Fiber Tourists

A friend and I went to the Blackberry Ridge Woolen Mill in Mt. Horeb, WI this week. I had been wanting to tour the mill ever since the owner, Anne, gave a talk at one of the Madison Knitting Guild meetings last fall. It’s a short drive from Madison in a beautiful, hilly area.

They were doing their once-a-year cleaning of the equipment when we visited but we still got a good glimpse of what goes on behind the scenes. Each batch of yarn that the mill produces is custom. They have a storefront too and we purchased some super soft and affordable wool from the mill. I can’t wait to knit with mine! Project photos to follow.

This wool has been washed in one of their two washing machines (agitators have been removed) and is now drying.

Their equipment is old! Some is from 1905, others from the 1930s and the spinning frame is from the 1950s. Some of their equipment is from Lowell, MA.

“Skeiner” this machine can make 10 skeins at a time and transfers spun yarn from cones into skeins.

Love this natural color!

“Sam the Ram”

  
  
                       
  
  

The Regal Find

The Regal Find in downtown Middleton, WI is one of the several local stores that carries some of my handmade accessories. I took a few photos on a recent visit to showcase my items at this location. My button earrings are creatively displayed in a vintage film holder- probably my favorite display of them. The store looks different every time I go and I love all of the vintage pieces they use to display the handmade items.

Button Earrings on display

So cute! Large table for craft classes that they offer.

Pointelle Design Jersey scarves.

New headband prints for summer