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Blue Ridge Blankets Volunteers, Voting, & More Oct 2022

17 Oct 2022 11:26 AM | Susette Shiver (Administrator)

Voting on Blue Ridge Blend and Shetland wool blankets will continue at future venues, most importantly next week end at SAFF (Southeastern Animal Fiber Festival).  If you haven't voted on your favorite 3 blankets, go to SAFF, check out the Local Cloth Booth and activities, and look at and touch the blankets!  Grab a ballot.  The more voting, the more LC can target future blanket production to capture the local blanket market!!  Sheep to product, locally.  

So many volunteers and local resources have made this possible.  The project officially began with a  Natural and Cultural Resources grant from the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina (funding Oct1, 2021-Dec 30, 2022). Further details on the start and progress on the Blue Ridge Blanket Project can be found  at Blue Ridge Blankets and in previous blogposts:



A Shetland on Julie Wilson's Jehovah Raah Farm in Fines Creek, NC whose fleece is in some of the samples, and the blanket is one of the samples woven at Warren Wilson College


Thanks to the volunteers who have worked so hard this year in so many roles!!

Who did I miss?  Send me corrections or if you would like to get in touch with any of these players! What did they do? They did many things, from skirting the fleeces, to dyeing the yarn post mill processing, designing the weave patterns and colors, weaving, carting things to and fro, organizing, planning, interfacing with farmers and mills, adjusting to delays in processing, phone calls and more phone calls and emails.  

Name Affiliation

Ann Hord Heatherly

Farmer/Vendor

Anthony Cole

Farmer

Beth Sellars

Leadership

Bo/Martha Branden

Vendor

Caroline Williford

Staff

Chad Alice Hagen

Leadership

Debbi and Craig

Farmer

Denise Acuri

Dyer / Leadership

Donna Edwards

Weaver

Donna Trunk

Elizabeth Bell

Leadership

Erin Greene

Farmer

Gina Wicker

Consultant

Heather K Powers

Designer

Joan Berner

JoAnn Stanley

Dyer / Leadership

Josephine Brewer

Spinner

Joyce Tromba

Dyer / Leadership

Judi Jetson

Staff

Julie Wilson

Farmer

Kristin Artz

Leadership

Mamie Fain

Staff

Marcia Kummerle

Farmer

Marilyn Haas

Leadership

Mary Bell

Farmer

Mary Euler

Leadership

Melanie Wilder

Weaver

Natalie Gerardot

Farmer

Paula Entin

Peggy Newell

Leadership

Rachel Haas

Weaver

Rose Brinkmann

Ruth Ann Goss

Farmer / Mill

Sebette Hamill

Farmer

Sharon and Seth Dubuc

Farmer

Starr Cash

Farmer

Susan Proctor

Farmer / Leadership

Susette Shiver

Leadership

Terri Godleski

Farmer

Tina LaCroix

Trey Warner

Farmer

Trish Golay

Farmer

A photo gallery of volunteers working and the products follows.


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