Welcome to Whitefish Bay Farm
Gallery, founded in 1982. The gallery is housed in the old granary and
machine shed. Much of the building's original character has been retained
even though its functions have been changed.
The Gallery is open from mid-May until mid-October.
Hours are 12-5 daily (closed on Tuesdays). From mid-October until
mid-May our yarn and roving is relocated into the B&B, where we are
open by appointment or happenstance. Special events are scheduled
during the season. Throughout the season more
detailed discussions of activities related
to the Gallery will appear in the Ewe Turn Blog.
for sale a
of original fiber artwork and pottery, created by
a number of
fine crafts people. A
variety of handmade fiber articles, naturally colored and/or naturally
dyed yarns, and roving for handspinning
and felting are always on display and available for purchase. For a
more detailed description of the yarns and roving that we offer for
sale go to our Mercantile page. Most of
the fiber work is created by artists who reside in Door County,
Gallery and sheep barns
provide a background for the vegetable garden. In the vegetable garden
we also grow marigolds, cosmos, dyers coreopis and other plants
suitable for dyeing our yarns.
displaying fiber art and photography, the Gallery is also the summer and fall studio space for spinning,
weaving and other fiber related activities of owners Gretchen and Dick
Regnery. Dick is a weaver; Gretchen is a spinner, felter, weaver, knitter and dyer.
Together they create one-of-a-kind articles featuring wool from the
of white and naturally colored Corriedale sheep.
activities are usually taking place when the Gallery is open. Dick may
be weaving on his 60 inch Glimåkra countermarche loom. Gretchen may be
spinning or plying yarn either on her Watson or Lendrum spinning
wheels, spinning with a drop spindle, or perhaps carding wool or dyeing
yarn or fleece.
There are often art related activities taking place in the gallery or
grounds. Activities might include spinning on either a wheel or drop
spindle, weaving, plein air artists
painting on location, a dye pot working to produce beautiful fiber and
yarn, or a wet felting project in process of completion.
Above is a sampling of yarns that have
all been naturally dyed, some using plants and mushrooms found on the farm.
It is an ongoing project that has just begun to scratch the surface of
color possibilities that will complement the wool that our sheep
produce for us and for so many other fiber artists.