Buffalo Wool Company

Teresa Miskin of Buffalo Wool Co was the guest today on the Yarn Thing Podcast with Marly Bird. As one of our sponsors, it’s a great pleasure to get caught up with this enabler of American Made products!


Teresa’s grandmother attempted to teach her to crochet as a child but apparently it didn’t take as all Teresa can remember is the fiber twisted around her fingers. Ron came into The Buffalo Wool company through his father, Cecil, who is a great advocate for bison in the US. Teresa and Ron have been married for 21 years. As a teenager Teresa knew Ron as her cousin’s ‘silly drummer friend’ and then they were co-workers at a oilman’s club.

When they decided to create projects with this wonderfully soft bison fiber, they were told ‘No, you can’t do that’. This thought is amazing as when their products are seen and felt, whether it’s a read-to-wear product or their marvelous yarns, they are instantly adored.

As for as their yarn lines, they feature: HEAVEN (Pure Bison), SEXY (Bison & Silk), BUFFALO SKIES (Bison & Merino Wool), which will be used with one of their partners in a ready-to-wear assortment of accessories. They also have blankets that are milled and machine knitted, brand-new, as well as felted hats, soon including a bowler style. They’ve also created new colorways with indie-dyers such as Lorna’s Laces. Calamity Jane and Annie Oakley were two such creations, for which a pattern book Cowgirl-Up! e-book was created.

Right now, Buffalo Wool Company is in the finals for the Martha Stewart American Made Accessories Division and would welcome your help, up to 6 votes per day.

They are also encouraging two knitters who have designed shawls in a contest to be worn by Stevie Nicks while on tour with her new album. Check out Judy Ellis and Lynette Meeks by clicking on their names to view their submissions at Tallenthouse Art Works and vote for their designs made with Buffalo Wool Co fiber.BetsyatSM

Buffalo Wool Co will be at Taos, New Mexico, for the Taos Wool Festival October 4 & 5. They will then drive across country in Miss Betsy to be at Stitches East in Hartford, Connecticut, October 10-12, then to NY Sheep and Wool, October 19-20. Southeast Animal Fiber Fair or SAFF October 24-26. BUSY OCTOBER for BWC! You can look up their calendar at their website https://thebuffalowoolco.com/ to see if they will be in your neighborhood or follow their adventures on Facebook

Buffalo Wool Company has been a wonderful sponsor of the Yarn Thing Podcast with Marly Bird, and for that we are thankful and encourage you to visit their website or their booth at an upcoming event!

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  1. Sarah Short says:

    I learned so much on the show today. I had no idea you could make yarn out of bison. I agree with Theresa that they are so majestic and I will definitely vote bison.

  2. Amberly says:

    I will definitely vote bison for Martha Stewart American Made, it’s a great company and great to hear more from them on today’s show.

  3. trudy says:

    I am so happy that I met Theresa here in Alaska at the State Fair last month. Naturally I bought some of that “Sexy” and later got in on the Mystery yarn. Love their products! Yes, I have been voting every day on the Martha Stewart site.

  4. Suzanne says:

    If fibers were in an election, I would definitely have to vote bison. Thanks for a great podcast and for having BWC on. It is nice to hear about your sponsors.

  5. tophat8855 says:

    I didn’t read the upcoming episode title before listening and I came in a few minutes late and kept hearing, “Bike” instead of “Bison” while I was listening to it. It makes so much more sense now! Vote Bison!

    Also, I think you’ve done great for having your business for just 3 years. It’s inspiring!

  6. Stephanie Axman says:

    I was so so surprised to hear that you are going to be visiting my Guild meeting next month!! That’s awesome. I will definitely vote bison!!

  7. Theresa Miskin says:

    I had such a GREAT time chatting with Marly, thank you all for taking time to listen to us chat about what we have going on here at The Buffalo Wool Company. We hope to meet you all in the future at one of our upcoming events, and Ms Tammy you look great hanging out with Ms. Betsy!!

  8. Erin Davis says:

    WOW! Buffalo Wool company sounds so wonderful! I would love to use some of their yarn, I haven’t tried any Bison yarn. I will definitely VOTE BISON!

  9. kim dawson says:

    OMG I love Mrs T and Mr Ron! They crack me up and such great people to chat with. I have a skein of Sexy and it is just that SEXY!!! Vote Bison Baby and spread the word of that awesome yarn

  10. Audrey says:

    While we get all concerned this time of year about voting for the donkeys or the elephants, let’s not forget to vote bison!

  11. Kate M says:

    Thanks for another great show. It was very interesting and I loved hearing about how they are naming their yarn after women of the past. VOTE BISON!!!

  12. Linda C says:

    Another fun interview. I can’t wait to see some of the bison yarn in person at the next Stitches. Now I’m headed over to the Martha Stewart website to vote bison!

  13. wendy says:

    I would love to vote bison for the national mammal . more importantly I vote bison for a lot of winter projects. Even better let’s all vote bison instead of elephants or donkeys.

  14. Anita says:

    I loved the interview. I had never heard of the ‘Vote Bison’ campaign but think it is a great idea. I love it when we see bison roaming in the fields in Wyoming, South Dakota, and Montana. So majestic an animal and such a soft yarn. Lovely!!!

  15. Carol T says:

    I just did it . . . “vote bison” on the Martha Stewart American Made page campaign. Can’t wait to try this wonderful yarn. Thanks Marly for a great interview.

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