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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...

Weaving Yarn: Types, Characteristics, and Applications

Weaving Yarn: Types, Characteristics, and Applications

Whether you're a seasoned weaver or new to the craft, this guide will help you understand all the important details regarding weaving yarn. From the different types of weaving yarns available to the many ways they can be used, you will walk away with a newfound...

Advantages of Natural Wool Fiber

Advantages of Natural Wool Fiber

If you are new to purchasing yarn, you may wonder whether to buy man-made or natural undyed yarn. At Meridian Mill House, we are advocates for the beauty and versatility of natural fiber yarn. Not only are natural fiber materials attractive and highly workable, but...

Meridian Mill House’s Custom Wool Production Process

Meridian Mill House’s Custom Wool Production Process

As you source materials for your next project, you might find yourself wondering, “how is yarn produced?” Artists have been making yarn for over 20,000 years and the process is both interesting and simple. Join us below as we walk through each step of the wool yarn...

What is the Responsible Wool Standard?

What is the Responsible Wool Standard?

Wool is a staple fiber in our everyday lives and has been for centuries. Textiles and clothing made from wool have been long valued for their durability, versatility, and warmth for many centuries. However, concerns over animal welfare and environmental sustainability...

Things to Keep in Mind When Buying Wholesale Yarn

Things to Keep in Mind When Buying Wholesale Yarn

Preparing to start an anticipated knitting, crocheting, or weaving project is a fun experience, and planning for it is critical to the finished product. Whether you are a business searching to buy wholesale yarn and fibers for your project or a knitting novice who...

Spinning Fiber Into Natural Yarn – Yarn Making Process

Spinning Fiber Into Natural Yarn – Yarn Making Process

The Process of Fiber Spinning Into Yarns   Yarn is one of the most versatile materials available for manufacturing. Plentifully available and relatively inexpensive, yarn can be manufactured from many materials. Regarding natural fiber yarn, the most common fiber...

The Yarn Dyeing Process & Methods to Dye Your Own Yarn

The Yarn Dyeing Process & Methods to Dye Your Own Yarn

How is Yarn Dyed? There is tremendous flexibility available in yarn dyeing, starting with project size. In Mass/Large Quantities Of course, large scale textile companies and manufacturers can dye yarn in massive quantities, but individuals can dye larger batches at...

Types of Fibers: Natural vs Synthetic

Types of Fibers: Natural vs Synthetic

If you ask a crafter which is better—natural or synthetic fibers—you’re not likely to get a straight answer. More often than not, you’ll get a response like: “It depends on what you’re trying to create.” When considering natural fibers vs. synthetic fibers, recognize...

A Complete Guide to Natural Fibers: Types, Sources, and Uses

A Complete Guide to Natural Fibers: Types, Sources, and Uses

The natural world offers a variety of fiber materials that are suitable for creating textiles. Have you ever wondered where do natural fibers come from? Or why do we use specific types of natural fibers in certain cases? If so, you’ve come to the right place. We’re...

Explore the Perks of Buying American-Made Wholesale Yarn

Explore the Perks of Buying American-Made Wholesale Yarn

Most of us in America know that buying American-made products by our citizens comes with valuable benefits. But, when it comes to buying high-quality, versatile yarn with all the desired properties, no one gets it done quite like Americans. That’s because our country...

What Are the Benefits of Buying Natural Yarn in Bulk?

What Are the Benefits of Buying Natural Yarn in Bulk?

You’re working on a project and suddenly you’re out of the yarn you need. You hop online or go to your favorite store—and you can’t find it! Suddenly your project is put on hold until you can figure out a solution. Or worse, you have to scrap the whole thing. Nearly...

How Natural Yarns are Harvested & Turned into Yarn

How Natural Yarns are Harvested & Turned into Yarn

Throughout human history, plant and animal fibers have been used to create textiles. Why? Because natural fibers are incredibly versatile, readily available, and have desirable performance characteristics like breathability, strength, and durability. To feed your...

Understanding the Different Methods Used to Dye Yarns

Understanding the Different Methods Used to Dye Yarns

Although there are many ways to create colored fibers, the two main processes commonly used to create colored yarns include package dyeing and solution dyeing. Let’s take a look at each: Solution-dyed yarns Solution-dyed yarns are man-made and are created by adding...

Belmont – Irresistible Soft Cotton Boucle

Belmont – Irresistible Soft Cotton Boucle

We have a big announcement!A gorgeous new baby is being added to the Meridian Mill House family of exceptional yarns. It’s our 100% cotton Belmont boucle yarn. It’s perfect for knitting, crochet and weaving. And, by being both washer and dryer friendly, Belmont is...

Jockey’s Ridge – An Ideal Fingering with a Quintessential Twist

Jockey’s Ridge – An Ideal Fingering with a Quintessential Twist

Jockey's Ridge - Fingering is the third edition to our family of Shaniko Wool (Merino/Rambouillet) Tweed yarns. At 440 yards per 100 grams, this is a refined yarn with ideal bounce. The twist is quintessential! The neps of the tweed are very pronounced at this weight...

h+h Americas 2022

h+h Americas 2022

Last week, the team from Meridian Mill House visited h+h Americas in Rosemont, Illinois. It was an energetic show that enabled us to finally show off everything we have worked for since 2020, including our US yarns, which are milled onsite here in North Carolina with...

h+h Americas

Meridian Mill House and Shaniko Wool's Jeane Carver will be at h+h, next week in Chicago! Be sure to stop by and say hello in person at Booth 432 We are so excited to be exhibiting at h+h Americas, which takes place next week near Chicago at the Donald E. Stephens...

Chenille (Grandfather Mountain and Blowing Rock)

Let's get it right out there -- I love chenille! It's yummy, soft, slinky and so much more! Add a little silk, and I'm a goner.  I am excited to introduce two (count them TWO) quality chenille yarns.  Hang on for the ride because you are about to learn more than you...

Dyeing Superwash

. I have to admit, I am a fiber snob and tend to shy away from superwash* type yarns. They tend to feel different to me than untreated yarns and I’ve had the luxury in my craft-life to just not care if my handknits are machine-washable or not. However, as a dyer, they...