This site is under construction at this time, and probably always will be! The show schedule is correct. There are a few colorways up, but not all of them are on the site, and it’s not in any sort of correct arrangement!  Please bear with me, I am working on new pictures, working on updating, but I just end up spending all my time dyeing and not on the computer.

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. Hopefully they will be up on the site soon.

The online store has a limited number of items, but certainly not everything is up online. so please, if you don’t find what you are looking for,  email me and we can do the order that way.


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!  We attend many sheep & wool festivals and knitting conventions. We specialize in Hand-Painted Yarns.  And we also offer pattern support for those yarns. We have become friends with many of the great knitting designers, and with their help, have a really good selection of patterns for the yarns.

In addition to the yarns & kits that are available on the website, when we travel to shows we also offer many other items, including knitting supplies, needles, crochet hooks, beads, dyes, felting supplies, ball winders and swifts.  If you are interested in purchasing something that is not on the website, or would like to have me custom dye a specific amount of yarn, please send me an email and we can discuss how to order it on the website.


5 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.



    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.


  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


    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!



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