How the mill started - At the age of 6 or 7, I learned to knit.
In 1979, my husband who had always wanted to do some farming, bought some sheep and learning to spin my own yarn soon followed.
As my in-town job became more frustrating, we thought about other ways of earning a living and that was the beginning of Blackberry Ridge Woolen Mill.
We “shopped” for equipment for a couple of years before finding some that was affordable and still in working condition. In 1987 we found some equipment that would work for our needs. With the help of many others, we moved it from Worcester MA to our farm north of Mt. Horeb, WI. In 1988 we started offering our carding and spinning services to the wool growers in the area and have continued for 26 years. In addition to our custom processing services, we now produce our own line of yarn which is marketed across the US and around the world.
For more information visit their website. www.blackberry-ridge.com
Monticello, WI 53570
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kits, yarn, etc.
David Braunschweig who assists in "hanging" each exhibit.