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.
Because of all the show cancellations, and my “day job” being closed for a few weeks, I will be spending time working on the website! Through the month of April I am doing a no charge for shipping special. And, since United was canceled, if you mention “united” in the comments section, I will include a little goodie bag with your order!
Unfortunately, so many of my yarns are a “one-time” dye lot, and I know most of you like to look at all the options in my booth, so it makes it very difficult for you to place an order. I will try to show pictures of some of the skeins, but if you would like to just send me an email with colors that you like, I can take pictures of the skeins and send to you so you can choose. OR, you could also just ask for anything in blues, or purples, etc, and I will pick the skein for you.
The show schedule is correct for 2020, unless more shows are canceled.
Right now, about half of the yarns and fibers are up on the website, and more will be added in the future.
This past couple years 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. Also working on some small zippered notions bags in batiks as well.
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.
One thing that is very important to me is fighting cancer. 8 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 8 years. Here is a picture of our team from 2019!