Topsy Farms Amherst Island

24 Jun

On Friday I had a wonderful morning visit with Sally and Ian at Topsy Farms on Amherst Island, Ontario. Sally and I had fun choosing colours of Topsy’s 2-ply, 100% wool worsted weight yarn for Purlin’ J’s.

Afterwards Ian gave me a tour of the barn and explained the workings of the farm, starting from how they shear the sheep, to loading the wool on to the small ferry for it to go to PEI for processing. Topsy’s yarn is processed with soap, not detergent, which is why it feels so soft.

I also got to visit with this little lamb, who is about a month old!


Here is some of the Topsy yarn you’ll find on-board Lil Dorothy:



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"One of the coolest 'yarn stores' I've ever seen" --Vogue Knitting magazine, Holiday 2013

Sue Schlabach

Artist, photographer and upcycler living in Vermont. Viewer of the world through eyes and lens.

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