Dog in Barn
organizations

American Cormo Sheep Association
Elsawool is a member of this industry association dedicated to Cormo sheep and wool.

MAVWA, or Mountain and Valley Wool Association
This association assists the people of Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas who work with fiber animals and create animal fiber crafts.
It produces the Taos Wool Festival, which is held every year during the first full weekend in October,
and which includes workshops the week before and the week after the Festival.
Elsawool has been a vendor at this event since 1985 and has served on the MAVWA board of directors since 2008.
http://www.toaswoolfestival.org

events

The Taos Wool Festival
The Taos Wool Festival is held every year during the first full weekend in October, in Kit Carson Park in Taos, New Mexico.
Fiber craft workshops are the held the week before and the week after the Festival.
Elsawool has been a vendor at this event since 1985.
http://www.toaswoolfestival.org

Estes Park Wool Market
email addresses:
events@estes.org
spinwool@hughes.net



fiber animals

Wynham Farms Colorado Fiber
Kathy Martin, with her daughter Kelley, raises Angora goats in Colorado,
and buys sheep and alpaca wools, mostly from Colorado.
Kathy washes, dyes, blends, and spins these fibers, and she sells washed mohair locks,
hand-spun and mill-spun roving, yarns, patterns, and kits.
She also teaches pickin', grinnin', and spinnin'.

La Plata Farms
La Plata Farms, in Hesperus, Colorado, is owned by Doug and Pam Ramsey.
The Ramsey's raise Navajo Churro and Lincoln sheep.
They sell sheep, fleeces, and supplies and books for spinners, dyers, knitters, and crochetters.

Shear Perfection Ranch
Jerry and Lyn Brown raise California Red sheep in La Plata, New Mexico.
California Reds were created from Tunis and Barbados stock.

Oklahoma State University
This web site has good information about breeds of sheep, goats, and other livestock.

livestock protection dogs

Anatolian Shepherd Dogs International, Inc.

The Livestock Guardian Dog Association

livestock herding dogs

Stockdogs, Journal of Livestock Working Dogs

fiber crafts

Knitters Review
A free weekly on-line knitting magazine dedicated to yarn, from source to skein.
Elsawool's Cormo yarns were reviewed in October and December of 2005 and March of 2006.

Wynham Farms
Kathy Martin, with her daughter Kelley, raises Angora goats in Colorado,
and buys sheep and alpaca wools, mostly from Colorado.
Kathy washes, dyes, blends, and spins these fibers,
and she sells washed mohair locks, hand-spun and mill-spun roving, and yarns, patterns, and kits.
She also teaches pickin', grinnin', and spinnin'.

La Plata Farms
La Plata Farms, in Hesperus, Colorado, is owned by Doug and Pam Ramsey.
The Ramseys raise Navajo Churro and Lincoln sheep.
They sell sheep, fleeces, and supplies and books for spinners, dyers, knitters, and crocheters.

Ellen's Wooly Wonders
Really neat handcrafted wool creatures and gifts, and patterns for making some of these things yourself.

Red Bird Knits
A small family-run business in Toronto, Ontario, selling knitting yarns,
needles, books, and patterns, and specializing in sock and lace knitting.
Robyn Gallimore, the owner, says that her goal is to provide excellent,
timely and personalized service and a good range of interesting and exciting yarns.
She carries several lace and fingering weight Cormo yarns from Elsawool.

Ravelry
An online knit and crochet community where you can organize projects, share your work,
find new designs and yarns, and much more.