Shop Spotlight – Long Island Yarn & Farm

A unique experience awaits you when you visit us for the Long Island Yarn Crawl – we’re not a store, we’re a FARM! Long Island Yarn & Farm is a 17-acre yarn and fiber farm in Yaphank, committed to the well being of fibered livestock, specializing in llamas. Fiber, mohair and wool are the by-products from the animals on our farm. As a professional shearer and yarn designer, founder and farm owner, Tabbethia Haubold-Magee, utilizes this fiber, as well as fiber from other American farms, in the production of our own yarns. These yarns put a face with the fiber from nature; and through the hand knit garments made, connect people to the animals we love. Our line of yarns are all limited edition, highlighting the natural colors of the animals, spun in small batches and only available through Long Island Yarn and Farm with each skein numbered and entirely Made in the USA. We work with designers to provide exclusive pattern support for all the yarns we create.

We also carry unique items you can only find here including accessories such as handcrafted sweater guards, and finished products such as hand-woven blankets, scarves, shrugs, socks and so much more. Additionally, we offer our very own Shepherdess Skincare, an all natural, handcrafted lanolin based product line.

While you are here shopping, please save time to tour yourself around the farm and visit with the animals – our sheep, angora goats, hens, Mozart and Chopin, our angora rabbits, and of course, all of the llamas are waiting to meet youYou’ll be able to see how last year’s crias (baby llamas) are growing up! There may even be a guest appearance by some lambs from The Suffolk County Farm & Education Center. Please check our Instagram or Facebook account daily for outdoor activity updates.

Yarn Crawl Guests

  • Linda Unger will be here on Thursday, April 4, demonstrating spinning and we will be offering specials on her designs that day as well, like these Sweetbriar Mitts.
  • We will have Lisa Hoffman here on Friday, April 5, co-author of Faerie Knitting: 14 Tales Of Love And Magic, along with copies of the book.  We will be offering specials that day on the designs she has created for LIYF, including the Shelter Island Cowl.
  • On Sunday, April 7, author Anne Canadeo will be here from 12-2 with copies of her latest books, Knit To Kill, and Purls And Poison.  She’s putting together a gift basket of tea and books, and everyone who visits while she’s here will be entered into the drawing for it.

Throughout the four days, we will be handing out discount admission cards for the Long Island Fleece and Fiber Fair at Hallockville Museum Farm, May 18-19.  There will be a big grand prize drawing of a basket filled with yarny goodness worth between $500-1000, just hand in these cards to be eligible!

Our farm store will be open from 10am – 6pm each day of the Crawl, and we welcome “by appointment only” any other time of the year. We are passionate about our animals and about fiber and look forward to the opportunity to share them with you.

If you haven’t been here before, you’ll be coming to a residential area. We are in a red house, and there’ll be a big black and white wooden cut out of our llama “Count” to greet you at the mailbox! Please see the directions on our website, www.lilivestockco.com/directions as some GPS devices take you to the back of our property. Any problems please call 631-924-8110.

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