|PINE NEEDLE FARM
|------- North American Cashmere is a soft and wonderful product -------
By buying "local" you know exactly what you are getting, where it comes from, and you are helping the North American economy. North American
cashmere goats are healthy, well taken care of animals with exceptional fleece!
HAND WOVEN ITEMS
I've taken up weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom and am thoroughly enjoying it! This is what I've made for you so far, more is on the way!
Woven Cashmere scarf. Perfect size to wrap your neck and tuck
into your jacket or coat. Oh, so soft! This weighs 3.1 oz and is
woven densely to make a super warm scarf Natural colors.
Cream warp is from Heather, and the aspen weft is from
Mandy. 36 inches long by 6 1/2 inches wide. $155.00
100% cashmere woven scarf. A fun mix of colors to brighten up your winter. 32
inches long by 6 1/4 inches wide. 2 oz. Densely woven to keep you nice and warm
on those cold winter outings. Woven out of yarns I spun from my cashmere goats.
$100.00 Free Shipping!
Cotton Woven scarf 51 inches long, including fringe, by 6 inches wide.
Has a nice drape, good for fall and spring weather. $55.00
Cotton woven scarf. 56 inches long, including fringe, by 8 inches
wide. The pink yarn is a nubby one to give it a little texture. A fun
scarf to wear for spring and fall weather! $70.00
Placemat and table runner set. Table runner is 41 1/2 inches long by 12 3/4 inches wide. Placemats
are 13 1/2 inches wide by varying lengths from 15 1/2 to 17 1/2 inches long. (I'm still working on
perfecting the lengths when making multiple items from the same warp) Woven out of cotton. This
set would look nice on a large rectangular dining table. ( which I don't have, the picnic table is as
close as I have) $95.00 for the set Free Shipping!
A little cotton table runner. 23 inches long, by 8 3/4
inches wide. Perfect for under that vase of flowers!
$40.00 Free Shipping!
My prices might seem high in comparison to others, but when you take into consideration all the hours that go into creating these, they are a bargain! From the time each day, twice a day, 365 days
a year, no exceptions, it takes to feed and care for the goats no matter what the weather, to the hours I spend in combing, hand dehairing after it returns from the mill, spinning, weaving, crocheting,
or needle felting each item, these prices don't even cover my time involved in all of this. It truly is a labor of love. I love my goats, I love working with their cashmere, and I love being able to share it
with you, bringing you some of the joy I feel when I'm working with this wonderful, luxurious fiber.
Sure, you can buy the less expensive foreign cashmere coming into this country, knowing the actual herdsmen who own the goats are being exploited, getting paid pennies on the dollar for their
cashmere, while the middlemen make the real money. Or, you can buy from North American Cashmere farmers, who have just as good, or mostly better, cashmere than the foreigners. We all
have been working for years to improve our cashmere, and now, continent-wide, we have some of the best cashmere available, most often softer and stronger than the foreign cashmere. Ours
isn't mass-produced, we send it to regional mills, where each bag of cashmere is treated with care. We get back our actual cashmere that we spent a whole year producing. The farmers who
raise the goats take great care of them, often naming each and every goat in their herd. (Mine all have names) So please take the time, and be willing to spend the money, to support local
cashmere raisers who work hard every day taking care of their animals to provide some of the best cashmere in the world, on a smaller, sustainable scale.
A nice patterned towel
for your kitchen. 100%
15 3/4 inches long,
including the fringe, by
13 inches wide.
Luxurious Silk/Yak blend hand spun, hand
woven scarf. So very soft. 65 inches long,
not including fringe, by 7 1/2 inches wide.
$141 shipping included