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Central Virginia Fiber Mill

American Made Since 2009

Mary Kearney

Ruckersville, Virginia
Central Virginia Fiber Mill transforms fiber from alpacas, llamas, sheep and angora goats into yarn, roving, quilt batting and felted fabric .

Tell us about your business.

We started raising fiber producing animals in hopes of a making a sustainable product. In 2009 we started transforming fiber into yarns for needlework and weaving, roving for hand spinners ,batting for quilters and felted fabrics. This service allows the breeders of fiber animals to market a product without harming the animal. Offering American made fiber products also helps the producer to recover some of the costs of raising their animals. A natural , luxury end product is an important marketing tool for the breeder. The process starts by evaluating the quality of the fiber, skirting and cleaning then picking, carding ,spinning and winding into skeins. All of the equipment used in processing was made in the U.S.A. The vision for our future is to continue to provide this service to folks who have fiber animals so they can realize the potential of the American grown and processed fiber products. As time allows I also want to develop our custom line of yarn utilizing our alpacas.

What makes your business stand out?

We process for the small fiber producer with no minimums of incoming weight. Custom blending of other fibers such as silk, tencel, bamboo,etc is available .The mill is located on our farm ,so people who are new to the fiber world can visit the alpacas and the tour the mill . Seeing the full circle of animal to end product is a wonderful learning opportunity that we love to share.

What's the best business advice you've received?

The best advice I ever received was " an educated consumer is your best customer "

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