Hi. My name is Laura. I am a localvore.
After scouting for some Irish yarns in Ireland, I am becoming more and more interested in the production of yarn in the United States. It is important to me to support our farmers and artisans.
I had read about Shelter by Brooklyn Tweed yarn before. The sheep live in Wyoming, and the yarn is produced in a mill in New Hampshire. I haven’t tried this yarn yet, but it is definitely on my wish list.
Well, I was delighted to see that Jared from Brooklyn Tweed posted a whole series this week on the production of the yarn in New Hampshire. Fascinating! I just had to share.
When I was growing up, I was lucky that my mom was constantly knitting, which eventually turned into spinning and dyeing wool. I have always loved the process, and I have enjoyed reading about it on a larger scale at this mill. Someday I may spin my own yarn, but I know how much equipment that takes. For right now, I am leaving it up to the experts.
What products are you committed to buying locally? Also: Happy Friday!