Washington County Fiber Tour

New York's
Washington County
Fiber Tour

 

26th Annual Tour - April 28 & 29, 2018       FREE!

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Dancing Ewe Farm

 

#1 Dancing Ewe Farm
181 County Rte. 12, Granville
518 528 6003 or 642 8199
Luisa and Jody Somers
dancingewe.com

Here at Dancing Ewe we specialize in the production of Tuscan-style Pecorino, a raw sheep’s milk cheese. Our fl ock of 120 Fresian-cross ewes also produces a medium grade fleece which is used in the production of our wool blankets and wool vests and can be transformed into other outerwear garments. Woolcraft demos, shearing, sheepdog demos, and lunch, by reservation only, will be available both days. Please visit our website for a complete list of activities and for lunch reservations.

Directions to the farm: From South, take 22 north through Granville. Turn
right on Route 12A across from Rich Automotive. Take the first right onto Route 12. Go over the bridge and turn left, still on 12. 
The farm is one mile on the left.
From the north, reverse directions, i.e., left onto Route 12a past the Fire House.

#2 Truthville Fiber Farm
69 County Route 12A
North Granville, NY 12854
518 345 5353
truthvillefi ber@gmail.com

Truthville Fiber Farm in North Granville was established in 2015 as a collaboration
between the McMorris-Lawless family and the Joseph-Sharp family. Our first alpacas were acquired in 2015 from farms in western New York and Michigan.
In 2016, our fi rst 4 crias were born. We participated in the Hudson Falls Farmers’ Market this summer. Roving and finished yarns are available at truthvillefiberfarm.com

Directions to the farm: From South, take 22 north through Granville. Turn
right on Route 12A across from Rich Automotive.
From the north, reverse directions, i.e., left onto Route 12a past the Fire House.

 

Quarry Ridge Alpacas

quarry ridge

 

#3 Quarry Ridge Alpacas
453 Quarry Rd., Salem
518 854 7008
Faith and Herb Perkins
quarryridgealpacas.com

Located on a ridge overlooking the mountains of Vermont, Quarry Ridge is home to an award-winning herd of multi-colored alpacas and our friends the llamas AND BUNNIES will be visiting again. Come interact with the animals up close and personal. We will offer activities for children and adults as well as our natural and designer hand-dyed yarns, original patterns, rovings and alpaca toys and garments. Come and enjoy the day with us!

Directions From the North (Granville), take Route 22 South. Two miles before  the village of Salem, turn left on Quarry Rd. Continue 1/4 mile to  Quarry Ridge Alpacas, #453, on the right.
From the South, take Route 22 North through the village of Salem.  Turn right on Quarry Rd. immediately after the village. Continue 2  miles to Quarry Ridge Alpacas, #453, on the left.

bunny

kingdom

#4 Fiber Kingdom
137 E. Broadway, Salem
518 854 7225
Sylvia Graham
fiberkingdom.com

Visit a working flock of colored and white Angora rabbits. Two fiber arts studios/shops offer, among other articles, luxurious angora/wool yarn and a full range of fibers for hand-spinning including silk, cotton, yak, mohair, etc. Also available are supplies and equipment for spinning, weaving, felting and knitting and a selection of books, magazines, DVDs and finished fiberworks. Ongoing demonstrations both days of bunny clipping, spinning and weaving.

Directions: From intersection of NY Rte 22 and Broadway in Salem (traffic light), go east on East Broadway (Rte 153) 0.6 mi. Farm is on left.

sheep

#5 Moments in Time Creations Farm
137 E. Broadway, Salem
518 854 9036
Elizabeth and David Cope
bac2mitcilny@msn.com

Our farm is an eclectic mix of family and friends. We raise registered Icelandic sheep and registered Blue-Faced Leicester sheep. Our sheep are raised for their fiber. We have fleeces, roving and yarn in the natural colors of the sheep and skeins are labeled with the names of the sheep. Spring lambs will be here on the farm. Come and enjoy our friends..
(CO-LOCATED FOR THE TOUR WTIH FIBER KINGDOM)

 

ensignbrook

ensign brook

 

#6 Ensign Brook Farm
82 Mahaffy Road,
Greenwich, NY 12834
518 692 8769
Karin Kennedy
ensignbrookfarm.com

Experience our exceptional quality roving and spun yarn. Visit this year’s spring lambs. Our flock consists of many different sheep breeds, prized by hand-spinners for their fleeces, including natural-colored Romney with lustrous long-staple fiber that pairs beautifully with the lofty fibers of our Merino and Cormo.  NEW THIS YEAR - All you can eat pancake breakfast featuring locally-produced maple syrup (10 a.m. - 2 p.m. each day), to benefit 4H Sheep and Kids Club ($7.50 adults; $3.50 kids).

From Rte 29E - Left on Ryan Rd., right onto Mahaffy Rd., 82 Mahaffy Rd. on left.
From Rte 40N - Right on Sprague Town Rd., right on to Richards Rd., left on North Rd., right onto Ryan Rd., left onto Mahaffy Rd., 82 Mahaffy on right.

bobbins

Battenkill Fibers

#7 Battenkill Carding and Spinning Mill
2532 State Rte. 40, Greenwich
518 692 2700
Mary Jeanne Packer
battenkillfibers.com

Free tours of a full-scale commercial mill. Watch while fiber is sorted, washed and picked. See a vintage Davis and Furber carder process roving and learn how a spinning frame makes yarn. Hands-on fiber processing activities for kids. Factory seconds available for purchase. Unique, one of a kind yarns and roving from locally-raised fiber.

Directions:
From intersection of NYS Routes 29 and 40 in Greenwich (traffic circle), take Rte 40 north 1/10 mi. Mill is on the right.

St. Mary's convent

St. Mary's Cashmere

#8 St. Mary’s on-the-Hill Cashmere
242 Cloister Way., Greenwich
518 791 4142
Sister Mary Elizabeth
stmaryseast.net/on-the-hill-farm

See the award-winning North American Cashmere goats raised by the Anglican/Episcopalian Sisters of St. Mary and handled all year by the Cashmere Kids
4-H Club. Watch baby goats frolicking under the watchful eye of their moms. Meet our newest Guardians-in-Training: 6-week-old Great Pyrenees puppies with their mother, Dixie Belle. Team Snazzy Goat will be with us on Saturday. Purchase cashmere, woolen and other items. Bake sale to support 4-H activities.
Find us on Facebook!

Directions to the convent:
From Greenwich: At the only traffic light in town, continue straight on Starte Road 372, over the Battenkill Bridge and under a trestle bridge.
Take a right fork onto County Road 74 (Eddy Street) for one mile.
Turn right onto Burton Road and go 0.5 miles.
Turn right into Christ the King Spiritual Life Center
Take the middle road uphill to the Convent

Alpacas of Haven Hill

haven hill

 

# 9 Alpacas of Haven Hill
20 Stevenson Rd.,
Greenwich NY 12834
518 677 5111
Judy Leon
alpacasofhavenhill.com

Join us for some hands-on fun with our 17 friendly alpacas and their luxurious fiber! Learn the basics of wet felting by producing a felted soap, or try your hand at simple weaving with a triangle loom. Visit our farm store to see our handmade items and
alpaca apparel, including our colorful alpaca socks. We have beautiful, 100% alpaca yarn and roving for sale, in both natural colors and our own hand-dyed shades.
Refreshments available.

Directions to the farm:
From Cambridge and east, take NY Rte 372 west, left on Stevenson Rd at base of Schoolhouse Hill, and go 2 mi. to driveway.
From Greenwich and west, take NY Rte 372 east, right on County Rte 60, go 3.3 mi. to Stevenson Rd. Turn left and look for sign.

Elihu farm

 

#10 Elihu Farm
654 Beadle Hill Rd.,
Easton NY
518 753 7838
Mary and Bob Pratt
elihufarm@localnet.com

Elihu Farm is delighted to meet fiber artists, shepherds, and families. We raise purebred prize-winning Romney and crossbred sheep in lovely colors on forever farmland. Our fleeces are exceptional; our sheep strong and beautiful. Visit our new baby lambs again
this year. Available are well prepared raw (entire or partial) fleeces, washed wool, breeding stock, and cuts of restaurant quality lamb and freshest eggs. Spinners – Bring a wheel and join the RocDay Guild on Saturday.

Directions to the farm:
At the light in Schaghticoke,
take Route 67 east for 1/4 mile; turn left onto Geary Rd. and follow the signs for 3.7 mi. From Greenwich and Schuylerville, at the intersection of Routes 29 and 40, take Route 40 south. Just past Hudson River Tractor (on right), turn left onto Valley Falls Rd., and follow the signs. Green barn
On east side if the road.


Washington County Fiber Tour | 2018