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Feederbrook Farm

| Monday, November 25, 2013
 
 
Feederbrook Farm is a small family owned and operated farm in Maryland. 75% of the fibers used are from our very own Sheep, Angora Goats and Llamas. If they run out of wool they will buy from other local fiber producing farms. All yarns are hand dyed and hand spun by me using dyes that comply with OTA (Organic Trade Association).  Feederbrook Farm located in northern Baltimore County, Maryland and has been family owned an operated since 1971.   We focus on producing high quality hand spun and hand dyed yarn from our sheep, llamas, alpacas and angora goats and from fiber grown on other Local fiber farms. We raise a number of breeds of sheep but are currently specializing in Teeswater, Blue-faced Leicester and  Shetland Sheep. Our products include, hand spun yarn (featured on etsy.com), Locally milled yarns (found in numerous yarn shop in several states), roving and patterns . "Farm Yarns" are sold at a few shows in the spring and fall,  out of our farm store  located on the property and on line.  We offer educational opportunities such as individual and group classes, school trips. Educational opportunities range from spinning, dyeing and animal husbandry to cheese making, canning and raised bed  gardening .
 
This farm is so much more than yarn and cute looking sheep.  Feederbrook Farm has several programs, classes and sells a variety of wool items.
 
I am pleased to share with you my readers the uniqueness of these yarns.  What I have to show you is really unlike any other yarn that I have had the opportunity to share with you. 
 

 

Entropy

 
 
Entropy Yarns are a new line of artisan yarns. Hand dyed by Feederbrook Farm and milled in Pennsylvania it is a nice 2 ply DK weight yarn with aprox. 13 wpi and is 100% wool. Has nice loft and a good hand. One 4oz skein is approximately 260 yards. The yarn line is named for the randomness of the colors when Singles are plied together. The colors gradate and change as you knit along. As Entropy means the study of randomness within a system. Skeins are similar but not completely identical.The dyes that are used comply with OTA (Organic Trade Association).
 
 
Ok...all of you who are spinners, do you notice how much this looks like a hand spun yarn with the barber polling.  I absolutely love the look and concept of this yarn.  This would make the perfect pair of mittens and a hat.
 
 
 
 

Shepherd Spun *New*

100% USA grown, milled and hand dyed using organic dyes. This single ply yarn is mill spun to mimic a consistent hand spun non energized single. Dyed prior to milling the colors are in medium to long striping repeats. All of the colorways in the multi are named after some of the members of Feederbrook’s Flock (Ava, Maggie, Fig, Una and Win.) The color repeats are also random as skeins in the same dye lot are similar but not identical. There are also 12 solids to pair with the variegated multi colors. In addition there are 10 hand paint colorways that are part of this collection that pair nicely with the solids. The Hand Paints are dyed across and have less pooling of colors within projects. Fiber is 62 spinning count or 23 microns. Nice soft lofty yarn.
 
 
 
 
Look at just what is possible knit with this beautiful yarn...
 
 

 Thank you again to Lisa for such a fantastic review of her yarn!!
 Please take a few minutes and visit the Feederbrook Farm site and educate yourself on the amazing job they do to bring you these products.
 

Feederbrook Farm receive a 5 Needle Review Rating!

Just remember;
“Anything can happen when you put on a pair of Hot Pink Socks”

~Stephanie~
 
 For One of you lucky readers, you will win the featured skein of Shepherd Spun !!!

In order to enter the Give Away you must

As always:

1. Make sure you are a follower of my Blog
2. Tell me what you would knit with this beautiful yarn
 
The winner(s) of the drawing will be announced on Monday December 2nd 


13 comments:

{ mp } at: November 25, 2013 at 6:39 AM said...

A nice hat, perhaps?

{ lissa } at: November 25, 2013 at 8:52 AM said...

I think I would knit a pair of mittens.

{ anne } at: November 25, 2013 at 1:04 PM said...

Yes, mittens or fingerless mitts would be nice.

{ Sheila } at: November 25, 2013 at 4:51 PM said...

I'd knit a fun pair of fingerless mitts.

{ Hind DP } at: November 25, 2013 at 5:05 PM said...

I'd make a hat and some fingerless mitts.

{ Kate Price } at: November 25, 2013 at 8:51 PM said...

I think a cowl, to show off the colour change

{ Betsy } at: November 25, 2013 at 9:31 PM said...

I think I could use another pair of fingerless mitts.

{ Sara } at: November 25, 2013 at 9:36 PM said...

I do follow your blog - and I think a cowl in a linen stitch would look perfect.

{ Michelle DeWinter } at: November 25, 2013 at 10:32 PM said...

GORGEOUS stuff! I think either a slouchy hat or a delicious cowl is what I would make!!!

Anonymous at: November 26, 2013 at 5:03 AM said...

Absolutely beautiful yarn and so soft looking.

{ Lori } at: November 26, 2013 at 6:10 PM said...

Really pretty

{ JKH51 } at: November 27, 2013 at 10:00 PM said...

I would knit a beautiful cowl or shawl.

{ mariaeb on Ravelry } at: December 1, 2013 at 7:19 AM said...

A cowl for my daughter in law! Her favorite colors!

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