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About Catawampus Farm
Catawampus Farm is located in Minot, Maine. We raise Jacob and CormoX sheep and naturally Colored Angora Goats. The animals produce lovely soft wool and mohair. We shear the goats twice a year, and the sheep each spring. We process the fleece ourselves in our own fiber mill, or have yarns spun at local mills. All of our yarns and spinning fibers are made with hand-selected wool fleeces from our own flock or other small Maine farms.
In 2023, we opened a fiber mill on the farm, offering processing from raw fleece to carded fibers for other small farms and handspinners. While we can make a corespun rug yarn, we do not offer yarn spinning services.
We are members of the Colored Angora Goat Breeders Association and the Jacob Sheep Breeders Association.
Forget any old concepts you may have of itchy mohair and wool. Fine mohair is so silky and soft! It gives yarn a lovely halo, sheen, softness and strength. When blended with wool, I think it makes a perfect yarn which is soft, light and warm and wears well. Choosing the right type of wool for your project is very important, a longwool breed can turn into a sweater to last your lifetime, while a fine wool will snuggle softly against your neck.
Spinning, knitting, weaving are all about fondling fiber, right? My philosophy: “Life’s too short for tiny needles and scratchy yarn!”
located in Minot, Maine