SpinningFiber.com - There should be 3 bars in upper left to navigate sales pages. Old menu links are below. If not, click HERE. I'm trying yet again to eliminate the "trial version" banner, as I own it. I've re-installed it and entered the longest password I've ever seen twice. Which worked in the past...

Closing out sale. It may take some time to empty the shelves. I had just gone through the sales pages and identified 34 spots for new items, but am very fortunate that a teacher has made a large purchase. When that is packed and ready to go, I'll start entering new items. Or, take a one week break to work on a different project altogether.

 

8/17/17

A good half-dozen or so reasons lead to the decision to retire SpinningFiber.

• Fantastic Ladybug sale, click on this text or Schacht in the offscreen menu. Last word from Schacht is 4-5 week schedule.

• 40% off Gaywool dyes, click here or in offscreen menu. Incredible closeout. 4 can minimum. Can be mixed Gaywool/Bush

• I'm keeping good track of sold items, and will change quantity and add new items. Mask makers - we have young adult mohair and are literally searching China for favorites. Our importer sold their fiber business, and I don't know when the new owners will restock.

• It will take some time to clear out the inventory, so keep checking back.

 

 

Bill here. It's been over a decade, so it's easy to understand I'm not currently well known for my Vermont Spindles. I've been creating new Vermont Spindle prototypes/designs in a focused manner for months.

VermontSpindle.com will launch this month; planned for 8/21-27. I'll make the (rated by many as "the best mini spindle") – the Mini-Rosa 2, with gold touches.

The Steampunk and Holiday editions are near ready. Around 10+ more designs within 90 days. Art with long spins! VermontSpindle.com is moving forward. There will also be a sale of spindles from my private collection, and other special sale items.

The core focus will be on spindles and a stream of new designs. This is a planned ramp up to November. I'll carry Schacht, Majacraft, Ashland Bay and global items. Some basic fibers as well as mask maker favorites.

In the first quarter of 2018, the plan is to produce exclusive spindle design(s) for a reknowned wheel maker. Also, there will be even more designs already dreamed up/sketched down. Perhaps a few dealers.

Thanks to everyone.

  

ASHLAND BAY AND FIBERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD, SCHACHT WHEELS AND LOOMS, STRAUCH DRUM CARDERS AND TOOLS,
LOUET WHEELS AND LOOMS, ACCESSORIES; and this summer, after a decade, , CLASSIC AND wild NEW DESIGN SPINDLES FROM VERMONT SPINDLES.

FIBERS

NATURAL WOOLS, COLOR AND MULTI-COLOR/BLEND FIBERS, SILKS, ANGORA, SYNTHETICS, HEMP, NEW IMPORTED FIBERS.

Click here or title above for old categories.

 

WHEELS AND ACCESSORIES

LARGE THROUGH MINI-LOOMS PLUS ACCESSORIES, DYES, DVDs, BOBBINS, DRIVE BANDS, OIL, WHORLS, FLYERS, YARN AND SPINDLES (To Come).

Click here or title above for old categories.

LOOMS

A variety from starter to advanced looms. From hand-looms to floor looms with options and accesories. Schacht & Louet.

CARDERS

A wide variety of carders from hobbyist to production oriented ventures. Fine fibers, art fibers.....you name it, we have it.

ASHLAND BAY & WORLDWIDE FIBERS

All the fibers you've come to know and love  -- naturals, color merinos, obscure breeds, angora, silks, multicolor, synthetics and more. This year new fibers from around the world due in - most never before on sale in the US.

BRAND NEW SCHACHT FLATIRON WHEEL

Information and super-special packages on the Flat Iron, plus all Schacht Wheels. Sidekick specials. See bottom left of page for super Flat Iron special.


Schacht Spinning Wheels Page

FIBERS

Great deals as always. New special pricing for bulk purchasers.


Old Fibers Home Page, or use title above-- bulk pricing very soon.


Contact Us

SpinningFiber.com     should take you to this page

(coppermoose.com will also work until end of 2017)
email: ihavehopeVT@gmail.com
East Burke, VT
Phone: 802-427-3319, EST
Excuse us if we don't pick up the phone -- the number
of spam and junk phone calls have gone off the charts. All messages will be returned.
East Burke is an International mountain bikers heaven, at one point rated the best in the U.S., and a Ski Mountain that is in federal SEC receivership (!!!!), but is still run by an appointed lawyer and resort specialists.

No retail location except for daring fiber aficionados willing to go into "the fiber mine". 2-3 visitors/year. We need to do a serious clean up of boxes and sealed bins.

Social - not yet. We are computer primates. Can't even turn on the TV.

Testimonials

The Long List of Compliments

We do have a folder of nice emails from years and years. They will be distilled into an "ego page".

Customer Projects

Far fewer, and we'd like more, is to post a gallery of finished projects. Please send them in. At this point, fishing them out of emails may take some time.

About Us

Teressa Hamlett-Mutschler and silent partner Jeanette Roth picked up the ashes of Copper Moose. Bill is an unpaid indentured typist, product specialist, & flunky–as promised–in the transition period.

In the "dark years", we got significant help from family plus private and local charitable organizations. We pledge 5% of profits to a local organization called H.O.P.E. (Helping Others Every Day.) We also donate each year to a Norris Cotton Cancer Center benefit.

I am an "animal whisperer" from dogs, goats, cows, you name it. We adopted two dwarf Nigerian goats, Tommy and Dukey (who were returned to the breeder!) Then we added two unwanted mixed breed goats, Otis and Milo.

I had a cow, Bella. I loved my cow, and always wll. She was rescued from a trip on the meat truck, as she was mixed breed. She arrived 3 days old and 60 lbs., on the front seat of Cody's Honda Civic. I still get to see her at an organic dairy farm next to my older sons' (Ben and Cody) rental house.

However, when she got to be 500+ lbs. and was rearing up on her hind legs in heat every few weeks (quicker than human women), safety minded (husband's coercion) sent her to be a mother. We joke that we are "Special Acres".

My experience is a career of helping children and families in need of social services. That is how I met Bill 11 years ago -- an assignment that I simply didn't want to go on. It lead to our friendship, and eventual marriage. My hobby-ist background is as a superb felter (according to others), weaver, and a rapidly evolving spinner.

I am disabled with a progressive disease known as A-S. .001% of the female U.S. population have spondylitis in general. (If my math is correct, I'll check). Next year will be my third pacemaker, and I'll glow in the dark!

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Bill continues his spinning/fiber brain dump. "Retired", he has ramped up out of hibernation, mono-minded (in his multitrack way) on Vermont Spindles–classic designs, and "moving forward" He is creating spindles he dreamed up–and from a cursory survey doesn't think anyone else is doing. The kitchen has become a workshop. Wild stuff, with more to come. He had an art epiphany in January, 2017, and has also started 291.gallery (yes, that is a real web address).

Methodically making notes and lyrics for his third CD throughout 2016, he will "get around to it", with Mike Simmons of MARS Audio producing and engineering. NL-X.com. He says the new stuff will be "crunchy", with him (and possibly me!) singing–with effects that were previously not available. (Time-smearing, WTF?)

There are also endless projects fixing up our 150+ year old farmhouse. Family. Spindles, a small part photography/media art, and chomping at the bit for more NL-X music work. Goats. Goats take a lot of time.

He is happy. He says that life hasn't been better for as long as he can remember (then again, he is 29 years old times 2).