My educational training is in textile and visual design. I moved into a small cottage on a ranch shortly after school, and fell in love with ranching. Now, over thirty years later, I am still ranching, and have combined my love of fiber with ranching. My fiber friends here include several breeds of sheep, angora goats, llamas and alpacas that I blend to form fabulous yarns that are made at Yolo Wool Mill. My thinking is that we are what we eat, and so, the animals and their fibers are “of this place.” If they cannot eat a plant as part of their natural diet, I have been exploring just what color it will impart on the yarns, and yarns that are not naturally colored are naturally dyed from plants “of this place”.
Photo Credit: Paige Green