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Wensleydale; Natural Color

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Wensleydale never ceases to amaze me.  As most of my friends and followers know, I believe there’s nothing more beautiful than Wensleydale and Teeswater longwools.  Further, most know that I follow the United Kingdom breed standards for Teeswaters; i.e. the body of the animal MUST be white.  What this means?  Wensleydales, (which are allowed to be natural colored) are where …

Just Moving Forward

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I found two new things I love. The first? Sridiava yoga. The Second? Eckhart Tolle. I am a fear based person. I guess growing up in a household with a lot of turmoil really activates a persons senses and makes them in a constant state of “what if” with worry and constant fear. That’s me, until lately. Honestly, a person …

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The Art of Dyeing

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Many may not know, but successful dyeing has so much more to do with simply, “knowing how to dye.”  Different fibers, water, dyes, temperature and EVEN what you wash your fiber in can ALL effect the outcome of your product.  The picture of locks below are  an example of Wensleydale locks I dyed which were to mimic Star Magnolias.  This …

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How Did I Live Without Her?

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I don’t know how I ever lived without a working dog.  Actually, now, I don’t know I how lived without 2 working dogs.  My two fully trained Borders are Lacey and Lad. Lacey was purchased from Canines N ewe; Jennifer Clark Ewers in Campo, Ca.  Lad, was purchased from Kim Gibson, Nidderdale Stockdogs, in the United Kingdom.  Both dogs are …

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Shear Madness on Nat Geo Wild

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Shear Madness may not have another season, but Namaste Farms forges ahead! It’s true, we don’t have a second season, and, while there’s some sadness that we won’t work with the crew again, we’re moving forward and focusing on our new wool shampoo. Don’t be sad, you can watch old episodes on Hulu and Nat Geo Wild will re-run the …

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Copper Patina Scrapbox

In Scrapboxes by Natalie4 Comments

Copper Patina is a challenging color to dye, but happens to be a favorite of Namaste Farms Scrapbox purchasers. The box can have many of the following: long locks, silk/merino roving, mohair, exotic wool, silk ribbon, nepps.

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Who rescued whom?

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These photos were taken by Scott Chebegia for the Huffington Post. This is Wonder-Elle, my rescued Great Pyrenees. I have many rescue dogs that enrich my life and fill my heart each and every day.