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Nancy Zeller

Nancy Zeller of Long Ridge Farm is celebrating seventeen years of raising sheep and particularly the most rare and endangered CVM/Romeldale. Long Ridge Farm has won numerous prize ribbons for raw fleeces, is recognized nationally for their involvement with CVM/Romeldales. Zeller received a BA in Art from the University of New Hampshire and has been immersed in natural dyeing since 2005. In 2007 she studied Khiva traditional crafts, in partnership with artisans of Khiva, Uzbekistan and American artisan mentors, focusing on natural dyeing. Zeller studied in France in 2010 with Denise Lambert, owner of Bleu de Pastel de Lectoure, and Michel Garcia, founder of Couleur Garance and of the Botanical Garden of Dye Plants and has also studied with Michele Wipplinger, Founder of Earthues, and Gasali Adeyemo, Nigerian Indigo and Adire Master. In April 2011 Zeller attended ISEND 2011, the International Symposium and Exposition on Natural Dyes in La Rochelle, France. In 2012 she traveled to Australia to study with India Flint. In June 2013 Zeller traveled to Rwanda, Africa, on a humanitarian project, to assist a group of 35 Rwandan women expand their color line of handspun, naturally dyed yarns. In May 2014 she returned to Rwanda to continue work under Rwanda~one4one. In 2015 Zeller completed a dye plant research project through INES-Ruhengeri University, Rwanda. She is the Founder/CEO of Rwanda-one4one a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. You can read more about Zeller’s work in Rwanda under the Rwanda tab above. Long Ridge Farm is host to natural dyeing workshops with internationally known artists each summer. Zeller teaches natural dyeing by request, produces and naturally dyes her own line of fibers and textiles, has custom dyed for Green Mountain Spinnery and including other individual requests. You can visit Nancy at shows (See Events tab) or by visiting her studio at Long Ridge Farm.

Fabulous instructors that have taught at the farm across the years:

Gasali Adeyemo

Dorothy Caldwell

Michel Garcia

India Flint

Joan Morris

Michele Wipplinger

Sandra Brownlee

Velma Bolyard

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