Listening, Learning, and Creating a Community

     We’ve spent a lot of time lately at the farm brainstorming about how we can better serve our fellow crafters. In years past we have participated in the East TN Yarn Crawl, taught beginner knit and crochet classes, as well as knit-alongs. We also host a twice weekly Stitch n’ Spin. We consider each of these events to be valuable to our yarn loving community, and we have every intention of continuing them. The question is, what should we do with the rest of our time?! We thought asking you directly would be a great opportunity to find out just what sort of activities you would enjoy participating in.

     We will have a calendar of events available for you at this year’s Yarn Crawl. It will contain a list of new classes we are trying out at the farm. These include: a collection of knit/crochet blankets and toys for the Claiborne Animal Shelter, a fiber processing class (from shearing to the final product), a spinning class, a yarn dyeing seminar, as well as a seminar centered around raising Cashmere goats. We will also be conducting our usual events such as the yarn retreat, Christmas in July, and Goat Combing Days.

     That’s what we’ve come up with so far. We’re trying our best to further strengthen the bonds of the fiber loving community in our area. Now we would like to open the floor to those folks directly. We would love to hear what you all are interested in learning. Please let us know in the comment section of our blog. We truly appreciate your input!

  1. really glad to find you, happy to know there are experienced spinners out there willing to teach wannabes.
    i’ve gotten my rabbits and am learning to work them into my already busy day…
    i live in morristown, don’t drive, but know that somehow i’ll be spinning in the future.

  2. I have a large spinning wheel that I would like to sell. What resource could I use for selling?

    I have a 9 yr old grandson visiting in July1-7. I understand you might have activities for children at Mt Hollow. What events would you offer ?

  3. Wendy,
    I recommend that you contact the TN Valley Handspinners Guild. They’re website is

    We don’t have any children’s activities scheduled July 1-7, but you are welcome to come visit the goats and our store. We can get the goats out for you to pet. Our regular hours are Thursday 10am-8pm, Friday 10am-6pm, and Saturday 10am-4pm.

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