Yarn and treats in Hancock

  • Tom Ice pours wine for tastings.  —STAFF PHOTO BY ORIANA CAMARA

  • Susan Driscoll assists Carolyn Wright in dyeing her skein of yarn. —STAFF PHOTO BY ORIANA CAMARA

  • The charcuterie spread of local vegetables, cheeses, meats and crackers.  —STAFF PHOTO BY ORIANA CAMARA

  • Debra Klingsporn drapes her yarn to begin the drying process. —STAFF PHOTO BY ORIANA CAMARA

  • The dining room of the tasting house. —STAFF PHOTO BY ORIANA CAMARA

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Published: 7/10/2023 9:15:29 AM

On Friday evening, the Farm at Wolf Pine Hollow in Hancock hosted a wine, charcuterie, and dye-your-yarn workshop. The workshop was led by Susan Driscoll and Bel Vasaar, two women who bonded over their common interest in fiber arts 12 years ago. Attendees received a brief lesson on the processing and dyeing of wool, all while sampling a medley of local cheeses, meats, snap peas, candied jalapenos, homemade crackers, jellies and jams. The wine and mead selections were from Whippletree Winery and Sap House Meadery. 

Each participant was given one skein of yarn from the wool of the Romney sheep that live on the farm. Vasaar, of Pict Wool in Wilton, processed the yarn with vintage milling equipment Pict Wool acquired in 2021. Participants chose between dyeing their yarn blue, yellow or pink, while some experimented with dyeing their a yarn a mix of the colors.

“What a lovely experience. Sipping wine on a beautiful farm while fumbling with fiber!” Debra Klingsporn of Manchester said.


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