Visit the Artists of the Madawaska Valley

Northern Viking Farm

Northern Viking Farm
Kathryn Stuart
Summer tour and Fall tour
921 Cold Creek Road, Eganville
6 kms North of Eganville - From Hwy 41, turn onto Lett's Cemetery, then East onto Cold Creek
Open year-round by appointment

Kathryn Stuart explores traditional wool processing as well as skull and horn preservation. When it comes to wool, she enjoys a hands-on approach, processing the wool entirely on site; from shearing and wool washing, to the picking, carding, and spinning of the wool into a unique double ply lopi yarn.

The process of turning a sheep’s coat into wearable hats and scarves, into yarns and roving brings her great pleasure. Her products come in a wide variety of natural hues, as seen in the unique patterns and colors of the Icelandic sheep.

Kathryn enjoys the multifaceted skill set required in raising her flock. She strives to utilize every part of the animal, and continues to learn the new skills necessary to achieve this goal; this process is one of continual learning with new projects always on the horizon.

Primarily self taught, Kathryn operates Northern Viking Farm from the original Stuart family homestead, where she raises her flock of purebred registered Icelandic sheep. She looks forward to the continual learning that processing and using wool from her flock present as she continues to further explore this natural treasure.

Northern Viking Farm is also home to youth artists working in the mediums of wood, leather
and metal; any of whom may be on site demonstrating during the tour.