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Sheep Shares Yarn Farm & Fiber CSA 2014
 

Sorry! Sheep Shares CSA 2014
is SOLD OUT

Join our flock for a year-long adventure in yarn farming.

Sheep Shares is our farm’s yarn and fiber CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). We grow wool for knitters and spinners who care deeply about the source of their fibers and about sustaining small-scale farming. Our yarns come primarily from the sheep we raise ourselves in Massachusetts – supplemented with alpaca or mohair from other domestic, small-scale farms.

Twice a year Sheep Shares sends farm-fresh skeins and fiber from my flock to your mailbox.
Precious and limited, our yearly wool clip reflects a year's work in meticulously caring for our animals and tending the fleeces — our principal farm product. Each season brings a different yarn or roving blend.

Joining Sheep Shares ensures your share of my flock's yarns and fibers.

Join us on Ravelry – our forum group is Foxfire Fiber Friends.

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CSA Member Benefits:


• Choose a program: Farm-yarns for knitters OR Farm Fresh fiber for handspinners. (see details below).


• Farm-yarn share holders may choose between natural or hand-dyed colors. Fiber shares available in natural colors only.

• Periodic flock updates for Sheep Shares CSA members.

• Special Farm Events for CSA Members and their Guests: Shearing Day Celebration in
April; Strolling of the Sheep in June; Fiber, Foliage and Friends Open Farm in October.

• A Sheep Shares totebag – to be sent with fall shares.

• Join this year for special Knit-Alongs featuring the projects in my new book, Adventures in Yarn Farming (Knit Along details are posted on Ravelry in our group Foxfire Fiber Friends).

• Members will have first opportunity to purchase limited-edition yarns. Need extra skeins with your yarn or fiber share? Shipping for extra skeins or fiber shipped along with your spring or fall shares at no additional cost (within the continental U.S.).

• Sheep Shares CSA membership is limited to guarantee your share of the finest in farm fibers.

 

Farm Yarn Shares for 2014


Spring Share

Upland Wool & Alpaca
Fiber:  80% wool (Cormo & Border Leicester)/20% prime alpaca
Weight:  light worsted, single ply
Gauge: 5 stitches = 1 inch
Needles: US 5-6
Yardage: approx. 140

Fall Share

Cormo Silk Alpaca
Fiber: 70% Cormo Wool, 20% Alpaca, 10% Bombyx Silk
Weight: DK/Sport, two ply
Gauge: 5 stitches = 1 inch
Needles: US 3 -5
Yardage: approx. 190

Color Choices for Sheep Shares 2014

My yarn color palette is inspired by the colors I see everyday on my beautiful farm. When you purchase my hand-dyed skeins, I share these colors with you.

This year Farm Yarn Share members who have enrolled for hand dyed skeins may choose from one of this year’s color themes:

Country Garden

Country Garden 1 Country Garden 2 Country Garden 3
Country Garden 4 Country Garden 5 Country Garden 6


 


 

 








Woodlands

Woodlands 1 Woodlands 2 Woodlands 3
Woodlands 4 Woodlands 5 Woodlands 6


 

 









 


Fields & Meadows


Northern Skies

You may select a different theme for each season (for example: Country Garden for spring, and Northern Skies for fall). Please note your color choice when your enroll in the comment box. Or you can tell me via email.

The colors you receive this year will be more of a surprise – and not all members will receive the same colors – even if you have chosen the same theme!

Because I dye yarn in small batches, it is very important to let me know in advance if you wish to purchase additional skeins for either season. That way, all skeins will be from the same dye lot.

Each season, there will be a thread in our Ravelry forum so you can share the colors you have received.

I truly look forward to dyeing yarn by theme just for you!

Farm Yarn Shares for 2014


Farm Yarn Sampler

Two skeins of exquisite farm yarn, twice a year

Farm Yarn Stash

Four skeins of "good sheep karma" (our farm yarn!), twice a year.

SORRY, SOLD OUT FOR 2014

Fiber Shares for 2014

Spring Share

Cormo & Alpaca Pindrafted Roving (60% Cormo, 40% Alpaca)

Natural color – TBD (will be a creamy beige to soft heathered brown, depending on shade of Alpaca fiber)

Fall Share

Cormo Silk Alpaca Roving (70% Cormo, 20% Alpaca, 10% Silk)
Natural color – white/off white

SORRY, SOLD OUT FOR 2014


       

The Knitty-Gritty Details


- All programs are payable in full via personal check, Pay Pal, master card or visa prior to first shipment.

- Our CSA shipments begin with our spring share shipped in March 2014 and end with the fall share, shipped in October 2014.

- Enrollment is capped in each program per season to ensure availability for CSA share holders.

- The prices include postage via priority mail within the contiguous United States. Additional shipping costs apply to orders sent to Alaska, Hawaii and outside the U.S. Shipping prices may increase within the course of the year, if U.S. postal rates increase. I will notify you if an adjustment must be made to shipping costs.

- To keep matters simple, please use the PayPal link and the JOIN buttons above.

- If you withdraw from the CSA for any reason, a refund will be issued for any non-shipped installments, less a $10 processing fee.

- I have been raising fiber animals for more than a decade and am very proud of the high quality farm fibers we produce. My customer service and satisfaction policies apply to all fiber CSA purchases.

 


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