Beginning with Memorial Day and through until Labor Day the mill will generally be open Thursdays – Sundays. If those days don’t work for you, just let us know and other arrangements can be made.
VFM&S still has some availability in the October – January production cycle as well as those cycles beyond that. Let us know if we can help you with your fiber processing needs. Happy shearing!
In case you were planning to visit the mill, it will be closed the weekends of April 5 and April 19. Let us know if another time will work!
Just a reminder that the Vermont Fiber Mill & Studio will be a the North American Alpaca Show in Springfield, MA on April 5 – 7. If you want to drop your fiber at the show, contact us at email@example.com. We’ll also be delivering lots of orders for folks!
Our new washing and dyeing facility is operational and we’re so pleased with the results. We are looking forward to cleaner fiber! We have a tumbler so that certainly helps.
The building that the facility is located in is part of the old Brandon Training School. Closed for 20 years now, the building was is great disrepair. It had not had heat, vandals had stripped it, the roof leaked, etc. The new ower is started to bring it back to life in hopes of establishing incubator space for businesses. We are the first tenant! Enjoy the pictures.
Didn’t realize that the Aug-Nov slot already had so many commitments from returning customers, but it is now full! If you are looking for processing this year, grab a slot in the Sep-Dec cycle. Just let us know approx how much fiber you’ll have and we’ll reserve a spot for you. We look forward to meeting your processing needs!
The first available production slot is August – November (and filling quickly!). We are accepting reservations any remaining production slots so if you know when you’ll have your fiber ready and approx how much, let us know and we’ll reserve that time for you! We look forward to meeting your processing needs!
Passing this along …
There will be a Making Wool Presentable for Sale workshop on Saturday, April 13th. starting at 8:30 AM at Flora/Fauna Farm in West Topsham, VT. It has proven to be overwhelmingly popular. Usually we turn quite a few students away, so sign up early. The size of the class is limited to thirteen. As a result of these classes l usually sell out without difficulty.
It is a good time to learn the characteristics of a good fleece, how to skirt fleeces thoroughly, how to roll them, and how to make them look presentable for both selling and competing.
The instructor will be Phyllis Rockwell. She is the owner and operator of Newfound Wool Works in Bristol, NH. Our shearer, Jim McRae, will have already completed his shearing task for this year.
The cost this year is $20.00 for non VSGA family units and for VSGA member family units $5.00, and by donation for board members. The same is true for New Hampshire Sheep and Wool Growers’ Association members. Lunch is included and will be served around 1:00 PM. or as soon as we finish. Make checks payable to VSGA and send them to me at the following address.
After the skirting of about twelve fleeces is completed, I will show how our sheep feeding is accomplished during the winter months along with their facilities.
Please let me know as soon as possible if you desire to come. Directions to our farm will be sent out via snail mail when I receive your payment. These directions will be your tickets for admission.
Please expect to wash your footwear before going up stairs in the barn.
Ribbon Winning Fleeces
Flora/Fauna Montadale Sheep Graziers
73 Willey Hill Road
West Topsham, VT 05086
Yikes! People are planning their shearing and fiber processing. As of today, the first available production slot is July – October. We are also accepting reservations for 3rd and 4th quarter production slots so if you know when you’ll have your fiber ready and approx how much, let us know and we’ll reserve that time for you! We look forward to meeting your processing needs!
VFM&S is now scheduling production for May – August. We are also accepting reservations for remaining 2013 production slots so if you know when you’ll have your fiber ready and approx how much, let us know and we’ll reserve that time for you! June – Sept is full but July – Oct has good availability. We look forward to meeting your processing needs!