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It’s The Year of the Sheep!

THE YEAR OF THE SHEEP – Part 1 We spinners get all the luck in 2015!  Have you heard? It is the Year of the Sheep according to the Chinese calendar so we here at The Spinning Loft have decided to do something exciting.  We are celebrating …. wait for it….. SHEEP!   I know […]

Fleeces and Lambs and Rare Breed Kits – Oh My!

So, I realized the other day that I haven’t written in a while.  Things have been so busy around The Loft in the past few months that we haven’t had time to stop whirling around like Dervishes in ages! As you all know we spent some time developing a rare breeds sampler to accompany Interweave’s […]

Accokeek Hog Islands

This past Saturday my web man and I had the opportunity to squelch out to the Accokeek Foundation’s National Colonial Farm where we met with Polly, the livestock coordinator, and the Stitch n’ Time crew. While we were there we met a number of the farm’s Hog Island sheep which are part ofthe Foundation’s Livestock […]

Meet the Shepherd

Now that the inventory is well in hand, shopping for new fleeces is underway, and some much needed scour, combs and cards are in stock, it’s time to meet The Spinning Loft’s new shepherd, her faithful companion and the supervisory “sheepdog”. I am Alison, your new shepherd. While I introduced myself briefly when Beth announced […]

All the fleeces!

Friends and fans of the Spinning Loft! With some minor exceptions (Mohair, our recent Suri acquisitions, and some mystery fleeces we are tracking down) ALL THE FLEECES ARE ONLINE!  We also now have Unicorn and Kookaburra fiber washes and scours in stock – and our fleece washing service has made a triumphant return.  The combs […]