Michigan farmer, knitter, handspinner, fiber arts instructor, and freelance writer working in the Chicago area.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 10, 2022
Welcome to the Videnovich Farms Etsy shop. All items are handmade by farmer Vera Videnovich. Most of our available items are made from the wool she shears from their small sheep flock. Because of the limited amounts of wool produced and her speedy fingers she uses up all their wool and purchases several fleeces sourced from Michigan (or Wisconson) farms who specialize in naturally colored wool or alpaca. Every once in a while she purchases store-bought acrylic yarns to test patterns for those who may be sensitive to natural fibers.

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Returns and exchanges
All sales are final. We request that you read the item descriptions carefully or ask additional questions before purchasing. If you are in any way dissatisfied with our product, please contact us immediately and we will do our best to remedy the situation - especially if damaged in shipping or incorrectly shipped items. Buyer is responsible for return shipping costs and insurance.
Payment
We currently accept PayPal for payment. We reserve the right to cancel any order, and will issue a refund if we do so.
Shipping
We prefer to ship via USPS Priority Mail and have calculated prices depending on the box size. We will ship to the address presented at checkout on Etsy - please use the "Note to seller" if you have special requests. With our busy farm and work schedule it may take up to 5-8 working days for us to make it to a post office to ship. "Adopt-a-Sheep" offerings may take up to 12 months depending on the time of year the item was purchases and when we actually find time to shear, skirt, package, and ship the fleece as well as the accompanying items. We currently only ship to USA addresses.
Additional policies and FAQs
Other than the crochet acrylic cobweb miniskirt offerings we do not make custom orders.