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For my Spinning class students:

grouchospin_medium2Many thanks to all of you who for attending last nights’ spinning class at Clark College, it was indeed a pleasure to meet each of you and I was so pleased to share this ancient craft with you for the evening. Here are some links you may find interesting if you decide to add to your knowledge in this fun and fascinating pursuit-

For books, magazines and instructional dvds:


(If you pay them a visit, be sure to check out the entire site as they cover many wonderful topics)

For wool, spinning wheels and other accessories, try:




Lambs have arrived!

We are happy to announce the arrival of 3 delightful lambs to our flock of Jacob sheep!

Welcome Carmen’s ewe lamb twins Cosmo (left) and Starflake, born 3/12/15:

carmen &twins

And Megan’s little ram lamb ‘Lucky’, born Friday, March 13th:

megan and lucky

What’s up at the Hockinson Studio . . .

socks & sheep 012We have added 3 new Jacob Ewes to our little family at the farm! We are so excited to welcome Megan, Carmen and Niambh to start our flock of registered Jacob sheep, a rare heritage breed that we are only too happy to perpetuate. We are hoping for new lambs this Spring and a great source of beautiful multi-hued wool very close at hand (these sheep live right next to Anne’s new weaving studio, in fact!)meganhead This is our lamb Niambh (pronounced sort of like ‘Nee-ahhv’) -upclose & personal. This photo is courtesy of her breeder Dawn Stuart of Bear Creek Farm in Bend, Oregon: http://www.bearcreekfarm.org/jacob-sheep.php


We are also busy setting up the 16-shaft AVL in its new home here in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. After the long journey from Utah we are anxious to start weaving again!

Anne & cradtheloom