In order to maintain a safe and relaxing experience for small party shopping, we will be holding 45-minute micro appointments. Social distancing and best practices will be in place, masks are required, and hand sanitizer will be provided.
Beautiful Gotland sheep pelts from local Shepherdess Laurel Gates of Shepherd Craft Farm; hand-spun and knit hats, cowls, and neck-warmers; as well as waxed canvas Ushanka hats will be available for sale. The fleecy goodness will also include yarn from Laurel's neighbors at Around the Well Farm in Whitefield!
On her farm in Woolwich, ME, Gates raises Gotland sheep. The Gotland breed is best known for their luxurious wool. Soft curls and a silky coat make for wool that is soft and light with a lustrous shimmer.
The herd is shorn twice a year for their amazing fleeces. The harmony and connection between farmer, animal, and the land is deeply respected and nothing goes to waste. Gates has the pelts tanned by a low-chemical operation in Vermont to ensure quality for years of use.