Tuesday on the Yarn Thing podcast: the Green Mountain Spinnery!
Today’s guest was Eric from the Green Mountain Spinnery, located in Putney, Vermont. Green Mountain Spinnery was founded in 1981 and several years ago became a worker-owned cooperative when several employees became part owners. The Spinnery was founded as an environmentally friendly mill that supports sustainable, regional sheep farming and produces high quality yarns, all of which they still do today. Visitors to the New England area can take a tour of the mill on the first and third Tuesday of every month (or you just might convince someone to take you around if they aren’t too busy on any other day!). There, you can learn all about the process of making our favorite material yarn!
All of their lovely yarns are spun from fibers gown in the USA and include:
These are just three of their many yarns, several of which are completely organic! (An important note Green Mountain is a certified organic mill!) Check out their complete selection here!
In addition to their yarns, Green Mountain has a large pattern selection, many of which are designed by their own employees (Eric included!). They also have several books, the first of which was The Green Moutain Spinnery Knitting Book which was followed by 99 Yarns and Counting. Their newest is an e-book called Green Mountain Weekend with designs from their weekend retreat instructors including Barbara Walker, Nancy Bush, Fiona Ellis, Gudrun Johnston, Alison Green, and Kate Gilbert.
Green Mountain regularly hosts weekend retreats that connect instructors with fiber enthusiasts in an enjoyable weekend in New England. For up-to-date information on their retreats and other events at the Spinnery sign up for their newsletter on the right hand side of their main page and check out their events list and blog.
Last but not least, the weekly giveaway! Leave a comment in the podcast notes using Eric’s keyword to be entered to win your own copy of the Green Mountain Weekend e-book!