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A Visit to the Central Virginia Fiber Mill

Spencer Lepler

Tags Fiber Processing, Mill Tour, Travel

A Visit to the Central Virginia Fiber Mill

The Picker opens up the fibers and blows them into a small collection room Last month on our way to Laughing Sheep Yarns in Charlottesville, VA for our Trunk Show we took a detour to visit our friend Mary Kearney at Central Virginia Fiber Mill in Ruckersville, VA. Mary gave us a tour of the mill and we discussed various aspects of running the fiber mill.  The tour began at the skirting table.  This is the first stop on the fiber's journey, once it arrives and is unpacked.  Here, the fleece is laid out and undesirable parts are removed. These include...