Thursday, August 23, 2018

Orco 70 Union Style Rug Weaving Floor Loom for sale $850

This is an Orco 70 large rug weaving floor loom. This beautiful weaving floor loom is modeled after the old fashioned Union Looms. It can weave rugs, blankets, table runners, place mats, handbags, saddle blankets--you name it! It weaves out to 38 inches width, and the length can go much longer depending on the thickness of your material, as it rolls up on the loom. Usually, I'll make 10 or 12 rugs at a time before cutting them from the loom. Included are a couple of shuttles, an instruction manual and book about rug making,and a warp guide as pictured, and I'll throw in some spools of warp string to get you started. It's really easy to warp, as the warp string threads through the warping guide, rolls up onto the back of the loom, feeds through the heddles and reed and you're good to go! It will pay for itself 100 times over, besides being fun. I love recycling old fabric (e.g. clothing, blankets, curtains, sheets, remnants, plastic bags, etc.) to make beautiful rugs.Local pick up only. You can dis-assemble this loom, or partially dis-assemble it to fit in your vehicle. About 40 miles west of Pittsburgh, PA. $850




Tuesday, January 31, 2017

New Arrivals at the Farm Pygoras!

After years of raising angora goats, we have decided to start a new line of softer, smaller goats--Pygoras!!  Our first set of twins was born Sunday morning, early. VERY early. And it was cold. The first-time nanny mom, Julia, strongly objected to motherhood.  After hours of fruitless toil, dirt and tears, I called Beth Dougherty, our own goddess of the farm (to whom I resort in dire barnyard calamities.) With Beth's coaching, the twins rallied and now under the heat lamp in the barn, happily ply their mother for milk.
PS-- If you have a farming crisis--flora or fauna, I recommend Beth. Here's some of her writings:

onecowrevolution.wordpress.com
twosisterscreamery.wordpress.com

Check out our new book, The Independent Farmstead
Library Journal starred review:
" A solid choice for those embarking on a serious animal-based hobby or enterprise, aspiring homesteaders, and sustainable farmers who already have basic knowledge of animal husbandry and agriculture. The authors’ blog provides a nice supplement."—Amanda ­Avery, Marywood Univ. Lib., Scranton, PA
 
Modern Farmer Magazine:
"Expect clear-eyed advice on rotational grazing methods, improving soil fertility, and much more."
Booklist: 

"As mortifying and implausible as creating one’s own self-sustaining farmstead might sound to most city folk, the Doughertys, who embarked on their own farmstead 20 years ago, make the venture entirely feasible—even ennobling in the face of climate change—on as little as a half-acre of land. In a conversational style that is both welcoming and reality-based, the authors offer a big-picture plan—selecting property, sourcing water, building soil, choosing ruminants (chickens, goats, sheep, pigs, or cattle)—that is fully supported by a level of detail both practical and comforting to anyone new to the idea. Some examples: milking techniques for cows and goats, what grasses or fencing to consider for which animals, slaughtering techniques, watering tanks, and using paddocks for livestock. Highly recommended for libraries where such farmsteads are even remotely possible.”


Thursday, October 20, 2016

One skein of beautiful hand spun thick and thin wool yarn with multi color mohair slubs.  Each skein yields approx. 50 yards, about a heavy worsted /bulky single ply. Soft. Felts really well.   $13.  per skein, free shipping to US. Outside US please inquire. I will invoice you.




Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Mauve Pink Cashmere Wool Blend Fingering Weight Yarn



One Skein of very soft,  fingering-sport weight yarn that is composed of a blend of 50% cashmere, 50% fine wool. It is dyed to a soft mauve pink . Perfect for crochet, knitting, crafting.  Each skein yields approx. 100 yards loosely plied custom spun 4 ply yarn. $8 each. Free ship to US only.  Outside US, please inquire for shipping rates.



 

Cranberry Red Cashmere Wool Fingering Yarn

One Skein of very soft,  fingering-sport weight yarn that is composed of a blend of 50% cashmere, 50% fine wool. It is dyed to a vivid cranberry red . Perfect for crochet, knitting, crafting.  Each skein yields approx. 100 yards loosely plied custom spun 4 ply yarn. $8 each. Free ship to US only.  Outside US, please inquire for shipping rates.





 

Thursday, February 20, 2014


100% wool fingering-sports weight sock yarn assorted colors for sale


 
Yarn specs:
Fiber content: 100% fine wool
Ply: custom-milled triple ply, smooth
Gauge: fingering-sports weight,
Yardage: each skein yields approx. 100 yds.
Colors: marine blue, burnt orange, dove gray, rose-tan,  straw yellow, lime green
Comments: great feel and sheen smooth textured fine wool yarn, strong enough for a weaving warp too.

Colors: NOTE: WHEAT BEIGE IS SOLD OUT

Offer: FOUR at $20, free shipping to US