Ethical Mohair for Reborn Dolls

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At Newmoor Barn the most important thing to us is that our mohair for reborns and doll making comes from happy and healthy goats.
Our goats have the freedom to roam the land and woodland to find the best trees and leaves to eat can access a warm dry place to sleep and have naps!
Our goats are Pedigree and have been bred to provide excellent quality mohair but we do believe that the fact that our mohair comes frpm happy goats only adds to the quality.
We now have a wide range of premium quality mohair for reborns and doll making available at http://www.newmoorbarn.com visit now and check it out!!!!

Gourd Birdhouse Grown in Devon!

Gourd Birdhouse selection from newmoor barnWhilst 2013 brought us one of the wettest and coldest summers we have had for a long time, at Newmoor Barn we actually managed to grow some gourds in Devon in the South West of England!

Thankfully we planted and grew the gourds in our large polytunnel and they went wild and whilst the sun wasn’t around very much our gourds grew to a good size, it was the dryng process that was the most difficult part to manage. The atmosphere was damp throughout the late summer and winter and wasn;t helpful at all when trying to dry out our gourds and throughout the Autumn and winter we ad to constantly pay attention to the drying process.

However they have finally dried out! We have now begun painting them and turning them into Little Gourd Birdhouses for our feathered Friends. We are trying to create something for everyone and have developed different ranges.

 

 

 

 

Gourd Birdhouse - Bulging Belly sWe have some funny ones…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gourd Birdhouse - Purple Stone Some natural ones….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gourd Birdhouse - Countryside details Some scenic ones….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gourd Birdhouse - Spotty and some spotty ones…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our birdhouses come with a small pack of natural ethical fleece to get the birds started on their new home!

All available at www.newmoorbarn.com

 

Ethical Fibres at our Etsy Shop

As the weather has been so cold down here I have finally found some time to launch our Etsy Shop. Here at Newmoor Barn we are into only producing fibre we believe to be ethical. We believe that when you by fibre for art projects you should know where it comes from as there are some horrible practises that go on out there to produce ‘competitively priced’ fibres. All our mohair comes from our own Angora goats and our range of sheep fleeces is sourced from local farmers where we can be sure the sheep that produce the fibre are treated with care and respect. We have a page on our webste that has some videos about wool production, if your interested take a look.

http://www.newmoorbarn.co.uk/shop/page/4?sessid=BhGttn5yQ6yAuOEs7AKF0gyTFyVeK6FVuxXQMOvmV1TevXBX0FWbY5O5c8TjHRuP&shop_param=

and of xourse please feel free to check out our new Etsy shop at

https://www.etsy.com/shop/NewmoorBarn?order=price_asc&page=1

Enjoy!

 

 

Website Update!

They have been busy up at the house updating our mohair for Reborns and Dolls. There are lots of colours to choose from and they have also put on the first clip kid mohair, including mine!!! Its really fine and very soft (I know because I grow it!) Why not pop by and have a look.

http://www.newmoorbarn.co.uk/shop/page/16?sessid=7GDINOLlGArmRe2rFWMQtE5gvejYYQ9DtDIQIFFxC3eqzTsJPWJxaPb9NLZ1SjAD&shop_param=

There are also lots of lovely mohair bags and scarves which are great for Christmas and the cold winter as well as lots of fleece from our sheep cousins which is brilliant for all those art projects over Christmas.

Got to go now they’ve just put out fresh Hay!.

Bertie

We’ve had a haircut!

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We were all sheared at the weekend! The weather hasn’t been very warm but with our long mohair coats we were getting very itchy and uncomfortable. So on Saturday we were sheered and it was great to get those coats off and as it wasn’t raining this afternoon in Devon we went out to do some browsing. In the picture i’m running with my mum, Aida, she often runs to catch up with the others, especially if she thinks she is missing out on something. We had a good explore and a good eat and now we are going to settle down for a nap. Its a hard life being an Angora Goat!

By for now.

Bertie x

Premium Reborn Mohair from Newmoor Barn

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Hi everyone

Here at Newmoor Barn our mohair is also used to create hair which is perfect for reborn dolls. After our mohair has been sheared it is carefully handpicked to remove all vegetation and then washed. The mohair is then dyed to a chosen colour and then washed again and conditioned and finally combed to make it perfect for beautifull reborn dolls. It takes a long time but is worth the effort to give reborn artists wonderful mohair for their babies.

check it out at http://www.newmoorbarn.co.uk/shop/page/16?sessid=qt638AtvzJciVgKa8yNOVDu4DkfTH7JwlMcL9inFaEOzmFph7MZk9UedEEcodl69&shop_param=

Going now

Bertie

New arrivals at Newmoor Barn

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It appears we have some new arrivals at Newmoor Barn. 5 Chickens have taken up residence in front of the Barn. The chickens are rehomed chickens that have spent the first 2 years of their life in a barn. They seem to be missing a lot of feathers, I thought they had a lot of space in ‘barns’ in the UK but these look to me to be in a bit of a sorry state. So much for buying eggs from Barn raised Chickens. But i’m sure once they have spent a few weeks with us they should be feeling a lot better, they are a bit shy at the moment and two of them haven’t ventured much outside, but they will. Then I’m sure they will be visiting us at our place.

Bye for now

Bertie

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