Owned and operated by Becky wool yarn suppliers Weed an […]
Owned and operated by Becky wool yarn suppliers Weed and Dave Tyler, this pair are still learning ways to green up their farm but currently practice crop and animal rotation, use plants instead of chemicals for fertilizers and never use antibiotics or hormones in their sheep. They are certified organic by the and have a Predatory Friendly certification as well. That means they do not use lethal methods to deter predators.
This is especially crucial in areas such as Montana and other farming states where important predators are on the come back, such as wolves.With our shift to start-to-finish wool processing here in our barn, we are now able to put more energy into providing the raw materials for the fibers arts yarns, roving, batts, yarns and needle felting materials. The yarns include a range of natural colors, along with a selection of natural vegetable-dyed fibers blended with our natural grays and browns to varying degrees for a range of heathers.
Thirteen Mile yarns are spun on the semi-worsted system; this means that the fibers are pin-drafted after carding and before spinning, yielding lustrous, strong yarns that are less prone to pilling than yarns spun on the woolen system. Thirteen Mile yarns are made with our organic wool, certified by the Montana Department of Agriculture.You’ll find seven different undyed skeins and twelve plant dyed skeins of 100% wool. I love the variety and bright colors that plants can give.
Thirteen Mile also has a small selection of wool-alpaca blend, perfect for a softer feel. The alpaca fiber is sourced from Alpacas of Montana and you’ll also find batts, roving and felt in an aplaca-wool blend.As stated above all the fiber from the farm is processed right no the farm. So you know how the yarn was created from start to finish. You can read more about their process and how they are consistent in their organic certification over on their website. Be sure to check out their solar hot water panels on the roof of the barn!