Typically, this weekend we would be joining many of the New England fiber producers at the New Hampshire Sheep and Wool Festival in Deerfield, New Hampshire. This year’s festivities have been cancelled, so we’ll wait patiently until 2022 to gather.
In the meantime, we wanted to share a very small batch of Limited Edition yarn that we would have showcased at the fair, as well as an opportunity to do a bit of armchair travelling to learn more about the original source of this fiber!
We recently finished a brand new batch of Grey Vermont Organic yarn, giving us an opportunity to begin working with a new organic fiber source! Last year, Shona started Flying Dog Farm as she began shepherding the flock started by her parents, the folks behind Luna Bleu Farm located in South Royalton Vermont. We purchased some of […]
We’ve added a new shade of Yarn Over to the selection currently available, just in time for the release of Denise Bayron’s new pattern: Wave of Change Pullover. Our Pasture colorway features a soft green color with flecks of primary colors that will remind you of a wildflower meadow or an impressionist landscape. We love […]
This week, we thought we’d share with you a few additional details about our new pullover pattern, Elevate. Kate found inspiration for this stunning yoke on one of her early morning coffee walks to downtown Brattleboro last spring. While she was waiting at a crosswalk she noticed the manhole cover under her feet and she […]
My grandmother lived through the depression and took that phrase to heart. We here at the Spinnery, aspire to waste as little as possible in our production process, to ensure that every ounce of fiber that was grown, shorn and delivered to us with care is put to its highest use. We capture the leftover […]
Two of our Raverly friends, Tara and Amanda recently finished Andrea Mowry shawl patterns to equally beautiful effect! We’d like to share their new shawls with you and introduce you to the patterns they selected to work with. First up is Andrea Mowry’s recently published Cinnabar shawl pattern. This asymmetrical pattern combines garter stitch and […]
Our Mill is almost back to being fully operational; with our team working most of the hours that they did before COVID social distancing required that we keep a generous distance from one another. We are continuing to stagger our scheduling to allow the machinery operators as much room as possible to work comfortably with […]
We have a new pattern to share with you this week! We’d like to introduce you to Hybrid. This top-down yoked sweater designed by Kate Salomon, pairs woolen spun Spinnery yarn with beautiful super washed worsted-spun skeins created by some of our fiber friends whom you may already know. Kimber Baldwin of Fiber Optic Yarns […]
We are excited to share with you a great trio of projects that can bring the fiber and crafting community together and working towards social justice. “emPower people is a purple colored craftivism project aimed at uniting crafters to spark conversation, engagement, and action. Wear it when you vote, grocery shop, march, or knit in your […]
Over the past few months, we’ve shared snapshots of some of the charming lambs that the fiber producers we work with have been raising this Spring. Those fuzzy adorable creatures are thriving, and growing more independant. One in particular now has an official fan club! Today we wanted to share with you the details of […]
Yoked color work sweaters can offer us an exciting blank canvas with which to experiment with color. We thought we’d share with you several sweaters that were recently finished using our Mewesic yarn that is currently on sale! All three of these projects are the same design: namely Nelchina by Caitlin Hunter. It is so […]
To celebrate the re-opening of our Mill Shop we’re offering a 15% discount on our Mewesic Yarn (pronounced music), until the end of the month! You’ll find that all 15 colors are now $12.96 a skein. This delightfully lofty DK weight yarn is made with 100% fine wool. These rich tweedy colors are created by […]