Fiber Farm Market at the Sheep Shack – Pittstown NJ

Join us at the Windswept Acres Sheep Shack in Pittstown for your fiber fix.  This year we’re doing 2nd Saturdays, plus Small Business Saturday November 23 all dates 10AM to 3PM. We’ll also be doing informal demos/ talks on different fiber topics. 

  • June 8 is Natural Dying of Protein Fibers Overview by Dancing Waters Farm at 10:30AM & 1:30PM.
    Bring your questions and learn the basics. Samples of fibers dyed using foraged plant materials will be displayed to inspire you and dyestuffs will be available for sale.
  • October 12
  • November 9
  • November 23 is Small Business Saturday 2024. Come help us celebrate small businesses!
  • December 14

Cornerstone farms vending and organizing guests, demos and classes are:

Windswept Acres – fleeces, roving, yarn & sheepskins from Sue’s flock of natural colored and white Romney and Dorset sheep, plus NJ Blankets.  Plus meet the sheep!

Windswept Sheep Display

Dancing Waters Farm – natural colored and hand dyed mohair/ wool roving, tops & yarn from Andrea’s Angora goats and sheep, plus catnip and NJ Blankets.

Dancing Waters Farm Display

Other NJ Fibershed members vending include:

  • Willow Pond Farm – Sue’s raw natural colored and white fleeces (Gotland, Jacob)

Plus other local products (farm and artisans):

  • G.P.K Woodcrafts & Restorations – Gregg’s locally made cutting and charcutier boards as well as wooden vases and bird houses (all made from locally sourced hard woods -maple, ash, walnut)
  • Glass artist – Bonnie’s handcrafted, one-of-a-kind pressed glass sun-catchers
  • Honey – Mountain Valley

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Guests, demos and classes will be announced via Instagram (@windsweptsheep) and on Dancing Waters Farm website (https://www.mohair-fiber.com) as they are scheduled.

Please stop by and talk fiber! Our goal for opening the Sheep Shed is to connect local to local.
Address: 173 Whitebridge Road, Pittstown, NJ 08876

 

 

North Jersey Fiber Arts Festival 2016

Had a great time at the North Jersey Fiber Arts Festival in Ridgewood this week. I met so many interesting and kind people (vendors and attendees!).  Here’s a pic of my setup thanks to Wendy “Clay” who does gorgeous clay buttons and yarn bowls!

 

Dancing Waters Farm Booth at NJFAF 2016 Ridgewood NJ

Dancing Waters Farm at NJFAF 2016 Ridgewood, NJ

I got to show quite a few youngsters (and their parents) how to make yarn starting from a sheep/ goat haircut.   Lots of felters and a few hand spinners attended.  Weather was gloomy outside but we were pretty lively inside the building!