Felting is what occupies the shepherdess’s free moments at the farm. Imagination is the only limitation when it comes to creating with fiber; the only rule set is that the object be useful (Okay, sometimes the rule is interpreted broadly).

Felting begins with roving and batting from the flock fleeces.

I’m sold out of white and natural colored roving at present; a new batch of fiber will go to the processor soon (spring shearing is April 24, 2018). I have dyed roving in yellow, red, and blue. Note that roving is not “top” (further carded to remove short fibers, which provides only the longest fibers that are easiest to spin into yarn). It’s perfect for felting.

Tanned sheepskins!

Tanned Merino sheepskins are soft and dense. Current colors: white and dark brown. $100.