Hi everyone. I’m Erin from the Maine Top Mill. My dad & I have our own worsted top making mill here in Maine. We specialize in fine wool & unique blends. Rambouillet and Chiri Cloud 80’s are the 2 fibers that we started with, since there’s some amazing Rambouillet grown right here in America and because we had to find a way to process the totally uniform 17-19 micron alpaca fiber our former breeding program made. We branched out into making unique blends from fine wool & other fibers and have started making yarns from our tops & blends too. We make all our blends at our mill and our yarns are spun at one of several American spinning mills. We can also make custom top blends & yarns with a 2-3lb minimum.
These are a few examples of what we make.
-18.2um Rambouillet top, DK weight yarn & 3/18 yarn
-Chiri Cloud 80’s/Rambouillet top, 3/18 Chiri Cloud 80’s yarn
-14.5um merino/yak with either white, light brown or brown yak
-Rambouillet/Angora top & yarn
-Merino/Rose top & yarn
-Flax/Mint/Faux Cashmere top
-Mixed BFL/Rambouillet top, DK weight yarn & 2/8 yarn
Lightspeed blends are subtly elegant blends of merino, rambouillet & either firestar or angelina.
-cStorm is dyed 19.5um grey merino/rambouillet/firestar & is available as top or yarn
-cArctis is 18.5um white merino/rambouillet/firestar & is available as top
-cHyperspace is 14.5um merino/rambouillet/angelina & is available as top or yarn
Flax/Mint/Faux Cashmere is one of our newer hypoallergenic vegan blends. Along with Black Diamond Bamboo/Faux Cashmere and Pearl/Seacell/Angelina. Only the Pearl/Seacell/Angelina is available as yarn
Something else we have are spinning kits. Each kit has 1oz each of 3 different blends plus information about the fiber, sheep, fiber processing, & spinning. They’re designed to help spinners have fun while learning.
We have videos of me spinning all of our blends on our YouTube channel, plus a couple of the educational classes we’ve done.
When we’re at fiber shows, we have touch & feel displays of everything we make. So how to convey softness virtually? Puppies are super soft, and we have a new puppy who’s the inspiration behind our SnuggleMaster Softness Scale.
Right now our tops, top blends & hand dyed tops are all 20% off with code RHINEBECKLOVE through October 31. Our yarns are 25% off. Orders over $50 ship free. Our website is https://mainetopmill.com/. Send us an email or give us a call if you’d like to meet via Zoom to ask questions & watch us squish really soft fiber.