Spinnery News

A perfect time to visit Putney, Vermont

The Putney Craft Tour is on!  We’re delighted to invite you to experience one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted holiday shopping. Tour the studios of the area during the day… and enjoy performances at night! The 43rd Annual Putney Craft Tour, the oldest continuing crafts tour in the country, is held during the long Thanksgiving weekend (Nov 26, 27 […]


We’re hosting a Pop Up Fiber Festival in our parking lot!

We’d like to invite you to a fiber gathering in October that we hope will be almost as much fun as the Vermont Sheep & Wool Festival that we all love.  Since the annual event at Tunbridge, VT is going to be a virtual gathering for this season, we are hosting a small gathering of […]


A tale of two slippers

Kate’s favorite felted slipper pattern is the classic 19 row Duffers Revisited designed by Mindie Tallack.  This quick knit design has instructions for 6 adult sizes and variations for standard, wide and extra wide.  Best of all, a pair can knit up in a single afternoon. She cast on for her first pair last week […]


Join Tammy’s Barn Chat

Meet us in the barn via Zoom on Saturday, May 15 from 5 – 6 pm EST for Wing and a Prayer Farm’s Monthly Barn Chat!

We are proud to be sponsors of this month’s event.  This Saturday, Deborah Robson, author of “The Fleece + Fiber Sourcebook” and Farmer Tammy will host a “Wool Free For-All”.


Farm Yarns

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!


Simply Fine Patterns (1 of 2) – accessories!

Over a decade ago, we first created Simply Fine yarn to provide a lighter weight single-ply sibling to our deliciously soft and minimally processed Green Mountain Green Yarn.  These yarns include a blend of 60% Fine Western Wool and 40% Kid Mohair,  two of the softest and most luxurious fibers we spin here at the Mill.

We offered the fingering weight yarn in the same three undyed natural shades as our Green Mountain Green: Dark, Variegated and White.  As a demand for beautiful hand-painted skeins grew, we asked our friend Melissa Johnson to hand dye our creamy white skeins.  She worked her magic in mini batches of 4-6 skeins at a time, and every skein was a work of art.


Back in stock!

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 […]


Everybody wins!

Thea Colman’s newest pattern is remarkable in several ways.  We’d like to introduce you to Wild Mountain Thyme, and tell you all about it.

The sweater is a top down tee with an elegant diamond motif featured along the yoke. Intentionally placed yarnovers add subtle detail around the colorwork, and the fit is loose and boxy. Sleeves and body are short, but the silhouette is easily modified. Notes are in the pattern to alter as desired.  By trying your garment on as you create it, you can ensure a perfect fit!


A new sweater, three ways

Elizabeth Doherty released her newest pullover pattern this week, Sian.  It is a top-down slipped stitch sweater that is a dream to knit and wear.

This design, and the slipped stitch texturing that is featured in it were inspired by a trip to Scotland’s Outer Hebrides. Each of the stitch motifs reflect a different aspect of that landscape, including the waves, walls, flocks of sheep and little stone huts of the islands.  Her pattern calls for a DK weight wooly wool that will allow that design to pop with clarity and retain comfortable elasticity.


A trio of pattern updates

The dozen patterns that comprise the At the Spinnery collection are classically appealing and have been very popular since our book was first published. Many friends expressed an interest in being able to purchase these patterns individually and so we have spent some time this fall and winter working on this project.  We’re pleased to […]


A Baby Cocktails Trunk Show

Tomorrow night on Zoom, we will be sharing a special collection of Thea Colman’s patterns with the Vogue Live attendees who tune in!  There is still time for you to register so that you can join us at 6pm EST January 14th, 2021. We thought that we would summarize the details of these gorgeous patterns […]