I'll be discussing this trip in Episode 2, but I thought I would post some of the pictures I took on my little Yarnventure this weekend.
My knitting guru, Paulette, called ahead and arranged for our small group of 4 to visit Still River Fiber Processing Mill in Easton, CT on Saturday. I've never seen a fiber mill before, and after meeting the couple that owns Still River Mill and learning about fiber processing, I found myself wishing I could buy a farm somewhere and start one myself!
Here's what a small fiber mill looks like:
A view from the front. Love the barn color!
Some yarn on cones:
The machine that washes the fleece:
The drying room (they dry fleece, yarn and woven items in there):
One of the many machines that either fluff or card the fiber (they had a lot of these!):
The spinning machine, where you can actually see the triangle shaped draft:
I bought some awesome and interesting fiber at Still River Mills, which I will show off in Episode 2. I can highly recommend both the tour and the fiber. My rating: A++!
Our next stop of the day was Sylvester's in Northampton for lunch. I had a delicious salad there with goat cheese, dried cranberries, chicken, tomatoes and red onions. Yum!
And, the final stop:
Webs! If you haven't been there and you live anywhere near Northampton, MA, it is so worth a stop. They have a large shop with all of the latest in yarn and fiber, plus, they have THIS:
Yes, this is a view down one of the aisles in their warehouse. Yes, they have a warehouse...full of discount yarn. I got some good deals at Webs that I'll share with you in Episode 2.