Our new address: 6401 Woodbine Rd, Woodbine, MD 21797.
Contact Numbers: 410-795-6070, cell 520-401-6117, firstname.lastname@example.org
I specialize in mohair, wool, alpaca and llama, handspun novelty art/funky yarns, as well as knitted, crocheted, felted, woven, and knitted items. I teach knitting, spinning, wet and nuno felting, and weaving by appointment. I do take interns, and sometimes live-in interns, so contact me, if you are interested. You will learn the entire process for turning raw fibers into yarns as well as any of the other techniques that I teach. This is in exchange for help washing fibers, administrative help in the shop and going to shows. You will learn the business side as well as the art side.
SHOP HOURS AND LOCATION : Thurs 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Fri 10-4m Sat 10-2, as well as by appointment. Watch the show dates (upcoming events page), since I will not be open on those dates. The farm is 4 miles north off I 70, just west of Baltimore and the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival fairgrounds.
Class List for April and May 2013. See the workshop page for more details.
April 18—Nuno Felting 10-12:30 $80
April 20—Nuno Felting 10:30-1 $80
May 8—Pleats 10-11 $15
May 10—Crazy Lace 10-noon $75
May 11—Nuno Felting 10:30-1 $80
May 14—Freeform Art Yarn Spinning 10:30-2:30 $100
May 18—Wet Felting 10:30-1:30 $25 instruction plus supplies
May 25—Freeform Knit and Crochet 10:30-2:30 $75
June 1—Drop Spindle 10:30-noon. Free with purchase of drop spindle and 3 ounces of fiber.
Nuno felting and wet felting classes are limited to 5 students, unless you are able to bring 6 foot plastic tables.
You may also schedule a class for yourself or your group at a different time.
Crazy/Abstract Lace Class:
Yarn Scarves - In San Diego a new trend was started. Skeins of art yarn started to sell at the Festival of the Arts and have continued through the other shows and at the ranch. This is a skein that can be either knitted, crocheted, or simply draped around the neck as a cowl scarf. Smaller ones are also available. Look for them in the farm shop and on my etsy shop.
http://www.uniquedesignsbykathyshop.com Yarns, batts/rovings and wearable art.
http://www.uniquedesignsbykathy.etsy.com Patterns, mohair locks and yarns
Animal tours: Call if you would like to see the animals. School and other groups are welcome.
MY BLOG: http://www.uniquedesignsbykathy.blogspot.com: This is where you will find my "Tall Tales" about animals and discover my fiber secrets. You will also be able to track my whereabouts and be the first to know when I open classes for scheduling.
My Youtube videos can be found by searching for: "Tucson Withers". The videos, produced by my friend, Virginia Johns, include animal husbandry notes and drop spindling, as I teach it.
My Ravelry.com ID is uniquedesignsbyk. I have a group called Unique Designs by Kathy where you can see projects from my friends and visitors.
Facebook Find me there as Kathy Withers or as unioquedesignsbykathy
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Contact info: email email@example.com or call (410) 795-6070 or (520) 401-6117 and ask for Kathy Withers.
Directions: From I 70 in Baltimore, go west to the Woodbine Road, Rt 94 exit. Go north on Woodbine for approximately 4 miles. 6401 is on the right. There is a black wrought iron sign at the entrance. The shop is the huge red barn at the end of the drive.
My business has grown out of my love for animals, fibers, and colors. I raise angora goats, alpacas, Shetland sheep, Rambouillet/Columbia crosses, and Merino sheep for their fleeces.
I spin their fibers, blending and dyeing them in an array of colors. I strive to be unique in all that I create, so no two items are alike. Below is the fleece from a "red" angora goat. It actually spins up as a light shade of tan.
Handspun and hand-dyed mohair yarns
Landscapes and fiber to make them
Carded batts for wet and needle felting, as well as spinning, from my electric Pat Green Carder.
100% black kid mohair blanket and a cherry red mohair/Border Leicester blanket.
Copyright 2005: All pages of this website are original material and the copyright belongs to Kathyn L. Withers. If you would like to use information gathered from this website, please contact me in writing at firstname.lastname@example.org