About Three Sisters Weaving
The Three Sisters, corn, beans and squash in Native American legend, grow together in one mound, but are very different from each other. They love each other very much and grow stronger when they are together. My younger sister taught me how to weave and my older sister provided years of support to my fiber business in Pennsylvania. Three Sisters Weaving is so named, to honor the loving bond between the three of us and our shared passion for weaving.
In 1998, our family moved from Fort Collins, CO with a small herd of Angora goats to Northern Pennsylania. For 17 years, I sustainably raised 100 head of Angora goats, Border Leicester Sheep and Nubian goats. Fleeces were washed and dyed at the farm, then sent to a mill where the fiber was processed into roving, yarn or socks. Returning to Colorado in 2015, I continue to work with the fiber and yarn produced by my Pennsylvania herd of Angoras and flock of Border Leicesters. Two great granddaughters from Amelia, a Colorado Angora doe who was the founder of my PA herd, returned with us to Colorado, because I couldn’t imagine life without a couple of Angoras.
After 2 decades of raising sheep and goats, I now have the time to weave, knit and crochet with all their luscious fiber and yarn. In addition to hand-woven rugs, scarves, shawls, bags and knitted hats, I sell yarn, sheepskins, Angora hides and buttons that were produced at our Pennsylvania farm. The names of the animals that contributed their wool are listed on the tags of our farm-raised goods. Dyeing with acid dyes or natural dyes, I continue producing Hand-dyed yarn. Three Sisters Weaving is a dealer for Schacht weaving and spinning equipment, manufactured in Boulder, Colorado. Visit our booth at Colorado Arts and Fiber Festivals. Follow our FaceBook page "Three Sisters Weaving" to see our weaving and mountain life after retiring from farming.