Yarn Thing Sponsor Buffalo Wool Co

Yarn Thing Sponsor, Buffalo Wool Co, owners Ron and Theresa Miskin were the guests today on our unique-bwcbecause-it’s-MONDAY espisode of the Yarn Thing Podcast with Marly Bird. But that didn’t seem to throw them off a bit!

The Year 2014 was how for Buffalo Wool Co, they were nominated for Martha Stewart’s American Made competion. Ron says that one of the nice things about that is that Buffalo Wool Co received an invitation to be part of the next Quentin Tarantino movie (about bounty hunters in Colorado wilderness ~ sounds like they really NEEDED some bison warmth!).

They also have been welcomed to Paris Fashion. This Thursday on the runway of the MEN’S Paris Fashion week, Buffalo Wool Company is part a line of men’s sweaters for Louis Vuitton. Such exciting news! (Ron says it’s not what they imagined when they started picking up bison fluff in the pasture!) They won’t be in Paris, they will be at the National Bison Association in Denver later this week.BuffaloBetsy

In fact, this spring sounds like it’s adventure packed for Betsy, their newly converted delivery van. After this week at the National Bison Association, they will be at Great American Outdoor Show, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in February. Also: they will be at Madison Knitters Guild in Madison, Wisconsin, in February. Dallas Fiber Fest or DFW in March is great fun for them. In April, they will be back in Colorado for the Interweave Yarn Fest, Stitches South in Nashville, Tennesse then back to Maryland Sheep and Wool.

For those of us that can’t be in those places when they are, they have been part of Knit Crate shipment recently. (You may remember when Andrea of Knit Crate was on Yarn Thing last month, she shared the shipment with Buffalo Wool Co.)They created a fabric that is was used in an Erin.Lane Bag, and that’s been included in their Holiday knit club with Signature Needles. Year of Making is a current work in project.

Buffalo Wool Co. have named Lynette Meek as their official designer, in fact they consider her a design dynamo. She submitted a design for the Stevie Nicks ‘Rhiannon’ contest last year and the will be featuring the design later this year. She’s created 18 designs in the last year or so. They have also had to bring on a Judy Ellis as a design and tech editor. Really the growth from the kitchen table to warehouse, now, wows them as it does us, their fans.

Marly and Tammy: Tammy is wearing the Buffalo Wool Co Derby, look for that when you see them, or find it at their website (click on the picture)

Their website is https://thebuffalowoolco.com/ and you can find ready-to-wear items as well as their wonderful yarns. Lately their Mystery Yarn has been popular as it gives someone a chance to try some bison without having to figure out what to order. It may contain some Heaven which is 100% bison down fiber, or Sexy which is bison and silk or possibly Tracks which is bison and merino blend.

They have a Ravelry Group! https://www.ravelry.com/groups/the-herd and are very active on Facebook.

If you missed getting to hear the episode live, it is still archived at the original location https://www.blogtalkradio.com/yarnthing/2015/01/19/yarn-thing-sponsor-buffalo-wool-co or you can listen in iTunes.


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  1. Elise Thomasset says:

    I am a fan of Buffalo Wool, thanks to Marly. I’d walk to length of a runway to get my hands on another mystery skein! (I ordered a Mystery Skein earlier this month and got a yummy purple Tracks – feels great!)

  2. Renee' C., says:

    Loved the show, Marly, and was thinking maybe we should have a runway for your designs! Just an idea! Love Buffalo Wool and the colors they’re producing! Who wouldn’t love purple!

  3. Anne j-z says:

    It was so much fun to meet Theresa and Ron at Stitches East and Rhinebeck this year! All the best with the runway show!

  4. Audrey says:

    I wish I were knitting on Buffalo Wool when my plane sped down the runway on Saturday. Hours to fill with uninterrupted knitting pleasure.

  5. Nancy from Chickasaw country says:

    People who love their product and what they do bring joy to listening! Kudos to the Miskins for having their product appear on the Paris runway! Heady stuff! Hmmm, just had a mental picture of a buffalo meandering down a fashion runway in Paris. The cutaway was the look on the faces in the crowd. Priceless! 🙂

  6. craftyland says:

    I’m a big fan of BWC and Ron & Theresa. Can’t wait to see them at their next local show. How fun that they had one of their products on the Paris runway. Ooh-la-la!

  7. Bonnie Jane says:

    I have enjoyed seeing you at Stitches Southeast in the past. Thank you for all you do and I hope to see your yarn on another runway soon!

  8. knitfantasy says:

    Buffalo on the Paris runway! Wow! That makes a statement. Buffalo Wool Company has arrived. Congratulations!

    Can’t wait for Stitches Midwest so that I can see all the possibilities and choose some for myself. Mystery yarn in the meantime would be fun.

  9. Annette says:

    Thanks for the show. What great news about the runway opportunity! Buffalo wool and the fiber world is finally taking over the world. Love it!

  10. Linda says:

    I’m happy to hear that Buffalo Wool Company will be on the runway. Thanks for a great show.
    Lmecoll on Ravelry

  11. Lorraine Sutherland says:

    I really enjoyed the podcast. What exciting news for Buffalo Wool Company to be working with the Louis Vitton! I would love to see more crochet and knitting on the runway!

  12. Susan says:

    Loved the podcast. I met Buffalo Wool Company at Kid n Ewe last year and can’t wait to see them at DFW!! Good luck on the runway in Paris.

  13. Carol says:

    I have not tried Buffalo Wool Co yarn and would really love to get some mystery yarn! Their yarn sounds so wonderful and soft. It is great that they are going to showcase their yarn on the runway. Thanks for a very informative podcast.

  14. Lisa Nixon says:

    This was a podcast that makes me interested in knowing more about the buffalo wool. My daughter lives in Costa Rica and is always cold….I would love to make her something that she would finally say is “warm” enough. Hopefully that will make it to the runway of my projects.

  15. Rose says:

    Hi Marly, Tammy and Ron and Theresa from Buffalo Wool,

    What a great podcast! It is so wonderful to hear how you all root, care and respect oneanother and how you help eachother out in the industry. You are all an inspiration and a joy to listen to.

    Congratulations on all your success. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for you folks at Buffalo Wool that all goes your way with Louis Vuitton and that we will see your wonderful pieces on their RUNWAY soon!!!

    All the best,
    Rose ❤️

  16. Valerie says:

    Listening to this podcast made me want to try a skein of buffalo wool for a project. Congratulations on being chosen to be on a runway in Paris. What a dream!

  17. cmuralidhara says:

    It has been wonderful to see exotic fibers get their due in the hand-knitting world. How exciting that they are now also on the runway! Congratulations to Buffalo Wool Co!

  18. Sarah Short says:

    Knitting with buffalo would be so cool! Their yarn looks so colorful and warm. I would definitely be runway ready!

  19. Ruthie says:

    So interesting hearing about Buffalo Wool and all that they have going on! It will be so exciting to see them in the movies and on the runway! Thanks for another great interview, Marly!

  20. kim dawson says:

    So I bought some sexy during the last stitches south and I need to cast that awesomeness on so I can do my little turn on the catwalk… I mean runway 🙂 cause you know …. I’m too sexy for my shawl, too sexy for my shawl to sexy my shawl and yall… I’m a knitter you know what I mean and I do my little turn on the runway… on the runway yea on the runway yeah I do my little shake on the runway 🙂

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