Fiber Farm Market at the Sheep Shack – Pittstown NJ

Thanks for a great 2023! Taking the winter off, back in March when it’s warmer!!  Check back then for our 2024 schedule.  Happy New Year !

Join us at the Windswept Acres Sheep Shack in Pittstown for your fiber fix.  Monthly 1st Saturday of the month through the end of the year 10AM to 3PM. We’re doing demos/ talks which walk you through the fiber creation process from shearing to final products. 

-August was shearing (Sue’s son Chris flew in from Montana to shear 4 sheep and explain the process as he worked, to the delight of visitors of all ages).
-September was skirting (the fleeces shorn in August) and washing. 
October was more skirting (by popular demand!) as well as hand carding and combing.  Demos/ talks at 11AM and 1PM.

  • 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.  And meet the sheep!

Windswept Acres Sheep Shack Vendors

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.

  • Other NJ Fibershed members vending include:

G.P.K Woodcrafts & Restorations – Gregg’s locally made cutting and charcutier boards as well as wooden vases (made from locally sourced hard woods -maple, ash, walnut)

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

  • Plus other local products (farm and artisans):
    • Glass artist – Bonnie’s handcrafted, one-of-a-kind pressed glass sun-catchers

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!