Dunroamin Farm is not just a place, but a way of life. After many years of searching for property where we could spread out, have animals, and grow food, our family settled on five acres of land in rural western Massachusetts. We wasted no time in planting a large garden, building a chicken coop, and acquiring two adorable Pygora goats. We decided that this is where we wanted to put down roots: we were "done roaming."
When I'm not weeding the garden or taking care of the house and livestock, I like to spend my time felting wool and hooking rugs, two hobbies I have enjoyed for many years. Much of my inspiration comes from the colors in my garden, the Connecticut River, and the beautiful land surrounding our farm.
Please visit the Fiber Art Gallery and Jewelry Gallery to see some of my work. Some of the items are available for purchase. Feel free to contact me if any of the items strikes your fancy. Note that each piece is one of a kind, and once it is sold, it most likely will never be duplicated.
My work is for sale at Sawmill River Arts Gallery in Montague, MA, Sheep and Shawl in Deerfield, MA, and The Daylily in South Deerfield, MA. Please feel free to contact me about custom work using the form at left (or Contact tab on toolbar).
Fiber Art Gallery
I learned how to hook rugs using wool yarn from Amy Barrie at Lincoln Farm Design back in 2005, and have recently continued my education working with Margaret Arraj MacDonald at Mill River Rugs. This traditional craft is done with a simple hook, by pulling yarn, wool strips, or other fabric through holes in woven foundation fabric. My preferred materials are wool rug yarn and long-lasting linen foundation fabric. Each of my rugs is professionally finished with a handsewn wool binding. They have a piped edge to protect the edge from wear and tear. Some of the rugs have a rod pocket sewn into the top edge of the reverse side for easy hanging. Each is made with great attention to detail and with proper care should last generations.
I learned how to felt wool at New England Felting Supply in Easthampton, MA. The process uses water and friction to entangle wool fibers to make fabric. In many of my projects I use silk fabric to provide structure and embellishment, a technique known as nuno felting. With each new project, I continue to learn how the material behaves and the challenge keeps me enthralled.
I also make fiber art jewelry using different materials and techniques. I use scrap yarn to hook cuff bracelets, pictured at left, and I make stackable bangle bracelets wrapped with vividly colored sari silk ribbon.
I am a member of the Sawmill River Arts Gallery at the Montague Mill complex at 440 Greenfield Rd. in Montague, MA. Stop in to see and buy local artists' amazing work. Business hours:
Thurs. through Sun.12-6
My Pygora goat fleece is available at Sheep and Shawl in Deerfield, MA. www.sheepandshawl.com . If you're in the area, please stop in and check it out. Liz has samples available to handle - it must be touched to be fully appreciated.
Find my hand felted merino wool baby booties at The Daylily in South Deerfield, MA. https://www.facebook.com/TheDaylilySouthDeerfield/
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Dunroamin Farm Design
Come see my small framed needlefelt art! Landscapes, flowers, and birds are my current inspiration. They are available at Sawmill River Arts Gallery, 440 Greenfield Rd., Montague, MA 01351.
I've just completed six 6" x 6" Dream Pillows, which are part of the "Whimsical, Fanciful, Mystical, Magical" exhibit at Sawmill River Arts Gallery. This exhibit runs from September 27-Nov. 1, and the opening reception is this weekend, Oct. 1, 1-4 pm.