We’re delighted to announce that we have an exciting event coming up: a yarn tasting featuring four yarns from Mountain Meadow Wool, a small yarn company out of Wyoming. Mountain Meadow Wool is dedicated to producing locally sourced and naturally processed yarns. Run by co-owners Karen Hostetler and Valerie Spanos, Mountain Meadow Wool seeks to support the ranching industry, thereby preserving the open spaces of the American West. They pay ranchers fairly for their finest fiber, then spin it and dye it with vegetable-based spinning oil and natural dyes.
A yarn tasting allows you to try out yarn before deciding to buy it, working up a little swatch to see how it feels in your hands and how it behaves as a fabric. Attendees will bring needles or hooks in a variety of sizes and we’ll serve up samples of four yarns from Mountain Meadow Wool, along with bagels, fruit, and mimosas.
- Lilura: a fingering weight blend of Mountain Merino and North American Alpaca
- Cody: a 2-ply, sport weight Mountain Merino yarn
- Powder River: a 3-ply, dk weight blend of Mountain Merino and North American Alpaca
- Sheridan: a 3-py, bulky weight Mountain Merino yarn
We already have a stash of Cody in the shop; this yarn tasting will help us decide which MMW yarns to order next. We’ll have a Cody trunk show to inspire, along with pattern ideas for the other yarns. Get a 10% discount on purchases of Cody and pre-orders for other MMW yarns made during the yarn tasting.
The MMW Yarn Tasting is scheduled for Sunday, April 14th, from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. There is a small fee for attending, so that we might cover the cost of food and drink, and because of our small space, we’re limiting this event to 15 people. It’s filling up quickly–sign up now to save your space! If you can’t make it to the yarn tasting, no worries–I’ll report back here on the blog and tell you all about it.