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Lessons From a Fiber Mill

Lessons From a Fiber Mill

Aug 17, 2017
Lessons from a Fiber Mill I had so much fun working at the mill these past few weeks and I came away with much more than I had anticipated. Of course, I learned how to operate the machines, how much conditioner…
My First-Ever Weaving Project

My First-Ever Weaving Project

Aug 10, 2017
Hi there, Kelsey again. Last month, Susan and I headed down to Massachusetts to represent the Woolery at the NEWS—New England Weavers Seminar. I’ve never been to a fiber festival before so I was eager…
First Day on the Job

First Day on the Job

Jul 12, 2017
Day 1:  “Farm-to-Fiber” Hi! I’m Kelsey and I will be helping out at the mill for the next few weeks. During that time, I’ll be writing this guest blog to keep you updated on what I’m up to. Here’s how…
Dye Plant Garden

Dye Plant Garden

Jun 09, 2017
MRW's Dye Garden
Mill Ends

Mill Ends

May 07, 2017
Spring has sprung, its shearing season and the Sheep and Wool Festivals are getting into gear.  Hopefully, some of you made it down to Maryland Sheep and Wool.  It’s on my bucket list.  And this weekend…
Skirting Your Fleeces

Skirting Your Fleeces

May 07, 2017
Properly skirting your fleeces is one of the most important jobs to do before bringing the fiber to the mill.  We get lots of questions about how to properly skirt and since its shearing time it is a good…
Teaching at Madison Wool, Madison, CT

Teaching at Madison Wool, Madison, CT

May 07, 2017
This weekend I was at Madison Wool in Madison, Connecticut teaching rigid heddle weaving on Saturday and inkle loom on Sunday.  Mad Wool, as it is affectionately known, is an indie yarn and fiber shop…
Welcome to Mad River Woolery

Welcome to Mad River Woolery

Jan 26, 2017
Hello.  Welcome to Mad River Woolery.  Since our opening in October 2016 there has been a whirlwind of activity around the mill.  Learning how to use and maintain the equipment, implementing work processes…