Yarn Thing Sponsor, Buffalo Wool Co, owners Ron and Theresa Miskin were the guests today on our unique-because-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.
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.
Their website is http://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.
If you missed getting to hear the episode live, it is still archived at the original location http://www.blogtalkradio.com/yarnthing/2015/01/19/yarn-thing-sponsor-buffalo-wool-co or you can listen in iTunes.