We want to offer a hearty thank you to all of the folks who visited the Mill over the past couple of weeks for the I-91 Shop Hop. We really enjoyed meeting new friends, offering them tours of the Production Floor and sharing this new pattern. We’d like to introduce you to our latest FREE pattern: the Stash Buster Crochet Hat designed by Maureen.
Green Mountain Spinnery will be attending three big fiber festivals this fall, including the Sheep & Wool festivals in the Wisconsin, New York, and Vermont. If you happen to be in the neighborhood, we hope you’ll drop by and see is and our latest yarn offerings. We’d love to meet you!
There was a distinct bite to the air this morning as we arrived at the Mill and that tells us that Fall is coming and our festival season is near! We imagine that very soon local nurseries will be filling up with mums and folks will start craving pumpkin spice in their coffee. We are hard at work spinning up a storm of fresh skeins so that we and some of your favorite fiber producers and indie dyers will have fresh inventory to share with you in the coming months.
On January 12 of this year our remarkable Elizabeth (Libby) Mills passed on at the age of 94. As one of our original founders, she embodied the love of natural […]
While 2021 is wrapping up, we thought we would offer you a quick reverse chronological review of the patterns that we launched during the past 12 months. Since last December, […]
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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 […]
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, […]
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”.
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!
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.