My goals for My Local Wool are:
To give shepherds the ability sell their fleeces and local wool products directly to artisans with zero fees or commissions.
To help indie dyers source local wool mill-spun yarns and fibers to dye and re-sell to their customers.
To encourage knitters and crocheters to use more locally grown yarn in their projects and patterns.
To network yarn shops with local spinners and indie dyers to include more locally sourced wool products in their inventory.
To help indie dyers and artisans find mills to create their own custom mill-spun yarns and fiber blends with fleeces they source from local farms.
To make it easy to find local fiber farms near you so you can visit on shearing days, meet the shepherd, and buy directly from the farm.
To cultivate a warm, open, welcoming community free from political agenda.
MY LOCAL WOOL
Hello! My name is Ashley Martineau and I have been spinning yarn since 2003. I married my college sweetheart and we have three children.
I am the author of the book Spinning and Dyeing Yarn.
I design spinning wheels with Mike Pauly of SpinOlution.
I coordinate Spin Her Free - the annual spinner's event to end human trafficking.
I teach people how to spin freeform art yarn on my YouTube channel.
And I thought it would be fun to create an online marketplace for the fiber community to buy/sell local wool.