Ellen and Wanda's Profile

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We started this business because we really wanted to spin more than knit; all that yarn had to go somewhere!!! Really though, it has evolved to include a wide range of fiber related products, including spinning fiber, handspun and small batch millspun custom yarns, and unique clothing and accessories. Since both of us still work full time day jobs, what's in the shop depends on what we have time to do, but we are always looking for beautiful fleeces and different opportunities to do things with fiber.
Wanda Platte and Ellen Sakornbut have a strong interest in promoting breed-specific wool and heritage sheep breeds. Whenever possible, we use fleeces from local flocks,and most of our fiber is hand-processed using the gentlest of methods. Our fiber is also hand-dyed using either acidfast non-toxic dyes or natural dyes and non-toxic mordants. In our newest lineup of millspun hand-dyed sock yarn, you may notice the absence of Superwash…

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  • Female
  • Joined May 11, 2012

Favorite materials

silk, merino, cvm, alpaca, bamboo, shetland, cormo, rambouillet, targhee, icelandic, angora, mohair, BFL

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About

We started this business because we really wanted to spin more than knit; all that yarn had to go somewhere!!! Really though, it has evolved to include a wide range of fiber related products, including spinning fiber, handspun and small batch millspun custom yarns, and unique clothing and accessories. Since both of us still work full time day jobs, what's in the shop depends on what we have time to do, but we are always looking for beautiful fleeces and different opportunities to do things with fiber.
Wanda Platte and Ellen Sakornbut have a strong interest in promoting breed-specific wool and heritage sheep breeds. Whenever possible, we use fleeces from local flocks,and most of our fiber is hand-processed using the gentlest of methods. Our fiber is also hand-dyed using either acidfast non-toxic dyes or natural dyes and non-toxic mordants. In our newest lineup of millspun hand-dyed sock yarn, you may notice the absence of Superwash and nylon. Maybe sometime we will feature a product like that, but at present, we believe we should offer the alternative approach, a "greener" and more durable product that utilizes 100% natural fibers.
Our products are produced in a pet-friendly, smoke-free environment. If combined shipping charges are significantly different than actual costs to ship, we refund the difference. We definitely want you to be satisfied with your purchase. We are glad to answer any questions about our products. We do custom orders and have experience in responding to special requests from customers using fiber in innovative ways. Convo us!

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