Heartland Threads Directory
Browse our Directory to discover some of the many resources available within our local Fibershed!
A Botanical Dyery
Using as many locally sourced, foraged dyestuffs, I dye fibers (which I also hope to start sourcing as locally as possible) to make wearable and functional items for sale as part of the slow fashion movement. I use that space to help expand the understanding of becoming more sustainable in our fiber industry and to invite others to learn natural dyeing. I would love to see availability of both locally sourced dyes and fibers grow in our fiber shed areas and am willing to support that effort. My website is in the process of being built.Natural Dye
BA Humbug Farm
BA Humbug has registered Clun Forest sheep, a heritage breed. They are low maintenance and wonderful mothers. During COVID, we started processing our wool on our own. Their wool is fabulous to spin.
Visit BA Humbug Farm on FacebookSheepWool
Blackberry Ridge Woolen Mill
Mount Horeb, WI
BUSINESS and FARMETTE For Sale. Owners of this highly regarded fiber mill, near Madison, WI are retiring. Email for information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bluffwood Landing Wool Farm
Jacob, Tunis, Gotland & CVM heritage sheep and farm products: roving, yarn, raw fleeces, pelts. Livestock available and frozen lamb. Humanely raised on organic regenerative soils. Spinning lessons and sheep raising workshops and mentoring.WoolYarnSheepRegenerativeOrganicPastured
Danielle & Anthony Dockery
New Glarus, WI
We raise alpacas and sheep. We always have raw alpaca fiber available for barter or purchase. Often looking for other fiber to mix with ours.AlpacaSheepFlax
Driftless Traditional Tannery
109 River St, Argyle, WI 53504
We offer chemical free tanning of sheep and goat hides.
Ewetopia Fiber Shop & Mill
Hand-dyed yarns, Hand Knits. Each product is hand made in small batches in Madison, WI by fiber artist Melissa Reiss. Look for Fauna Fibers at local craft fairs or online. Check out the website to see past commissions as well.
Visit @faunafibers on InstagramYarn
Four Crows Fibers
Hickory Grove Farm
We are family farm in Beloit, WI that has existed for over 125 years. At Hickory Grove Farm, we have a flock of colored Corriedales. All are jacketed year round for cleaner fleece. Our farms sells lamb and raw fleeces of the highest quality.SheepFleece
Hoop Snake Farm
Raising Navajo Churro and Clun Forest Sheep along with ducks and guineas on a small sustainable farm in NW IL.Sheep
Illinois Wool & Fiber Mill
Sells lavender, honey, garlic
Leaf Livestock: Gordon & Anne Sammons
I’m Anne of Leaf Livestock. The Shepherd & I are located in NW Illinois & we raise some pretty sweet Natural Colored sheep with Columbia and Rambouillet genetics. We have also raised Polypays for over 20 years. We harvest around 1,000 LBS of fiber a year, and we have various mills around the Midwest create yarn, combed top, roving, rug yarn, sock yarn, pillows, and bedding. I enjoy making batts with our fiber. I also spin and weave with our fiber. I’m intrigued by natural dyeing and I experiment with creating colors on our yarn with different plants grown on our farm or by using kitchen scraps.WoolYarnSheep
Meadow Ridge Alpacas
Meadow Ridge Alpacas has been in business since 2014 with the intention of having sustainable animals with productive return. Currently, with 10 alpacas in various colors and personalities. when you drive by county C between Green/Lafayette County Line on a nice day, the alpacas are out grazing, enjoying luscious hay. Our farm focuses on selling the fiber products to the consumer to enjoy the beauty, comfort, warmth, and durability alpaca fiber has to offer. Products available: yarn, socks, hats, gloves, scarves, mittens, in a variety of natural colors.
Moonspinners of NW Illinois
The Moonspinners of Northwest Illinois meet monthly to spin, teach, learn, and have fun! Our Guild consists of every range of spinners and weavers from expert to clueless newbies, and you are welcome to join us regardless of what level you are. We also host the annual Stephenson County Fiber Art Fair in Cedarville, IL.
Mueller’s Funny Farm
Oak Springs Farm
We have a wonderful fiber flock of registered Clun Forest sheet, Clun Mule sheet, and Swiss Valais Blacknose cross sheep. Raw or washed wool available. We also offer farm stays in our lovely barn loft.SheepWool
Observatory Hill Farm
We raise Corriedale sheep, both white and natural colored. We care for our flock with gentleness and respect, and look after our land using time-honored regenerative methods. Our products include raw wool fleeces, covered year round and nearly VM-free. Also available ae roving, millspun and handspun yarn, plush lambskins, batting, gloves, mittens, hats, socks, freezer lamb, and breeding stock.WoolYarnSheepRegenerative
Orange Kitten Yarn
1613 10th Street, Monroe, WI
Orange Kitten is a full service yarn shop specializing in locally produced items and fiber, including yarn and roving. 608-328-4140
Visit Orange Kitten Yarn on FacebookYarnWool
Purveyor of Fine Yarns
Rainbow Fleece Farm
New Glarus, WI
We are a sheep and wool farm using no chemicals in our products of lamb (meat) and breeding stock sales of Blue Face Leicester, Leicester Longwool, and CVM/Merino. Our yarn and fiber shop offers raw/washed wool, roving batts, yarn, Ashford equipment, dyeing supplies, books, and supplies for needle felting, knitting, and weaving.SheepWoolYarnFleece
Round Barn Fiber Mill
Sandy’s Palette LLC
Mineral Point, WI
Sandy’s Palette LLC offers hand-dyed yarn and fiber. From my dye studio in historic Mineral Point, WI, I bring you a variety of yarn weights, plus many fibers including alpaca, merino & merino blends, romney, rambouillet and coopworth wools. For even more fun, check out the silk hankies, mohair locks and Firestar blending fiber. Dye, jewelry, buttons and books round out the offerings at shows and on my website.YarnRoving
We are a Spinning & Fiber Guild in SW Wisconsin and NW Illinois, meeting from 10am-3/4pm on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month in homes or public meeting rooms. Email contact for joining: email@example.com. No dues, no rules, just an interest in spinning yarn, knitting, crocheting, weaving, felting and all other fiber arts & crafts. Covid masks optional.
Sun Harvest Farm
Our regenerative farm produces sustainable, 100% grassfed wool products including raw wool, yarns, roving, and batting. We also offer naturally tanned sheep pelts and goat hides.
Visit Sun Harvest Farm on FacebookSheepWoolYarn
Sun Valley Fibers
Mount Horeb, WI
Sun Valley Fibers is a family-run business, located on a farm nestled in the hills of southwest Wisconsin. We specialize in hand-dyeing luxurious artisan yarns and fibers in rich, inspiring colors for your one-of-a-kind knitting, crochet and weaving projects.Yarn
Suzy the Shepherdess
I raise historic breeds of sheep raised using 19th century farming methods on my small farm in NW Illinois. I sell 100% wool yarn, historic pattern kits, and knit goods.YarnSheep
Windridge Fiber Farm
Windridge Fiber Farm is located in the rolling hills of the Driftless Region of Wisconsin. Our flock is a diverse group bred for their artist’s wool fibers. We raise both white and natural colored crosses primarily made up of Blue Faced Leicester and CVM. We also maintain a purebred flock of Cotswold sheep, an endangered heritage breed. We offer a variety of fiber products including rovings, yarns, and dyed locks. In addition to wool products, we offer breeding stock, farmstead arts and gifts, classes, felting kits, and farm themed photographs. Visit our website, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram @windridgefiberfarm to learn more about our farm.SheepWoolYarn
Windy Ridge Acres
Windy Ridge Acres has registered Gotland and Blue Faced Leicester sheep. We sell fleeces, sheep, and roving.SheepFleeceRoving
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