Meet Nancy Ellison
Nancy took her first weaving class in Norway in 1968 while attending summer school at the University of Oslo. She returned to Norway in 2005 for a textile study tour. Her aunt and mentor, Marie Nodland, was an accomplished weaver who was a great inspiration. The weavings that Nancy inherited from her aunt continue to be shown in classes to inspire Nancy’s students.
The Shetland, Icelandic and Gotland sheep in the flock provide wool for Nancy’s spinning as well as for her daughter Elsa, who does needle felted sculptures. Grandchildren chose names for the sheep who are as much a part of the family as the cats and dogs. Lambs are not raised for sale. The ewes (females) and whethers (neutered males) enjoy green pastures and grow wool all their lives.
Ellison Sheep Farm is a member of the Minnesota Grown directory.
Classes and Presentations
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