As part of our 2016 Spinzilla Sponsor Series, here is a guest blog post from the Woolery!
Established in 1981, The Woolery originally sold sheep as well as weaving and spinning supplies. The business was originally established in upstate New York, then was moved to North Carolina and finally Kentucky as the ownership changed hands over the years. Upon the Woolery’s arrival in Frankfort, KY in 2009, we have seen still more changes, most recently in the form of a new, larger retail space (still in Frankfort, shown below) and a shiny new website, too!
Last year, Wave and Perri McFarland purchased the Woolery, and they are excited to be a part of Team Woolery’s fourth Spinzilla event (and their second as the Woolery’s owners). Though a lot has changed at the Woolery over the years, a few things remain the same – we still have the same great Woolery Team, the same great Woolery Selection, and of course – the same great Woolery Service.
Our staff (link: http://woolery.com/about-us) of 17 employees includes fiber enthusiasts of all persuasions, some of whom will be spinning on our team this October! Taevia will be returning as our Team Captain to cheer everyone on and make sure they have what they need to spin for the win (that’s her below right, spinning with Barry Schacht on the new Flatiron Wheel).
It’s not too early to start planning your Spinzilla strategy! Prepping fibers now can be a huge time saver once the event kicks off. One of Taevia’s favorite products for fiber prep is the Strauch Petite Drum Carder, which she describes as “super sturdy, versatile, and portable” – in short, the perfect way to process fibers and create beautiful batts that are fast & easy to spin.
We’ll be sharing more fiber prep ideas with you in our next sponsor guest blog in September!