Dog in Barn

Resources

 

INFORMATION about FIBER ANIMALS and FIBER CRAFTS

ORGANIZATIONS

American Cormo Sheep Association
www.cormosheep.com

Rocky Mountain Natural Colored Sheep Breeders Association
www.rmncsba.org

Mountain and Valley Wool Association
www.taoswoolfestival.org
MAVWA is a 501c-3 organization that promotes animal fiber in Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas.
This association hosts the Taos Wool Festival every year during the first full weekend in October in Kit Carson Park in Taos.
The Wool Festival has 70 to 100 vendors, food vendors, live music, and workshops.
Elsawool has been a vendor at this event since 1985 and has served on the MAVWA board of directors.

Espanola Valley Fiber Arts Center
www.evfac.org



ONLINE RESOURCES

Ravelry
www.ravelry.com
An online knit and crochet community
where you can organize projects, share your work, find new designs and yarns, and much more.
Elsawool's page: https://www.ravelry.com/yarns/brands/elsawool

Knitters Review
www.knittersreview.com
A free weekly online knitting magazine dedicated to yarn, from source to skein.
Elsawool yarns were reviewed in October and December of 2005 and March of 2006, and have been mentioned a few times since then.



INSTRUCTION / CONSULTATION

Diane DeSouza
dyeingtoweave@gmail.com
Natural dyeing instruction.
Textile fiber project consultation.

Mountain and Valley Wool Association
www.taoswoolfestival.org
MAVWA is a 501c-3 organization that promotes animal fiber in Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas.
This association hosts the Taos Wool Festival every year during the first full weekend in October in Kit Carson Park in Taos.
The Wool Festival has 70 to 100 vendors, food vendors, live music, and workshops.
Elsawool has been a vendor at this event since 1985 and has served on the MAVWA board of directors.

Espanola Valley Fiber Arts Center
www.evfac.org

Made by Torin
My name is Torin, I'm a fiber artist in Southern California.
My passion is educating people about the amazing properties natural fibers have .....
I provide online courses to educate people about the science of the fiber behind their craft,
as well as informing consumers how they can make better shopping decisions.
http://madebytorin.com/courses



BOOKS

The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook
Deborah Robson & Carol Ekarius
This book mentions Elsawool.

The Field Guide to Fleece
Deborah Robson & Carol Ekarius

Unraveling Fibers
Patricia A. Keeler and Francis X. McCall, Jr.

In Sheeps Clothing: A Handspinners Guide to Wool
Nola Fournier and Jane Fournier

The Knitter's Book of Wool
Clara Parkes
One of the patterns in this book uses an Elsawool yarn.

The Knitter's Book of Socks
Clara Parkes

Vanishing Fleece
Clara Parkes
This book mentions Elsawool.

Knit Local
Tanis Gray
One of the patterns in this book uses an Elsawool yarn.

Elemental Knits: A Perennial Knitwear Collection
Courtney Spainhower
This book features an Elsawool yarn.

Wool: Unraveling an American Story of Artisans and Innovation
Peggy Hart

The Woolly West: Colorado's Hidden History of Sheepscapes
Andrew Guilford

Raw Material: Working Wool in the West
Stephany Wilkes

Wonders of the Weavers:
19th-century Rio Grande Weavings from the Collection of the Albuquerque Museum

Deborah C. Slangy



PATTERNS

Grey Ghost by Thea Colman
Grey Ghost is an everyday-sweatshirt kind of knit. Assuming your everyday sweatshirts are knit in gorgeous woolen-spun cormo and feature lace and garter rib details, that is! ... As always, it's the small, but intentional details that made this so much fun to design - and that make it fun to knit too. Aug 4, 2020
Grey Ghost pattern by Thea Colman - Ravelry


Crazed Scandinavian Cowl by Wendy D. Johnson
This cowl was designed with Elsawool woolen-spun fingering weight yarn.
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/crazed-scandinavian-cowl


Quilo Stole by Courtney Spainhower
This wrap was made from Elsawool woolen-spun worsted weight yarn.
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/quilo-stole


Carpinteria Shawl by Stephanie Tallent
Here's a shawl designed by Stephanie and knit with Elsawool yarn.
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/carpinteria-shawl

shawlette by Stephanie Tallent using Elsawool yarn

Ellen's Wooly Wonders
www.ellenswoolywonders.com
Ellen designs and sells patterns for a number of very cute creatures.




FIBER ANIMALS

Naumann Angoras
Facebook.com/Naumann-Angoras

Rio Fernando Farm
riofernandofarm@gmail.com




ANIMAL FIBER GOODS, EQUIPMENT, and SUPPLIES

ARTWORK, CRAFTS, EQUIPMENT, and/or SUPPLIES

Animal Spirit
www.dancingdonkeyart.com

Black Hills Woolies
www.blackhillswoolies.com

Bristol Yarn Works Studio
www.bristolyarnworks.com

Cactus Hill Farm Fiber
emillerterkuile@gmail.com

Cat Mountain Fiber Arts
yarngalleryonline.com

Claire Walker
claire@wetmountainvalley.us
Claire offers hand-spun and handknit pieces made from the fiber of her alpacas.

Dancing Hooves Farm and Studio
www.dancinghoovesfarmandstudio.com

Diane DeSouza
dyeingtowaeve@gmail.com
Handwoven pieces dyed with natural and non-toxic materials.

Dyers Wool
www.dyerswool.com

Ellen's Wooly Wonders
ellenswoolywonders.com

Enchanted Fibers
www.enchantedfibers.com

Fibrespace
fibrespace.com

Flying High Studio
www.alicewatterson.com

Gaucho Fibres
gauchoblue.com

Golden Navajo Churro Sheep Corral
weavinginbeauty@yahoo.com

Handwoven by Helen
handwovenbyhelen.com

Haugens Mountain Grown Lamb and Pelts
www.haugenslamb.com

Heartwoven Designs
heartwoven.etsy@gmail.com

Indian Hills Handwovens
mallama50@aol.com

Jonathan Berner
www.mjyarns.com
Jonathan handspins and hand-dyes yarns in Seattle.

Lana Dura
www.lanadura.com

Lisajoy Designs
www.lisajoydesigns.com

Lone Raven Studio
loneravensantafe.com

Mana mica Farm
brawling@yahoo.com

Naumann Angoras
naumannangoras@hotmail.com

Pam Weld
pjwoolies@yahoo.com
Pam felts and spins wool from her sheep and alpacas, and fiber from dog and wolf.

Pastores Collection
molly_baca@yahoo.com

Phi Beta Paca
www.phibetapaca.com

Phoenix Fiber Mill
www.phoenixfibermill.com
A family-run business selling socks that they machine-knit in Colorado.

Praire Falcon Fibers
www.prariefalconfibers.com

Red Bird Knits
www.ravelry.com > patterns > sources > red-bird-knits
A small family-run business in Toronto, Ontario that sells knitting yarns, needles, books, and patterns.
This shop specializes in lace and sock knitting.

Rio Fernando Farm
riofernandofarm@gmail.com

Sundance Leather
www.sundanceleather.com

The 100th Sheep
www.the100thsheep.com

The Buffalo Wool Company
thebuffalowoolco.com

The Felting Source
www.thefeltingsource.com

The Natural Twist
www.thenaturaltwist.com

Tierra Wools
www.handweavewrs.com

Vortexyarns
vortexyarns.com

woollylizard
woollylizard.com

Woolly Whot-knots
www.etsy.com/shop/woollywhotknots

Your Daily Fiber
Yourdailyfiber.com
A yarn shop in Fort Collins, Colorado.




SERVICES related to FIBER ANIMALS and FIBER CRAFTS

CUSTOM SPINNING

Yampa Valley Fiber-works
www.yampavalleyfiberworks.com

Mountain Meadow Wool
mountainmeadowwool.com
Mountain Meadow Wool is a family-operated mill in Wyoming that is dedicated to supporting local ranchers.
Their operations include custom scouring, custom worsted spinning, and custom knitting.
In March of 2020 they sent out this prayer:

To the traveler of land, sea, and air may you be strengthened in heart, mind, and soul.
May the hands that hold your needles be steadfast and sure and may our yarn bring you peace as it travels through your fingers.
May the shoulders that wear our clothing experience added warmth and comfort in times of distress.
To the home bound, lonely, or scared may your fears be lifted and doorway to comfort and hope opened.
And to all, may you remain in good health, uplifted spirits, and remember to be not afraid.

Ben Hostetler - Mountain Meadow Wool



CUSTOM KNITTING

Claire Walker
Claire@wetmountainvalley.us

Phoenix Fiber Mill
www.phoenixfibermill.com
A family-run business that offers custom machine-knitting of socks.



CUSTOM WEAVING

Diane DeSouza
dyeingtoweave@gmail.com
Custom weaving and hand-dyeing.

Yarn-worker
yarnworker.com



CUSTOM DYEING

Diane DeSouza
dyeingtoweave@gmail.com
Diane dyes with natural and non-toxic materials.