local hero locally made

Locally sourced, milled, & dyed in Western North Carolina

Local Hero is a small-batch fingering weight yarn sourced from local fiber farms via Blue Ridge Fiberworks, an artisan cooperative located in Western North Carolina. 

Located on the North Carolina border with Virginia, the wool for Local Hero is sourced from the small flock of  Joe Smith who raises a Dorset cross sheep. Previous to this blend, Joe’s wool was unrecognized for its value. Helping Joe, and farmers like him, to gain income from their wool is the primary mission of Blue Ridge Fiberworks. The mohair for Local Hero is from Deb Clemens’ herd at Mountain Top Fibers. Frankie, Chief Executive Goat, hand selects the finest adult mohair for your sensory pleasure. Alpacadabra contributed the alpaca for Local Hero. Located in Dobson, NC, John and Vivian Thompson of Alpacadabra are known for their “Barn to Yarn” classes where both young and old can interact with the animals and learn all about their fiber. 

Local Hero is milled in Andrews, NC at Morning Star Fiber, a family-owned mill that moved from Ohio in 2015. Since then, mill owner “J.C.” (Jerry Christensen) has sought to connect small North Carolina fiber farms with quality milling services. Local Hero was dyed by Elizabeth and Rik Schell in the back room of Purl’s. This yarn is truly a localized treat.https://www.facebook.com/Blue-Ridge-Fiberworks-480423368826989/https://www.facebook.com/Blue-Ridge-Fiberworks-480423368826989/https://mountaintopfibers.wordpress.com/about/http://www.alpaca-dabra.com/https://morningstarfiber.wordpress.com/https://morningstarfiber.wordpress.com/shapeimage_2_link_0shapeimage_2_link_1shapeimage_2_link_2shapeimage_2_link_3shapeimage_2_link_4shapeimage_2_link_5