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Why does wool itch?

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When is the last time you wore an itchy sweater? And why did it itch? My grandmother was Irish, and a knitter. So, I had this beautiful, off-white (clean wool color), cable-knit hat with a pom pom on top that I COULD NOT WEAR. Even as a less sensitive and picky adult, I can't wear

Farm Discovery Hosts Annual Sheep to Shawl Fair at Live Earth Farm

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     On March 19st, newly renamed, Farm Discovery at will host the 7th annual Sheep to Shawl Fair at Live Earth Farm. Local organizations, businesses and experts will provide hands-on demonstrations of every part of the process of making wool into clothing and art. Spin, Dye, Card, Felt, Knit, Crochet and Weave your way to

Notes from the Field Classroom: Sheep to Shawl!

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The morning of our 4th annual Sheep to Shawl dawned warm and sunny.  The lower barn and surrounding area was prepped for throngs of people hoping to glimpse the sheep shearing, make some cool crafts and eat some delicious food! For the first time this year, we invited local artisan food vendors to the event.