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During the first week of July 2014, my husband, Gary and I decided to make a big change in our complicated New York City lives.  We both retired, sold our cooperative apartment, and moved to the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont to a small town called Danville.  Our daughter Sydney added an additional change to this large adjustment.  She moved from New York City to Roatan, Honduras a few weeks earlier to become a Dive Master and Scuba Diver Instructor.

After an active career of more than thirty-five years at Columbia University, I needed to reinvest my energy into something that would stimulate me and possibly earn a few dollars.  This has led me to develop a small business called “The Woven Lamb”. 

I have been developing my skills as a spinner and weaver and have been incorporating the spun wool into woven items.  Many of the items, which you will see displayed in this website include shawls of varying lengths, table runners of many sizes, placemats, rugs, and chair/couch runners.  I also make baby blankets/lap blankets of wool as well as intricate placemats and table runners of cotton and linen.

Most of the wool that I have spun comes from a farm in Maryland called Dancing Leaf Farm (  The soft, beautifully colored wool is from Australian merino sheep and have been hand painted by the owner, Dalis Davidson. 

I have also begun spinning natural wool from a new sheep farm, Stark Hollow Farm ( a few miles from our home in Danville where Vanessa Riva and Laura Smith raise registered Icelandic sheep.  Their sheep provide a beautiful soft wool fleece of grey, brown, black and white which is a spinner’s dream.  You will soon be seeing various items made from their wool.  You will also enjoy seeing some of their sheep on my home page.


You can also find some of my work at the Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild on Railroad Street in St. Johnsbury (

I hope you like my work and will consider adding something to your home.


Sue Mescher

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