A new lamb has arrived today. Thank you, April, for the cute little speckled face. The lamb’s name will be Freckles, as the theme of names for this year’s lambs and kids is characters from Hoosier authors. Can you guess the author who inspired Freckles’ name?
Got there in the end, after time spent under the loom installing ties for 6 treadles and 4 lamms as well as adding ties for the horses (pulleys) above each harness.
Threading the loom after winding all 404 threads (each warp thread is 5 yards long). The heddles are threaded first, in this case a Triple Draft Birdseye pattern. Reading a weaving pattern, or draft, is akin to reading music. Then the reed is threaded, so many warp ends per inch, to weave the desired width….
Getting colorful around here, getting ready for Mack’s New Market Merry Market next Friday and Saturday (Nov. 11 and 12). Come on out to The Red Barn at Sycamore Farm for your personal color selection. All “yarnies” welcome!
We recently spent a lovely, leaf-swept weekend in Louisville demonstrating spinning and weaving at Locust Grove‘s 18th Century Market Fair. The sheep shearing demonstration by our friends at Ballyhoo Farm was one of the highlights of the event. Visitors, especially the littlest ones, enjoyed spending time with Ballyhoo’s Cinnabon the sheep and her associates. Here are some…