Thursday

Great Bay Wool Works to Bring Wool to Farmers' Market Saturday

Great Bay Wool Works will be present at the Newmarket Farmers' Market this Saturday, February 20th at the Stone Church from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  They will be offering non-dyed yarn from Romney and Corriedale sheep.  The yarn colors range from warm chocolate brown and creamy white to tweedy gray.

Great Bay Wool Works began in 2003 as a 4-H sheep project with one son, Tim, and two sheep in the field next to our 300 year old home in Durham, NH.  Since that time, the flock has grown to over a dozen sheep of different breeds and Tim and his sheep continue to win blue ribbons for fleece and showmanship at fairs across New Hampshire, says Theresa Walker.  
Lambs are born in March and shortly thereafter are taught to walk on a leadline, stand still for the judge, and have their wool prepared for show.  The best fleeces are sent to Good Karma Yarn Company in Belfast, Maine for spinning into skeins of knitting yarn.  Yarn is available at the Durham Farmer's Market in the fall and direct from the farm. 

For knitters craving color, Great Bay Wool Works offers Kool Kits - a fun and easy way to dye yarn in your microwave using Kool Aid drink mix.  Colors include pink lemonade, cherry, orange, and blue raspberry.  Each Kool Kit contains one skein of white yarn, drink mix, and instructions. 
 

For more information, email Theresa Walker here.

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