I feel like last week was a marathon of making and meeting. We have had so many visitors to the shop the last couple weeks, it has been very exciting. Last weekend we were a part of The Traveling Ewe fiber day tour. We were the last stop before their return to Portland. It was a whirlwind of activity as I gave tours of the Mill and Kathy showed a bit of her dying technique. Then there was a flurry of shopping and they were gone in a flash. So fun to have them. If you haven't heard about these tours, check out their website. So much fiber fun and totally stress free!
Last week I also had the pleasure of showing off the Mill and talking about what I do and the great community I live in with Lara Dunning. Lara has a travel blog that focuses on small towns in the PNW. Follow the link to check out her page for great ideas of places to travel on your next trip. Small Town Washington
This week I had all sorts of visitors to the store. Two were Instagram followers/friends. The first was Jessica who is from Australia and started following Ewethful on Instagram. She is in the states with her husband and children on holiday and detoured over to the Mill for a quick visit. It truly made my day to meet her and see her reaction to the shop. Next Instagram friend came in Saturday. She is wildhair_homestead on IG and her business is tanning sheep pelts. We've been following each other for several months. It was so great to meet her! Talk a little shop and find out she has family right here in Halsey. She has a very interesting life and is a fun person to follow. Check her out!
We also had lots of marketing fun this week too with Friday bringing a young couple named Danielle and Walker of BarnYard Saints Art. We are now carrying their "Skein Scarves" in the shop! These are super fun and hip hand-dyed and spun fiber jewelry. It was a two fold visit as they also came by to do a videotour of the mill with me. I'll be sure to let you all know when the video is done! A super cool couple, we had a great time talking fiber! Check them out via the link provided.
Finally Saturday brought Shannon Welsh of PNW Fibershed. She came to both the farm and mill to film a video for their "Producer Stories" series. PNW Fibershed was founded as an affiliate of Fibershed and seeks to support and develop regionally grown natural fibers. I had a great time with Shannon and she even left the shop with some of my handspun from my first boy Tweedle! I'll of course let you know when this video is out as well.
Hope your week starts out wonderful and if you are around tomorrow, Monday September 18th, we are having our monthly fiber group at the mill from 3-6pm. Grab your current crafting project and head our way for some good company and a slice of pecan apple cheescake!
I am Kim Biegler, the owner and operator of Ewethful Fiber Farm & Mill. I create hand spinning fibers from locally sourced wool and teach others online how to hand spin their own yarn.