Shawn Hoefer & Jeanette Larson – Havencroft Farm & Fiber
Jeanette started out with crochet and costume design, but found her calling when she began spinning and weaving. Now, using many spinning wheels and looms, she spins yarns from the fleeces of her critters that range from funky to fabulous. Many of those yarns go into the shawls she creates on the triangle looms hanging on the walls. The fleeces not spun are woven into soft, durable, comfortable Fleecyful Rugs.
Shawn began with spinning, too. He moved on to woodworking, making many of the looms, spindles, and weaving tools Jeanette still uses. But, it wasn’t until he took up broom making that he found a craft that suited him. Since then, he’s honed that skill, studying antique brooms and
recreating them, adding in his own touch of style. In fact, he’s won several national craft broom competitions.
They believe in craft from the ground up, raising their own fiber (except the majority of the broomcorn), making many of their own tools and the handles used in making the brooms.
You’re invited to come and see the process, meet the critters, and visit with them at Havencroft Farm during the Off the Beaten Path Studio Tour.