Teresa Miskin of Buffalo Wool Co was the guest today on the Yarn Thing Podcast with Marly Bird. As one of our sponsors, it’s a great pleasure to get caught up with this enabler of American Made products!
Teresa’s grandmother attempted to teach her to crochet as a child but apparently it didn’t take as all Teresa can remember is the fiber twisted around her fingers. Ron came into The Buffalo Wool company through his father, Cecil, who is a great advocate for bison in the US. Teresa and Ron have been married for 21 years. As a teenager Teresa knew Ron as her cousin’s ‘silly drummer friend’ and then they were co-workers at a oilman’s club.
When they decided to create projects with this wonderfully soft bison fiber, they were told ‘No, you can’t do that’. This thought is amazing as when their products are seen and felt, whether it’s a read-to-wear product or their marvelous yarns, they are instantly adored.
As for as their yarn lines, they feature: HEAVEN (Pure Bison), SEXY (Bison & Silk), BUFFALO SKIES (Bison & Merino Wool), which will be used with one of their partners in a ready-to-wear assortment of accessories. They also have blankets that are milled and machine knitted, brand-new, as well as felted hats, soon including a bowler style. They’ve also created new colorways with indie-dyers such as Lorna’s Laces. Calamity Jane and Annie Oakley were two such creations, for which a pattern book Cowgirl-Up! e-book was created.
Right now, Buffalo Wool Company is in the finals for the Martha Stewart American Made Accessories Division and would welcome your help, up to 6 votes per day.
They are also encouraging two knitters who have designed shawls in a contest to be worn by Stevie Nicks while on tour with her new album. Check out Judy Ellis and Lynette Meeks by clicking on their names to view their submissions at Tallenthouse Art Works and vote for their designs made with Buffalo Wool Co fiber.
Buffalo Wool Co will be at Taos, New Mexico, for the Taos Wool Festival October 4 & 5. They will then drive across country in Miss Betsy to be at Stitches East in Hartford, Connecticut, October 10-12, then to NY Sheep and Wool, October 19-20. Southeast Animal Fiber Fair or SAFF October 24-26. BUSY OCTOBER for BWC! You can look up their calendar at their website http://thebuffalowoolco.com/ to see if they will be in your neighborhood or follow their adventures on Facebook
Buffalo Wool Company has been a wonderful sponsor of the Yarn Thing Podcast with Marly Bird, and for that we are thankful and encourage you to visit their website or their booth at an upcoming event!
If you missed getting to listen here is the link where it aired this morning: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/yarnthing/2014/09/23/ron-miskin-of-buffalo-wool-company