Gotland Wool Handwoven Blanket
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 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. 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 30 inches in width, perfect for keeping the winter chill out.
Wrap yourself in the warmth of Gotland wool!
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Wool Rug Yarn
Gotland Wool Rug Yarn
Still River Mill in Connecticut has processed a lovely Gotland core spun wool rug yarn for our farm using our own wool. The yarn is core spun with Romney wool wrapped around the center core and Gotland wool spun as the outer layers. Each bump of yarn showcases the three shades of Gotland gray from very pale silver to darker gray. This chunky yarn is perfect for weaving. The woven fabric gradually changes from one shade of gray to another. The yarn weaves up into lovely cozy rugs. Each bump weighs about 2 pounds and weaves a small rug of about 2 ft. x 4 ft. (Weaving dimensions vary depending upon how tightly you pack your weft.)
Would you like to own a Gotland wool rug but do not want to weave it yourself? We are happy to weave a rug for you. We charge $25/square foot for a finished woven rug. Email Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about purchasing a finished rug.
Once you have your hand woven rug, we suggest you care for it by:
-shaking it out regularly
-put a nonslip mat underneath it
-never use the brush attachment on your vacuum
-dry clean when needed
-hang it outside in the sun for several hours once a year.
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 Shawl Pattern
This unique shawl pattern features a braided front, eliminating the need for awkward knots or shawl pins to keep it in place. It is the perfect hands-free shawl for the busy, creative person. An easy to follow lace pattern gives the shawl a light and delicate look.
Deby Lake’s Braided Glory Shawl pattern uses 6 skeins of our Gotland yarn.
Read more details about the Gotland shawl on our blog.
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
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.
Vermont Cardigan Sweater Pattern
Knitwear designer, Hanna Maciejewska, worked with me to design this lovely classic cardigan for our Gotland yarn. The Vermont Cardigan is knit as a seamless, top down raglan sweater. The back has a beautiful textured lace design. The pattern includes directions for both a long and cropped version as well as long or short sleeves.
710 – 1330 yards (649 – 1216 meters) of worsted weight yarn that knits up to gauge
Gotland Yarn Worsted Weight [100% Wool – 56g/ 120 yards (110 meters)]
18 sts and 22 rows per 4″ (10 cm) in stockinette stitch with larger needles after blocking
US 6 [4 mm] & US 7 [4.5 mm]
This pattern is sold as a digital download.
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!
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.