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 will be 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!
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
- Used fiber equipment for sale
- Louet Nilus Loom