I have lots of ideas rolling around in my head about this little shop called Little Dixie Fiber Co. Right now it's a way to support my growing flock of sheep. With a little planning and a lot of prayer and work, I'm hoping to grow and expand so that one day I can do this full time. After all, I'm going to need something to do once I retire from my other career, right? :)
I also must admit, this little shop has given me something to focus on since my mom's death 9 months ago. It's a distraction...therapy really. Creativity, in any art form...is something that fuels my spirit. As long as this is in God's plan for me, then that's what I will keep doing!
It seemed only fitting to click a photo of this gorgeous Millspun Yarn with the very sheep it came from grazing in the background! All of our Millspun yarn from our Shetliot and Cheviot sheep finally arrived last week! I couldn't be happier with the way it turned out. That also means there is more roving available for making dryer balls!
Just look at those gorgeous jewel tone colors! Perfect for fall!
A completely new offering are these bundles of Mini Skeins! Some bundles are 100% superwash merino sock yarn, and other have sparkle with 75% superwash merino, 20% nylon, and 5% Stellina fiber. All the bundles are hand painted or kettle dyed exclusively by Little Dixie Fiber Co.
Ive been busy dyeing all the yarn that we had come in. We have 100% superwash merino in an Aran weight that is super soft, 2-ply sport weight and single ply lopi style yarn from our own white sheep here at Little Dixie Fiber Co.
I will also have hanks of this luscious, natural colored, thick and thin bulky yarn available in a varied selection of lengths. This yarn is exclusively handspun here at Little Dixie Fiber Co.
Keep an eye out for this project! I kettle dyed some of the thick and thin bulky handspun yarn and decided to knit up a super snuggly cowl! I call the colorway beach glass. It's absolutely gorgeous and will be listed in my shop as soon as I finish it up! If you would like to make your own, I have plenty of the Undyed thick and thin handspun available as well as the jumbo double pointed knitting needles. It's a super fast project!
We are now offering 1 oz roving in a few colors. We will be adding more colors soon. 100% wool roving is great for many things, especially all sorts of felting projects. Want some colorful diy wool dryer balls? Or perhaps you want to get into making felted soaps? These hand dyed roving bundles will help add a little color to any project!
More wool dryer balls have been added in the shop. This time as 4 packs. We have also added 100% pure essential oils from Green Health which can be added on to any dryer ball order. We have many choices: Lavender, Sweet Orange, Rosemary, Wintergreen, Peppermint, Lemon, Patchouli, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus and Cedarwood.
We are now offering Easter Red Cedar sachets to help ward off those pesky moths from our precious yarn stash or stored clothing! The wood shavings were planed down from a log that had fallen on our farm. Smells amazing! Coming soon will be lavender sachets made from 100% pure organic lavender, grown and harvested in the USA! I have a feeling the small space here at Little Dixie is going to become extremely fragrant!
Check back often as we will be offering more Shawl pins as well as other color ways of yarn, including skeins from our very own Miniature Cheviots! I would also love to hear any suggestions or comments from you!