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Fiber Shows

Watch for upcoming Fiber Show dates and visit the Catalynje Buffalo Fibers vendor booth! We will be in our same white canvas tent but have been moved to the pleasant shade on main street with other vendors.   Here you can find many of your favorite buffalo fibers, “Buffy” electric spinners, bands, oilers, Buff Cuffs Socks, and other buffalo fiber gifts.

 

We want to thank all of our fiber friends and customers who will attend  the  Allegan Fiber Festival again this year  on August 16, 17 ,18, 2013.  We will be happy to see you and have had many of you visit our shop in Shipshewana.

It will be easier to find  us there  as we have hung our permanent Catalynje Buffalo Fiber Co. sign and  has included   YARN SHOP  in the name..  It is hanging on the Courtyard of Arts directory pole which fronts on Morton St, the Historical old Main Street of Shipshewana.

  

Hope to see you there for the May Festival Parade on Saturday, May 5.  Lots of fun, lots of people and  lots of beautiful horses.  They will all pass by our Courtyard.   As always the Bread Box is across the street and they make their own fresh jellies as you watch.



Lots of bands and music and FUN,   I can see the old carosel from their windows in their loft from my shop as I work.   Don't miss the opportunity to drift back in time and visit beautiful Shipshewana and bring a child to ride   on a horse with you from the long ago past.

 

 Back by popular demand our Magic Stripes and also the Wild Colors.

The Green Cottage

Located in the Courtyard of Arts in beautiful downtown, Shipshewana, Indiana, we offer many gifts as well as pre-spun balls of buffalo yarn. Here you can stop in to see "Buffy"  electric spinner, first hand, or watch socks being knit on an antique sock-knitting machine. The Green Cottage offers many wonderful surprises, and it’s worth your time to dig and hunt for one -of-a-kind fibers and gifts!

Located in the Courtyard of Arts with the Garden Gate Cafe at 125 Morton Street.

 



 

Baskets of Buffalo Roving and new Spring Colors of 

blending fiber in the Green Cottage.  Also available

on line.  I can blend or create your favorite color for a

special project.  Blend can also be with a combination

of silk, mohair, alpaca and exotic sheep wools with

soft, warm and beautiful Buffalo Roving for

your spinning pleasure or I will hand spin it for you at

the Cottage.  $10.00 an 0unce.

 

 



 



Buffalo Fibers

You’ve seen the basic sheep wool...you’ve probably even seen Alpaca fibers...but have you considered using Buffalo Fibers?

Buffalo fleece and fibers have a distinctly unique quality to them that provides strength and durability while maintaining a softness that rivals even the silky feel of cashmere. Known for it’s high insulation, the crimpy down undercoat of Bison can be used for many fine hand-knitting projects and even as a weaving yarn for small rugs.

 

 

Buffalo fiber on the left is naturally dehaired shed in the field and along their trails.

I use only the beautiful fiber shed every Spring by the magnificient bison.  My batts and

rovings are processed by me without the use of any harsh chemicals.  My batt on the

right is ready to be used for your favorite spinning or felting project.  They are silkey and

smooth and ready for the enjoyment of preparing your own soft and warm buffalo yarns.

They are sold in the beautiful natural brown of our American Buffalo or at your request

blended with any other exotic or beautiful fiber.  They are featured in my Green

Cottage Store, on line, or at our next fiber show.   As they have always been $10.00 an ounce.

 

 

 

 

Catalynje Fibers                            $10.00/oz.

We are pleased to be able to always provide natural brown buffalo spinning roving. This roving is continually kept in stock and only uses a minimal amount of blend as a base for handling in the spinning process.

Catalynje Buffalo Fibers also offers a varying selection of blends to choose from. These hand-spun yarns can be bought or ordered in custom-blended colors to your liking or ours!

Blends Available

 









 



 

 

 

 

 

Fiber Spinners                                  $400.00

  

  Buffie Spinner with Lazy Kate

Our “Buffy” electric spinner is featured in our new store in Shipshewana, at our vendor booth at fiber shows and also here online! Please stop by to see “her” in operation! It is our pleasure to schedule one-on-one lessons and instructions on how to operate “Buffy” should you like to purchase this spinner. Please call ahead appointment times.

 

Buffie can be ordered on line and mailed.  She includes a Jumbo flyer with 3 bobbins,  Lazy Kate,  oiler and extra drive band.   Her motor features a reversing mode so with the click of switch she will do your plying.

 

 

 “Bufcufs"  Socks                          $35.00

Our “BufCuf” Socks are made of the softest, silkiest Buffalo fibers and are available in a variety of blends. Always knitted on our antique sock knitting machine, you are assured a warmth and durability to heat the coldest of toes!