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!
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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 2018 Schedule
Complete Class & Event Schedule
March 1 7-
Winterset Fiberpalooza -Winterset Elementary school 9-4 pm
April 14 - Fiber on the Farm - Beginner's 2D Needle Felting Class
June 2nd - 2D Needle Felting Demo AND Jacob Sheep viewing at the "Hen & Chicks Studio" at Conrad IA
June 3rd - Fiber on the Farm - Beginner's 2D Needle Felting Class
June 30th - Beginner's 2D Needle Felting Class - Held at "The Nest Retreat Center" (above the Hen & Chicks Studio) at Conrad IA
June 9 - MacNider Arts Museum's 2018 Art Market - Mason City, IA 9-4
IA Sheep & Wool Festival - Ames, IA
July 14 - Algona IA Art Festival - Algona IA
July 21 - Marshalltown Arts Festival, Marshalltown, IA
July 28th - Art Sail Art Festival - Clear Lake IA
September 8 - Artapalooza - Cedar Rapids, IA
September 13 - Marshalltown 13 Street District Market - Marshalltown, IA 5-7:30
Sept 15th - Fiber on the Farm - Beginner's 2D Needle Felting Class
September 23 - Octagon Art Fair - Ames IA
October 6 - Harvest Festival - Clear Lake IA
November 3 -Santa's Workshop Craft Show - Ankeny IA
- Beginner's 2D Needle Felt Class - 9-Noon. And 1 - 4 pm - Needle Felting Workshop - All at the Hen & Chicks Studio - Conrad IA.
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