Shop owner spins idea into new fiber-mill business
By ASHLEY M. WISLOCK
Daily Record/Sunday News
Updated: 03/04/2012 11:35:47 PM EST
Heather Sweitzer stands on a stool Saturday to load roving -- animal fibers that have been picked and carded -- onto the spinner and plier machine, which will spin the fiber into single-ply yarn at the fiber mill she opened in the fall with her husband, Jason, and Jason's cousin D.J. Wilt. The mill is located near her store, Sweitzer's Countryside Yarn Shop in Springfield Township. (Daily Record/Sunday News - Chris Dunn)
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Posted by Homespun Yarn Party
The Knitting Boutique, located in Glen Burnie, Md., has combined forces with Sweitzer Mill Farm in Seven Valleys, Pa., to develop a new yarn line exclusive to the Boutique.
The new yarn line consists of five different blends of yarn, all named after Maryland Rivers. We’re introducing the Patapsco, Susquehanna, Monocacy, Severn, and Sassafrass yarns across the country
through our website KnittingBoutique.com.
Sweitzer Mill, owned by Jason and Heather Sweizter, rests among rolling hills on a 132-acre farm. Heather is excited by the partnership with The Knitting Boutique and combining Maryland’s hospitality and Pennsylvania beauty.
“We make the yarn for each individual customer, but my goal is to not let it leave this mill until it is a yarn that I would like to have for myself,” said Heather. “Our mission is to create high-quality products. We promise each customer that his or her fiber gets the individual attention it deserves.”