Black Cat Farmstead

Visit the Black Cat Farmstead Fiber Studio & Farm Store for handspun yarns & locally-grown wool, knitting, spinning & felting supplies, spinning wheels, hand spindles, local goods & more!
 
Here at the farm we love to make yarn!  We carry handspun yarns, raw & washed wool for spinners & felters, drop spindles, antique spinning wheels, & other fiber tools.  Locally-produced knitwear & crochet items, gorgeous handmade soaps, & other wonderful local goods are available.  

 



We offer organically-grown flax seed for linen production, and have seasonally-available supplies of raw and retted flax, hand-worked flax strick, and tow flax.

   


Hours
We are open by appointment only at this time. Please contact us if you wish to arrange a visit  

Call 612-599 9047 or email myklebust.sears@gmail.com for more information
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Yes, we take credit cards!
Visa/Mastercard/American Express/Discover accepted.

The Flock
We raise a mixed flock of crossbred Icelandic and Shetland sheep.  Our sheep have lots of color and pattern, and we value their unique fleeces for the range of crimp, density, length, and texture they offer.  Many of our animals are dual-coated (a characteristic of ancient breeds), and many have horns - even the girls! We often have a few sheep available for sale, and occasionally offer locker lambs for purchase.  Please inquire for more information.



The Black Cat Farmstead Fiber Studio
Our studio features spinning wheels (including some for sale) designed for creating a variety of yarn types, immigration-era floor looms, a warp-weighted loom, & tools for hand-processing flax.  Demonstrations of spinning, weaving, flax-to-linen, & other crafts take place at the farm.  Individual & group lessons in fiber preparation, spinning & weaving are available, please contact us for details.

Directions
We are located off Vermont state highway 7 in Danby, Vermont (approximately 12 miles north of Manchester and 20 miles south of Rutland). From the old Nichols country store in Danby, go up Brook road and bear left onto Easy street. Go a bit over a mile to our farm, on the right side of the road at 1276 Easy Street.

NB: Easy Street can be challenging during snow and mud season. Call ahead if you aren't sure about road conditions. Please note that some navigation apps will try to route you up the back or "short" way on Easy Street. Don't be fooled! The Town does not maintain the back/short end of the road beyond our farm and the town spring.


The address for Google Maps is:
1276 Easy Street
Danby, VT 05739






          
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