Checkmate Farm

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We sell RUG YARNS! Perfect for Oxford punch needle, hooking with yarn and whipping edge of your project. We have 5 ply and 2 ply yarn available.

Whether you prefer Oxford regular or mini needles, we got you covered! Karakul unwashed fleece available for sale! Inquire about selection by emailing [email protected]. We purchased Checkmate Farm in 2002. The farm is currently home to our Karakul Sheep and other animals, which you can learn more about by visiting our website www.checkmatefarm.com animals page. Kathy is an Oxford Company Rug Hooking Instructor.

Operating as usual

11/07/2021

We have the correct feed now. Except they are not chickens! Lots to learn on the farm!

This cute pineapple my say Happy Halloween at your door!Sallie is so excited! How many pineapples have shown up at your ...
10/31/2021

This cute pineapple my say Happy Halloween at your door!
Sallie is so excited! How many pineapples have shown up at your door?

This cute pineapple my say Happy Halloween at your door!
Sallie is so excited! How many pineapples have shown up at your door?

Halter training! Love a lamb! Love these kids! You
10/24/2021

Halter training! Love a lamb! Love these kids! You

10/19/2021

We own carhart overalls, boots now we have to do something about the white fleece jacket! How about a Checkmate Farm sweatshirt. We can do that!

10/19/2021

No border collies needed on Checkmate Farm! We sheared last week! These are our girls! #karakul #sheep #sheepherding #lambs #lambwool #fleece #rugyarn #rugyarnrughooking

Introducing Muffie, Emma Jane and Bentley!  Fall lambs. All from a black ram and white mom. #karakul #sheep #persianshee...
10/19/2021

Introducing Muffie, Emma Jane and Bentley! Fall lambs. All from a black ram and white mom. #karakul #sheep #persiansheep #lambs #lambsofinstagram

Thanks right Sally! We scrub the chicken buckets first then we add water! Future Farmer!
10/09/2021

Thanks right Sally! We scrub the chicken buckets first then we add water! Future Farmer!

Waterford Fair wrapped up on Sunday with more demonstrating. We may have “hooked” future hookers! Rugmakers Cooperative ...
10/05/2021

Waterford Fair wrapped up on Sunday with more demonstrating. We may have “hooked” future hookers! Rugmakers Cooperative will return in 2022. #waterfordva #waterfordfair #rug #rughooking #rughookingartist #rughookingartists #rughookingart #rughookingwool #rugyarn #rugyarnrughooking #oxfordpunchneedle #oxfordneedlepunch #punchneedleart #washingtondc #loudouncounty #fairfax

Demo demo demo at the Waterford Fair in Waterford Virginia! Kids love punching! Hook em while they are young! Come visit...
10/03/2021

Demo demo demo at the Waterford Fair in Waterford Virginia! Kids love punching! Hook em while they are young! Come visit Rugmakers on Sunday! #rughookingartists #rughookersofinstagram #rughooking #crafts #oxfordpunchneedle #oxfordrughookinginstructors #waterfordfair #waterfordfairva #waterfordfair2021 #loudouncounty #fairfaxva #winchesterva #leesburgva #warrentonva #washingtondc

Waterford Fair in Waterford Virginia. Handmade rugs for sale! Come discover rug hooking versus rug punching this weekend...
10/02/2021

Waterford Fair in Waterford Virginia. Handmade rugs for sale! Come discover rug hooking versus rug punching this weekend. #waterfordva #waterfordfair2021 #purcellvilleva #leesburgva #loudouncounty #fairfaxva #washingtondc #craftfair #crafts #oxfordpunchneedle #oxfordpunch #oxfordrughookinginstructors #rughooking #rughookingmagazine #hookedrugsforsale #hookedrugs #hookedrugsofinstagram

Hand hooked rug for sale at Cooperative Rugmakers Barn during Waterford Fair 2021 this weekend! #waterfordfair #waterfor...
09/28/2021

Hand hooked rug for sale at Cooperative Rugmakers Barn during Waterford Fair 2021 this weekend! #waterfordfair #waterfordfair #waterfordfair2021 ##loudouncounty #loudouncountyva #hookedrugsforsale #rughooking #oxfordpunchneedle #punchhooking #punchneedle #virginiafair #virginiafairs #fairfax #purcellville #winchesterva #washintondc #fiberart

Hand hooked rug for sale at Cooperative Rugmakers Barn during Waterford Fair 2021 this weekend! #waterfordfair #waterfordfair #waterfordfair2021 ##loudouncounty #loudouncountyva #hookedrugsforsale #rughooking #oxfordpunchneedle #punchhooking #punchneedle #virginiafair #virginiafairs #fairfax #purcellville #winchesterva #washintondc #fiberart

This gorgeous hooked wool rug is for sale this weekend at the Rugmakers Cooperative at the Waterford Fair across from th...
09/27/2021

This gorgeous hooked wool rug is for sale this weekend at the Rugmakers Cooperative at the Waterford Fair across from the old mill. #waterfordfair2021 #washingtondc #hookedrugsforsale #hookedrugsofinstagram #hookedrugs #oxfordpunchneedle #loudouncountyva #loudouncounty #virginiaisforlovers #middleburgva #fairfaxva #purcellvilleva #punchrughooking #punchhooking

This gorgeous hooked wool rug is for sale this weekend at the Rugmakers Cooperative at the Waterford Fair across from the old mill. #waterfordfair2021 #washingtondc #hookedrugsforsale #hookedrugsofinstagram #hookedrugs #oxfordpunchneedle #loudouncountyva #loudouncounty #virginiaisforlovers #middleburgva #fairfaxva #purcellvilleva #punchrughooking #punchhooking

I am at Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival in Berryville Virginia. Come see us! #svff
09/26/2021

I am at Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival in Berryville Virginia. Come see us! #svff

Should bag punch kits by Breezy Ridge Rugs! Includes pattern, yarn and instructions for $55. Great beginner project. I h...
09/26/2021

Should bag punch kits by Breezy Ridge Rugs! Includes pattern, yarn and instructions for $55. Great beginner project. I have them at Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival. #oxfordpunchneedle #svff #rughooking #rughookingwithyarn #rugyarn #berryville #winchesterva #purcevilleva

I am at the Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival tomorrow!  Today a student walked in with this purse she punched and sewed ...
09/25/2021

I am at the Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival tomorrow! Today a student walked in with this purse she punched and sewed mat onto a pencil holder. Cute! Way to punch girl!
#oxfordpunchneedle #oxfordpunch #oxfordneedlepunch #rugyarn #crafts #rughookingwithyarn #rughooking #berryvilleva #winchesterva #purcellvilleva #fairfaxva

Hooked rugs are fiber art.  Art to enjoy on walls or floors. This stunning rug is for sale during the Waterford Fair Oct...
09/21/2021

Hooked rugs are fiber art. Art to enjoy on walls or floors. This stunning rug is for sale during the Waterford Fair October 1, 2, 3, Waterford, Virginia in the Cooperative Rugmakers Barn. #waterfordva #loudounva #fairfaxva #middleburgva #berryville #winchesterva #arlingtonva #alexandriava #hookedrugs #fiberart #fiberartist #frederickmd #washingtondc #events #festival

Hooked rugs are fiber art. Art to enjoy on walls or floors. This stunning rug is for sale during the Waterford Fair October 1, 2, 3, Waterford, Virginia in the Cooperative Rugmakers Barn. #waterfordva #loudounva #fairfaxva #middleburgva #berryville #winchesterva #arlingtonva #alexandriava #hookedrugs #fiberart #fiberartist #frederickmd #washingtondc #events #festival

Nana I love your new rug! You can stand and sit on it. Or hang it on a wall. Hooray, I love it! Is it for sale?Yes, avai...
09/21/2021

Nana I love your new rug! You can stand and sit on it. Or hang it on a wall. Hooray, I love it! Is it for sale?
Yes, available for purchase at the Waterford Fair October 1, 2 & 3, 2021 in Waterford, Virginia. Variety sizes of outstanding high quality handmade hooked rugs will be in the “Cooperative Rugmakers” barn across from the Mill. Hookers from five states have rugs for sale. Come visit us! #loudouncounty #loudouncountyva #waterfordfair2021 #rughookingwool #rughooking #rughookingartist #craft #oxfordpunchneedle #punchneedle #punchhooking #rugyarn #karakulsheep #karakul #fiberart #washingtondc #fairfax

09/17/2021

Dyeing to see you all at Shenandoah Fiberfest in Berryville, Virginia September 25 & 26, 2021 in person! #svfiberfest

A daughter called and said her rug hooking mother passed recently and she wants to finish her rugs. She asked me to dye ...
09/16/2021

A daughter called and said her rug hooking mother passed recently and she wants to finish her rugs. She asked me to dye the whipping yarn for her. It is my honor to help her finish her mother’s rugs. May we all be blessed with someone to care for our rugs. #rughookingmagazine #rughooking #rughookingartists #hookingrugs #rugsofinstagram #rugyarn #rugyarnrughooking #craft #punchneedle #punchhooking

09/15/2021

Sallie walked the aisle for her Aunt’s wedding! No tears! That’s my grand baby!

Red and I made it back to the farm. I am guessing I am the only Spartan to drive a 12 foot cargo trailer to the reunion....
09/06/2021

Red and I made it back to the farm. I am guessing I am the only Spartan to drive a 12 foot cargo trailer to the reunion. I did bring some old photos!

Red and I made it back to the farm. I am guessing I am the only Spartan to drive a 12 foot cargo trailer to the reunion. I did bring some old photos!

Go to your next high school reunion!  Seeing friends from kindergarten on up brings up great memories!  These people hel...
09/05/2021

Go to your next high school reunion! Seeing friends from kindergarten on up brings up great memories! These people helped create your personality. Thank you Jan and committee. Everything was a success! Loved seeing everyone.

Three Sheep Gallery students  had a blast creating! I enjoyed meeting everyone. Punch on ladies! Reunion friends paid us...
09/05/2021

Three Sheep Gallery students had a blast creating! I enjoyed meeting everyone. Punch on ladies! Reunion friends paid us a visit to see what’s up! #oxfordpunchneedle #oxfordcertifiedinstructor #rughooking #rughookingwool #rughookingpattern #rughookingartists #rugyarn #craftprojects #boardmanohio

After the Reunion party these were in my room! I left my husband home to take care of the farm. Ida flooded the barns an...
09/03/2021

After the Reunion party these were in my room! I left my husband home to take care of the farm. Ida flooded the barns and caused power outage. I married really great guy! A good sport!

After the Reunion party these were in my room! I left my husband home to take care of the farm. Ida flooded the barns and caused power outage. I married really great guy! A good sport!

09/02/2021

Three Sheep Gallery in Boardman loaded with rug hooking patterns! State of Ohio rug pattern. Imagine what fun you could have finished this rug! #boardmanohio #polandohio #rughookingmagazine #rughookingartist #rughooking #oxfordpunchneedle #weaversofinstagram

09/02/2021

Three Sheep Gallery is loaded with rugs yarns for punch, weaving and whipping hugged rugs!
Checkmate Farm is here Friday and Saturday in Boardman, Ohio on Market Street. Come see us! #boardmanohio #ohiocrafters #polandohio #oxfordpunchneedle #punchneedle #oxfordcertifiedinstructors #newwilmingtonpa #rugyarn #wool #karakul

Canfield Fair! Linda owns Three Sheep Gallery in Boardman. She demonstrated weaving while wearing her lovely woven top. ...
09/02/2021

Canfield Fair! Linda owns Three Sheep Gallery in Boardman. She demonstrated weaving while wearing her lovely woven top. I discovered ideas for a Canfield Fair rug design! Loved every minute at the Fair! #rug #rughooking #rughookingartist #rughookingpattern #oxfordpunchneedle #oxfordneedlepunch #punchneedleart #canfield #canfieldohio #canfieldfair2021

I am at the Canfield Fair in Ohio demonstrating punch needle inside the quilt barn! They do not have punch needle rugs h...
09/01/2021

I am at the Canfield Fair in Ohio demonstrating punch needle inside the quilt barn! They do not have punch needle rugs here now but I will submit entries next year! Punch on folks! You can enter too! #oxfordneedlepunch #rug #rughookingmagazine #rugs #oxfordrughookingschool #rugyarn #rugyarnhooking

I am at the Canfield Fair in Ohio demonstrating punch needle inside the quilt barn! They do not have punch needle rugs here now but I will submit entries next year! Punch on folks! You can enter too! #oxfordneedlepunch #rug #rughookingmagazine #rugs #oxfordrughookingschool #rugyarn #rugyarnhooking

Thank s right Sallie, water Nana’s garden. Feed the chickens. Pet Sherman. Soon you will collect eggs!
08/17/2021

Thank s right Sallie, water Nana’s garden. Feed the chickens. Pet Sherman. Soon you will collect eggs!

This made me mad.  The person who did this had nothing better to do.
08/04/2021

This made me mad. The person who did this had nothing better to do.

This made me mad. The person who did this had nothing better to do.

07/31/2021

Babysat yesterday. Sallie loves vacuuming. She now owns her very own! It has two speeds and music!

Baxter and Wilbur at the Loudoun County Fair. Best Buddies!  #loudounfarmtour #loudounfarms #loudouncountyva #karakul #f...
07/30/2021

Baxter and Wilbur at the Loudoun County Fair. Best Buddies! #loudounfarmtour #loudounfarms #loudouncountyva #karakul #fattailsheep

Baxter and Wilbur at the Loudoun County Fair. Best Buddies! #loudounfarmtour #loudounfarms #loudouncountyva #karakul #fattailsheep

Visit our karakul sheep at the Lou County Fair. Now thru Sunday 5 pm. #loudouncounty #loudouncountyva
07/29/2021

Visit our karakul sheep at the Lou County Fair. Now thru Sunday 5 pm. #loudouncounty #loudouncountyva

Visit our karakul sheep at the Lou County Fair. Now thru Sunday 5 pm. #loudouncounty #loudouncountyva

More winners at the Loudoun County Fair!  So proud of all my kids! Fair is on till 5 on Sunday ! #loudounfarmtour #loudo...
07/29/2021

More winners at the Loudoun County Fair! So proud of all my kids! Fair is on till 5 on Sunday ! #loudounfarmtour #loudouncounty #loudouncountyva #loudounva #karakul #va4h #templehall #rugyarn #wool

Loudoun County Fair this week in Leesburg. Winner is Dolly! Shown by  Emmy ! Congratulations! #loudounfarmtour #loudounc...
07/28/2021

Loudoun County Fair this week in Leesburg. Winner is Dolly! Shown by Emmy ! Congratulations! #loudounfarmtour #loudouncounty #loudouncountyva #wool

Loudoun County Fair this week in Leesburg. Winner is Dolly! Shown by Emmy ! Congratulations! #loudounfarmtour #loudouncounty #loudouncountyva #wool

Address

18923 Checkmate Lane
Bluemont, VA
20135

Opening Hours

Tuesday 11am - 5pm
Wednesday 11am - 5pm
Thursday 11am - 5pm
Friday 11am - 5pm
Saturday 11am - 5pm
Sunday 11am - 5pm

Telephone

(540) 454-4898

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Rug Yarns
Oxford Punch Needle Supplies
Rug Patterns
Karakul Roving
Market Lamb
Wool Products

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Kathy is a gifted, enthusiastic teacher! She has wonderful yarns with such an array of beautiful colors, along with a great assortment of patterns and kits! Checkmate Farm is in a breathtaking setting - what a fabulous day! Thanks!
HAPPY THANKSGIVING Kathy Do you have the 2018 class schedule coming out soon?