A little over a month ago I posted a blog entry which, among other things, talked about a new blanket project on my loom. Since that time the weaving was completed, along with the finishing touches for the blanket. We decided that we liked the new pattern enough that we would weave another one, in a different color scheme, this time blue and gray.
Over the last couple of weeks we have received our newest supply of naturally colored yarns spun from our wool by Blackberry Ridge Woolen Mill. As a result we have a very plentiful supply of naturally colored yarn for us to use and also to offer for sale. Currently we are awaiting a new batch of white yarn, but we now have lots of yarn with which to work.
Gretchen has been weaving up a storm on her smaller rigid heddle loom. The bulk of her efforts has been directed toward weaving fabric with which to make decorative pillows. In the current project she is using a mix of mill spun yarn and her own hand spun yarn, in various shades of gray along with white. Below is a selection of her new pillow collection. Obviously more are on the way.
From time to time we hear from people who have purchased some of our yarns. In some situations we receive pictures of the objects into which the yarn was transformed. Below are some critters that Jean knitted, mostly with our yarn. She donates the creatures to a group that distributes them to children in poor families in Honduras. Here is a Hedgehog….Followed by a family of bunnies….And of course, more bunnies….We are thrilled and honored that our yarn could be a part of this project. Thank you Jean for your beautiful, whimsical work, along with your effort to help a good cause!
The pillows are so beautiful.
I love these pillows Gretchen-wonderful! Your new ones are so pretty!
They are just the perfect size, I always have one behind my back when I am sitting-they help a lot for my low back or as a great neck pillow reclining back for TV or reading. I love them! I love the creations! Passing this on to a friend who loves knitting and does so much with her creations for others.
I absolutely love the pillows. They are beautiful! And I love the bunnies, as well.
Greetings from Decorah, Iowa!
I just came across your website searching for “naturally dyed farm yarn”, and boy am I glad to have landed here! What a treat. I am looking forward to slowly making my way through your blog entries and website links. Your life is absolutely enchanting and beautiful. You are living my dream! Would love to be your apprentice. . . !
I love the bunnies- is there a basic pattern?
I am afraid that I cannot answer that question, as I have little information about the actual creation of the bunnies, except that they are made with our yarn. If I learn more I will pass the info along
Pattern is by Julie Williams (“Bunnyknitter” on Ravelry). She has patterns for a number of animals for sale on Ravelry and in her Etsy shop. The patterns are very detailed. The animals are very “fussy” to make but worth the effort. HTH!
Thank you Diane for the bunny pattern information!
You’re welcome Dick! I should add that Julie’s Etsy shop is called “Little Cotton Rabbits” – and I see autocorrect changed Etsy to “Easy” in the comment above lol…