NOBO Handweavers

“Old England to New England Bookmark Exchange”

Today’s mail brought Leicester Longwool handspun yarn from Cranberry Moon Farm, Cummington, MA. Lisa Westervelt is shepherdess, spinner, weaver and the first registered Leicester Longwool breeder in MA. Despite all she packs in during a day, she agreed to spin up some Leicester for me for the bookmark exchange.  Cream, silver grey, and dark grey – gorgeous.  I just had to share my excitement.



About Margaret B. Russell

Focus - natural fibers, naturally colored and naturally hand-dyed. Specialty - researching and weaving with the wools of primitive, rare, and threatened British sheep breeds.

3 Thoughts on ““Old England to New England Bookmark Exchange”

  1. Kathie K on September 2, 2009 at 10:35 PM said:

    Lucky you- those colors are just lovely.
    I remember the woman from the UK who was at Rhinebeck and her Leicester Longwool.
    It was my first time seeing it and I still think it’s the softest yarn there is.

    Thanks for displaying your treasures along with the tags.
    Off to Google :-)

  2. The woman is Polly Jones, Wool out of Wales, and with hope, she will be there again this year with yarn, shawls, and photos of her sheep. If so, everyone should definitely add her to the top of their list for a visit to her vendor booth. She is a woman worth meeting and one you shall always remember.

  3. Gail Gentile on September 3, 2009 at 11:20 AM said:

    So pretty…can’t wait to see it at our meeting.

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