From the Farm to the Needle

Thanks for everyone who came out for such an amazing day to experience true Farm to Needle!

We gathered at the Olson Family Farm and chatted about different fleeces- looking and touching the Shetland fleeces that are headed for the Fibers First Mill.

Janette, our local shearer, talked about alpacas and how she shears them – first the best part the blanket from the back and shoulders, then the legs, neck, belly are mostly second cuts and usable quality.

Next stop at Fibers First Mill all the machines were running to experience the mill at working capacity.  The carder, pin drafter and spinner were in full motion.

We finished the day chatting about local farm and fiber as well as natural dyeing.

Thanks for joining us!

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