Mendocino Wool & Fiber

A new wool mill in Northern California to create 100% locally sourced, processed and dyed yarn.
Small Business
$28,067USD
raised of $20,000 goal
140%
0 time left
This campaign started on Nov 15 and closed on January 14, 2014 (11:59pm PT).
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This campaign ended on January 14, 2014
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  • $1USD
    Just a donation

    Perfect if you want to contribute a little something and want nothing but our heartfelt gratitude. Thank you!

    Estimated delivery: January 2014

    8 out of 100 claimed

  • $10USD
    Lemongrass&Clay Face&Body Bar

    Made with organic oils this blend of essential oils can leave you feeling clean and refreshed, relaxed and renewed. The clay is said to be a great detoxifier as well as a very good exfoliator for the skin, leaving it feeling toned and refreshed. Sonoma Soap Works’ special formula locks in moisture, leaving your skin silky soft. We plan on shipping promptly after you choose this perk, but send a message if you need it by a specific date. Price includes US shipping.

    Estimated delivery: December 2013

    7 out of 10 claimed

  • $15USD
    Cute Sheep Photo

    One photo of a downright adorable, wool-providing sheep by with a thank you note from its shearer, Matt Gilbert. You'll never forget where your wool comes from!

    Estimated delivery: December 2014

    14 out of 150 claimed

  • $17USD
    4 oz skein of Shetland Yarn.

    This perk will be a 4 oz skein of wonderful barber pole yarn made out of Shetland wool. We will ply a dark brown single and a light brown single together into a lovely two tone yarn. It will be a worsted weight or similar and 100% naturally colored (from brown sheep). There will be a limited number of skeins of solid brown. If you would prefer that, send us a message!

    Estimated delivery: December 2014

    4 out of 75 claimed

  • $20USD
    Sweater Yarn - One 4 oz. skein

    Targhee sheep produce wool that is soft with good loft and elasticity, and a light hand. It is more supple than springy. This skein of yarn is of a heavier weight and would be good for a sweater. It will be about 4 oz and 250-300 yards. Make sure you get enough for the whole sweater!

    Estimated delivery: December 2014

    44 out of 93 claimed

  • $20USD
    Yarn Surprise

    There is lots of nice wool to chose from, but sometimes, you don't know what kind you'll be able to buy until the day you do. If you choose this perk, we'll pick out some nice wool and make a 4 oz skein of yarn for you. It could be targee, corriedale, merino, shetland, navajo-churro, a blend, or something entirely different. Whatever it is, we'll make sure it is nice! It will be white or naturally colored (from colored sheep).

    Estimated delivery: December 2014

    35 out of 150 claimed

  • $30USD
    Yarn - One 4 oz. skein

    Targhee sheep produce wool that is soft with good loft and elasticity, and a light hand. It is more supple than springy. Perfect for your one-skein wonder!

    Estimated delivery: December 2014

    52 out of 150 claimed

  • $30USD
    Roving Surprise

    If you choose this perk, we'll pick out some nice wool and make you a pound of pin-drafted roving. It could be targee, corriedale, merino, shetland, navajo-churro, a blend, or something entirely different. Whatever it is, we'll make sure it is nice! It will be white or naturally colored (from colored sheep).

    Estimated delivery: December 2014

    42 out of 50 claimed

  • $35USD
    Combed Top Surprise

    If you choose this perk, we'll pick out some nice wool and make you a pound of combed top. It could be targee, corriedale, merino, shetland, navajo-churro, a blend, or something entirely different. Whatever it is, we'll make sure it is nice! It will be white or naturally colored (from colored sheep).

    Estimated delivery: December 2014

    21 out of 25 claimed

  • $35USD
    Skein of Kid Mohair/wool yarn

    This is a skein of very nice yarn, hand dyed by Chasing Rainbows Dyeworks in Willits. It is 50% kid mohair and 50% wool, the mohair gives it a lovely sheen! Each skein is about 180 yards of single ply Aran weight yarn, see the picture in the gallery! If you have a color preference send us a message first to make sure we still have that color. Burgandy (3 available) Juniper Berries (1 avail) Royal Purple (1 avail) Lagoon (1 avail) Periwinkle (3 avail) Chantefluer (2 avail) Mesa (3 avail)

    Estimated delivery: January 2014

    1 out of 14 claimed

  • $35USD
    Chasing Rainbows’ 2-ply yarn

    These are some beautiful yarns hand dyed by Chasing Rainbows Dyeworks in Willits. The purple haze is a semisolid, and the rest are variegated. I've always liked the way Nancy combines colors in these yarns! These are a very soft combination of 55% mohair and 45% wool. Each skein is about 180 yards of 2 ply sport weight yarn. Take a look at the picture in the gallery to see the colors that are available! If you want a particular color send us a message first to be sure that we still have it.

    Estimated delivery: January 2014

    4 out of 9 claimed

  • $40USD
    Super Fine Yarn - 4 oz. skein

    One 4 oz skein of yarn from the super fine, soft Merino or Cormo in white, brown or black. Please specify your preference. Cormo wool has well-defined crimp, body, and excellent elasticity. Merino is a dense, fine wool with regular crimp, and common in most commercially produced yarns.

    Estimated delivery: December 2014

    64 out of 100 claimed

  • $42USD
    Crocheted Fingerless Gloves

    These beautiful fingerless gloves will be hand crocheted for you by Dre's Crochet out of yarn that was hand dyed by Nancy Finn here in Willits. They will be made out of Chasing Rainbows 2-ply yarn (45% wool and 55% mohair. Check out both the sample picture of the gloves and a picture of the colors we’ll be choosing from. If you have a color preference, send us a message to see what colors we have available.

    Estimated delivery: February 2014

    0 out of 4 claimed

  • $47USD
    Knit Hat from Myrrhia

    These are beautiful hats made by Myrrhia in Oakland. For this perk, you will be able to choose the Heartburst Hat or the Organic Zig Zag Hat. We’ve posted pictures in the gallery! Your contribution will help such products be 100% locally made. The Heartburst hat is available in the made in USA colors and the Organic Zig Zag Hat is available in the Organic Merino colors. We will contact you at the end of the campaign for your color preference. Price includes shipping within the continental US.

    Estimated delivery: August 2014

    4 out of 30 claimed

  • $75USD
    Skein of Fancy handspun yarn

    This is a skein of fancy handspun yarn with Mohair Curls from Nebo Rock Textiles in Covelo. Use this yarn to knit or crochet yourself something stylish and unique! It has a wool core, mohair kid curls with either handspun silk or gold thread as a binder. Check out the photo in the gallery! This skein is approximately 5 oz and 95-110 yards.

    Estimated delivery: June 2014

    0 out of 6 claimed

  • $100USD
    Private Mill Tour

    Private mill tour with Matt and Sarah Gilbert in Ukiah, CA, beginning late 2014. If you'll be coming with donor friends or family, we're happy to do a small group tour. We will work with you to schedule a date and time convenient for you.

    Estimated delivery: December 2014

    11 out of 50 claimed

  • $110USD
    Organic Cowl

    This is a beautifully designed cowl made by Myrrhia in Oakland made from organic yarn. We've posted some pictures in the gallery so you can see for yourself. Your contribution will help products like this be 100% locally made. We've been collaborating with Myrrhia to ensure that between this mill and Myrrhia's knitting machines, it can happen! We will contact you at the end of the campaign to get color preference. Price includes shipping within the continental US.

    Estimated delivery: July 2014

    5 out of 20 claimed

  • $171USD
    Heartburst Hi Waist Skirt

    This is a beautifully designed high waist skirt made by Myrrhia in Oakland. We've posted some pictures in the gallery so you can see for yourself. Your contribution will help products like this be 100% locally made. We've been collaborating with Myrrhia to ensure that between this mill and Myrrhia's knitting machines, it can happen! We will contact you at the end of the campaign to get size and color preference. Price includes shipping within the continental US.

    Estimated delivery: July 2014

    0 out of 20 claimed

  • $220USD
    Rib Pulli Sweater

    This is a beautifully designed Rib Pulli Sweater made by Myrrhia in Oakland. We've posted some pictures in the gallery so you can see for yourself. Your contribution will help products like this be 100% locally made. We've been collaborating with Myrrhia to ensure that between this mill and Myrrhia's knitting machines, it can happen! We will contact you at the end of the campaign to get size and color preference. Price includes shipping within the continental US.

    Estimated delivery: July 2014

    1 out of 20 claimed

  • $350USD
    Shearing with Matt

    Learn what it really takes to get the wool off of a sheep! Come shearing with Matt Gilbert for a day in Northern California, and follow it with a drink together (local bear, wine or hard apple cider). Add $100 and you can complete the experience and join the family for a fabulous home cooked dinner while hearing about what happens behind the scenes on a non-shearing day. You will be required to sign a release of liability.

    Estimated delivery: May 2014

    1 out of 2 claimed

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