(In a society dominated by big name box stores, it is quite refreshing to network, interact, and shop from small businesses. Especially when they are local! For 10 days, I will be talking about 10 small businesses that I have the pleasure of having made their acquaintance. Networking is everything, as is reaching out a helping hand to your peers and neighbors.)
Four Winds Farm in Maine is run by Jan Winsor. After purchasing their farmhouse in 1997, she met members of the Saco Valley Fiber Artists and discovered that she could combine her love of animals, art, and teaching into one endeavor. They now have a small flock of sheep, along with a variety of other animals at Four Winds Farm. Jan is a very talented fiber artist offering felted, knit, and woven fiber arts and sculptures. She also hand spins her own wool! Wool sculptures?!? you may ask. Look again at the adorable little lab picture...That is a felted wool sculpture...NOT their pet!
Her Facebook page is full of many more examples of exquisite felted sculptures and felted soap. Need a souvenir of Maine? Why not lobster felted soap???
In a world where everything is mass produced and you never know where your purchases are REALLY coming from...Four Winds Farm Maine makes us all feel a little bit better. All of her wool products are produced right at her own farm. Meet Josie and Morgan, twins, displaying their gorgeous winter coats. :)
She has her own website, www.fourwindsfarmmaine.com which you can find by copying and pasting the web address, or by clicking HERE.
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