Jan Winsor

Jan Winsor
Four Winds Farm

94 Barstow Rd, Gorham, ME 04038
207-226-3415

FourWindsFarm@Gmail.com
http://www.fourwindsfarmmaine.com
 
  Member Directory         SVFA Home Page  
 


Soon after purchasing our old farmhouse in 1997, I met members of the Saco Valley Fiber Artists and discovered that I could combine my love of animals, art, and teaching into one endeavor. We now have a small flock of sheep, along with a variety of other animals whom we enjoy at Four Winds Farm.

Sweetie - Sheep Victory and Annie
Our Sweetie Victory and Annie

After learning to spin wool, I was quickly hooked. The fiber fanatic in me began looking at things with a different "twist". I'd find myself eyeing just about any animal with long hair and wondering, "Can I spin that?" Somehow I began running into people who wished to have their pet's fur spun into yarn. Of course I was willing to try. The results were both surprising and beautiful. Many breeds of dogs produce fur that when spun resembles cashmere. And no, it does not smell like wet dog! After the oil is removed from the fur, the fur itself has no odor.

Jan - Hand Carding Rag Weaving
Jan - Hand Carding Rag Weaving

To see more examples of my work and pricing information please go to my website at http://www.fourwindsfarmmaine.com or my Etsy Store at http://www.etsy.com/shop/FourWindsFarmMaine?ref=pr_shop_more

 

Custom yarn handspun from your pet's fur:

  • Fine - 18+ WPI
  • Medium - 10-17 WPI
  • Bulky - 9-less WPI
Blended with wool roving add $2.00 per ounce.
Prices based on finished weight.

 
Yarn from Dog Fur
Yarn from Dog Fur

Many handwoven and hand knit items can be created from your pet yarn:
  • Knit hats
  • Woven accent pillows
  • Woven Scarves
  • Bookmarks
  • Keychain with wooden bead
  • Keychain with gemstone bead
Woven Sheltie Scarf

Woven Sheltie Scarf

Canine Fiber Hats and Scarves

Canine Fiber Hats and Scarves

Woven Pillow

Woven Pillow

Canine Fiber Bookmarks

Canine Fiber Bookmarks

Canine Fiber Keychains

Canine Fiber Keychains


 

Custom Christmas stocking handknit from Maine wool - choose your colors, choose your design:

  • original designs made to suit you
  • add a name to personalize your stocking even more

 
Christmas Stockings
Hand Knit Christmas Stockings

Experience
Mouse Maine-ayuh!

Bring out the maniac in your cat with these mice handknit from 100% Maine wool, filled with wool, angora rabbit fur, and catnip.

"If the catnip doesn't get them, the rabbit fur will!"

Catnip Mice

Cat Toys

Please contact artist directly by phone or email to order products, supplies, kits, or to inquire about classes. Or visit http://www.fourwindsfarmmaine.com or my Etsy Store at http://www.etsy.com/shop/FourWindsFarmMaine?ref=pr_shop_more