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Samoyed dog brushings
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Samoyed dog brushings
1 available in stock

A Samoyed dog named Nikito happily donates his brushings for this yarn. This is the softest and warmest yarn ever. I spun one strand samoyed, then plyed with a wool yarn. One skein makes the best mittens, ask for your free pattern.

~Each skein is at least 105 yards. pleanty for a nice sized scarf OR hat or shoulder covering shawl.

Big thick 7 to 8 ounces each.

hot water soak finishing

ready for immediate shipping.

more available than listed, ask!

thanks for looking

Ambrosia
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Ambrosia
4 available in stock

105 yard skein
thick 8 oucnes approx

corespun 

hot water soaked to set twist
smoke free kitty friendly workshop

 

ready for immediate shipping

The softest alpaca and all these colors are on one critter, Ambrosia, of Banners Ferry Idaho.

 

I did put the fibers through my drum carder one time.

this alpaca is so soft it was a great spin. the fibers floated through my fingers as i corespun a thick yarn on my Louet wheel. 
this is the softest yarn ever!

Solstice 14
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Solstice 14
available in stock

Lots of merino wool from Colfax WA. After washing I dyed the wool in many shades of orange. picked with lots of bright colors:aqua, pink, yellow, lime, and purple for a hot summery look. After spinning on my Louet wheel I plyed with a fine orange yarn. 

very soft and squishy. 

105 yards

thick and thin

hot water soaked for finishing

ready for immediate shipping

White Star
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White Star
4 available in stock

105 yards 

Thick and thin 

Approx 7 ounces each

 Verry Soft 

Hot water soak finishing 

Ready for immediate shipping 

Beautiful soft natural merino from White Star of Kalispell MT, alpaca, kid mohair cotton and shredded denim.

I did put these fibers through my drum carder once.

The shredded denim really needed to be blended in.

Plyed with a fine wool yarn, hot water soak finishing.

So soft, and squishy.

Thanks for looking.

Peony Ice
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Peony Ice
available in stock

105 yards each

8-10 ounces each

Corespun locks

Hot water soak finishing 

Ready for immediate shipping

 
Very soft kid mohair locks from Mohair Magic I dyed with several shades of pinks, picked to fluff with my triple picker and I used a fine sturdy pink yarn to core spin on to.

So soft and fluffy

thanks for looking

Storm Clouds 16
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Storm Clouds 16
2 available in stock

105 yards

Thick and thinHandspun 

Hot water soak finishing

 Ready for immediate shipping 

A big assortment alpaca, soft wools from Fibers First mill of Coeurdalene Idaho. Lots of local mill end fibers.

I randomly spin a thick and thin yarn then plyed it with a fine gray yarn.Very soft like storm clouds floating across our winter sky.

 This very soft yarn knits up to a bulky gauge.

thanks for looking

Blue Mountains
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Blue Mountains
1 available in stock

105 yards

Approx 7 ounces 

Thick and thin lock spun

Hot water soak finishing

 Smoke free environment 

Ready for immediate shipping

 Several wool Fleeces, white and silver. Shetland, Corriedale, Texel and mohair dyed with all my blue dyes. Picked together and spun on my Louet wheel. I plyed with a fine blue rayon yarn. Thick and soft. You will love these blues.

Thanks for looking.

Shadow
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Shadow
4 available in stock

105 yard skein

Approx 6 oz each

Corespun locks

All alpaca

Hot water soak finishing

Ready for immediate shipping


Very soft alpaca, black from Shadow of Otis orchards WA, gray, camel, blue and red dyed by me. Using my triple picker I fluffed and blended the alpaca, then corespun with my Louet wheel. Hot water soaked and thwacked to finish.This is a very soft bulky weight yarn.  

one skein will knit a nice size scarf. appros 8 " x 68" request your free pattern when ordering.Thanks for looking.

Ruby in July
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Ruby in July
2 available in stock

105 yard skeins

Lock spun

Thick and thin

 Approx 7-8 ounces each

 Hot water soak finishing 

Ready for immediate shipping 
Very soft pale gray wool from @bennyfibers of Florence MT. Fergus and Becca were washed then dyed in every shade if red I have. Adding a handful of mohair to each dye pot for lots of texture. I lock spun on my Louet wheel and plyed with a fine reddish yarn.thick and soft!
Thanks for looking

Moonlight Forest
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Moonlight Forest
4 available in stock

105 yards each skein 

thick spun borderleicester wool

4-6 wpi

sparkly lurex plyed

Hot water soak finishing 

Ready for immediate shipping
Natural brown borderleicester wool roving. I dyed with aqua, teal, blue and green dyes. Starting with the brown wool gave a heathery  looking yarn. I spun on my Louet wheel and plyed with a sparkly lurex.So beautiful dark rich forest color palette with moonlight sparkles. This yarn is not next to the skin soft, but so pretty....Thanks for looking.

Aqua Rain
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Aqua Rain
available in stock

105 yard skeins
approx 6 ounces
thick and thin spun
hot water soaked finishing
smoke free kitty friendly home shop
ready for immediate shipping
Lots of very soft merino wool from Colfax WA area mixed with kid mohair from Mohair Magic etsy seller. I washed and dyed the fibers with light olive, purple/lavender and aqua picked in my pat green triple picker. then spun on my Louet wheel and plyed with a fine pale green rayon yarn.
So soft and squishy.
one skein will make up into a good sized scarf or cowl or mittens or small shawl. i like to use a size 17 or 19 needle or a Q hook.
thanks for looking!

Frontier Flowers
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Frontier Flowers
3 available in stock

105 yard skeins

Approx 7 oz each

Thick and thin plyed

Hot water soak finishing

Ready for immediate shipping


Many earthy naturals, heathery colors, picture flowers blooming on the frontier. Soft alpacas and wools from Fibers First mill in Post Falls Idaho. I spun up a thick and thin yarn and plyed with a fine grey yarn.

One skein, 105 yards will work into a good size scarf. Approx 7"x70".

 Ask for your free pattern with purchase. Knit or crochet.

Thanks for looking.

Frontier
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Frontier
5 available in stock

105 yards

Approx 7 ounces

Thick and thin

hot water soak finishing

ready for immediate shipping

Local grown alpaca from our fiber mill,Fibers First in Post Falls Idaho.

I bought a huge bag of carded alpaca bits, spun them bulky on my Louet wheel and plyed with a fine brown yarn. A very soft yarn. Thick and soft. Lots of natural earthy colors from alpacas out here on the FRONTIER.

Thanks for looking.

Sunset on the Frontier
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Sunset on the Frontier
2 available in stock

105 yard skeins

Approx 8 ounces each

Lock spun

Thick and thin

 Hot water Soak finishing

 Ready for immediate shipping

 
A rich pallette of deep olive brown to intense coppery gold, rust.I washed, dyed, a lot of BFL wool from bennyfibers of Florence  Montana and  kid mohair with incredible colors: earthy deep dark olive, rich rust and a brassy coppery gold. with my triple picker, picked it all together then lock spun this yarn on my Louet wheel.  Plyed with a Fine fuzzy brown yarn. It is soft And full of texture.

Thanks for looking.

Amethyst
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Amethyst
5 available in stock

105 yards each

Lock spun

Thick and thin 

Approx 7 ounces each

 Hot water soak finishing

 Ready for immediate shipping 

Lots of soft fibers here all dyed up in glorious shades of purple. Alpaca, kid mohair, Corriedale wool.

All picked together then spun by me on my Louet wheel and plyed with a fine yarn.

thanks for looking

onion skin
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onion skin
2 available in stock

~105 yard skeins

-lock spun lurex plyed

-thick and thin

-kitty friendly smoke free   home shop

~ready for immediate shipping


After saving a pound of onion skins i was ready to dye 6 pounds of beautiful white mohair and wool fleece. The wool of a soft corriedale x, I had cooked in cream of tarter and alum as a mordant, then cooked it in the onion skins for several hours. When it was dry, I  spun it very thick, then plyed with a fine yellow yarn and gold lurex. As a finishing step I soaked the yarn in hot water with a bit of tide, then rinsed it very well.

The colors are fast.

They are so pretty, soft, earthy natural yellow with rich golden tones.

thanks for looking

Red Skt at Morning
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Red Skt at Morning
6 available in stock

105 yards each skein

Approx 8 ounces

Handspun thick and thin

Idaho grown targhee wool

Hot water soak finishing

Ready for immediate shipping


Many shades of pink. After washing the fleece I dyed it and kid Mohair locks with lots of pinks. Picked them alltogether and spin a thick and thin yarn I plyed with a fine pink boucle held with a silver lurex. 

And there was this incredible pink Sunrise !


one of my handspun skeins, 105 yards, can be knit, crochet or woven into a good sized scarf. approx 7"x 60". request free with purchase pattern.

thanks for looking

Gold Ice
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Gold Ice
2 available in stock

105 yard skeins

approx 7 ounces each

kitty friendly smoke free home/shop

ready for immediate shipping

Kid quality Mohair locks handspun, then plyed with a gold lurex thread. In this new lot the gold lurex is spun with a firm white thread, creating a sturdier yarn. This very soft buttery mohair is a bulky weight yarn.

also check out silver ice , plyed with a silver lurex and Schss! mohair locks corespun, no lurex

thanks for looking

Sunny Dreams
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Sunny Dreams
2 available in stock

105 yards

thick and thin spun

approx 6-7 ounces each

hot water soak finishing

kitty friendly smoke free home/shop

ready for immediate shipping

I dyed 5 pounds of corriedale roving with sunny yellows, peachy pinks, spun it all together and plued it with a fine yellow cotton yarn. soft and squishy.

February 1st!!! spring is close. here in NE Washington/n Idaho spring is in the air. Robins are back, day light is coming back, the sun is peeking out a bit more, more rain than snow is falling, you can just feel spring is in the air. I think back to our nearly 30 years in Minnesota, where February was still the depths of winter, no relief from the bitter cold and heavy snow till April. It was hard, yet we enjoyed the benefits of this winter wonder land. skiing at mt Frontenac, x-c skiing at a friends place and on the lake, sledding at Clear Lake park, one Valentines day we launched our hot air balloon from and flew to another frozen lake at 7 below ! 

Now I snow shoe around our 5 acres and dye lots of wool with sunny YELLOWS! 

this is my new yarn Sunny Dreams.

November idaho
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November idaho
3 available in stock

105 yard skeins

 Thick and thin 

Approx 7-8 ounces each

 Hot water soak finishing

 Ready for immediate shipping

 Lots of soft alpaca in this yarn.

Natural dark brown, medium brown and camel.

Soft targhee wool and  kid mohair I washed and dyed in various hues of rusts,gold, olive and teal. And a soft gray borderleicester wool fleece.All the marvelous colors mother nature works on all year to finish off our fall season in November.

Looking out my windows at the north Idaho mountains i see these spectacular colors.

thanks for looking

Schss!
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Schss!
1 available in stock

While skiing several years ago i was thinking how pretty an all white yarn would be. Fluffy white just like the snow, And wouldn't it be fun to call it Schss! the sound your skis make as you schss down the mountain side.

i have used a very white mohair locks from Mohair Magic of Minnnesota. After picking, I core spin these fluffy locks on to a rayon boucle yarn.

Each skein is 105 yards.

approx 8 ounces, thick.

A nice amount to knit or crochet or weave a scarf.

I have several one skein patterns, check out my free pattern with purchase!

Sansa
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Sansa
4 available in stock

105 yards each 

Lockspun Thick and thin

 Approx 7 ounces each 

Hot water soak finishing

 Ready for immediate shipping

 Beautiful silver grey Shetland wool from Sansa of Valley view farm Cheney WA.

Picked with alpaca and kid mohair I dyed lavender and aqua.

After lock spinning I plyed with a fine gray yarn. 

As the snowy winter continues these beautiful soft colors match our early February skies.

Cool purlpy aqua blues with warm greyness everywhere.

Thanks for looking

Raining Sun
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Raining Sun
6 available in stock

105 yard skeins

 Approx 7-8 ounces each

Lock spun plyed

Hot water soak finishing

 Kitty friendly smoke free home 

Ready for immediate shipping 


Wool from BFL, alpaca and mohair. Washed and dyed by me. I mixed aqua with yellow in various proportions to get these unique colors. Reminds me of the sky when it is raining and the sun is shining.I spun the locks on my Louet wheel and plyed with a fine aqua yarn. 

Cheerful bright and soft.

everyone loves this colorway.


one of my handspun skeins, 105 yards, can be knit, crochet or woven into a good sized scarf. approx 7"x 60". request free with purchase pattern.

 

Rusty Bucket
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Rusty Bucket
2 available in stock

 RUSTY BUCKET.

lots of very soft natural brown shetland wool from Thistle Down Shetlands Edwall WA and mohair locks, picked with more shetland wool I dyed chestnut. I love all the traces of teals and garnet coloring mixed with the soft browns.

I handspun this soft wool mohair mix on my Louet wheel into a thick and thin bulky yarn and I plyed it with a fine linen yarn.

Each skein is 105 yards.

Suggest size 17 neeedle or Q hook. 

Hot water soaked to set twist.

Ready for immediate shipping.

Cheyenne
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Cheyenne
5 available in stock

105 yard skeins

Approx 7ounces each 

Corespun Thick and thin

Smoke free kitty friendly home

Ready for immediate shipping 


Beautiful soft reddish brown alpaca from Cheyenne of Bonner's ferry Idaho. Also alpaca I dyed teal, aqua, greens. For a smoother yarn I drum carded once. Then corespun a thick and thin yarn on my Louet wheel.

Very very soft.

Thanks for looking.


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September 19, 2017

this wednesday Sept 20 I will not be at the market. you can find me hiking inthe snow at Glacier Park and sitting by the fire at Glacier lodge knitting.!! so I will have some new hats and shawls when i see you:

SAturday SEPT 23, 2017

Celebrate fall at the Farmers' Market. Fun activities for the family, and plenty of fall goodies to enjoy. Bring the kids to stuff a scarecrow or paint a pumpkin. Apple cider, corn stalks, pumpkins and squash join the usual abundance of late season produce, baked goods, jams and salsa, plants, eggs, cheese, meat, honey and crafts. Eveything is grown or produced by our local vendors. It's a fun way to usher in the Autumn season!

SEP23
Sat 9 AM · Highway 95 & Prairie Avenue, Hayden

September 16, 2017

today saturday sept 16 will be a beautiful market day. temps only to be in the 60s.  I will be set up at our Kootenai County Farmers Market. located at 95 & Prairie north end of CoeurdAlene Idaho. open 9 to 1:30. i am booth 71, behind stage.

we have lots of fall produce, good things to eat trght there and live music.

i have a few of mt freshly dyed indigo yarns and another new colorway' Flowers in the Rain'. also a couple new simple shawls and hats. 

see you there.


September 13, 2017

WEdnesday Sept 13,  I will be set up at our  downtown Coeurd Alene Farmers Market, on 5th off Sherman. open 4-6:30. closing 30 min early because the sun is setting earlier.

yesterday I dyed with Indigo. it is just magical. check out my FB posts to see pictures. i need to let the mohair locks I dyed set and dry for a couple weeks. then it will be ready to spin and give the final scrubbing.  


September 8, 2017

 

Saturday September 9, Fall is rolling in Fast. As in Our air is thick with smoke from surrounding forest fires. 

I will be set up as usual, behind the satge at our Kootenai County Farmers Market. located at 95 & Prairie north end of CoeurdAlene Idaho. open 9 to 1:30. I have several new fall colorways. Each rich jewel tones. Big soft squishy 105 yard skeins and some smaller sizes also. finished a couple new shawls.

**Thank you all at Schweitzer Fall Festival for braving the heat and smoke. I hope you are enjoying your new hats, shawls and yarn!

MARKET IS OPEN – RAIN, SHINE OR SMOKE!

Our farmers are hearty.  They’ve been diligently watering, weeding and harvesting despite the challenging air quality conditions.  We’ve even heard that some are wearing respirators while working in their gardens!  That means there will be lots of variety for those of you who are able to join us at market this week.  Late season crops like apples, corn and squash, are coming on in abundance.  We’re also seeing the return of some of our favorite cool weather crops like fennel and arugula, in part due to the cooler temps brought on by the smoke.

While our market and gardens go on, our thoughts are with firefighters and all the families affected by wildfire.

Fresh this Week:   Corn, Arugula, Fennel, Squash, Spinach, Apples, Melons, Peaches, Nectarines, Tomatoes (including Cherry, Roma, Gold, Yellow, Compari, and Heirlooms), Zucchini, Kale, Chard, Head Lettuce, Carrots, Beets, wide assortment of  sweet and hot peppers (including Poblano, Jalapeno, Serrano, Pepperoncini, Shishito, Corno Di Toro, Pimento, Chocolate), Radishes, Garlic, Basil, Parsley, Cilantro, Broccoli, Cabbage, Green Onions, Potatoes, Red/Yellow Onions, Cucumbers (including Pickling European, Asian and Lemon), Heirloom Beans, Eggplant, Sweet Peppers, Cauliflower, Napa Cabbage, Edamame, Leeks, Blueberries, and Green Beans.

SEE YOU THERE :)


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