Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Fiber Frolic

Last weekend, I spent a lovely two days "frolicking" as a vendor at The Maine Fiber Frolic. Saturday I worked at the Annual Maine Sheep Breeders Association Wool Pool. 8,000 pounds of Maine grown wool was sorted and bagged by breed and type - fine medium or coarse. Yesterday, I delivered the last of the wool to the washing facility in Waldoboro. WHEW! That's a lot of wool! After washing, the wool will be spun into various weights of yarn, some 100% wool, some blends, and some will be carded into roving for spinning.

Best of all, the wool is from Maine, it will be available as finished product at a wholesale price. Many yarn shops in Maine New Hampshire, and VT are already planning to carry this line of 100% Maine-grown yarn. I am proud and excited to be a part of this process!

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