So, picture this; it is my anniversary weekend and I managed to talk my husband into going with me on the Sheep and Fiber Farm Tour going on in Minnesota last weekend. Whoo ho, what a guy! My main desire was to see the Faribault Woolen Mill that was giving tours. Our tour guide was one of the owners and I could feel the passion he had for what they had accomplished, by restoring a mill that had been closed for a couple of years and under 10 feet of water at one point. This is an excerpt from their website that shows how passionate they are to be a US manufacturer of a beautifully crafted product:" Perhaps it’s this history that gives Faribault Woolen Mill its long-view perspective about how a company should be run and how products should be made to perform. Perhaps it’s also what inspired a new generation of family owners to revive the tradition and machines that had recently lain dormant for two years - revitalizing a community and creating a new sense of purpose - reestablishing our heritage and combining it with an optimistic focus on the future. "
|one of the mills owners|
|be still my heart, this is a warping machine|
|Jacquard loom on the right|
|and yes I did come home with a pile of remenants...|
About The Mill from Faribault Woolen Mill Co. on Vimeo.