The Verge writes about My Vines

The Verge writes about My Vines

I have been making these 6 second looping vines for a while now which mostly appear on my twitter account @zwartblesie . The online magazine  The Verge took a fancy to them and wrote a lovely piece. You can read about it here “The...
What is a Raglan Sleeve?

What is a Raglan Sleeve?

Here is a short film of fiber artist Anita Marnell demonstrating what a raglan sleeve is on a sweater knitted in home spun Zwartbles yarn by Alexander Kronsteiner . [pl_video type=”youtube” id=”76tU80PDMpI”]
Shearing Ewe Lambs 2016

Shearing Ewe Lambs 2016

I feel for black sheep in this sunny summer heat also as I caught 2 cases of fly strike very early and I do not like pouring chemicals on them I had the lambs all shorn. Here is a short film of them getting their hot fleeces off in this summer heat [pl_video...
Why Alpaca? To Help Protect Sheep from Dog Attack!

Why Alpaca? To Help Protect Sheep from Dog Attack!

Dogs straying into sheep fields can do untold harm and stress to sheep. We have had a series of incidents over the years of dogs killing sheep in the area which I farm. Only last year within a 2 mile radius of our farm 3 different flocks had sheep killed by...
Ram Confinement

Ram Confinement

After the rams have been out on their own with the ewes for 7 weeks they really can’t stand the sight of each other and can only think to do each other damage. Last year I had one ram nearly kill another as I let them out together too soon after having been with...

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