Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Cherry Tree Hill Farm Vermont

Cherry Tree Hill was actually the very first yarn line that we brought into the Yarn and Fiber Company, and has always been one of Cyndi's favorites. Cheryl Potter has also visited us a couple of times to do hand dye classes, which we found very inspiring. It was our turn to make the trip up to Vermont (about 3 hours away) and see Cheryl's hand dye studio and her farm, and pick up some more of her great products (see the new patterns and yarns on the website) Also Cheryl's new book on yarn substitution Skein for Skein is now available.
Cheryl has a nice wholesale showroom, certainly a great place for us to pick out new yarns to bring to our customers, and we spent a good couple of hours touring the dye studio (you can see this if you buy Jenna and Cheryl's new video "The Indie Dyer Experience") it really is quite impressive!

Cheryl and Terry (Cheryl's other half) also have Belgian Draft Horses, and riding horses on their farm, as well as a very old (18th century) Maple syrup business. We were fortunate enough to spend some time with these wonderful horses. This included a very nice ride through historic Barton, Vermont.

Pictured left is the 18th century "Sugar Shack" that is still used today for the production of Cherry Tree Hill Maple syrup. Completely "green" they use wood from the farm to power the equipment!

Thanks Cheryl and Terry for a great day!