Subito Farm





December 26

Christmas brought snow so we dug out the cross country skis and went out for a short ski in park next to our house.   There was ice still left from the ice storm a few days before so it was snowy and sparkly all at once.   Hope everyone has had and is having a wonderful holiday.


November 23

Happy Thanksgiving!

 We've recovered from our two big fiber shows and have been making stuff.  The top photo is of wet felted pillow fronts drying that I made yesterday.  They're headed for the shop  after I make them into pillows but if you're interested you can send me an email and they can be yours.   The white horse and cardinal pillow are $80 each and the small dala horse pillow is $50.   The second photo is of my first attempt at needle felting.  A group of us at the Carlisle Artisans volunteered to decorate a tree at at the Concord Museum's Family Tree Exhibit.  The book is "Spring for Sophie" about a little girl looking for signs of spring.  One of the signs is birds and bird song so I volunteered to needle felt some birds for the tree.  Along with the cardinals, chickadees, and bluebirds I made some woodpeckers, blue jays and a gold finch.   You'll have to visit the museum if you want see them though as a I was so rushed to finish I forgot to take a photo.  The exhibit runs through January 2 and you can find more about it here


November 6

Where did October go?  We had a great time at Rhinebeck and the New England Fiber Festival.  This is a photo from the New England Fiber Festival before we opened.  Felted pillows in the middle fiber on the right and red and white yarn for to make the fingerless glove patterns that we just came out with.   Red and white and blue and white.  They were very popular at Rhinebeck and FFNE.

September 21

Production Knitting.  After playing all summer with buckthorn and natural dyeing I'm back to work making finished goods for sale a the fiber festivals and shops we're a part of.   The mittens are handspun shetland fleeces.  The dark grey and white are the natural colors of the fleece and the blue is acid dyed.  The body of the mittens are knit on our "hacked" brother 910.  The thumbs are knit on "sticks".

August 27

The colors of buckthorn.   I've been dyeing with buckthorn.  It's and incredible range of colors from just one plant.


July 12

I've been in the garden. When the weather turns warm I turn to my other passion gardening.


             from peonies,    


     to delphiniums and roses,


       and Albert posing in the garden



April 23

Enter a drawing for a custom designed knitted sampler.  The sampler in the photos is composed of quaker motifs but yours could be inspired be motifs and messages that are important to you.  

You can enter the drawing by visiting the Carlisle Artisans at 13A Lowell St., Carlisle and filling out an entry.  The drawing will take place on May 15.



March 9

My article made the cover of the Spring issue of Spin-Off Magazine!


February 21

Below is a photo of a Clark Farm Hat and cowl that I made in exchange for fleeces from the 2017 sheep shearing at Clark Farm.  The wool is from the 2016 shearing.  The colors from from the buckthorn dyeing I did this past summer and the designs are mine.


February 15, 2017

I've been punch needling hearts from leftover bits of handspun.  I'm not sure what I'll do with them.

February 2, 2017

I've been making socks on the circular sock machine.  The light grey is single ply hand spun romney and the red heels and toes is two ply tunis that I dyed for some sampling for a weaving of a jacket.  Socks are a great way to use up small bits and pieces.



January 27, 2017

Looking forward to vending at the Wayland Winter Farmers Market Fiber Days at Russell's Greenhouse.  We'll be there with some new gradient patterns and yarn and all of the other things we usually have.


January 19, 2017

Sheep Shearing at Clark Farm.   I came home with 6 lovely fleeces from the sheep shearing at Clark Farm in exchange for a new hat and scarf.  I was able to give Olek the sampler I made for the birth of his daughter made from wool from his sheep and dyed with buckthorn berries.


January 17, 2017

Wet felted Cardinal and Pussy Willow Pillow from the shop.  I was sitting the shop this past sunday and took this photo of one of my wet felted pillows.  The cardinal is a nice pop of color on a cold January Day.



January 13, 2017

Albert and the antique spinning wheel.  Albert turned one just after Christmas.  He's full of personality and quite a ham.   I purchased the antique spinning wheel years ago after I just started spinning.  It sat until just recently as and ornament and not functional with the leathers on the treadle broken off.  Krysten repaired her  and got her running about a month ago.  She's quite fun to spin on and I was very surprised!  Krysten thinks she may have come from germany originally.  I purchased her on Cape Cod.

January 11, 2017

With the new year I've decided to give blogging a try.   Sarah's been instagraming everyday  since the beginning of the so maybe this will become and extension of that.  Today she posted a photo of some of the self striping hand spun that we have available for sale and headband that Sarah knit on the 910 from the self striping handspun and some white handspun.   We've been playing around with patterns and different yarns.  It's amazing how different the same pattern can look when it's knitted in different kinds of yarn.