We carry local and regional crafts – mostly fiber arts (wearable scarves, shawls, hats and homewares like blankets, table runners, and hot pads) plus yarns from local farms or hand-dyed by local artists. You’ll also find some interesting gift basket items from local foods to notecards to fiber jewelry.
Because many of our artists are weavers, and shop owner Liz is a weaver as well, Sheep & Shawl was happy to further support fiber arts in the community by sponsoring an award at the Weavers of Western Mass fiber show “Heddles and Treadles” at Eastworks in Easthampton in October., 2014. The award for the “Best use of Twill” went to Lynn Foster for her “Save the Polar Bears.”
Here are some of the artists we are currently featuring:
HAND-DYED YARNS, LOCALLY GROWN YARNS
Please see the YARNS page for this information.
We have handwoven scarves from 5 different local weavers – all unique, many in Fall and Winter colors (but wear them year-round). We also have shawls (sometimes blankets and throws), table runners, hot pads, placemats, and small rugs. This is a small store with a small selection in some cases (don’t expect 20 colors of placemat sets), but it’s definitely worth a look!
Scarves, Shawls: Joanne Wood Peters, Nina Compagnon (Nina’s Fiber Arts), Kathy Litchfield (Firecrow Handwovens), Mary Lou Splain, Kristen Schmitter, Ruby Rice (Visionary Healing Arts), Peggy Hart(Bedfellow Blankets)
Hats: Ruby Rice felted; Betsey Forbes knitwear
Socks: Cynthia Herbert (Moonshine Design at Keldaby) – local mohair hand-dyed socks