McTavish Farm Shetlands
For more than a year now I have been
enamored with all things sheep.
I ordered fleece and supplies online,
watched youTube tutorials,
and began needle and wet felting
for relaxation and fun
(beads, crosses, and a cape for Bella!).
I connected with
McTavish Farm Shetlands.
Tracy is my favorite shepherd.
A spinner and fiber artist,
she and her husband
have a small farm in Oregon
dedicated to raising quality
shetland sheep with
Shetlands are bitty.
Adults weigh 90-120 pounds.
Blackberries are one of their favorite delicacies.
AREN’T THEY GORGEOUS?
McTavish has a new online shop
offering fleece in wonderfully natural colors.
Am I the only one who finds it beYond the COOLEST
to actually know the name of the sheep
from which my fleece came?????
I have fleece from Rory:
50% Gotland, 25% Finn, 25% Shetland.
all photos – McTavish Arm Shetlands
I will probably create some embellishments
for my collages and am so grateful
places like McTavish Farm exist
to supply quality fiber.
I’m not a fiber artist for heaven’s sake!
I’m a suburban creative DIYer who
saw an expensive felted wool necklace in a
Garnet Hill catlogue and said
I CAN MAKE THAT!
Tracy and her husband focus on breeding
for nice fiber and also sell lambs as fiber pets.
Not to be confused with CYBER pets…
This is the prize winning ram,
Jasper with his hottie Strudel
in the background.
I am unhappy that
my husband is not yet on board
about adopting a lamb.
Isn’t the farm breathtaking?
Tracy says the best thing about shetlands
is their loving personalities, and even though I can’t
welcome a shetland into my home,
I CAN incorporate a little of their
magic into my arts and crafts.
And so can you.
Talk to me, gorgeous friends…
ye who are (hopefully) grazing on
lovely images of blackberry-loving
sheepy chic sheep…
have you fallen for
wooly wonderfulness yet????
To learn more about the McTavish Farm,
visit the blog here.
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