A few years ago, at the last DFW Fiber Festival that happened in person (sob!), I picked up a skein of yarn from a new-to-me dyer, Blue Mule Fiber. This dyer had a decidedly Texas-themed booth and I quickly learned that they’re based in Fayette county, Texas, which is in south Texas. The dyers are a mother/daughter team who also have a passion for wine…. What a great combination!
Let me tell you more…
Blue Mule is dyed on a variety of bases, including…
Wisp (Lace – 70% Ultra Fine Kid Mohair/30% Mulberry Silk)
Glam (Fingering – 75% SW Merino/20% Nylon/5% Stellina)
Fine (Fingering – 85% Extra Fine SW Merino/15% Nylon)
Donegal (Fingering – 85% Superwash Merino/15% Nylon Nep)
DibE’ (Worsted – 100% 19.5 Micron Extra Fine SW Merino)
Blue Mule is sold at several yarn stores across the country – and at local fiber festivals (if they ever happen again). They sure know how to display Texas pride at festivals!
Ease of Shopping
Right now, there’s nothing for sale on the Blue Mule website, but that seems to be temporary.
Every year, Blue Mule hosts a festival of their own in south Texas. They invite dyers and makers to sell their goods…and I hear there’s plenty of wine available, too. I really want to get to one of these festivals sometime!!
I’m so glad I found this talented, Texas dyer. I hope you will look for them as you explore different dyers!