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Webinar 1: Raising the Long and Fine of it: Two Farm’s Perspectives with Brendan Gaynor, The Gaynor Homestead, and Kate Michalska, St. Isidore Farm

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Webinar 1: Raising the Long and Fine of it: Two Farm’s Perspectives

Speakers: Brendan Gaynor, The Gaynor Homestead, and Kate Michalska, St. Isidore Farm
Date: Sunday, March 17, 2024 @ 2pm EST

Description: Come along on a fibre lover’s journey as we explore wool’s long and fine spectrum. In this first webinar of our 4-part series, we will learn of the humble beginnings of a luxurious fine wool from producer Brendan Gaynor, of The Gaynor Homestead, and his flock of Rambouillets. Representing our long and lustrous wool is Kate Michalska of St. Isidore Farm, with her fibre flock of Lincolns. These two wool producers will share with us a day in the life on their perspective farms, their successes and challenges in raising fibre flocks, and their future prospects. If you want to see some adorable sheep, this one is for you!

Speakers

Brendan Gaynor, The Gaynor Homestead

Bio: The Gaynor Homestead was founded in 2014 by Tara and Brendan Gaynor. The farm features a fibre focused flock of Rambouillet and production focused flock of Rideau sheep on its rolling 60 acres just outside of Dorchester, Ontario (near London). Together with their children, Tara and Brendan produce annual batches of fine wool products including fleeces, combed top, and yarns.

Website: http://www.gaynorhomestead.com
Email: info@gaynorhomestead.com
Instagram:  @thegaynorhomestead
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GaynorHomestead/
Twitter: @gaynorhomestead
Ravelry: GaynorHomestead

Kate Michalska, St. Isidore Farm

Bio: Kate Michalska of St. Isidore Farm is a weaver, spinner, and shepherdess. She has been raising Lincoln Longwools for 30 years with her husband, Andrew. The farm features a fibre focused flock on 196 acres of forest, pasture and hay fields just outside Yarker, Ontario (near Kingston). Last year, she and fellow fibre artist Jaana Parks, formerly of the Piggery Gallery, Newburgh, created the Little Longwool Company, the woolly side of St. Isidore Farm. Jaana brings enthusiasm for Lincoln fibre in hand spinning, weaving, and organically processing skins as well as a fantastic knowledge of social media!

Website: www.littlelongwoolcompany.com or www.stisidorefarm.net
Email: littlelongwoolcompoany@gmail.com or stisidorefarm.net@gmail.com
Instagram:  @littlelongwoolcompany
Facebook: facebook.com/littlelongwoolcompany or facebook.com/p/St-Isidore-Farm-100064371052127/
Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/littlelongwoolco

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