The Brown Sheep Company Store has been open since it was added onto the mill in 1983. It serves a great purpose in our community – it’s the only local yarn shop for about 100 miles! The mill store stocks “seconds” from the mill; and patterns, books, needles and socks from other vendors. A second is determined in many ways, such as if the dye is inconsistent through the yarn, if the color doesn’t match the color card, or if there are too many knots tied per skein. We have chosen to only stock seconds in the store so that we continue our promise to not compete with our retail customers.
The benefit of living locally and being able to shop at the mill store is the price. Seconds prices are roughly the wholesale price for a “first” skein of yarn. Another benefit is