On January 12 of this year our remarkable Elizabeth (Libby) Mills passed on at the age of 94. As one of our original founders, she embodied the love of natural […]
A year in review
While 2021 is wrapping up, we thought we would offer you a quick reverse chronological review of the patterns that we launched during the past 12 months. Since last December, […]
A perfect time to visit Putney, Vermont
The Putney Craft Tour is on! We’re delighted to invite you to experience one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted holiday shopping. Tour the studios of the area during the day… and enjoy performances at […]
We’re hosting a Pop Up Fiber Festival in our parking lot!
We’d like to invite you to a fiber gathering in October that we hope will be almost as much fun as the Vermont Sheep & Wool Festival that we all […]
A tale of two slippers
Kate’s favorite felted slipper pattern is the classic 19 row Duffers Revisited designed by Mindie Tallack. This quick knit design has instructions for 6 adult sizes and variations for standard, […]
Join Tammy’s Barn Chat
Meet us in the barn via Zoom on Saturday, May 15 from 5 – 6 pm EST for Wing and a Prayer Farm’s Monthly Barn Chat!
We are proud to be sponsors of this month’s event. This Saturday, Deborah Robson, author of “The Fleece + Fiber Sourcebook” and Farmer Tammy will host a “Wool Free For-All”.
Typically, this weekend we would be joining many of the New England fiber producers at the New Hampshire Sheep and Wool Festival in Deerfield, New Hampshire. This year’s festivities have been cancelled, so we’ll wait patiently until 2022 to gather.
In the meantime, we wanted to share a very small batch of Limited Edition yarn that we would have showcased at the fair, as well as an opportunity to do a bit of armchair travelling to learn more about the original source of this fiber!
Simply Fine Patterns (2 of 2) – garments!
We hope that you’ve enjoyed looking through the collection of accessory patterns that we designed over the past decade to feature our Simply Fine yarn, in our previous blog post. We’d like to continue the story, and share a bit more with you.
Simply Fine Patterns (1 of 2) – accessories!
Over a decade ago, we first created Simply Fine yarn to provide a lighter weight single-ply sibling to our deliciously soft and minimally processed Green Mountain Green Yarn. These yarns include a blend of 60% Fine Western Wool and 40% Kid Mohair, two of the softest and most luxurious fibers we spin here at the Mill.
We offered the fingering weight yarn in the same three undyed natural shades as our Green Mountain Green: Dark, Variegated and White. As a demand for beautiful hand-painted skeins grew, we asked our friend Melissa Johnson to hand dye our creamy white skeins. She worked her magic in mini batches of 4-6 skeins at a time, and every skein was a work of art.
Back in stock!
We recently finished a brand new batch of Grey Vermont Organic yarn, giving us an opportunity to begin working with a new organic fiber source! Last year, Shona started Flying […]
Thea Colman’s newest pattern is remarkable in several ways. We’d like to introduce you to Wild Mountain Thyme, and tell you all about it.
The sweater is a top down tee with an elegant diamond motif featured along the yoke. Intentionally placed yarnovers add subtle detail around the colorwork, and the fit is loose and boxy. Sleeves and body are short, but the silhouette is easily modified. Notes are in the pattern to alter as desired. By trying your garment on as you create it, you can ensure a perfect fit!
A new sweater, three ways
Elizabeth Doherty released her newest pullover pattern this week, Sian. It is a top-down slipped stitch sweater that is a dream to knit and wear.
This design, and the slipped stitch texturing that is featured in it were inspired by a trip to Scotland’s Outer Hebrides. Each of the stitch motifs reflect a different aspect of that landscape, including the waves, walls, flocks of sheep and little stone huts of the islands. Her pattern calls for a DK weight wooly wool that will allow that design to pop with clarity and retain comfortable elasticity.