Last week, during our vacation to the East Coast, we were lucky enough to visit two great mills of the area. Harrisville Designs was our first stop…then we hopped in the truck and headed for Maine to see the Jagger Brothers Mill. (One of the things I love about New England is that you can drive through four different states within a few hours!)
We pulled into Sanford, ME mid-afternoon and had a nice picnic next to Number One Pond. We called up Scott, our contact, to get directions. He pointed us in the right direction and said, “You cant miss it!”. Sure enough, coming through what seemed like a residential area, there it was… a huge four-story brick building, with a unassuming sign stating “Jagger Brother. Inc.” right above the loading dock.
We buzzed our way in and waited in the reception area for a few, while Scott made his way through the expansive building to greet us. Looking around, I fell in love with this print (below) on the wall. (What ever happened to those days?)
Scott met us shortly and escorted us through the entire mill. It was incredible! Each floor he took us to had another set of huge machines running side by side, with people tending to each one. Cone, upon cone, upon cone of beautiful yarns were being spun right before our very eyes! Scott had my full attention the entire time and Joe, with a rambunctious Elsada (our one year old daughter) to keep an eye on, tried to snap some quick photos as we moved from one machine to the next. The photos aren’t the best, but thanks to Joe, at least there are some! Enjoy!
Teresa Loveless and The Weaving Southwest Crew
PS Do you use Jagger Spun Yarns? Have you visited this mill or one like it? We would love to hear from you! Please feel free to leave a comment in the section provided… Thank you!