Welcome . . .
It was so great to see everyone back in person at the shows this past year. We really appreciate all of your support, in person, and through mail orders. Our 2023 schedule is now up, so please do come see us at the shows next year. Also, I am very excited to be teaching workshops through CraftStudies, a local non-profit organization. Will be doing two intro to hand-spinning class series, one in January-February, and one in February-March. And have two full one-day dyeing workshops on their schedule, on Feb 11 and March 11. I’ve gota few new yarns, so will be getting those up on the website soon.
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.
Unfortunately, so many of my yarns are a “one-time” dye lot, and many of you like to look at all the options in my booth, so it makes it very difficult for you to place an order. If you would like something other than a standard colorway, send me an email with colors that you like, I can take pictures of the skeins that are in stock for you to choose from. OR, you could also just ask for anything in blues, or purples, etc, and I will pick the skein for you.
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.
One thing that is very important to me is fighting cancer. 9 years ago I lost my sister, Carol, to lung cancer. Many of you knew her as she came with me to all of my shows. Since then I have been raising money for the Prouty, (theprouty.org). We’ve raised over $15,000 in the 9 years. Here is a picture of our team from 2019 (the last in-person Prouty)!
On a personal note, here are my two furbabies who just LOVE to help on the computer……plus a picture of our newest family member!!!! He’s a rescue pup, and is full of cuddles and love!