"The willingness to be and to have just what God wants us to be and to have, nothing more, nothing less, and nothing else, would set our hearts at rest, and we would discover that the simpler the life the greater the peace." - Elisabeth Elliot in The Shaping of a Christian Family

Saturday, April 29, 2017

A Visit to the Fiber Mill

Last week Sarah and I took a drive through the country to a fiber artist's heaven - Stonehedge Fiber Mill.

The small store filled with cheery colors of yarn, balls of roving (unspun strips of wool), and packages of wool batting as well as some knitting needles and patterns. It also contains a few finished products like a crocheted poncho and some knit hats and stuff.

Don't you just love these crazy colors?! And sure enough, it's called Crazy Yarn.

Sarah picked out some balls of roving to get and then learned that she could order some done up in a color she liked better.

So we were led into the spinning building where the spinning machines are, back into a storeroom where we could see what other colors were available. I wasn't quick enough to snap some pics of all the machines, but here's a quick look at some of that area.

After ordering a few balls of a blue-green, we headed back out to the shop, noticing some of the sheep grazing in the back yard.

This fun place processes a lot of fleeces for a lot of Michigan shepherds. I kept wondering which ones of the unprocessed fleeces, if any, had been shorn by a friend of ours at a farm open house we'd recently enjoyed.

After exploring East Jordan a little more and finding a fun junk shop which might provide some interesting touches to our remodeling, we headed home to let Sarah spin up what she'd bought. She hopes to sell her yarn at the Bellaire farm market this summer.

So if you want some handspun yarn, either sheep wool and/or angora, you know where to go. 

1 comment:

  1. What a lovely place! All that wool looks so yummy :) We have a woolen mill nearby that I keep thinking I should visit... maybe DD and I will make a daytrip of it this month - you've inspired me! xx


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