catawampus' Shop Announcement

Welcome to Catawampus Farm's Shop! We specialize in Maine raised Farm Fresh wools and mohair for spinners and felters and for knitters/crocheters we have lovely hand dyed yarns. Check out some of our new jumbo fingering/sock skeins, with 600-750 yards for that shawl you've been wanting to start or the friend with big feet! I put them in their own section to make them easy to find.

Catawampus Farm offers fine mohair, wool, handpainted yarns and spinning fibers. We are in central Maine, as you approach the western hills and raise our own naturally colored angora goats and Jacob sheep. Our mohair and wool is available in soft yarn blends, roving, batts and locks. Our farm yarn and roving is processed at a small local mill, using Maine-raised wool or recovered mill fibers for blending. We also carry carefully selected wool and alpaca from other small family farms in Maine, offering hand spinners premium "farm fresh" fibers. You can learn more about our animals and the farm on our website: and on our "CatawampusFarmandFiber" Facebook page.

All non-mohair spinning fleeces and fibers are chosen for clean, soft and spinnable fiber. We love getting to know other farmers in Maine, supporting small family farms and finding lovely fiber to share with other fiber addicts! Our own mohair fleeces are hand-picked before and after washing for minimal vegetable matter. Our goats do live active, happy goat lives. If you find a little native Maine vegetable matter in our locks, we hope this will make you smile and picture our curly goats knee deep in clover.

Forget any old concepts you may have of itchy mohair. Fine mohair is so silky and soft! It gives yarn a lovely halo, sheen, softness and strength. When blended with wool, I think it makes a perfect yarn which is soft, light and warm. Spinning, knitting, weaving are all about fondling fiber, right? My own philosophy: "Life's too short for tiny needles and scratchy yarn!"

We do carry a few commercially producted yarns which are handpainted or kettle dyed here on the farm. "Special Delivery" yarns help support our Maine state affilitate of the American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM) and the Political Action Committee of the ACNM. A portion of the profits from these yarns will be used to support midwifery care for women and infants in the state of Maine and in the United States.

Catawampus Farm is proud to be a contributor to the Phat Fiber Sample Boxes. Visit their site at for more information on Phat Fiber and other independent fiber artists. Thanks for stopping by!

This shop accepts Etsy Gift Cards.