Driving through Martinsville, Indiana I noticed the sign for Sheep Street Fibers–and yelled, “Turn around! Turn around!”
I couldn’t see much but I liked what I saw: a field of cute, fuzzy sheep.
Sheep Street Fibers in Martinsville, Indiana
Becoming more self-reliant seems to be a common Hoosier goal as of late. I’ve seen a few Indiana town shops that seem to really focus on this attitude of independence–and Sheep Street Fibers certainly helps you move along down that path!
At this neat Morgan County locale, it’s part shop and part attraction! These registered Shetland Sheep provide plenty of fibers (both natural and dyed) for spinning, weaving, knitting, and crocheting!
But there’s more than items for sale (which does include the Shetland Sheep), there’s also classes! You’ll discover classes on subjects like combing, sock knitting, and silk weaving as well as spinning (to name a few).
Indiana Weaver and More
This Morgan County shop is quite the hub of industry! There’s a whole section of looms and spinning wheels, some with works in progress. With so much to see, feel, and explore, it kind of makes me think that even I “all thumbs Indiana” can do it!
It’s really interesting to watch an Indiana weaver at work. It looks so easy and relaxing. It’s not, I know, but they sure make it look that way! Kid #1 got to try his hand at spinning. He thought that was really neat.
Sheep Street Fibers couldn’t be set anywhere more lovely than this. Twenty acres of green, rolling fields give these sheep room to roam. Moose and Bandit, two giant dogs of that breed known as Great Pyrenees, guard the flock.
They might look big and tough, but judging from their wagging tails, they know a friendly face when they see one!
Say ”hello” to the shop’s cat, a nice one-eyed, old gray guy who enjoys his cozy cat bed. What a sweet kitty.
Seeing people get back to their roots and learning these traditional arts is very uplifting! This is little Indiana!
Just don’t forget to tell ‘em that little Indiana sent you!
Sheep Street Fibers
6535 Indiana 252
Martinsville, Indiana 46151
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