Chicken Farm & Sheep Breeder

Checkmate Farm is a Karakul Sheep farm located in Bluemont, Virginia.

Contact Information: Kathy Donovan, Cell: 540 454 4898, Home: 540 554 2858


We are not a store. Please make an appointment to visit our farm.

On our website you will find information about our farm, our animals, our products & upcoming events in the Loudoun Valley area.

Why Karakuls?


Checkmate Natural FiberCheckmate Natural Fiber Network Partners

Checkmate Farm:  Offers supplies to make braided roving, locker, latch, and punch needle rugs.  You can purchase the Oxford Needle Punch, Karakul rug yarns, Seal Harbor Rug Yarn, foundation monk’s cloth, Karakul roving, pelts and blankets.

Mulberry Hill Farm:  Specializing in “Embroidery Needle Punch”, handmade wood lap and floor stands used for traditional hooking and needle punch projects. You will find 100% wool for tradition hooking and needle punch. They offer beautiful primitive finished rug hook items. Wood cabinets, tables, stools make wonderful home accessories.

Peace WeaversHand Maiden” yarn, roving, knit patterns, Peace Fleece yarns, hand painted Peace Fleece knitting needles, buttons, wool roving blends which are ideal for spinning.

Knit & Pearl Studio: Beautiful hand knit wool gift items.

Look of us at these fall events!

Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival - Berryville, VA,  Sept. 27 & 28

2014 Fall Fiber FestivalMontpelier, VA,  Oct. 4 & 5

Loudoun County Farm Tour - October 18 & 19 at Checkmate Farm 10 to 4 pm. Shearing demonstrations, meet our Karakul sheep and heritage Buckeye chickens. Stop for lunch 11 to 2) and enjoy grilled lamb sausages, lamb chili & drinks sold to benefit the Temple Hall 4 H Sheep Club of Loudoun County. Checkmate Natural Fiber Network Partners goods will be for sale. Come rain or shine!



 Our fiber products are sold year round at…

“It’s Bazaar on 21st street” at 143 N. 21st Street, Purcellville, VA

Store Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., (540) 751-9260