Welcome to the Black Cat Farmstead fiber studio & farm store! Explore our site to learn more about our beautiful sheep, flax-to-linen production, handspun yarn, farm-grown wool & other supplies for handspinners and felters, one-of-a kind locally made goods & more!
We are a family-friendly destination just 5 miles from the picturesque village of Stockholm, Wisconsin on the Great River Road, 90 minutes downriver from Minneapolis-St Paul, and about an hour from Rochester, Eau Claire and LaCrosse. Visitors to the yarn farm can meet the sheep, goats and other farm animals who live here, purchase farm-raised wool and handspun yarns, see demonstrations or take a class in spinning, weaving and other crafts. For the most up-to-date list of events & happenings, check out our Facebook page atBlack Cat Farmstead.
About Black Cat: We are well-stocked with an array of items for you or for gift-giving, including handmade and hand-dyed yarns, raw, washed and dyed fleece from our flock, learn-to-spin kits, and hand knit items. New this winter - handwoven items made here at the farm on our antique looms! We also have working antique spinning wheels for sale. Gift certificates, too.
We are open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 10am to 4pm until Christmas, and other times by appointment. Please call ahead in January and February. Regular hours resume in March when the sap runs and the lambs are born.
You can also find Black Cat Farmstead yarns, handwovens, and wool at the Purple Turtle Artisan Collective, located in the lower level of the Stockholm Pottery Building in downtown Stockholm. http://www.thepurpleturtlearts.com/#!contact/c24vq
July 16, 2016: Stockholm Art Fair Black Cat Farmstead will have a booth at the Fair again this year. Find us in the village park on Saturday from 10 - 5. http://www.stockholmartfair.org/
July 22 & 23: Nordic Fest
Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, Decorah, IA. Andrea and Tansy will be demonstrating the hand processing of flax fiber for linen production during the fiftieth annual Nordic Fest celebration in Decorah. http://www.nordicfest.com/
September 10 & 11: Laura Ingalls Wilder Days
Laura Ingalls Wilder Park, Pepin, WI. Andrea and Tansy will be in the traditional crafts area of the festival, demonstrating traditional hand textile-making techniques. Our popular learn-to-spin kits and farm-raised yarn will be available for purchase. http://www.lauradays.org/
October 1 & 2, 10am - 5pm: North Star Farm Tour
Black Cat is one of the stops on this self-guided tour of regional fiber farms. Explore the gorgeous fall landscape of SE Minnesota and western Wisconsin, and support local fiber producers. http://www.northstarfarmtour.com/
October 7-9, 10am - 6PM: Fall Fresh Art Tour
Black Cat is a site on the Fall Fresh Art Tour, a regional studio tour encompassing sites in Pierce and Pepin counties. http://freshart.org/
November 5: Stockholm Women's Weekend Black Cat will be featured at the Purple Turtle Artisan Collective in Stockholm, showcasing "slow fashion" and examining the concept of the "Fibershed": how much of our textile needs could be met within a 175-mile radius of where we live?
December 3: God Jul, Stockholm! Usher in the holiday season in Stockholm. Special events in the village, julbukking, treats, and more.
If you are interested in being an intern at Black Cat Farmstead, please contact us.
Black Cat Farmstead has been featured in Midwest Living and The Country Today.
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