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Sheep Shares Yarn Farm & Fiber CSA 2017

Celebrate our Flock’s 20th Anniversary!

Join Sheep Shares CSA 2017 and help celebrate my 20th year in yarn farming! Sheep Shares is our farm’s yarn CSA (Community Supported Agriculture).
Our yearly wool clip reflects a year’s work in meticulously caring for our herd and growing wool – our principal farm product. All wool in our yarns comes from our Cormo, Cormo-cross and Moorit sheep, raised by us here on our farm in Shelburne, Massachusetts.

My flock began 20 years ago when I started with 2 sheep in my backyard. Today our flock thrives on our hill top farm. While our numbers are larger, our mission has always remained the same:

  • We grow wool for knitters who care deeply about the origin of their fibers,
  • We grow wool for knitters who want a personal connection with a flock,
  • We grow wool for knitters who are passionate about sustaining small-scale, independent farms.

Sheep Shares members receive farm-fresh skeins from my flock to your mailbox. This year we are offering three seasons of shares (with a fourth share to be announced in Autumn):

Holiday Share (ships in December 2016)
Maple Sugar Share (ships in March 2017)
Lamb Time Share (ships in May 2017)
Autumn Share (TBA)

Special Farm Events for Sheep Shares Members: We invite our Sheep Shares CSA members and their guests to join us for special farm events: Shearing Day in April, Strolling of the Lambs in June, and Fiber, Foliage & Friends Open Farm day in early October. In addition, we will host several casual knitting afternoons throughout the year for Sheep Share members to gather at the farm for knitting.

Stay in Touch with the Farm: Through farm update emails, our Ravelry group (Foxfire Fiber Friends) and our FaceBook page.

Monthly Members-only Drawings for Give-ways throughout 2017 – On the first of each month beginning in January 2017 I will draw a lucky member’s name to receive surprise skein or two of a vintage Foxfire Fiber yarn.

Gifting Sheep Shares – A Sheep Shares membership makes a lovely gift for special knitters in your life. If you’re purchasing a membership for another person, please be sure to include the name, address and email address for the recipient as well as your own contact info and form of payment. I can send you a gift card to present.

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

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HOLIDAY SHARE (ships in December 2016)

Send a holiday yarn gift or gift yourself the newest yarn from our flock: Silky Cormo DK featuring the wool from our Cormo sheep. This yarn is both delectable and versatile. Knit up a sweater or use it for any project worn close to the skin.

Silky Cormo DK
90% Cormo wool
10% Bombyx Silk
190 yards, 5 sts/inch US5

Color choices (top): cumulus, oak bark, natural (white), woodsmoke, sedum; (bottom): dusk, juniper berries, sencha, paprika

Buy 2 skeins - Select color:
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Buy 4 skeins - Select color:
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or

Cormo Silk Alpaca DK
70% Cormo Wool, 20% Alpaca, 10% Bombyx silk
190 yards, 5 sts/inch US5

See color sample in photo at right

Buy Cormo Silk Alpaca DK
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MAPLE SUGAR SHARE (ships in March 2017)

Our “Sugar Season” share features the small number of naturally colored Cormo Cross and Moorit sheep of our flock. We produce a limited number of natural yarn in each year. Order a share to scoop it up!

Moorit Classic
100% natural fine Moorit Wool (rare, true brown!)
250 yards/skeins
3-ply, worsted weight

Buy Morrit Classic
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or

Classic Cross Classic
100% natural silver-grey fine wool
250 yards/skein
3-ply, worsted weight

Buy Cormo Cross Classic
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LAMB TIME SHARE (ships in May 2017)

Our "Lamb Time" share is Flock Sock – a lustrous fingering weight, perfect for socks, lace cowls and shawls – or anything worn close to the skin. This yarn is a great balance of drape and elasticity.

Cormo Flock Sock

Color choices (top): pomegranate, juniper berries, lilac, cayenne; (bottom): sencha, oak bark, cumulus

90% Cormo Wool 10% Bombyx Silk
190 yards, 3-ply
8 sts/inch US2

Buy 2 skeins - Select color:
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Buy 4 skeins - Select color:
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Softly Silver Flock Sock (cormo cross wool in a natural silver-grey)

90% Cormo Wool 10% Bombyx Silk
220 yards, 3-ply
8 sts/inch US2

Buy Softly Silver Flock Sock
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AUTUMN SHARE (ships in October 2017) - TBA



The Knitty-Gritty Details

You become a Sheep Shares CSA 2017 member upon purchase of one or more of the above shares. Although we would be delighted is you purchases a share for each season, you do not need to participate in every season’s yarn share in order to be a member for the coming year.

Sheep Shares CSA memberships are payable in full in advance of first shipments via PayPal, personal check, Mastercard or Visa.

Membership cannot be guaranteed until payment in full has been received.

Above prices include postage via Priority Mail to contiguous U.S.; we reserve the right to add a postage surcharge if U.S. postal rates change drastically in the coming year. You will be notified if an adjustment needs to be made for postal increase.

For Canada residents, add $10 (first class mail). For other countries, please inquire for additional postal rates.

If you withdraw from the CSA in the course of the year for any reason, refunds will be made for any unshipped shares, less a $15 processing fee.

 

 


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