Nora, our naughty turkey hen. She has returned from spending most of her time in the woods. We suspect she had a clutch of (non-fertile) eggs.

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July 23, 2014. Another hot day here in the mountains! Humidity 89%.

SpinningFiber, Inc. is up and going--a simple coding glitch had held up the cart. All major credit cards or Paypal are accepted.

We have a mountain of fibers, plus great wheel and spinning, weaving equipment and supplies
from the best: Schacht, Schacht-Reeves, Majacraft, Strauch, Ashford, Louet, Ashland Bay, and fibers sourced world-wide.

Various odds and ends are on close-out (on etsy). Old is going, new is in. As things permit we will add fibers we have not seen available in the US. New stuff! Yeh! Our goal is to have the broadest range of fibers available anywhere in the U.S.

Although one mask maker purchased all the remaining honey gold mohair that we had cleaned the importer's shelves of, we do have COARSE RED CAMEL. It had been unvailable for many months.

We are only using this acquired site until such time that can be built from the ground up... with modern website features! It's a big job! First is to select from the available shop building software (for non-techies like us). At more than 225 pages, this site is a dated, Franken-stein-like hodge-podge. does exist, but mostly as a welcome home page.

We just made our first trans-global Spinning Wheel China!

We look forward to meeting you all! Thank you so very much during this period of new beginnings! Scroll down for kids and Nora the naughty turkey photo. Coming up soon is a "guess what this giant chicken's breed is?" contest.

Teressa and Jeanette,
SpinningFiber, Inc.,
802-427-3319 (home/business); 802-274-7559 (cell, text).



Bill writes:

I can still be reached at, checking that address for questions, advice, final orders/follow-up, warranties, etc.

Someone recently told me that anything in the past is a "story". Copper Moose is now such a story. I have many great stories and wonderful customers from around the globe (Thank YOU, Australia), referrals, vendors. Thank you all, sincerely. There were good times, and particularly challenging ones. I realized last fall that Copper Moose was the last step in terms of "letting go" to move on. There was the convergence of many different "vectors", leading to new paths.

But, there is a _new_ story. As I decided to move on, I advised two acquaintances who were interested in go forward with a new spinning and fibers endeavor, one with a tighter focus than Copper Moose. No "eBoy", etc.

Teressa and the more silent sage Jeanette are SpinningFiber, Inc. They began stocking up inventory with tax refunds, and recently finalized acquisition of remaining assets. They have some use of my brain (such as it is) during the transfer.

I again would like to thank everyone I have had the good fortune to work with during the 12+years. First as being the behind the scenes thrust of, then torch-bearer of Copper Moose.

Warmth and light to all. With all my heart, Bill


PS. I'd like to remind everyone of my music hobby, located at, under the "Atmosphere Music" link. For traditionalists, I recommend "Ellen", moving from there to the ambient "Rays" and "Drift".

For those who like jungle rain, there is "Rain". Believe it or not, that piece took over 3 months of work to put together (as did "Ellen."). Deceptively simple/complex. On the other hand, "Breathe" came together in about 4 hours.


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Returns for fibers and small items (hand cards, bobbins, dyes) are 14 days and money back or merchandise credit, but I can be flexible. Most equipment such as spinning wheels and drum carders are not returnable once opened/used. It is hard to get some of the items back into the box, and some dealer rules maintain that returned items can only be sold as new, so therefore, they must be new and unused. We work with manufacturers, shipping insurance, warranty, and in some cases our own personal warranty to resolve any issues by replacing parts as needed.


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Jezibel, born July 17th, joined us 5 days later. It is my preferred alternative to wood for our fifth anniversary. Wood represents strength, solidity and warmth – and is the traditional material of the fifth anniversary. I wanted a cow. Well, she is all of those characteristics.

My dear old goat of a husband claimed it is spelled "Jezebel." I gave him that famous feminine glare. He googled to find out that Jezibel is the Phoenician spelling of Jezebel (whose father was Phoenician, truth be told.)

He did make himself useful and was the first to get her to nurse off of her formula bottle as Brianna and I stood there with the "what now?" expressions.
Tommy is sleeping, not fainted (above). Dukey (above right) and Tommy are Nigerian Dwarf goats. Used rescue goats, as a matter of fact. It is amazing what you can barter for with fresh chicken and turkey eggs! Below left...brats who are kids. Below who are brats.

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