help from Sharon :-).
Patchwork Martha, the daughter of Craft’s Ruby’s Belle and Yakob-Tson Zeppo, has produced some great lambs for us and others. She’s a primitive girl with an independent nature.
She also has a lovely demi luster fleece. For the last few years, her fleece has been purchased by Sharon Grist, who is the resident weaver, natural dyer, and spinner at Foxfire . I quit selling fleeces a few years ago, except for Martha’s fleece to Sharon. Sharon excels at everything she does – weaving, spinning, dyeing, and knitting. Since I can’t knit worth a darn, it’s her knitting that really blows me away. I love to see what she’s going to produce with Martha’s fleece. I can’t knit, but I can raise a nice ewe 🙂
Sharon, wearing a sweater she knitted, with her “Martha” afghan.
Each block is gently shaded. Sharon spun a precise amount of colors A, B, and C, wound the bobbin into a center pull ball and plied from the ball, giving her a two ply yarn that shaded from light to dark.
Martha, with a little help from Sharon, did a great job 🙂