Support your local artists! Shop local! Sunday November 27th

You are invited to the Windrush Farm Holiday Art Sale!!

Sunday November 27th , from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Where? At Windrush Farm 2263 Chileno Valley Road, Petaluma, CA 94952

Once again, Mimi is hosting this wonderful event with local artists and crafters and she will have her outdoor oven baking delicious hand made pizzas, so make sure to come hungry! Mimi has invited me again to join the crowd and I will be bringing for sale my hand dyed wool and silk. Rain or Shine!!

Art Fair

 

Patricia

First Annual Fiber Flea Market & Spin In!

Sunday, October 9th, 10am-4pm

Join us this Sunday for a day of fiber and fun!

At Windrush Farm in Chileno Valley
2263 Chileno Valley Road
Petaluma, CA 94952

Shop from local vendors who will be selling carders, spinning wheels, roving, yarn, knit wear, and more. Bring your spinning wheel or knitting project, and join the spin in. There will be goodie bags for participating spinners. Don’t worry if you can’t bring your wheel, there will be extra spinning wheels and carders to use for the spin in.

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Bring a yummy dish to share at the lunch pot luck. The apple tree is full and needs to be picked, so bring a bag and take home some fresh apples.
It will be a fun day to do some shopping, spinning, knitting, and hang out with other fiber enthusiasts.

Looking forward to seeing you on the farm.

Check out Windrushfarm.wordpress.com for details.

Patricia

 

Save the date! October 10th. Second Annual Fiber Fest.

Yep! It’s about the time when we start to get ready and celebrate the bountiful gifts that mother earth has been saving for us all year long. On October 10th, Mimi Luebbermann will be hosting her Second Annual Fiber Fest at Windrush Farm located on Chileno Valley which is surrounded by beautiful scenery and wonderful wineries.  At the farm we will have demonstrations, fiber vendors, and of course I will be there with my woolly goods. Black Mountain Weavers represented by Marlie DeSwart will have a booth and Charmaine Krieger be there offering her natural dyed fibers. Mimi will have for sale her milled spun yarn and roving made from her own flock of sheep . Spinners are very much welcome to bring spinning wheels!

Directions

From San Francisco and the East Bay

Take Hwy 101 N to Petaluma Blvd South
Exit on Petaluma Blvd S and stay on that road into downtown Petaluma.
Take a left at the sixth stop-light which is Western Ave, just underneath the clock tower.
Stay straight on Western Ave for about 2 miles until Chileno Valley Rd. Look for green Walker Creek Ranch sign before your left turn onto Chileno Valley. Turn left on Chileno Valley Rd.
Follow Chileno Valley Rd for 3.6 miles. Look for the “Marin County Line” sign and a “narrow bridge” sign.
Windrush Farm is the driveway on the left just before the bridge. 2263 Chileno Valley Rd.

From Santa Rosa and the North

Take Hwy 101 S to Washington Street Exit, Petaluma
Exit and turn right on Washington Street.  Continue west and turn left on Petaluma Blvd.
Take a right at the next stop-light onto Western Ave, just underneath the clock tower.
Stay straight on Western Ave for about 2 miles until Chileno Valley Rd. Look for green Walker Creek Ranch sign before your left turn onto Chileno Valley. Turn left on Chileno Valley Rd.
Follow Chileno Valley Rd for 3.6 miles. Look for the “Marin County Line” sign and a “narrow bridge” sign.
Windrush Farm is the driveway on the left just before the bridge. 2263 Chileno Valley Rd.

From Pt Reyes Station

Take the Petaluma-Pt Reyes Rd and after the Marin Cheese Factory turn left onto Hicks Valley Road.  At the Petaluma-Marshall Road, turn right towards Petaluma.  Go up the big hill, come down, and at the intersection where Chileno Valley goes left, GO STRAIGHT.  Cross the narrow bridge, and immediately turn right into the driveway of 2263 Chileno Valley Road.  The intersection is confusing, but Chileno Valley also continues straight, hence, do not turn left.

May Day at Windrush Farm

First day of May. It was a beautiful day to be outside to celebrate fiber with friends and visitors. The day was gleaming with a beautiful sunshine.

Once again, Mimi Luebberman invited friends and fiber lovers to come to her farm and participate in her annual shearing. It was offered some fiber demonstrations during the day by Mimi and Marlie DeSwart. It was hard for me not to bid at one (or more) of the nice fleeces they have for auction. I had  booth there to sell my hand dyed goods as well my friends Marlie and Charmaine.

Charmaine’s specialty are her soft hand spun yarns richly colored with natural dyes from fennel, indigo, and onion skins. She sells her yarns at Black Mountain Artisans in Point Reyes. It was also a section at the fair where people could learn spinning with spindles made with discarded CDs. Susan and Laura from Spindles and Flyers set up a space and invite people to try spinning. At one point I remember seen a whole family engaged in their spinning.

Susan brought with her a huge basket filled with mini batts of different colors and textures.

I couldn’t resist to give a try myself. I spent most of the day with my CD spindle.

Of course we also had delicious pizzas and handcrafted bread made by Mike the Baker from Sonoma.

Marlie’s handspun

Fiber Auction