Spinning Fiber and yarn from our family farm.

East Aurora, New York · 759 Sales


Spinning Fiber and yarn from our family farm.

East Aurora, New York 759 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Note from shop owner I'm on vacation through October 1 for our local fiber festival! Thank you!

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Last updated on Sep 26, 2014

I'm on vacation through October 1 for our local fiber festival! Thank you!


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An All-American Girl Focusing on Supporting American Farms

I've always been drawn to expressing myself through art, though not performing arts--I'm a complete klutz. As I tripped through my childhood, I developed a love for crochet and a connection to my family's heritage. I often longed to be with my extended family in Texas spraying the cotton fields or going to the Harvest Festival, though being the daughter of an Air Force fighter pilot, though, we moved often and I lived a very suburban life. As I've grown, the fiber community and lifestyle has given me the opportunity to have a place, a history, a connection to the past.

When my husband and I were preparing to have our third child, we decided it was time for me to leave my career in marketing for something a bit more flexible and part-time. I went to work teaching knitting and crochet at our local yarn shop. This was the turning point for my husband and me to really focus on creating the life we wanted and not just what would be easy for us to fall into.

A few years (and another baby) later, I expanded my interests into dyeing and spinning, and opened Inspiration Fibers. Things snowballed, and soon we found ourselves living in the country with 23 acres of land and a plan to start a fiber farm: our dream come true! Now we have 9 Shetland sheep, three llamas, two Angora goats and an ever-changing number of chickens that make up our farm: Willow Glen Farm.

I never had a single town to call home as a child, but instead, I developed a deep identity as an American, and I'm pretty proud of it. I want the spirit of my cotton-farming, westward-pushing all-American (Texan!) grandparents to survive in this corporate world through me. It's deeply important to me that my business support the small farmers across the country who are continuing to provide a life for their families based on our heritage, hard work and healthy living.

I also have a great passion for teaching and learning. My breed study club that is hosted on the fiber community website, Ravelry, opens for memebership every spring. Members receive wool, information, tools for record-keeping and a lock sample; not to mention, a great deal of fun in the forum.

ALL my fibers come from small American farmers and are processed at a local mini mill.

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Shop members

  • Amanda Hartrich

    Owner, Designer, Shepherdess

    I live in Western New York with my husband and our four children on a fiber farm. I strive to produce beauty and inspire others to their full potential.

  • Mike Hartrich


    He gets all the manual labor done!

Shop policies

Last updated on February 3, 2011
Welcome to my store! I am a true lover of all things fiber-related and hope to spread the joy to others. Please take a moment to look over my policies before you make a purchase. And also feel free to contact me with any questions.
Thank you! Amanda

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
You may cancel an order if I receive notification before I have mailed the item. I accept returns only when notified by the buyer within 2 days of buyer receiving it and on a case-by-case basis. Return shipping is at your expense, and I do not refund shipping from the original shipment.
At this time, I only accept Paypal, and payment needs to be made within 2 days. I will ship asap once your payment has been processed (usually within 24 hours).
I ship USPS First Class Parcel, and the price is based on destination and weight. My shipping prices are calculated estimates, but I happily combine shipping for you. If cost to ship your total order is more than I charged, I absorb it. If cost to ship your total order is less than I charged you by $1 or more, I'll refund it. Sometimes flat rate Priority is the best price; in those cases, you will receive your order through Priority mail (usually if shipping two or more things together). If you need a rush on anything, please contact me, and I'll do my best to accommodate you.
Additional policies and FAQs
I welcome special orders! All aspects (color, quantity, etc.) are dependent on what I have in stock and/or what I can order in a reasonable time frame.
Please send me a convo to discuss things further!