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Independence Farmstead Fiber Mill co-owner Dawn Brown (right) shares about the drying process using a recently washed batch of alpaca fiber with Sidney Nickles and Zoe Rutledge.
“Did you know that Texans produce some of the highest-quality wool in the world?” questioned Independence Farmstead Fiber Mill co-owner Dawn Brown as two Wilson County 4-H’ers began their July 30 tour of the mill. Sunnyside 4-H Club member Zoe Rutledge, Wood Valley 4-H Club member Sidney Nickles, and friend Sydni Hollingworth spent the morning touring the artisan fiber mill in Independence. They learned about the process that wool and other fibers must go through in order to become yarn. . . .
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