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What’s good for the sheep…

Or how I came to use Power Scour to wash my dog, creating yet another reason why I love it so. You guys have heard of Unicorn’s blog entry contest right? If not get thee over there and check it out. I am a fan of Unicorn Products – I carry them and I recommend […]

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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 […]

Max has been busy inspecting fleece!

Getting ready for the holidays

Well hello there! So – somehow the first year of our shepherding has come and gone.  Wherever did the time go?  In this year we have seen some fun things around The Spinning Loft –  new fibers from Norway, the development of our new Beth Smith and Down Breed samplers, working with Accokeek to foster […]

How to Choose A Fleece

It’s that time of year again and the fiber festivals are coming fast and furious.   While most of you prefer to handle only a few ounces of raw wool at a time, or prefer not to be led astray by the heady fumes, a few brave souls after my own heart might attempt to choose […]

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 […]