Kinfolk | Volume No. 06

December 07, 2012



 

Another Kinfolk Magazine has arrived! Have you perused its pages yet? I had the opportunity to visually capture a craft that I am very passionate about, knitting, and share it within the beautiful and wintery Volume 6!! A few of us went up North and visited a sheep farm to watch and capture the shearing process. It was such an interesting and inspiring morning – being able to see where wool fibers come from and what’s involved in gathering it up. I now have a deeper appreciate for the yarn that I work with and feel more connected to the craft. ( p.s. The sheep and the pup were best friends )

 



 

Here are some iphone out-takes from the day: A friend of mine, Jessica Comingore, tagged along to help. We spent the majority of our time laughing at how loud and absurd the sheep sound when they get worked up. The beautiful images were all taken by Young & Hungry. The farm we went to was Bearhill Farms in Norco, CA and the shearer was Fred Flory of Flory’s Sheep Shearing.

 

COMMENTS ( 12 )
TAGS : Inspiration, My Life

12 Comments

December 8th 2012

love the sheep and pup together, and i really love your simple golden rings. thanks for showing us some behind the scenes, its always nice to get a glimpse into the creation of things.

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December 8th 2012

I had worekd at a wool mill for awhile that also had its own flock. It’s really fun to see what kinds of personalities the sheep had and how that would influence their lambs.

Looks like you had a great day!

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December 8th 2012

I’ve always wanted to take the knitting Iceland tour to as you said, really appreciate the yarn that I work with. This is so beautiful, can’t wait to get my hands on the new issue of kinfolk.

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replied on December 10th, 2012 at 8:41 AM

@Dennise, I keep swearing I’m going next year. Not sure how, but …

December 8th 2012

Loved this story… you are such a beauty, and the photos were gorgeous.

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December 8th 2012

I don’t usually read kinfolk but i may have to start–these pictures are enchanting. sheep and dogs?! count me iN!!

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December 9th 2012

Gordy!! i miss him. we may need to schedule a revisit before you depart. ;)

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December 9th 2012

loved seeing this great spread — so wonderful!

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December 10th 2012

Kicking myself for having put off ordering this for my shop (I didn’t realize there was a wool feature!) but now can’t wait to get my hands on a copy for myself.

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December 12th 2012

Thanks for sharing, that pic of the dog and sheep made me smile

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[...] Emma Dime has a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the “Sheep to Shawl” feature in the new issue of Kinfolk (which I regrettably put [...]

December 13th 2012

I’m so excited to see this in Kinfolk! My brother and his partner raise alpaca. she processes and uses the fiber the old fashioned way. Such a talent! Check them out! allpaca.org

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