Are you interested in natural dyes? Do you want to share your work over the winter, ask questions, share resources, and deepen your connection to the Sanborn Mills Farm Natural Dye Program? Join the Natural Dye Study Group!

Sanborn Mills Farm

A traditional working farm and craft education center in Loudon, New Hampshire.

Inspiring the future with tools from the past. 

Pop-Up Community Lunches

Join Chef Kelly Fahey for a delicious farm to table community lunch in the Sanborn Mills Farm Dining Hall at 12:30. Tickets for the August dates available at the link below in limited quantities. 

We practice farming, craft, milling, and gardening to honor and respect traditional skills and knowledge.

2022 Workshops

Explore our 2022 workshop offerings which include natural dyeing, blacksmithing, basketry, working with draft animals, rug hooking, and more.

Meet Jes Clark

How would you describe your work and what you do? My work is in making beautiful and functional items out of willow. I focus on using willow that I have either grown myself or I have purchased from farmers that I know and trust. The baskets and other items I weave are...

Meet Sandra Kehoe

  How would you describe your work and what you do?   I am a craft artist that grows, harvests and and works with willow and willow bark to make baskets.  A large part of my work is dedicated to teaching willow basketry to help promote the craft here in the...

Meet Catharine Ellis

  How would you describe your work and what you do? My personal textile work closely integrates both weaving and dyeing. I use the process of woven shibori resist, an original technique. that allows me to weave my own fabrics while inserting woven threads that...

Meet Debbie Maddy, Shibori Artist and Fiber Arts Workshop Instructor

 We are so pleased to welcome Debbie Maddy to the Sanborn Mills Farm instructor family this season. Debbie will be teaching two workshops this summer, Her Indigo Shibori workshop will take place May 30th-June 3rd and her Sew Something Special workshop will run June...

Dye Studio Manager, Sara Goodman on Her Journey to Find Natural Dyes

Sara Goodman, who is the Dye Studio Manager at Sanborn Mills Farm, has built her career on years of learning, extensive travel, and relationships she’s made along the way. In the interview here, learn about how all of these have shaped her craft and helped her search...

Up-and-Down Saw Demonstration Friday, Nov. 12

Come to the Farm on Friday, Nov. 12, to see a demonstration of our newly completed water-powered up-and-down saw at the Sanborn Mills Farm sawmill. Beginning at 10 a.m., our sawyer extraordinaire, Brian Clough, will be on hand until noon to demonstrate this...

New Construction at the Farm

Lots of exciting new construction is taking place at Sanborn Mills Farm this fall. The brickwork and frame have been installed for our new/old 18x32 Lord and Burnham Greenhouse, which is located on the hill behind the Main House. This 100-year-old iron, wood, and...

A Beautiful Day for a Rye Harvest

Saturday, July 24, couldn't have been a lovelier day to take in the rye harvest at Sanborn Mills Farm. Two teams of draft horses -- one team of Percherons, another team of Belgians -- pulled the harvester through the rye field at the Merrill Farm on the far end of...

Videography!

Sanborn Mills Farm is now working with three videographers to create moving images to supplement content on the Farm's website. We will also use video for other communication materials, promotions, and marketing. John Gfroerer, who is a well-known documentarian, is...

Announcing a Workshop Giveaway!

We want to thank our community for staying with us during the pandemic. To say thank you, and to celebrate re-opening, we're giving away one spot in next week's blacksmithing basics workshop! One person will win the class tuition-free and spend Friday through Sunday,...