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Welcome . . .

Ellen’s 1/2 Pint Farm was started in 1985 with two sheep and one spinning wheel.  It’s been a great journey, and we are still going!  And still loving it! We attend many sheep & wool festivals and knitting conventions. We specialize in Handpainted yarns, fibers, and wool fabric.

This site is STILL! under construction at this time, and probably always will be! The show schedule is correct for 2019. I am getting started on the colorways, finally!!! The only one up now is “Rainbow”, but others will be up later this week.  Please bear with me, I am working on new pictures, and updating, but , since my true love is the dyeing, I end up spending all of my time dyeing and not on the computer.

Most of the yarns and fibers are already up on the “online store”, but we will be adding a few new ones in the future.

This past year you might have seen some new hand quilted bags out of batik that complement my colorways. We have project bags in many different sizes, and an insulated wine tote, or drop spindle case. They will be up on the “online store” soon.

At the urging of a friend, I have started dyeing wool fabric for wool applique, and will be adding that to the “online store” as well.

In addition to the yarns, fibers and bags that are available on the website, you will find many other items for sale in our booth, including knitting supplies, needles (we carry Knitter’s Pride, Knit Picks, and Skacel, crochet hooks, beads, stitch markers, dyes, felting supplies, ball winders and swifts. Everything you need to support your knitting projects! If you are interested in purchasing something that is not on the website, but you have seen in the booth at a show, or would like to have me custom dye a specific amount of yarn or fiber, please send me an email and we can discuss how to order it on the website.

4 thoughts on “About Us

  1. I bought some yarn from you at the Maine Frolic. I tried to add it to Ravelry, but the type of yarn did not exist. It is fingering, about 600 yards, 80% wool & 20% silk. Please let me know what base it is.

    Thanks

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    1. Hi Kathie, That is actually a new yarn I just started dyeing this spring. I am really pleased with the way it takes the dye, and it has a really great hand, so I will be adding it to my regular yarns.
      I’ll try to get something up on Ravelry in the near future regarding the yarn.
      Thanks!
      Ellen

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  2. I bought 8oz of your Bond sheep roving at Rhinebeck 2016. I am spinning it now, and it is absolutely wonderful! It is beautifully processed with zero VM or nupps. I am plying it with some very colorful merino/tencil. The resulting 2ply is fabulous! The prettiest yarn I have ever made! I look forward to buying more wool roving from your Bond sheep in the future.

    Chris in Maine

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    1. Hi Chris,

      Thanks, Chris! I am glad you are enjoying the Bond fiber. I carry that in my booth, but cannot actually take credit for how wonderful that fiber is, as it comes from a friend of mine. I certainly will continue to have that fiber with me at shows, and look forward to seeing you at another show! The yarn sounds fantastic!

      Ellen

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