Gypsy Mountain Farm

Fiber, Farm Raised
Fiber, Locally Sourced
Fiber, Hand-Dyed or Hand-Spun
Shave ‘Em to Save ‘Em

Website: etsy.com/shop/GypsyMountainFarm

How to Shop

Online Store: etsy.com/shop/GypsyMountainFarm
Email:
Contact via Facebook Messenger: Robin Doty

Discount/Special Offer

All “Art Batts” will be 10% off.

Festival Exclusive

My daughter Chelsea (Cottontail Farm) & I will be collaborating to offer a project bag with matching skein set. And I will have a colorway dyed specially for MDSW in both Blue Face Leicester Sport weight and a Yak-Merino sock yarn.

About Us

Twelve years ago my search for a farm led me to the mountains of SW Virginia. Finally one spoke to me & now in a holler, on a dirt road, CVM, Romney, Finn, Jacob & Leicester Longwool sheep reside here with me along with my Hereford sow, Mini Jersey cow & chickens. It is a dream come true, a labor of love to make it what it has become. A good life, one who many would say is going back in time. I am lucky to be here. There’s so much more to do.

Two years ago the Livestock Conservancy started their program “Shave ‘Em to Save ‘Em (SE2SE), an effort to raise awareness of rare, endangered breeds of sheep. It has changed the world for many American shepherds. Thru their site & FB page fiber lovers have the chance to connect & learn about breeds they had never heard of. It has given us shepherds who raise conservation breeds of sheep, a way to market our wool. I am involved in that program as a fiber provider.

My daughter Chelsea, (Cottontail Farm) & I do fiber festivals together. She is a project bag & tool maker, so between the two of us, we have everything you need !! I am so lucky too, to share this fiber life with her. She & I are busy collaborating on a special bag & skein set for MDSW !

What I offer for sale is from my sheep & from fiber I gather from other small American farms like mine. Small farms are being lost & need to be saved. In my small way, I am trying to preserve what I can.

I love to dye, it is my favorite thing. It’s like being a mad scientist & has become a bit of an obsession. All my fiber & yarn is kettle dyed or handpainted by me. My emphasis is & always will be different breeds of American farm sheep, but I do offer some Merino blends. New this year are my “Sockinettes”. Sock tube kits, that I crank on my CSM w/matching mini skeins to make a pair of socks.

I hope you enjoy this weekend & I hope that next year we all can be together. Thank you MDSW for giving us this opportunity, & to all who visit us hereā€¦Thank You !

Take Care

Contact Information

1346 Nester School Road
Dugspur, VA 24325

(716) 560-0226
It is best to Facebook message or email me. Cell service on my farm is not reliable..

Social Media

Facebook: facebook.com/GypsyMountainFarm

Warm up for the Festival with Winterfest 2023!

Two days of virtual spinning, knitting, and felting classes on January 28 and 29.

Registration opens November 19.

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Correction - registration for our our in-person classes for 2023 will open at 2:00 pm ET on Sunday, February 19, not February 12 as previously posted.A preview of the classes has been posted at sheepandwool.org/2022-festival/fiber-arts-workshops/. Full class details, including dates and times, will be posted in the next day or two. #mdsw #mdsw2023 #celebrating50years #fiberartseminars #yarnlove #dyeing #felting #fiberprep #colortheory #spinning #handspinning #knitting ... See MoreSee Less
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A preview of our in-person classes for 2023 has been posted at sheepandwool.org/2022-festival/fiber-arts-workshops/. Full class information will be posted once we work out a few more details. Registration will open on February 12. #mdsw #mdsw2023 #celebrating50years #fiberartseminars #yarnlove #dyeing #felting #fiberprep #colortheory #spinning #handspinning #knitting ... See MoreSee Less
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Thank you to our wonderful instructors - Maggie Casey. Jillian Moreno, Esther Rodgers, Kira Dulaney, Alasdair Post-Quinn, and Kristen Walsh - for teaching virtually for our second annual Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival Winterfest. Thank you, too, Angela Muller, for your fabulous and informative lecture. And a resounding thank you to all the participants (and class assistants) that made Winterfest a success!See you at the live 50th annual Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival on May 6 & 7. The class listings for that should be posted in the next week or so. Registration will open on February 12. ... See MoreSee Less
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