Where color meets fine, natural & exotic fiber!
Fleece, Locks, Roving, Felt
Colored Angora Breeding stock
Produced as locally as possible, including fiber from our own animals. Skirted, washed and dyed on our farm, often cottage milled. Offered in a variety of weights, colors, textures and styles.
Karen's color canvass in yarn. A variety of weights, fiber contents, novelties, exotics, and styles are offered - all hand dyed at Avalon Springs Farm.
Fleeces from our animals, hand dyed locks in a variety of fibers, roving for spinners, and felt. This is the supply spot for the crafts person in you.
Bucks, Does, Kids are available through out the year. All animals registered with ACAGR.
We began our farming experience with Angoras in 1997. We started with four yearling traditional white Angora whethers from Liberty Ridge Farm in NY State. They were our "knights of the round table"; named accordingly: Arthur, Lancelot, Sir Galahad, and Sir Gawain. We posed, if we were able to keep them healthy and happy for a year, in all kinds of different issues of farming and weather, we would only then, move onto breeding. During that first year, we fell in love with the gentle dispositions of the Angora Breed. Hence our current herd.
Our love for Arthurian literature, old stories and myth has inspired our farm name. It was clinched by our little pond with its funny island, like the island of Avalon in the King Arthur stories, and our four warrior whethers.
It was almost a decade later in 2006 that we branched into the world of fiber and fiber art. Karen Schlossberg, M.Ed. taught art for 12 years in the public school system. She has a lifelong love of art, particularly painting and pottery. Working with fiber and dye combined her love of color and texture.
Since 2006 we have been developing an inventory of primarily yarn, but inclusive of other fiber products like roving and felt. We have a small internet presence on Etsy, Ravelry, Facebook, BlogSpot and Flicker; we attend now more than a half dozen shows annually; we are always in one year-round farmers market, and we are slowly creating a small farm store.