Autumn Creek Ranch

Vendor Biography

Years ago, my family decided to raise sheep for meat on our family farm.  We looked at the Slow Food Ark of Taste and decided the Navajo-Churro breed would be a good fit for us.  We found a farm that had some Navajo-Churro lambs and we bought our first sheep.

We then realized, “Oh, these sheep have wool and we need to do something with it.”  That began our love of fiber, specifically fiber from rare breeds of sheep, especially those listed as Critical, Threatened or Watched by the Livestock Conservancy.

I learned to crochet from my Grandmother as a child but have since learned to spin and am now taking up weaving.  I also love to imitate the colors of nature by hand-dyeing our yarn.

We currently raise CVM Romeldale, Cotswold and Navajo-Churro sheep as well as a couple of Alpacas.  We hope to add Wenslydale and Teeswater sheep in 2021.  All of our yarn is spun by local fiber mills in our area.  We also participate in The Livestock Conservancy’s “Shave ‘Em to Save ‘Em” Program.

We are passionate about preserving small family farms and heritage breeds of animals, so thank you for considering our farm raised yarns and fiber for your next  project.

Please visit us online at www.autumncreekranch-wa.com.

 

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