Two farm girl crushes in a row, I know, but what’s not to love about a farm girl? Seriously though, while Kate is a produce farmer who is also an amazing knitter, Kacie Lynn of Fiber Farm is a “textile farmer.” Her farm is at the top of Monteagle Mountain in Tennessee (not far from me!) and I first met her through Stitches South this past spring, where she shared a booth with my friends from Reunion Yarn. Kacie grew up in the South, majored in apparel design in college, and has now committed her life to raising fiber animals and contributing in many ways to the effort to better understand the fibershed of this region for the sake of local textile production. She’s also a spinner and dyer, gives farm tours and teaches workshops in all sorts of fiber-related disciplines, and makes the most beautiful little weavings on wood blocks, which she was selling in that aforementioned booth and which are so well done. You can see currently available pieces (she appears to be in an indigo period at the moment!) in her Etsy shop, check out her blog and follow her on Instagram @fiberfarm. If you’re in the vicinity and interested in workshops or farm tours (or an overnight stay!) see her website for details.
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