The PrAiry **New**

“The PrAiry is a pretty little farm owned and operated by Carlene Dowell. I retired in 2010, bought the farm, and fell in love with sheep. I raise specialty wool sheep and alpaca and offer their products to my discriminating fiber friends.

Products from The PrAiry include longwool fleeces from rare breeds of sheep such as Gotland,, Leicester Longwool, natural colored Blue Face Leicester and the hand spinner’s favorite fleece from Gotland x BFL cross breed animals.

I offer yarn made from The PrAiry fleeces, and I hand weave scarves from the yarn. Most products are labeled with the name of the animal that grew the fleece that made your favorite products. All products are prepared by Carlene and most yarn spinning is done by Lazy Meadows Fiber Mill with Carlene’s input.

The PrAiry also offers feather art and feathers for home decor, art work, and fly tying for the fly fisherman. Most of the feathers come from the free range peacocks, Spirit and Grace, and the heritage breed Bourbon Red turkeys, Gaylord and Henrietta. The Good Chicken and her friends, The Pretty Good Chickens, also offer their feathers for fun.

Nesting balls for the flighty friends in your yard are offered in the spring. They are full of alpaca fiber, sheep fleece, and delightfully decorated so you can hang them for your wild birds to use when making their nests. Dryer balls, the healthy alternative to replace those chemical sheets people had to use while drying clothes, are also offered.

Enjoy the natural products of The PrAiry.”

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Wren House Yarns

Wren House Yarns features hand dyed, small batch, artisan yarns. Due to the techniques used in small batch dyeing, each skein is given individual attention guaranteeing a truly unique finished product. While I mainly offer fingering weight yarns, I’ve recently added DK to the Wren House stock list. Most of my yarns are dyed with professional acid fast dyes, but I also love to use local and exotic natural dyes. You may also find a few handwoven treasures in my booth.

Wren House Yarns

HipStrings

At HipStrings, we strive to create yarn, fiber and tools that bring joy to your craft.  We carry our own line of Signature Blends of combed top that bring together fiber and color in new and interesting ways.  We offer hand dyed and small batch yarns featuring fibers perfectly suited to their purpose.  Our tools (spindles, control cards, needle gauges) bring together performance and design to enhance your craft.

HipStrings

Ten Mile Fiber Mill

We are a farm to fiber operation. Our small farm hosts a flock of fiber sheep including Finn, Cotswold, Cheviot, Merino, Shetland, Tunis,
Texel, Rambouillet and Teeswater. We use our Belfast Minimill equipment to process our fleeces on site. In addition we purchase some fiber from selected local farms to add to our mix. Alpaca is purchased from local operators. Some of our roving products add bamboo, rayon, nylon or silk. Any superwash yarns in our hand dyed selections are purchased from other mills as we do not do the superwash process. We dye our yarn on premises using a selection of natural dyes and commercial dyes. We pride ourselves on our small environmental footprint.

Ten Mile Fiber Mill

Fibernymph Dye Works

 

 

Now in our eighth year, FDW continues to specialize in the colorful self-striping colorways for which we’re best known! Dyed on a variety of yarn weights, they’re perfect for socks, hats, cowls, and everything in between. Also popular in our collection is an array of hand-painted sock blanks, speckled colorways, mini sets, and spinning fiber to meet your crafty desires.

Fibernymph Dye Works

Calling Volunteers!

The third critical leg that makes our IKS family stand are the volunteers that help our vendors (legs number one and two being our vendors and you). If you are interested in helping out with moving our vendors in, making sure they are fed throughout the day, or helping with some front table activities just drop us an email at indieknitandspin@gmail.com to let us know. We need helpers for Friday evening and all day Saturday (help out for as much or as little as you can).

Vendors will earn extra tickets for giveaways and will receive an IKS tote bag for 4 hours of volunteering.