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!
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.
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.
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 Dog Farm as she began shepherding the flock started by her parents, the folks behind Luna Bleu Farm located in South Royalton Vermont. We purchased some of […]
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!
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.
The dozen patterns that comprise the At the Spinnery collection are classically appealing and have been very popular since our book was first published. Many friends expressed an interest in being able to purchase these patterns individually and so we have spent some time this fall and winter working on this project. We’re pleased to […]
Tomorrow night on Zoom, we will be sharing a special collection of Thea Colman’s patterns with the Vogue Live attendees who tune in! There is still time for you to register so that you can join us at 6pm EST January 14th, 2021. We thought that we would summarize the details of these gorgeous patterns […]
We’ll happy to announce that Green Mountain Spinnery will be participating in next week’s Vogue Knitting LIVE event as a vendor. We’ll be hosting a Baby Cocktails Trunk Show on Thursday January 14th from 6 – 7 pm EST. You’ll be able to access our Zoom presentation by registering to attend VK Live through the […]
We have much to be thankful for as this tumultuous year draws to a close. Thanks to your continued support, our Mill is open and running safely and smoothly. We are grateful for your trust and affinity. Many new friends have discovered our yarns for the first time, and we look forward to sharing more […]
We’ve added a new shade of Yarn Over to the selection currently available, just in time for the release of Denise Bayron’s new pattern: Wave of Change Pullover. Our Pasture colorway features a soft green color with flecks of primary colors that will remind you of a wildflower meadow or an impressionist landscape. We love […]