Buttery soft, hand-dyed alpaca yarn in stunning color combinations.
Llamas, like 18-year-old Misty Rae with nifty new 'dos.
And hands-on fiber arts classes from an expert teacher.
Midwest Fiber Company in rural Perrysville, Ohio, south of Ashland, offers all this and more.
Company owner Lee Ann King loves designing and dyeing yarn. Whether from Ohio-sourced alpaca fleece or from her own llamas, if it's angel-wing soft, Lee Ann loves to hand dye it.
And the best news is she shares her skills through frequent classes, including two upcoming dye classes, the first on Tuesday, June 12 and the second on Saturday June 23. Students will learn how to dye their own yarn using a pot dyeing method and how to hand paint a skein of yarn.
Lee Ann's popular classes fill quickly so register early.
Midwest Fiber Company has many loyal followers -- knitters and spinners alike -- that can't wait for the fiber show season to begin each year so they can get their fix.
Look for Midwest Fiber Company at the following events:
-- May 12 Bluffton, Ohio street fair
-- May 26, 27 Great Lakes Fiber Show, Wooster
-- August 18, 19 Mid-Ohio Fiber Fair (with ONFN), Newark
-- Sept. 15, 16 A Wool Gathering, Yellow Springs
-- Nov. 9 &10 GALA Conference, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
One of the reasons Midwest's yarns are so nice is that Lee Ann knows her yarn from the ground up. She has more than 15 years experience working with alpaca and llama fiber, having been a llama owner since 1996. She knows what to look for when purchasing fleece for her yarn business and is quite selective. Only the highest quality fleece make it back to her studio. Then, she selects just the right mill to produce the look and feel she wants out of her yarn.
Midwest Fiber Company yarn and fleece is available dyed or in its natural colors.
For more information about Midwest Fiber Company's products, classes or show schedule, please contact Lee Ann at email@example.com