Heritage Spinning & Weaving is a yarn shop in Lake Orion that caters not only to knitters, but also spinners and weavers. Stonehedge Fiber Mill is a 150 year old working farm in Michigan that offers a full service custom fiber processing mill, as well as yarn, batts and roving. Shepherd’s Wool yarn, produced by Stonehedge Fiber Mill, is a favorite wool fiber of many kntters across the country. What do they have in common? Both businesses are in an article in the newest Wild Fibers Magazine.
Wild Fibers Magazine focuses on the exotic fibers that are available to fiber artists, from animal to finished product.
Wild Fibers magazine is intended for people interested in all aspects of the exotic fiber industry, from the animal to the finished product. We are interested in articles that increase understanding of fiber breeds, assist in raisiing and caring for fiber animals, share and improve farming techniques, develop new or broaden existing markets, and otherwise increase communication between farmers of different fiber breeds.
We also look for articles on weaving, spinning, dyeing, felting and other methods that help develop a final fiber product. Articles that show uses for less desirable fibers (such as guard hair) are especially welcome. Patterns and designs, including the addition of beads or other decoration can be submitted. We encourage articles that will offer proven ideas for marketing fiber products.
We like to give an honest, practical look at the fiber industry, its potential and its challenges.
Wild Fibers has an article in the current issue about Stonehedge Fiber Mill. Since Stonehedge Fiber Mill is a full service working mill, and spins their fiber into yarn, the mill fits in with a new feature in the magazine – fibers from America.
Shepherd’s Wool is made from a wonderfully soft Merino top. Merino is the softest of sheep’s wool. It is washed, combed into top, and dyed to my specifications. I then pindraft it, often blending additional colors (all the heathery colors are blends), and spin it on my machines.
Heritage Spinning & Weaving has a full range of patterns developed by the shop. In the article about Stonehedge Fiber Mill is a pattern developed by the shop using Shepherd’s Wool.
Visit Heritage Spinning & Weaving at 47 East Flint Street, LakeOrion, MI. Phone number is 248-693-3690. And check out their Facebook page.
Stonehedge Fiber Mill is located at 2246 Pesek Rd, EastJordan, MI Phone number is 231-536-2779.