37th Annual Spring Shearing

37th Annual Spring Shearing
Saturday and Sunday
April 22-23, 2017
11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Rainbow Fleece Farm was established in 1978.  Beginning in 1980, our spring shearing brought appreciative spinners to the farm to meet the sheep and choose a fleece.  Now most of the sheep will be shorn prior to show day, but we will reserve some to be shorn at the event.  Marcie Poppen, Polo IL, a former Iowa Women Shearing Champion!!!  Shearing at noon, 1&2 pm.  Joining us are area fiber guilds demonstrating carding, spinning, knitting, weaving, felting… on Saturday, the Marshall Spinners Guild will be with us.  On Sunday the Bishop Hill Fiber Arts Guild from western Illinois will be spinning on the wheel and with the hand spindle.  Join in!  Curious about Blending Boards?  Lynn Weinberger (Oregon WI) will be playing with spring colors and spinning the multi colored rolags.  Pat Ottaway (Monroe WI) will show machine needle felting and wool appliqué for “Penny Rugs.”
NEEDLEFELTING anyone?  We’ll have our “hands on” session… learn the basics both days!

Visit our Woolen Mill and YARN & FIBER SHOP
Open Spring/Summer – call or e-mail!
ASTONISHING FLEECES – in white, silver, charcoal, brown and espresso  Fine Merino & CVM, beautiful Blue Face, or luxurious English Leicester… for your convenience, “washed” fleeces are available.
YARN FROM THE BARN – artisan yarns in natural colors or hand-dyed in Merino/Mohair and 100% Wool.  Check out our “painted yarns”!
NEW SPINNING/FELTING BLENDS – Classic natural colors, eco-friendly dyed fibers spring inspired silk blends in pink, orange, green, Chic Chick, Tiptoe thru the Tulips…
ART BATTS – beautiful fiber/color blends for wet felting and solid natural colored batts.
FAB-U-LOCS – for felting embellishment or for core spun yarns.
SHEEPSKINS – Just back from the tannery, many colors and sizes… machine washable.
SLOW SOX – Our new crew sox are back!  Custom made with our Blue Merino wool & milled on a small scale for a Sustainable and Earth-friendly lifestyle.  70% Wool/30% Nylon.
JACQUARD DYES, SILK SCARVES AND WET FELTING SUPPLIES
ASHFORD FIBER EQUIPMENT – spinning wheels, Rigid Heddle Looms, Blending Boards, hand carders and more.
WOOLEN BLANKETS – woven from our yarn in a natural plaid.
BREEDING STOCK – English Leicester, Blue Face or CVM.
FARM TO TABLE LAMB, CHICKEN AND TURKEY – Licensed, USDA inspected.  Chemical free and humanely raised.

Wis. Sheep and Wool Sept. 8-10, 2017
Our Autumn Fiber Extravaganza is Sat-Sun October 7-8, 2017

www.RAINBOWFLEECEFARM.COM
email:  rainbowfleece@gmail.com
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SIGN UP FOR CLASSES:
Wet felting 101, Kitchen Dyeing

Patty Reedy and Andy Wersal
W7181 Hustad Valley Road
New Glarus, WI 53574

608/527-5311

Cabin Fever/Yarn on the Farm

Cabin Fever
Yarn on the Farm
Sat/Sun March 11-12, 2017
Sat/Sun March 18-19. 2017
11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Our sheep and wool farm is teeming with new life this time of year!  Newborn lambs, fresh shorn wool… new yarns freshly painted, all beckon to lure you out of your winter doldrums.  Our friendly fiber farm offers premium wool for all your projects.  Try our new one skein Cowl pattern.  Bring along your latest project to share with friends.

Visit our YARN & FIBER BARN filled with fiber to the rafters!
YARN FROM THE BARN – Lovely natural colors or hand dyed – in sport, worsted, and bulky weight.
ASTONISHING FLEECES – In white, silver, charcoal, brown, and espresso.  Fine Merino, beautiful Blue Face, or luxurious English Leicester… all easy to prepare – or – turn it in for processing in our fiber mill!
SHEEPSKINS – Just back from the tannery, many colors and sizes… Done with a special process so that you can machine wash your new sheepskin!
WASHABLE WOOL BLANKETS –  Full and queen size blankets woven with your yarn in a variety of natural plaids, as well as our popular throws.
SPINNING/FELTING BLENDS – Featuring winter blends, Red Sparkle, Midnight Blue, Peacock… and lovely natural colored rovings.
ART BATTS –  For wet felting
“SLOW SOX” – Our new crew sox are back!  Custom made with wool in a 70% wool/30% nylon blend!  Also available are terri boot socks for the outdoor person.
JACQUARD DYES, SILK SCARVES AND NEEDLEFELTING SUPPLIES
ECO-WOOL FELTED LAUNDRY BALLS… No more toxic dryer sheets!
ASHFORD WHEELS & EQUIPMENT –  We have the popular double treadle TRAVELER and the inexpensive RH scarf loom, and the fun and creative Blending Board.
RAINBOW CARDING COMPANY can process your wool “plain” or “fancy”… with glitz or accent luxury fibers/dyed lock wool!
NATURALLY RAISED LAMB – Licensed, USDA inspected.  Chemical free cuts include:  leg of lamb, chops, steaks, roasts, stir-fry, ground lamb and lamb brats, in two flavors, gyro/smoked.

***Eclectic Gifts are mixed throughout the shop; curiosities, vintage, unusual books, kitchen gadgets… cookbooks, children’s books, and puzzles.

Our Spring Shearing Days:  April 22-23, 2017

Patty Reedy and Andy Wersal, W7181 Hustad Valley Road, New Glarus, Wisconsin 53574
Telephone: 608-527-5311, email: RainbowFleece@gmail.com

 

Happy New Year, Happy Ewe year!!

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Here at Rainbow Farms, we are busy with baby lambs and dealing with the cold weather and ice. What a great time to stay inside and work with your favorite yarns and fibers. We are open only by appointment at this time so send us and email, Facebook message or call Patty at (608) 527-5311.

 

Upcoming event: Our Spring Shearing Show, April 22 – 23, 2017