SpinningFiber.com - Yes, going out of business sale. Mask makers do not worry, Bill will be setting up a corner for you on his spindle website. For now, order here.

Fibers, wheels, carders, looms & more for fiber artists. Please scroll down for more content.

7/19/17

Persistent health, personal, financial/capital reasons; a botched order due in part to USPS and Social Security snafus, made the decision to retire SpinningFiber final.

Go to more sales page one HERE, To an overview of Spring/close out discontinued items sale. Note lower right - fantastic Ladybug sale. Last word from Schacht is 5 week schedule.

Sales page two & more HERE.... pages of bobbins and other goodies placed around the page & scroll aro

Note that the amazing Cotton and Full Size Hand carders combos can be purchased at the links beside main page content. Numerical "Buttons" in mid-page will take you to more and more sales pages. Thank you. Out of this mess will come a very straight-forward site.

• Click here for 40% off Gaywool dyes, incredible closeout. 4 can minimum. Connects to page for Gaywool Bush Blend Dyes, a mere $5.65 each. 4 can minimum can combine Gaywool and Bush Blend Dyes.

 

Bill has been recovering from shoulder surgery, plus an irksome torn knee meniscus. He has been creating Spindle prototypes/designs in a focused manner for months. The first new tools solved a ancient vexing production issue. Then came more tools! (men....)

As SpinningFiber.com journeys to closure over the coming months, VermontSpindle.com will launch by July 23rd, heavenly powers willing. The rated by many as "the best mini spindle"–the Mini-Rosa, plus 10 new models. Two prototypes are due minor tweaks, plus 8 more designs in 90 days. The materials and new tools are in and......all over the place. (The big goats ae still in the barn for a few more weeks.) Art with long spins! Vermont Spindles is moving forward.

He will complete the liquidation of SpinningFiber, plus maintain the Schacht dealership. Leftover fibers will migrate to his VermontSpindle.com. He will carry some basic fibers as well as an assortment of fibers for the mask making community, but the overwhelming focus is is on spindles and a continuous stream of new designs.

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).