catawampus

Catawampus Farm

Maine, United States · 572 Sales

catawampus

Catawampus Farm

Maine, United States 572 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(353)

Announcement   Welcome to the Catawampus Farm Shop! We specialize in Maine raised wool and mohair from small family farms, including our own! We raise colored and white angora goats, Jacob and Romney sheep. Our natural Maine fibers are available raw, washed, and carded for spinners and felters and we have our own Farm Fresh yarns in natural and hand dyed for knitters/crocheters/weavers, all locally spun. For avid sock and shawl knitters looking for a smooth commercial finish, we offer our ever popular Special Delivery MCN fingering and a merino/silk fingering in both kettle dyed and hand painted skeins. 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 is in central Maine, as you approach the western hills. We 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 local mills, 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: www.catawampusfarm.com and on our "CatawampusFarmandFiber" Facebook page.

All 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 fleeces are hand-picked for minimal vegetable matter (VM.) Coated fleeces are listed as such and will have minimal to no VM. Our own goats and sheep do live active, happy lives. If you find a little native Maine vegetable matter in our locks, we hope this will make you smile and picture our curly girls 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 www.phatfiber.com for more information on Phat Fiber and other independent fiber artists. Thanks for stopping by!

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Last updated on Apr 3, 2016

Welcome to the Catawampus Farm Shop! We specialize in Maine raised wool and mohair from small family farms, including our own! We raise colored and white angora goats, Jacob and Romney sheep. Our natural Maine fibers are available raw, washed, and carded for spinners and felters and we have our own Farm Fresh yarns in natural and hand dyed for knitters/crocheters/weavers, all locally spun. For avid sock and shawl knitters looking for a smooth commercial finish, we offer our ever popular Special Delivery MCN fingering and a merino/silk fingering in both kettle dyed and hand painted skeins. 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 is in central Maine, as you approach the western hills. We 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 local mills, 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: www.catawampusfarm.com and on our "CatawampusFarmandFiber" Facebook page.

All 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 fleeces are hand-picked for minimal vegetable matter (VM.) Coated fleeces are listed as such and will have minimal to no VM. Our own goats and sheep do live active, happy lives. If you find a little native Maine vegetable matter in our locks, we hope this will make you smile and picture our curly girls 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 www.phatfiber.com for more information on Phat Fiber and other independent fiber artists. Thanks for stopping by!

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Last updated on April 3, 2016
Welcome to our farm shop. The animals and fiber are an important part of our lives and we love sharing them with others. We do work "off the farm" and like many of our customers we juggle, jobs, animals, family and other responsibilities. We try to respond to requests and questions quickly, but may not be available at all times. The times found to sit quietly with spinning, knitting and other fiber crafts are precious and we are happy to share them with you. I make every effort to accurately describe the products, please read the full descriptions. The Farm Fresh fibers and yarns will have some variation and my have an occasional small piece of hay...this is the reality of farm life and fibers not treated with commercial chemicals to destroy the vegetable matter before processing. None of the farm fresh wool and yarn is treated to make it "superwash", all of these will felt or full. Our commercial bases are all superwash, unless noted.

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Payment is through paypal, etsy or gift certificates. If you have a gift certificate, please select "other" as payment option and include your gift certificate code in notes to seller. Thanks.
Shipping
Orders will be typically be shipped on Wednesdays and Saturdays (perhaps earlier, if I have a moment between my "real job" and the farm chores on other days of the week.) Our mail carrier typically visits around lunchtime, so later orders on those days may be delayed.

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: I'm always pleased when I get a request to send our products to another country. If you would like an order to ship outside of the US, please send a message and I will calculate shipping costs for your location. Thanks!
Refunds and Exchanges
We make every effort to send you high quality yarns and fiber. If for any reason you are not satisfied, please contact me so that I can refund or replace your wool or yarn as appropriate. Refunds or exchanges can be requested within 30 days of shipping, if the item you receive does not meet your expectations from the item description. Refunds do not include shipping.
Additional policies and FAQs
Variations in color are a natural part of the handpainting/hand dyed process, and should be expected. Your monitor colors may vary from the actual color of the fiber or yarn.

I often have washed raw and fibers which are not listed in the shop. Feel free to send me a message, if there is something special you would like, I just might have it!