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"RENewe'd"- Conservative Consumerism
A hallmark of Mountain Meadow Wool manufacturing is our goal to find a use for every scrap, bi-product, and general bits-n-pieces of fiber.  Our RENewe line creatively conserves these materials into beautiful products to last a lifetime.
The Design Process-from sketch to retail
Learn a little about our design process and what it takes to get a new product ready for retail.
All About Felting Wool
An introduction to the felting process empowering you to try a new craft. Felting is another great way to use wool.
Jenny Lake KAL at Mountain Meadow Wool Mill

Mountain Meadow Wool Mill has a new group of Saturday knitters, KAL (knit along).

They share a little about themselves and their current project, the Jenny Lake shawl.

Taking Raw Wool to Fine Yarn...Not a Simple Process
Clean wool goes through quite a process to get to its final destination- yarn. The first stop is the carder. The carder is a large drum lined with very fine wires which act like a brush taking the loose wool...
Lambing is a Season?
Lambing is a Season? Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall...these are the seasons, we know them all. Or do we? Here at Mountain Meadow Wool Mill, we refer to another season. If you live around or know a rancher, they will...
Happy Valentines Day
Just in time for Valentines Day....some special knitting kits!
Endings and Beginnings
Summer is such a short intense season and always bittersweet when you see the first hint of color coming into the trees.  Oh no…. hurry… enjoy the sun’s warmth and the last of the flowers and the garden!  But also, it is filled with a sigh…no more mowing, watering, mosquitos!
Trip To The Southwest
Last month my youngest child, now a grown man of 27, was ordained a Catholic priest!  It marked an ending for my husband, Mike, and me….7 children all grown and all off on their own.  Even though we’ve had a...
The Lesson Of The Mittens
Here we are in March, a month that hints of spring out here on the high plains of Wyoming but can’t quite let go of winter.  We’ve had another week of that very thing.  The sun warms us up to...
University of Wyoming Blanket Throw Project
Manufactured by Mountain Meadow Wool Mill in Buffalo, WY, this woolen throw celebrates the sustainable, rugged fabric of the rural west.
Wool, Fire, and Drought
Wool, fire, and drought - how does weather effect our clothing?  Learn about some of the unique ways sheep keep cool and how that effects wool clothing as well.
Bison Pulling - a unique experience
Bison Pulling is an annual event at Mountain Meadow Wool Yes, it is as odd as it sounds.  Every year we are privileged with the opportunity to get up close and personal with several hundred of these 1,000 pound goliaths. ...
Creating a New Color
A lot of work goes into creating a custom yarn or a custom yarn color.  Here is the journey we took in creating our latest custom color:
Mountain Meadow Wool is offering a little “Community Restoration” project!
May Day is a long standing tradition of celebration and also has varied reasons for the celebration, however it all boils down to celebrating spring, flowers, and everyone coming out of winter “hibernation.”  As a child my 4-H Club would...
Knitting with Hand Dyed Yarns - Alternating Skeins
All of our yarn is hand-dyed.  Hand-dyed yarn will give you beautiful variations in your color.  Our semi-solid colors will have random irregularity because they are not dyed in large vats commercially.  Hand-dyed yarns can also give you an unwanted...
Legacy Yarn Club: What is it?
Something that has grown tremendously in the past few years is our Legacy Yarn Club. If you’re part of the yarn club, you know all about the subscription, but if you haven’t signed up, this will give you a better...
What is Lanolin and how is it used?
What is Lanolin and how is it used? Being a wool processing mill, we are all too familiar with lanolin and its properties. That’s a fascinating part about wool, it has so many versatile and technical benefits and the sheep...
Surviving the Birth of My Triplets
Some of you die-hard MMW fans may remember me from the blog “The knitter who doesn’t knit”. I’m Josh and I manage our social media and digital marketing efforts. I also just had triplets. I’d like to share the first...
Knitting to Reduce Stress
Therapeutic Knitting..... to Calm, Focus and Refresh!
The Skinny on Superwash and Non-Superwash Wool
Words to Increase You Wisdom from the Makers, Wool is an amazing fiber!  It is renewable, sheep grow a new fleece every year.  It is both wam and cool, an active fiber that reacts to changes in body temperature.  Wool...