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All of these American Cashmere products are 100% Made in Montana. The goats are raised here, well-fed
and happy. The fiber is completely processed here on the farm, from the raw fleece to the finished product.
Cashmere comes from a goat with a double coat. The coarse outer guard hairs and the downy undercoat. To get
the cashmere, one has to get it off the goat. That can be done in one of two ways; shearing, or combing. I comb the
hair off when the goats start shedding in the spring. They love it. Then I have to "de-hair" it, which is removing the
outer guard hairs from the soft undercoat.
After that is done, I can then spin it into wonderfully soft yarn and crochet it into luxurious accessories. Small, but
affordable items. Ooohhh so soft!!
Real, top quality Cashmere is an expensive fiber. The demand far exceeds the supply. The goats only produce a
few ounces a year. Usually 2 to 6 ounces of fiber can be recovered from each goat. It takes about an hour to comb a
goat, depending on how thick the coat is. If the timing is just right, it only takes one combing to get all the undercoat.
Usually it takes at least two. It takes the average goat 6 years to grow enough cashmere to make a sweater!
To order any of these items, please e-mail me at email@example.com Please put " Cashmere Order" in
the subject line of your email to me. Then tell me which item(s) you would like. I will send you an invoice for
your order through PayPal, (which you do not have to be a member of), so you can pay for your order with a
credit card and have a record of your purchase. I will ship your order the next business day, Priority mail.
Thank-you for your purchase!
PINE NEEDLE FARM CASHMERES
Please be aware of the inexpensive cashmere sold in the various box
stores! It comes with a hidden cost. It is imported from countries
where they add wool and other fibers to the cashmere and still call it
True 100% top quality cashmere is rare and expensive!!!
It will also last a lifetime with good care.
The cheap cashmere will pill and become unwearable very quickly. It
also comes from goats that have been eating on over grazed land and
are hungry, which makes their fiber coarse and brittle. Remember,
you get what you pay for!!
On the other hand, North American Cashmere is from happy well-fed
goats that have outstanding fiber! Please buy American. There are
cashmere growers from coast to coast!
"I absolutely love my cashmere hat
and scarf..thanks Ann! They are both
so beautifully made and fit perfectly.
I go to school in Indiana so the
winters are pretty brutal, but I was
amazed at how warm they kept me
even though they are so light weight
and stylish. Many of my friends
have come up to ask me where they
can get one too!"
Butler University, Indiana
Here is what some of my
customers have to say about
Pine Needle Farm Cashmere!
Hand painted, wrist warmers. Keep your wrists toasty warm in style! These are so soft and lightweight you
won't want to ever take them off. Colors may be a shade darker or lighter than shown, depending on your
$24.00 per pair, includes shipping. There are two pairs of these.
North American Cashmere is a soft and wonderful product. It
comes from goats that are well-fed and happy. The Asian
cashmere comes from goats that are often hungry, barely
subsisting on sparse vegetation. There has been some very
harsh weather in that part of the world for quite a few years,
affecting the land and animals very adversely. Asian
cashmere has a "hunger fineness" which makes it soft, but
brittle. Not the top quality fiber it once was. The land has
become over-grazed, the goats hungry, and the herders poor.
The middleman is getting all the profits over there, not the
actual raisers of the goats.
The American consumer will benefit the whole world by
buying American Cashmere instead of foreign. By buying
"local" you know exactly what you are getting, where it
comes from, and you are helping the American economy.
American cashmere goats are healthy, well taken care of
animals with exceptional fleece!
"Ann, I cannot tell you how much I
love everything. There was such
beautiful detail in the mitts and
cowl. I love knowing that you made
them by hand with cashmere from
your own lovely animals. LOVE.
LOVE them. Thank-you! I simply
abhor all of the things
manufactured in China and
Pink & Aspen Cowl.
This is a blend of 50%
Cashmere, 25% Yak,
and 25% silk. The
gray is the blend and
the pink is 100%
cashmere. Very soft
19" x 5"
"Ann, I have been wearing the mitts
and cowls long enough now that I
just have to give you some great
I find your mitts are much warmer
AND softer than the foreign
cashmere. The warmth factor is
what has me surprised. The mitts are
a fine yarn, yet they are the warmest
mitts I have. Same goes with the
cowls. And softer, too, the yarn is
softer. I'm absolutely enchanted!"
Light Aspen wrist
7 3/4" long by 3"
wide. Will fit a wrist
from 6 1/2" to 8"
|All Items are Crocheted
with 100% Pine Needle
Merino wool hat crocheted from yarn I
spun from Ashland Bay roving that I
bought. Fits a 21" to 22" head.
$67.00, includes shipping.
Wool, Alpaca, Mohair blend hat. Fits a
22" head. Handspun and crocheted
$40.00, includes shipping.
and scarf set.
Will fit a 22 to 23
inch head. Scarf
is 3 1/2 inches
by 35 inches.
Nice rich colors,
55" x 2 1/2"
So soft and light!
Cardinal Lacy Scarf.
35" x 7"
Mobius filet scarf.
6" x 28"
It's so warm and soft!