Friday, September 24, 2010

Rug Roving For Sale

Cornflower Blue Swirl, Pumpkin Fog and Forest Moss
We have roving for sale, here are just a few examples of dyed roving, but we also have every natural color imaginable. The roving is blends of breeds from our own sheep which includes Karakul, Cotswold, Leicester Longwool, and Dorset.

Contact us for a specific color and we will let you know what is available. You can purchase through our etsy account with PayPal or through either of us personally by check.

Our roving is blended specifically for rug braiding but is also very spinable.
Prices are:
Dyed roving $30 per pound or $10 per 1/4 pound plus shipping
Natural Colored roving $24 per pound or $8 per 1/4 pound plus shipping

Don't forget we also have Waxed Linen Thread available in natural or slate-gray at $16/spool, includes shipping.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

New Rug Technique

The Shepherds Rug announces an exciting new rug design. This is an Annie Brown original technique.

The rug is rustic, light-weight and durable, perfect for that cabin in the woods or cottage on a lake as well as in your own home or apartment.

Annie worked many hours developing this new and very unique technique for making a wool rug. She first felted batts of wool from our own sheep’s fleece, then cut the batts into strips, crocheted the strips into an oval or round design, and finally felted the whole rug again.

Annie will have several or these rugs for sale at the Montpelier Station, VA and SAFF festivals. Be sure to see these rugs in person. Check out our ETSY store to see even more examples of this new technique.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Fall Fiber Festivals

Well, I'm back from the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival in Jefferson, WI. This event just gets bigger and better every year. No rug workshop this year, I judged the Fleece Show (almost 200 fleeces) and gave a 2 hour lecture on The Perfect Fleece.

I'll be home now until the first weekend in November when I'll be teaching at the Northeastern Handspinners Association meeting at Mt Snow, West Dover, VT.

Annie will be at the Fall Fiber Festival and Montpelier Sheep Dog Trials, Montpelier Station, VA Oct 2-3 and at SAFF in Ashville, NC Oct. 22-24.