In addition to caring for our spinner's flock, Crik has used their fleece in a wide varieity of ways. Her specialty is naturally dyed roving and yarn.
We grow most of the plants we use for dyeing including Cosmos, Coreopsis Tinctoria, Golden Marguerite, Japanese Indigo, Marigold, Madder, Tansy, Weld, and Woad. Black Walnut grows just West of the pasture.
A collection of Crik's handspun and naturally dyed yarn was juried into the Earth Tones II: Natural Dyes in History exhibition at the Colour Congress 2002 Conference, Ames, Iowa.
Her article, Dyeing in the Fleece, was published in Turkey Red Journal, Fall 2000.
An original design by Crik, the "Maybelline Hat", using our wool in a handspun, handknit, and naturally dyed hat, was published in the book, Tops With a Twist, (Interweave Press 1999).
In addition, her work has been exhibited in the Boston area and in Western New York, and she has served as a judge in handspun yarn, fleece, and sheep to shawl competitions in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Virginia.