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Barbara Parry

Barbara Parry raises sheep on her 220-acre Springdelle Farm in western Massachusetts. Every year she converts hundreds of pounds of her spring wool clip into high-quality yarn and handspinning fiber. She markets her yarns and fibers under her label, Foxfire Fiber & Designs, and has created a substantial presence, both online and at major sheep and wool festivals throughout the Northeast. She has worked collaboratively with several well-known designers in the industry. Barbara's diverse background in fiber arts, sheep farming, and yarn production makes her a sought-after speaker for fiber retreats and guild presentations. Barbara regularly chronicles farm life on her blog, Sheep Gal: Notes from a Shelburne Shepherd ( She is also the author of Teach Yourself Visually: Hand-Dyeing (Wiley Publishing).

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