Homespun Family

Weavings, rugs, hand-spun yarns, chair caning

A little something about us

  • Truffles, Buddy & Mocha
    Truffles, Buddy & Mocha
  • Snuggles
    Snuggles
  • Larry
    Larry
  • Blue
    Blue
  • Oreo - Jacob sheep
    Oreo - Jacob sheep
  • Rosey - Jacob sheep
    Rosey - Jacob sheep

Welcome!

 

We are a 4 generation family who works primarily in creating traditional rag rugs and textured rugs.  We also have expanded and now hand spin our own Jacob Sheep and Alpaca fibers and various other wools & llama fiber.  We have packaged fiber and skeins of yarn available.  We also have rugs, table runners and decorative weavings made from the spun fiber. 


Homespun Family is expanding to processing animal fibers & spinning & weaving as well as our woven rugs. We now have 5 Alpaca: Larry, Blue, Snuggles Jr., Mocha and Buddy!

 

We also work with our own Jacob Sheep wool  This is a rare breed of sheep that produces a wonderful black & white wool. This breed of sheep is very interesting as they can produce up to 6 horns!

 

We have Alpaca, Llama and Jacob Sheep available in packaged rovings and spun yarn.

All of our spun yarn is done the "old fashioned" way - by hand!

 

     This family tradition started with Florence many, many years ago. She made thousands of rugs created on her loom that her granddaughter now has. Florence's daughter and son-in-law started Homespun Family a few years ago.


     Joyce enjoys working on rugs on the loom, spinning, crocheting, and tatting. David & Joyce have 4 children, 9 grandchildren and 10 great grand children who they cherish very much!  Bonnie is the oldest daughter and she enjoys working on rugs, spinning and weaving and creating needle felt artwork.

 

     The 4th generation: Casey & her husband: Joel raise now raise Jacob Sheep that we get the wonderful wool from along with the Alpaca fiber.

 

     Rugs and other items are always on hand so if you are unable to make it to any shows and are interested in an item-feel free to contact us. We are proud of our creations and love to share them! 


And feel free to browse our online shop at:


https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/HomespunFamilyofiowa

 

Our family is very talented and we give God the glory for each individual talent. It is our hope that we will be able to pass this art down to many generations to come! 

Our 2017 Schedule

 

February 11 -

Valentine Market at Marshalltown Mall  10-4


March 1 8-

Winterset Fiberpalooza  -Winterset Elementary school 9-4 pm


June 10 - MacNider Arts Museum's 2017 Art Market - Mason City, IA  9-4


June 17-18-

IA Sheep & Wool - Ames, IA


July 8-9-Brookings Art Fair-Brookings SD


July 15 - Linn Creek Art Fair - Marshalltown IA


Sept 16 - Lincoln Hwy Art Festival -

              Mt Vernon, IA


September 24

Octagon Art Fair-Ames IA


September 30 - Hotgers Fall Market - Laurel, IA


November 4 - Santa's North Pole Craft Show- Ankeny IA  9-4