On February 1st we will start our wonderful blogs on fiber and farmers, shearers, weavers and rug hookers and many more.   

 It’s FIBERuary!
Monday begins FIBERuary.
a) A month of blog posts about fiber farmers, sheep, alpaca, fiber crafts… Read one every day on the website.

MY FIBER VALENTINE – a valentine contest at Sheep & Shawl. Enter your valentine made of fiber(s) & technique(s) of your choice (knit, crochet, weave, felt, collage, …). Due at the shop Sunday Feb 14. Winner of a gift basket will be announced Feb 21. Valentines will be displayed for the month, and may be picked up at the shop in March.

FIBERuary eventsSheep & Shawl will host speakers every Sunday from 1:00 – 3:00 at the shop. Hear funny stories about small farming; listen and then ask questions of farmers of various fiber animals; learn about rare breed sheep and view handwoven samples of their wool available for sale; and learn about how flax is spun into linen, a linen study group, and an upcoming linen symposium, all in Pioneer Valley. More details will be posted online at on the Community page.
Feb 7   – Stories from the Farm – Carole Adams, small-scale sheep farmer, spinner, dyer, crafter, fleece judge, Colrain
Feb 14 – Panel of Fiber Farmers – Hilary Woodcock, Belchertown alpacas; Chris Pellerin, Montague Pygora goats; 3rd tba
Feb 21 – Rare Breed Sheep & Weaving – Margaret Russell, Wild Fibers author, weaver, Byfield
Feb 28 – Flax & Linen – Michelle Parrish, linen gardener, spinner, & plant-based dyer, Amherst

Join us for these wonderful events and for our blog postings.  We will share with you blogs from so many wonderful folks, exploring the ins and outs of shearing, skirting fleeces, rug hooking, growing linen, starting a small sheep farm, spinning, knitting  and so much more.Be sure to follow FIBERuary to get the latest blog.

Thank you, Carole-Whispering Pines Farm – Liz Sheep and Shawl Shop 



Hooked rug by Carole Adams  All yarn in this rug are from my beloved sheep Seamus’

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