Promoting members who have products for sale throughout the year, either in-house, at vending events, or online. Items featured are always unique, frequently one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted specialty options, often with a holiday flair but remaining available throughout the year. Occasionally, items are seasonal, like fiber-related bird nesting in spring or hand-crafted winter figures. Member-hosted Open Barns and PLAA’s Fall Fiber Artisan Festival provide additional opportunities for acquiring a signature piece. Diversified payment methods, shipping options, contact information, and eStore links for direct purchasing provided where applicable. Members who would like to be included on this page should contact the Webmaster or tag RJ Stangherlin on Facebook for a faster response time.
Wunsapana Farm Artisan Lockspun Yarn ~ Altamont NY
Teri Conroy, Keeper of The Farm
“When I create lockspun yarn, I spin one lock at a time, so there is a lot of time and thought put into what I make. An order I sent to Michigan was received today, and her kind words meant a lot – ‘This is the nicest yarn I have ever seen or felt in my whole life.’ And I didn’t think I could feel more inspired or motivated.” Wunsapana Farm Artisan Lockspun Yarn
“I’m usually a good decision maker, not partial to wishy-washy. Been spinning naturals for weeks, but taking a detour to dye today (despite not having much counter at the moment, waiting for the new one). I hardly ever dye for client specs these days, I choose….” So if you see something you love, or want to get on Teri’s ever-growing list for her choice yarns, you can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Lockspun done to embellish pussyhats that I made for friends going to the Women’s March!” Just to give you an idea of Teri’s multi-range of talents.
“Zoom, zoom, zoom. I’m so flattered and happy! I didn’t even get to post these yarns on my yarn page yet…and they’re sold. Wow!” By the time this page updates, it’s highly likely all of Teri’s creations are already gone. But to give you an idea of her craft, these images leap from the page with goodness, uniqueness. They spell heirloom. In the making.
“I call my yarn ‘lockspun’, rather than ‘art yarn’ because it has a consistent weight like regular yarn. By creating a consistent yarn, I am able to incorporate my lockspun right into patterns. Here is a white lockspun I made, pictured with a sport weight yarn to give you perspective. Actually, these go perfectly together!”
From Whimsy to Practical Eco-Sustainable Delights
Pat McKinney, Sue Shoop & Carol Reigh Go Green ~ Birdsboro PA
Every home should have a gnome. Barns too. Good luck, so say our ancestors. “ALL made out of recycled materials. Everything is one of a kind.”
Too risky to ship with antler tree branches or grape vines. They sell for $20, $25 and $35. Check with Carol Reigh or Buck Hollow Llamas on Facebook to follow their vending events. Or email email@example.com.
One of a kind. While they last. Why not coordinate gloves and reindeer. Definitely unique presents. Carol and Sue have an abundance of the practical in designs appealing, from city chic to country woodsy. Go Green recycles an assortment of fiber and woolen goods to create ankle warm fingerless gloves. Thick, double sided, Go Green is eco-chic at its finest.
Almosta Ranch Alpacas Hand Made Knits ~ Mohrsville PA
Kathy Otto Kenworthy, Owner & Fiber Arts Festival Organizer
New pony tail hat. Made with Kathy’s own alpaca fiber blended with bamboo, merino and sari silk yarn.Great idea!
Same pattern. Different color. Side view. Lovely. Great for outdoors. Thinking runners and walkers. You can purchase directly from Kathy’s Open All-Year Store at her home or at fiber art festivals and select shows listed on her website.
The Messy Bun-Ponytail Hat is here!! I am having fun making these. I can do custom orders on these–just need to know what color and size you would like. This one is for sale. It is all hand spun yarn and hand knit. Made with black alpaca from my farm and the colored parts are all different fibers. This is an adult small/medium. You can contact Kathy on Facebook.
Long Island Livestock Company ~ Yaphank NY ~ Several Options
¹Shop Online. Can’t Find It? ²Call LILCO 631.680.6721 ³Home Store
These inspired yarns echo the sand and sea hues of Tabbethia’s Dominican Republic vacation. Very limited edition. Shop here.
New Product: Shepherdess Sand Soap. Contains sanitized sand harvested from our local Atlantic Ocean shoreline, and provides a gentle exfoliant suitable for all skin types. “Atlantic” is a fresh clean scent of sea water and fresh air. The layered effect allows for multipurpose use:¹use the bottom of the soap where the sand is contained for a full exfoliant; ²flip the bar over for a smooth cleansing, ³or use it on its side for a combination! Shepherdess Sand Soap is a 100% organic base and the gentle shades of blue and green come from ground pigments like those in mineral makeup! This soap is a lovely treat for yourself, a wonderful gift, or a souvenir of a time you spent on the shore. Click here to shop.
Small tote with “Pfeifen.” Click here to shop (while supplies last).
Last but not least, pet toys. “Even the most finicky feline will love playing with Long Island Livestock Company cat toys.” Click here to shop. Available as a single or sets of 4.
Jim-E’s Gorgeous Fiber Just Arrived (2-22-17)
Available at Second Wind Farm NE LLC ~ New Egypt NJ
37 200-yard skeins of Jim-E’s gorgeous fiber spun into 3-ply worsted weight heather gray yarn just arrived! Bev Vienckowski “is sooooo excited! My first yarn ever! Soft and beautiful! Thank you Lydia at Gurdy Run Woolen Mill for your knowledge, craftsmanship and professional service.”
“Chevrons” Llama Jim-E hat knitted by the talented and beautiful Tab Colie <3 More of his luscious 3-ply worsted llama yarn is available for sale at the farm. What will you make?