Friday, April 16, 2010
Friday, November 20, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
The Cat and Crow is its name, and our mission is to provide an outlet for locally produced yarn and fibers, offer classes in knitting, crochet, spinning, dyeing, and felting, as well as being a gathering place for fiber artists of all levels.
Our address is 205 E Main St. Mt. Horeb, WI 53572. E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at 608.437.1771.
We hope to see many new faces, and lots of old friends there!
Saturday, June 27, 2009
We loved the CSA model for getting fiber from our farm to end users directly, and wanted to expand what we could offer; in addition to gorgeous roving we will be offering shares for yarn.
Our wool clip this year looks great, and currently some is off being spun into a heathered grey worsted weight that I will over-dye. The yarn shares will include both solid colors and hand painted, as well as a bit of hand-spun. The details are still to be worked out, and full information will be posted here soon.
Friday, September 5, 2008
In the next few weeks you will see much more of us here, and we hope you enjoy it!
We are a small family farm in southern Wisconsin, raising sheep for their fiber and just because we like them! They spend most of the year here, going to summer camp where there is more pasture. They don't do so well at the crafts at camp, but do enjoy sleeping outside.
All the sheep have names, and have lived most of their lives with us. They provide us with a lot of beautiful fiber. We particularly enjoy designing color ways to dye the wool, which is then carded into roving.
As we are moving toward a more sustainable life-style, we were drawn to using the Community Supported Agriculture model for delivering our fiber to you, the end user. Our initial offering is limited to 50 shares, to make certain we deliver the best, and most beautiful fiber to you. The shares will be available through our Etsy store, which is currently under development. We will let everyone know when it is ready.
We are selling shares in our wool harvest for $125 each, which will provide you with 3.5-4 pounds of fiber, in the form of roving. You will receive this in 5 deliveries, spaced 2 months apart. In the next year, we will also be offering yarn shares.
We hope you will enjoy getting our 'fresh produce' that is the pride of both our farm, and our artistry!