Knitting Project Bag
I could not resist making this knitting project bag out of this cute sheep fabric. Each bag has a white cotton lining, making them sturdy enough for your pointed knitting needles. The large bag features 2 long black woven straps for ease of carrying. A pocket with a Velcro closure on the inside keeps your scissors and stitch markers secure. A pocket on the outside holds your knitting needles or drop spindle, and cell phone. This bag is sized for your large projects.
Large Gotland Project Bag: 15 inches x 17 inches
2 in stock
Felted Vest with Gotland Curls
This one of a kind vest is wet felted with merino wool and gray Gotland curls. Large hidden black snaps fasten, keeping the vest snug. The vest falls slightly below the waistline, to keep out winter winds. A 4 inch collar may be folded over or left standing. The vest is sized to allow for layering with a warm wool sweater underneath. Dress it up with heels and leggings or wear everyday with jeans and boots! The perfect statement piece!
Size: S/M fitting bust size 34-36
Underarm to bottom hem – 17 inches
(Due to the overlapping front, there is quite a bit of room for custom fitting. Snaps may be adjusted to customize the fit to your body.)
Vermont Grand View Farm Sheep Mug
This sweet, custom made 12 oz. sheep mug features our Vermont Grand View Farm logo on the front. Each mug is handmade especially for our farm by Deneen Pottery. They are microwavable and dishwasher safe. The perfect mug for your morning cup of tea or coffee!
New England Hat Kit with Mary Jane Mucklestone Pattern
New England Hat Kit Featuring Mary Jane Mucklestone’s Wildflower Cap
Wanting to offer a true New England winter hat knitting kit, we joined with Mary Jane Mucklestone of Maine to offer this special kit combining her Wildflower Cap pattern and our Gotland gray yarn. Each kit contains a hard copy of Mary Jane’s pattern and our Gotland yarn. I have over-dyed some of our pale gray yarn for the color work section and the pom pom on top of the hat. You will also receive a coupon code which will allow you to download the pattern into your ravelry account library for future reference.
I asked the mill to spin this yarn with a little extra wool so that it would make a cozy hat, perfect for fighting the cold New England winters. It knits up nicely on size 7 needles (or size needed to obtain the right gauge). The color work section is perfect for the person who wants to try their hand at knitting with two colors. Mary Jane includes a chart making it easy to follow and to create the lovely wildflower as you knit.
We just have a few kits left. The following colors are available:
Natural Colored Border Leicester Farm Yarn
Border Leicester Farm Yarn for Sale
Molly and Mable, two lovely natural colored Border Leicester ewes, came to live at VT Grand View Farm last fall. They have produced lovely chocolaty brown wool yarn with all the qualities unique to the Border Leicester breed: luster, softness, and squishy goodness! This beautiful farm yarn will not last long!
This yarn is spun in a 2 ply, worsted weight. Each skein contains approximately 250 yards. We have limited quantities so be sure to order enough for your project!
Gotland Sheep Cotton Towel
This lovely 100% organic Gotland sheep cotton towel is custom designed and woven for us by Ekelund Master Weavers of Horred, Sweden. It measures 14 inches by 20 inches and has a convenient loop for hanging the towel on a hook on the back side. It softens with each washing and is perfect for kitchen or bathroom use.
The towel features our Gotland ewe named Carie portrayed by Vermont block print artist Mary Azarian. It makes a wonderful gift for the Gotland sheep lover.
Vermont Maple Syrup
All natural Vermont maple syrup….Vermonters call it liquid gold. We put it in and on everything- from coffee and tea to baked goods to oatmeal to a bowl of ice cream. Our farmstay guests enjoy waffles and our own maple syrup in the mornings too!
On our farm, we make our own maple syrup the old fashioned way with buckets on trees and a little evaporator in our tiny sugarhouse. We tap the trees when the daytime temperatures are above freezing and the nighttime temperatures are below freezing. We gather the sap late in the afternoon and then boil by night in our wood fired evaporator. We use dead wood that has fallen on our property to fuel the evaporator. It takes 40 gallons of clear maple sap to make one gallon of maple syrup. Our syrup is filtered and then bottled in plastic jugs for easy shipping from our sugarhouse to your home.
Every year, we have just a little extra to share. Give it a try! You will wonder why it took you so long to discover 100% natural maple syrup!
Gotland Wool Handwoven Blanket
Gotland Wool Handwoven Blanket
Our Blanket’s Story
Each blanket begins with a shepherd and her Gotland sheep, grazing on the mountainside pastures at Grand View Farm in Vermont. She tends to them throughout the year, caring for their lambs and tending to their pastures. In the spring, they are sheared, and the shepherd carefully skirts the fiber, and ships it to a small family mill. The mill spins the wool according to her specifications for weaving. Each blanket is hand woven in Vermont on a floor loom, with special attention to every detail. Every inch of the blankets contain a piece of Grand View Farm, and the lives of those who care for the sheep.
This elegant handwoven blanket is crafted by a friend and textile artist named Jane Woodhouse. We collaborated with Jane to design the perfect farm to home Vermont heirloom blanket. Jane raises angora goats on her Vermont farm and has been production weaving for the past 30 years. We selected a herringbone weave pattern to showcase two shades of our Gotland gray yarn, raised right here on our farm.
Caring for Your Blanket
We suggest airing your blanket outside on a sunny day at least once a year. If soiled, wash and rinse with cold water, using a mild soap. Do not agitate while washing, but rather let it soak in the water. Line dry.
The blanket has a lovely drape and silkiness common to Gotland fiber. The long fringe on each end of the blanket measures about 4 inches. The blankets measure approximately 62 inches in length and 35 inches in width, perfect for keeping the winter chill out.
Wrap yourself in the warmth of our Gotland wool!
Gourd Yarn Bowl
Our yarn bowls are made from gourds grown on an Amish farm in Pennsylvania. They are then hand cut with an opening in the top and a slot for your yarn. Each gourd is then cleaned and sanded before painting with ink. The inside of the gourds have been sanded and then either stained with black walnuts, or decoupaged with silk fabric or paper. The gourds have been weighted to make them more stable.
They are just lovely with rich color. The gourds vary in size but measure between 6-7 inches at the opening. Combine with a skein of our Gotland yarn and you will have a wonderful gift for a knitter! Colors may vary.