Fresh Indigo: Natural Dye Workshop August 20th 12-3 PM
Join fiber artesian Sarah Gotowka from Luna Fiber to learn how to extract pigment from locally grown Korean Indigo plants using an organic ice method. This will be demonstrated on protein fibers using a resist dye technique, loosely based on the Japanese shibori method, with fun tools like popsicle sticks. Sarah will deconstruct colonial narratives about indigo, including the fact that (surprise, surprise) Eliza Lucas Pinckney, revered by many for developing the indigo industry in the United States, did so by exploiting the knowledge and labor of enslaved people on her family's plantations. The goal of this Learn & Grow Session is to introduce participants to the art and science of natural dyeing, and to educate on the history of the indigo plant.
SOLD OUT ! Botanical Printing on the Farm September 17th 1-4 PM
We will begin the class with a short tour of our dye farm, and then harvest and pick flowers for our projects! We will then design and create our scarves. While they are “cooking,” we will have time to talk deeply about natural dye techniques, what sustainability can look like, and the complex histories of textiles.
This is the perfect class for anyone who wants to further their knowledge of plants, color and their relationship to fiber.
Refreshments and snacks provided.
Flower Garden Brooches
Handmade needle felted brooches of garden and flower scenes
Brooches measure roughly 2 to 5 cm. These brooches are made with a mix of handmade felt, merino wool tops and other fiber offcuts with cotton thread and have locking pins for secure attachment.
Needle Felted Brooches - Handmade
Handmade needle felted and embroidered brooches of countryside / landscape /garden flower scenes
Brooches measure roughly 2 to 5 cm (for detail on individual brooches see options).
These brooches are made with a mix of handmade felt, cashmere and merino wool tops.
Needle Felted Brooches - Handmade Hare
Handmade needle felted and embroidered brooches of a countryside hare .
Brooches measure roughly 2 to 5 cm (for detail on individual brooches see options).
These brooches are made with a mix of handmade felt, cashmere, and merino wool tops.
Farm Lavender Eye Pillows
Lavender Eye Pillow made from the lavender grown on our farm. Sealed to keep in the fresh scent . Upon opening a extremely fragrant with the immediate benefits of lavender !
English Lavender Sachet (with Goat )
Nothing eases the soul like the smell of lavender. I have been experimenting with a variety of lavender on the farm that can survive the Northeast climate and remain fragrant in our farm sachets. Use them in your car or under your pillow.
100 % all natural .
Heart Macrame Keychain (100% recycled cotton rope)
These keychains are handmade locally, light-weight, and durable. Made with 100% recycled cotton rope, these keychains make the perfect gift for any occasion. So bring around a little fiber art everywhere you go with these macramé keychains.
Cashmere Felted Posy Pins
Our cashmere felted Posy Pins are backed with 100% cashmere and come in many colors and designs. Pick a posy or have one made with your own custom colors upon request. The perfect way to add a little color and happiness to anyone's day as a gift or for yourself .
100 % Cashmere Socks ( Size 5-10)
100% All Natural CASHMERE SOCKS. Luxury Socks. Cashmere Socks Women. Winter Socks. One Size Cashmere Socks. Bed Socks.. Knit Stocks .Our 100 % Cashmere socks are the ultimate luxury ! These socks provide warmth without moisture. Great for cold feet in bed or as a layer to provide added loft .
Natural Fiber Dryer Balls
Choose the number of wool dryer balls you want (this listing is per 1 ball). It is recommended 3 for a medium to large loaded dryer.
Natural Laundry Softener for your dryer.
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*Choose your Colors (Natural White and or Natural Gray)
These Wool Dryer Balls save you money, energy and time by cutting the dryer’s drying time and by you not having to use softeners. When you use 3 balls in your dryer, you can cut up to an average of 25% off your large load drying time and cut around 30-45% off your small loads!!
The balls circulate and separate the clothing and get the warm dry air right down to the core of the laundry load! The more you have the faster the drying time, softer softness and money saved. They speed up the drying time and soften up by gentle friction of the felted wool fibers against your clothing fibers.
Custom made Dog/Cat Bowl Display (Small)
Perfect for small dogs or cats with removable stainless steal bowls 16 inches x 9 inches
Local Preserves - 6 ounces
100% raspberry, rhubarb, grape, cherry and peach preserves with lower sugar content due to the natural sweetness of our three varieties of our farm produce . A small indulgence with rewarding satisfaction !
Richardson Leather Patch Trucker Cap
This classic trucker hat comes in two colors three styles. Great fit with good shade protection .
19 oz. Hulse Hill Farm Logo Cachet White Whine Glass
This large 19 ounce wine glass will prevent you from making extra trips to get up and get a refill! Simple, classic and practical.
All natural hand made wash cloth, cotton wash cloth, crochet washcloth, gift for women, housewarming gift for her ecofriendly
Custom Made Barn Quilts (12in. x 12 in)
Handmade and painted durable barn quilts for an outside or inside display.
Farm Fresh Eggs 1/2 doz.
Farm Fresh eggs are available to our local customers. Eggs of different colors that were laid with a day. Beautiful yellow- orange yolks. Great for baking or a farm style breakfast. Will deliver locally for orders of dozen and over.
Farm Style Egg Display
This beautifully hand crafted egg holder displays eggs in the most elegant fashion. Whether they are our own Hulse Hill Farm colorful farm shop eggs or your own, It's hard not to admire them in this simple and classic egg holder.
100% Cashmere Skeins
200 yds of 2 ply natural color cashmere shades include light cream/white/ light brown, dark brown. Please specify which shade .
Cashmere Custom Necklace
Cashmere Heart Knot Necklace
Nothing is more luxurious than cashmere.! This Celtic Heart Knot is a classic elegant piece . A simple pearl in the center ( or custom birthstone) makes it a heartfelt gift and treasure.
Each one of a kind bracelet design combines different shades of our 100 % cashmere yarn . Beautiful and buttery soft. Custom bracelets upon request.
Hulse Hill Farm Tour -Please Choose Your Tour Time & Enter CODE FarmTour for FREE Tours
You will not need to add your credit card information . This will allow us to get an accurate number for each tour. - Thank you Christine
Your visit will begin with a brief tour of our farm and introductions to some of our smaller friends (i.e. chickens, rabbits, our beloved rescued pot belly pig Bella, and overly friendly barn cats) with a short story of our homestead located in the Leatherstocking region on 12 bucolic acres just a mile from the Village of Cooperstown, New York.
Next, Introduction to Cashmere Goat 101 and why these soft and fluffy critters are the new Unicorn of animals. Learn about fiber harvesting and product designs. Enjoy some one-on-one time with these majestic animals in the pasture. Make sure to bring your camera for some great photo opts as they love kisses and snuggles. Hulse Hill Farm practices an eclectic mix of modern and historical homesteading practicing offering a variety of gardens that focuses on vegetables, dying, and arrangements.
Learn about tiny house living as we also share our tiny house that was featured on Season 4 of HGTV’s Tiny House Hunters.
Discover your inner farmer …. See you at the farm!
Rick, Christine & Matthew
- Tour Group Guidelines Hulse Hill Farm welcomes tour groups no larger then 10 people. This helps us to keep the tour personal and hands on with each guest.
- Guests are required to follow all state and county health requirements at the time of the tour.
- Tours are exactly 1 hour long.
- Guests are to be dropped off at the farm shop where the parking lot is big enough to accommodate a van or bus to remain. PLEASE PARK AT THE UPPER LOT IF MOBILITY IS A CONCERN .
- Guests will end their tour at the farm shop.
- Refreshments and a small farm snack will be made available for guests during the tour.
- Paths are mowed/plowed but there is uneven ground so good mobility and shoes are important.
- Guests are permitted to enter the goat pen ONLY with the supervision of the tour guide. This is a great time to get a picture and get your goat fix in.
- Tour pricing is set at $25.00 per person; Children under 10 are free!