Sunday, December 14, 2014

Closed for the Season

Greenberry House is closed for the season but I'm going to be busy all winter setting up the new shop. Come see me in April!

Greenberry House
12206 Squirrel Spur Road
Meadows of Dan, VA 24120
 Hours: 10 AM to 5 PM Thurs. to Mon. 
 April to mid-November 
Closed except by appointment or chance 
Mid-November to End of March

Saturday, December 6, 2014

And In Other News...Yep, I'm Moving again.

Greenberry House, 12206 Squirrel Spur Road, Meadows of Dan, Virginia
I really, really, really hoped I wouldn't have to move the shop again. It's not good to be hopping around all over town with your business. People get too confused. But because of a very bad business decision on my part this past spring, I am going to have to return to my old farmhouse cottage with the Greenberry House Yarn and Vintage Gift Shop. This is a move from the shop that I shared with another store, which didn't work out. Moving into the old house makes me very happy. I love this old house and really enjoyed setting it up last summer as a shop. Now I get to do it all over again. I'm not sure I'm going to love the work as much but it will be wonderful when I'm settled!

The current shop is still open, although I've moved most of the books out and am working on getting the rest moved out in the next couple of weeks. The date to close for the season is December 20, but we'll be open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10 AM to 5 PM, until then. I'll be looking forward to seeing you in the spring in my new/old home!

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Spinning and Setting Up Shop

Shetland wool dyed in deep purple shades and then hand spun
We have had a marvelously busy spring, setting up the new shop and spinning away the hours in the sunshine. I just finished three skeins of beautiful Shetland wool and posted it to the online shop this morning. Shetland is one of my favorite fibers and this lovely wool was a dream to spin. I'm not sure where the fleece came from but it was supplied by a local farmer. The picture doesn't do justice to the depth of color.

Tunis wool hand dyed and then spun, then Navajo plied.
This Tunis skein is part of a special order spinning project. I loved the colors when I carded up the batt and the customer, who is a great knitter, decided she would like me to spin some yarn. I really enjoyed working with this Tunis wool from a local farmer. I experimented with a long color progression this time, something I can't usually achieve with my dye techniques. There are three skeins, so if the customer doesn't buy all of them, I will be posting what is left for sale on the web site.

I hope to post some pictures soon of the new shop and how things are shaping up there, but come see us if you can!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

MOVING Again

Greenberry House and Mountain Meadow Farm & Craft Market
Greenberry House is now located at 12134 Squirrel Spur Road, just a few feet beyond the old farm house location in Meadows of Dan, Virginia. Still on Concord Road and now sharing a building with Mountain Meadow Farm and Craft Market. Hours are 10 AM to 5 PM Friday, Saturday and Sunday through the end of April and then Thursday through Monday, 10 AM to 5 PM, from May on. Hope to see you there!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

New Yarn, Spinning the Winter Away

Handspun, worsted weight Texel yarn by Greenberry House
Gorgeous lofty yarn spun from roving hand dyed here at Greenberry House. The wool came from a local farm and Texel is a heritage breed from the Netherlands. This is a sturdy, lofty yarn that would make beautiful mittens, fingerless mitts, or a nice hat. Does not felt well. See this and our other available yarns in our online store.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Open at Last!


Greenberry House Yarn, Books and Collectibles
Meadows of Dan, Virginia
We did it! After three long weeks of hard work and a LOT of help from some great friends, Greenberry House is finally open for business at our new location at 12206 Squirrel Spur Road in Meadows of Dan, Virginia. Just off the Blue Ridge Parkway near the business center of town.

Local yarn, hand made stitch markers, pin cushions and cards by local artists and photographers.
I grew up in this old house here on the family farm in Meadows of Dan. My brother inherited the farm and his wife has a craft shop, also on the farm and holds festivals through the year and has a wonderful music themed corn maze and a pumpkin patch every fall. The house was built in about 1900 and has belonged to the Shelor family most of the time. The land originally belonged to the Langhorne land grant and was once set aside for a church which wasn't built. There was an older house on the property, near the spring where we still get our water, and once there was an apple orchard above the house.

Fiber from local farmers, felted sheets, Greener Shades dyes and back issues of fiber magazines.
Much of the fiber part of our shop is already set up, but I will be adding collectibles and used books as I have time throughout the rest of the season. I'll also be adding some quality hand knitted items such as hats, shawls and sweaters. We have wonderful felting packs, lots of small quantity packs of various fibers including cotton, silk and more for blending.

Jewelry, sock making videos by Anna Zilboorg, hot pads, books, buttons and more!
Meadows of Dan is a beautiful small community with interesting shops, a candy store, great places to eat and the Blue Ridge Parkway and Mabry Mill nearby. There seems to be something happening every weekend during the summer, with music at the Crooked Road Cafe and numerous festivals in the region. Make sure to stop in and see our wonderful and special yarns and fibers while you are here and see all the beautiful gifts we have for your special spinner or knitter!
Our helpful staff will greet you from their station in the workroom!