We are finally letting the cat out of the bag (or should we say sheep? 🐏). Shepherdess Jeri and Farmer Matthew have purchased a farm! This expansion will allow Flying Fibers to offer more workshops and events for our growing business, as well as fulfilling Jeri’s dream of watching her sheep graze outside of her window. We look forward to sharing more with you all as we continue this long and rewarding journey. Keep watching our site for our On The Farm workshop series as well as Open Farm Days in the future. Thank you all for your support as we continue to bring Central PA the best of British wool and fibers.
We expect that you have a lot of questions about this exciting news, so please enjoy the FAQ below which should answer any questions!
What does this mean for Flying Fibers Yarn Shop?
Flying Fibers Yarn Shop will remain at our 329c Main St location in Landisville, PA. We are not moving our retail shop!
What about classes?
Our standard intro-to classes, and small group classes will still be held at our Landisville location.
The hopes with this new York County property is that we can host day-long classes, events, and workshops to a larger number of people. This property will also allow us to offer classes that we could not in the past due to limitations of resources. We hope to offer classes on the things that Flying Fibers started with, like wet felting, natural dyeing, shepherding, and more!
Will the farm be open with regular business hours to the public?
No. Since this is a private residence, too, we will have select days that workshops will run, and events will happen. The best way to keep updated on those times and days will be to sign up for our newsletter here.
Don’t you already have a farm?
The property where the sheep were is simply land. So yes, we did already have a farm, but this new property allows us to keep expanding our offerings, while also giving us a barn to host workshops in with electric and running water, since as our Patreon subscribers know, we were farming off the grid!
How do I sign up for On the Farm workshops?
Once we settle in to our new home, spruce up the barn, and move some sheep over to their new home, we will start brainstorming class ideas that would be perfect for a “Pasture-to-Project” setting. Once we get a schedule listed, we will have an On the Farm workshop page listed under our “Classes” menu, and sign-ups will be through our class registration page like always.