Spring has sprung, its shearing season and the Sheep and Wool Festivals are getting into gear. Hopefully, some of you made it down to Maryland Sheep and Wool. It’s on my bucket list. And this weekend is New Hampshire Sheep and Wool. A great Mother’s Day outing.
This is our first spring here at Mad River Woolery and it’s been fun to watch the gardens bloom as we have no idea what is planted. So far, we’ve had lots of grape hyacinths, mini daffodils, and tulips. Lots of perennials are beginning to sprout. I’m not a very knowledgeable gardener so can’t even venture a guess as to what they are. Stay tuned.
This spring we plan to have Plant Spirit Fibers in Brookfield plant a dye garden at the Woolery. We intend the garden to an educational experience for everyone. Jennifer Johnson does an amazing job with natural dyes with the variety of colors that are truly outstanding. We will be spinning yarn for Plant Spirit Fibers that Jennifer will naturally dye and card weave into beautiful bands, bracelets and other great objects. We will carry them in our shop.
Lots of workshops are being planned for the summer and fall. We will have weaving, spinning and felting classes and are exploring ideas for free form crochet, knitting and weaving, dying and felting. If you are interested in teaching a workshop or would like us to schedule a specific topic please let us know.
For the near future, retail will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The shop is ever evolving so stop by and while you are here enjoy lunch next store at Shepherd’s Pub. Always in fiber, Susan