It's All About the Goats
a heartfelt welcome to my website
Times have changed as we work our way through this global down-turn -- this spring and summer's farm events, local festivals and art strolls are all on hold, of course -- so I am turning to online orders for the bulk of my sales until the situation eases. Then I'll be more than thrilled to welcome all y'all back to the farm to snuggle this year's kids -- "where fiber makes friends" !
From the beginning, this area of WNC called Appalachia has drawn folks with a fiber background -- settlers from England, Ireland & Scotland who raised sheep and brought with them a rich heritage in fiber arts. They raised the animals and processed the fiber, step by step, into clothing. I replicate that process as closely and as sustainably as possible -- raising my angora goats, having their fiber spun into yarn, then hand-painting the skeins for customers…from pasture to product, goat to garment !
gorgeous "in stock" shawls
meet marcia, owner and fiber farmer/artisan
"It was an awesome Knitty Gritty Day. Thank you, Marcia, for all your help and sharing your amazing talent. This place is lovely and has the best goats, most beautiful fiber and the most gorgeous hand-dyed yarns." Cindy F
"I have loved working with Marcia and her wooly goats. Her farm is beautiful and her smile is infectious -- she's a sweet, so true salt of the earth folk." JCC
"Had a great time hearing Marcia and Lynnie speak to the Piedmont Fiber Guild in Gastonia, NC -- lovely people ! Can't wait to visit the farm !" Beth N
"Art & Yarn in the Barn -- a great day full of creativity and new friends...thank you, Marcia." Ruthie G
"Mark and I enjoyed the art, the goats and your amazing fiber ! Thank you for hosting and inviting us to visit. We' d like to come back !!" Dana B
"Your home has always been full of beauty, love and joy. I am certainly happy that our paths crossed !" Deb B
"I took Ruthie's wonderful needle-felting class and it set me on a totally new creative path -- easier than you'd think, I loved it !" Alison J
ASAP Farm Tour is THEE best-ever weekend of the year !" Lynn W