Fibershed is all about local fiber, local dyes, and local labor. We believe a vital need in this community is a directory where fiber producers, processors, natural dyers, spinners, weavers, felters, knitters, apparel designers, artists, and everyone in between can be connected to each other and the public. If you fit any of those categories and are working to use local fiber, local dyes, local labor, and sustainable practices, please fill out our survey below to be included on our website's directory.

Note: As makers and artists it can be difficult to fully fit the local dyes, local fiber, local labor parameters of Fibershed. With the producer directory, what we're more interested in is if you are looking to use locally produced fiber and sustainable methods into your practice. Whether that be 100% or 10% we want to help support and connect you to our fiber community. Many of us are new to this and we all approach this differently. Let's take that journey together, learning as we go.


Link to survey:
https://goo.gl/forms/sM6jR6Ah1WIuPWyu1

Fiber Producers

Lydia's Flock - Icelandic and Shetland sheep Harris, MN 55032 Lydia Strand- lydiasflock@gmail.com www.lydiasflock.com Offering: pelts, raw and washed fiber, roving, yarn, handmade items from sheepskins/pelts-mittens & thimbles Also offer: Beginning shepherding education

Lydia's Flock - Icelandic and Shetland sheep

Harris, MN 55032

Lydia Strand- lydiasflock@gmail.com

www.lydiasflock.com

Offering: pelts, raw and washed fiber, roving, yarn, handmade items from sheepskins/pelts-mittens & thimbles

Also offer: Beginning shepherding education

Minnesota Hemp Farms, Inc.- Hemp Hastings, MN 55033 John Strohfus- john@mnhempfarms.com http://www.mnhempfarms.com Offering: Raw hemp fiber Also offer: Straw/Fiber Harvesting

Minnesota Hemp Farms, Inc.- Hemp

Hastings, MN 55033

John Strohfus- john@mnhempfarms.com

http://www.mnhempfarms.com

Offering: Raw hemp fiber

Also offer: Straw/Fiber Harvesting

Alpacashare - Suri alpacas & lavender Near Rochester, MN Sue Dripps - suedripps@gmail.com Alpacasharefarm.com Offering: raw fiber, yarn, knit items, Lavender sachets, dried bouquet, firestarters, buds Also offering: Knitting services *Lavender varieties include Grosso, Melissa , Betty's Blue, and Folgate*

Alpacashare - Suri alpacas & lavender

Near Rochester, MN

Sue Dripps - suedripps@gmail.com

Alpacasharefarm.com

Offering: raw fiber, yarn, knit items, Lavender sachets, dried bouquet, firestarters, buds

Also offering: Knitting services

*Lavender varieties include Grosso, Melissa , Betty's Blue, and Folgate*

River Oaks Farm Studio - Shetlands, Bluefaced Leicesters, Teeswater crosses, Wensleydale crosses, Finn crosses sheep Ogilvie, MN 56358 Becky Utecht- beckyutecht@gmail.com www.riveroakssheep.com Offering: pelts, raw and washed fiber, roving, batting, felt, yarn, felted items, combed top Also offer: Instruction in fiber arts and felting

River Oaks Farm Studio - Shetlands, Bluefaced Leicesters, Teeswater crosses, Wensleydale crosses, Finn crosses sheep

Ogilvie, MN 56358

Becky Utecht- beckyutecht@gmail.com

www.riveroakssheep.com

Offering: pelts, raw and washed fiber, roving, batting, felt, yarn, felted items, combed top

Also offer: Instruction in fiber arts and felting

Autumn Larch Farm LLC -Coopworth sheep Prentice, WI54556 Jane Hansen- autumnlarch@gmail.com Farm Blog https://autumnlarchfarm.wordpress.com Online shop https://squareup.com/store/autumn-larch-farm-llc Offering: pelts, raw fiber, roving, yarn, knit and felted items, felting wool, quilt batts

Autumn Larch Farm LLC -Coopworth sheep

Prentice, WI54556

Jane Hansen- autumnlarch@gmail.com

Farm Blog

https://autumnlarchfarm.wordpress.com

Online shop

https://squareup.com/store/autumn-larch-farm-llc

Offering: pelts, raw fiber, roving, yarn, knit and felted items, felting wool, quilt batts

Gale Woods Farm - Three Rivers Park District - Finn and Finn/Corriedale Cross sheep Minnetrista, MN 55364 Shari Polzin - GWF@threeriversparks.org www.threeriversparks.org/parks/gale-woods-farm.aspx Offering: raw and washed fiber, roving, batting, yarn, felted items Also offer: Classes, farm tours

Gale Woods Farm - Three Rivers Park District - Finn and Finn/Corriedale Cross sheep

Minnetrista, MN 55364

Shari Polzin - GWF@threeriversparks.org

www.threeriversparks.org/parks/gale-woods-farm.aspx

Offering: raw and washed fiber, roving, batting, yarn, felted items

Also offer: Classes, farm tours

Prairie Willows Farm - Gotland and Finnsheep Lindstrom, MN 55045 Heidi Quist - prairiewillowsfarm@gmail.com prairiewillowsfarm.com Offering: pelts, raw and washed fiber, roving, batting, yarn Also offer: Beginning shepherd education

Prairie Willows Farm - Gotland and Finnsheep

Lindstrom, MN 55045

Heidi Quist - prairiewillowsfarm@gmail.com

prairiewillowsfarm.com

Offering: pelts, raw and washed fiber, roving, batting, yarn

Also offer: Beginning shepherd education

Sunrise River Alpacas - Huacaya Alpacas Near Sunrise, MN 55032 Peggy Pearson - sunriseriver@wildblue.net  or (651) 674-5690 www.sunriseriveralpacas.com Offering: raw and washed fiber, roving, felt, yarn, knit and felted items Also offering: customized products featuring spinning, knitting, felting, and dyeing capabilities 

Sunrise River Alpacas - Huacaya Alpacas

Near Sunrise, MN 55032

Peggy Pearson - sunriseriver@wildblue.net  or (651) 674-5690

www.sunriseriveralpacas.com

Offering: raw and washed fiber, roving, felt, yarn, knit and felted items

Also offering: customized products featuring spinning, knitting, felting, and dyeing capabilities 

 

Fiber Mills

Rach-Al-Paca Fiber Processing - Fiber Mill Hastings, MN 55033 Rachel and Alan Boucher - RachAlPacaFarm@aol.com http://rachalpacafarm.com/ Full service fiber mill Order form

Rach-Al-Paca Fiber Processing - Fiber Mill

Hastings, MN 55033

Rachel and Alan Boucher - RachAlPacaFarm@aol.com

http://rachalpacafarm.com/

Full service fiber mill

Order form

 

Natural Dye Producers

Northern Botanics -Natural dyes & flax Artist/Maker northernbotanics.com Libby London -libby@northernbotanics.com Online shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/NorthernBotanics In stores: Textile Center of Minnesota Offering: raw fiber, fabric, natural dyes, seeds Also offering: Natural dyeing services

Northern Botanics -Natural dyes & flax

Artist/Maker

northernbotanics.com

Libby London -libby@northernbotanics.com

Online shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/NorthernBotanics

In stores: Textile Center of Minnesota

Offering: raw fiber, fabric, natural dyes, seeds

Also offering: Natural dyeing services

 

Artists & Designers

Andas Mer - Artist/Maker Minneapolis/St. Paul metro Sara Okern- sara@andasmer.com  andasmer.com Repurposing of local cut and sew industry scrap fabric to create woven items Offering: woven items

Andas Mer - Artist/Maker

Minneapolis/St. Paul metro

Sara Okern- sara@andasmer.com 

andasmer.com

Repurposing of local cut and sew industry scrap fabric to create woven items

Offering: woven items

Happy Things for People - Artist/Maker Minneapolis/St. Paul metro Sara Fowler- saradellefowler@gmail.com https://www.etsy.com/shop/HappyThingsForPeople Offering: woven items, weaving services

Happy Things for People - Artist/Maker

Minneapolis/St. Paul metro

Sara Fowler- saradellefowler@gmail.com

https://www.etsy.com/shop/HappyThingsForPeople

Offering: woven items, weaving services

 

Retailers

Anoka Fiber Works A co-op formed in 2012 with a mission to create interest in fiber arts and to get locally grown fiber into the hands of local spinners, weavers, knitters, and other needlework enthusiasts. Carrying everything from spinning wheels and looms to roving from sheep and alpacas, unique yarn and finished items which are knit, woven and felted from a variety of natural fibers. Classes and open social hours are also offered. Website Google Maps HOURS Monday: Closed Tuesday: 10am – 4pm Wednesday: 12pm – 8pm Thursday: 12pm – 5pm Friday: 10am – 5pm Saturday: 10am – 6pm Sunday: 10am – 6pm

Anoka Fiber Works

A co-op formed in 2012 with a mission to create interest in fiber arts and to get locally grown fiber into the hands of local spinners, weavers, knitters, and other needlework enthusiasts. Carrying everything from spinning wheels and looms to roving from sheep and alpacas, unique yarn and finished items which are knit, woven and felted from a variety of natural fibers. Classes and open social hours are also offered.

Website

Google Maps

HOURS
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10am – 4pm
Wednesday: 12pm – 8pm
Thursday: 12pm – 5pm
Friday: 10am – 5pm
Saturday: 10am – 6pm
Sunday: 10am – 6pm

Knit & Bolt An independent yarn and fabric shop in Northeast Minneapolis. Proud to carry an assortment of local Minnesota yarn as well as other yarn favorites, fabrics, and many crafting classes. Website Google Maps HOURS Monday: Closed Tuesday: 10am – 7pm Wednesday: 10am – 7pm Thursday: 10am – 7pm Friday: 10am – 7pm Saturday: 10am – 6pm Sunday: 10am – 4pm

Knit & Bolt

An independent yarn and fabric shop in Northeast Minneapolis. Proud to carry an assortment of local Minnesota yarn as well as other yarn favorites, fabrics, and many crafting classes.

Website

Google Maps

HOURS
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10am – 7pm
Wednesday: 10am – 7pm
Thursday: 10am – 7pm
Friday: 10am – 7pm
Saturday: 10am – 6pm
Sunday: 10am – 4pm