“LeVerne Tucker and Last Dance Ranch” …. a great country music band? No, that’s our vendor profile for today!
My name is LeVerne Tucker, and my farm/business is The Last Dance Ranch. In 2010, I jumped rubber boots first into farming. The adventure began with the gift of Loki, the housewarming llama . Loki was joined shortly by several alpacas, and my first fibre business, Storybook Art & Fibre was born. I am a self-taught indie dyer, an avid spinner, and a lover of all things fibre and textile.
A farm move in 2014 sparked new beginnings on the farm. Adjacent to a now closed, locally famous dance hall, The Last Dance Ranch is home to Icelandic sheep, and a small herd of dairy goats. I use only ethically sourced Manitoba fibre for my yarn and roving; soaps are made from raw goat’s milk from the farm herd.
I am passionate about local goods, and am proud to be a member of Manitoba’s farming community. My inspiration for colour comes from daily living; this year’s colourways include Alfalfa, Weathered Wood, Rhubarb, and Big Red Barn.
The Manitoba Fibre Festival is an exciting, inspiring event for vendors and visitors alike, and I look forward to sharing my new work with everyone!