2013 was an incredible year for us and we are truly thankful for all the support we received as we ventured further into new territory with Grand Valley Fibre Company.
Finishing touches to the mill were completed in January and while we patiently awaited delivery of the equipment, we washed and dried our backlog of alpaca fibre. The equipment arrived at the beginning of February and our lives were once again forever changed as the straight-up learning began. I soon realized that everything about the process required math calculations. Thankfully Aldo is a whiz and quickly mastered the process and the formulas to make the most spectacular yarn.
Over the course of the year we met the most wonderful people with awesome fleece and gained the confidence that ‘the Spin Master’ could replicate any yarn weight and maintain our targeted turn-around time. We’ve never worked harder and in spite of some challenging days, can say that although we are constantly exhausted, we are also very proud of how far we’ve come and have a good line of sight on where we are going.
Happy New Year!