Now, this is pretty clever! Bobbin winders can be very expensive! So why not take one of those inexpensive floor fans and add a little spindle to the fan blade spindle and you have a bobbin winder! I’ve seen these fans brand new at the dollar store for under $20. And then add a little table like they did and it would be perfect for your weaving studio!
Don’t you just love clever weaving hacks like this?
Just in! We got back two fleeces from the fiber mill, all made in beautiful roving, ready for spinning. Very very light VM, and in a very pretty heather gray color.
One is from our yearling ewe, Galadriel. Shetland through and though. Super soft and just really pretty. I think it will take to dye so nicely. It will be available in the shop within a day or two.
The second fleece was a mix of Shetland and Angora goat… It’s softer, yet a light gray heather color that will spin and dye like a dream! I can’t wait to play with some of it! That’s the best part about raising fiber animals… you get to spin and use this lucious home grown fiber!!!
This fleece’s roving will be available as well!
We only have a total of 6 pounds of this beautiful roving. We will be getting some solid mohair roving back in about 6 weeks… beautiful gray from our goat Sam and then some white from our twins, Rana and Rafeka! That will be lovely.
Our sheep are growing some beautiful fiber this year, just lovely to look at and touch still on the sheep! We shear our sheep around the first of March and then it takes a while for it to come back from the mill. We will also sell raw fleeces this year off particular sheep, if you are interested! Please check back soon!
Maggie started her company in July of this year, 2015. She had been making a few shuttles before and offering them on our family Etsy shop, Windhaven General Store, but really, the idea to start her own shop and company came about in June and we opened the doors the first of July.
And ever since, it’s been just the most amazing thing. She has had over 365 orders, sold over 700 items and has a ton of followers and just an unbelievable amount of wonderful reviews and feedback. It’s amazing.
So it was about time we get her a website and blog running, dedicated to her beautiful work.
Don’t you think so?
Join us as we try and build up a nice site with sales and news about new products, interesting tidbits in the fiber world and stories from our homestead.
Most of all, we appreciate you stopping by and saying hi to Maggie as she works away, making beautiful tools for the fiber arts world.
And oh, yes, the fiber herd says thanks as well!