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Rodanthe, Happy Valley and Shaniko Wool Company

Rodanthe, Happy Valley and Shaniko Wool Company

Instead of an employee this month, I am introducing our Shaniko wool yarns and the genius behind Shaniko Wool Company(TM) – Jeanne Carver. Without Jeanne we wouldn’t have our perennial line of yarns -- Rodanthe and Happy Valley. Jeanne lives on a ranch in Oregon that...

Meet Ken and our Alpaca yarns

Meet Ken and our Alpaca yarns

Ken Simpson and Alpaca go together like ... well, like all of the yarn in the mill.  (I was going to say "like Peanut Butter and Jam, but then I realized he's even more versatile than PB&J). Ken is our Plant Manager and makes sure all of our "wheels go round" and...

Encouragement

Encouragement

How are you? I have caught myself many times recently having to stop to breathe and remember to focus on one task at a time. It has been easy to get wrapped up and overwhelmed with life and all the things that shift our focus. We have all been pulled and sometimes...

Meet Stephen and our Other Secret Weapon

Stephen and I met through the equivalent of a professional blind date. I mentioned last month that my dream job was designing yarn. What I didn't mention was the part where I wanted to design luxury style craft yarns for a domestic (U.S.) mill.  I also didn't mention...

Meet Hannah and Howard’s Knob

Howard's Knob Yarn Howard's Knob Bulky 80% Value Wool/20% Flax 2-ply, 556 mts/kg (276 yds/pd) When Meridian Specialty Yarn Group decided to branch out and start a new venture into natural fiber yarns last year, they invited me to join them as a subject matter expert –...

New Yarn Shop for U.S. Hand-dyers Opens Online

New Yarn Shop for U.S. Hand-dyers Opens Online

We're so excited to welcome everybody to the Meridian Mill House Yarn shop. We're looking forward to sharing news and showing you all of the goodies (yarns) we have to share with you! This Blog will be your go-to, online source for learning all about what we're doing...