Von Strohm Fiber Mill and Store

Colorful yarns dyed and woven on the premises.

A selection of colorful yarns, many dyed and woven on the premises.

Lucious roving--I want it all!

Lucious roving–I want it all!

On our way to the Columbus airport to fly to Guatemala the week after Thanksgiving, my husband Chuck and I stopped at the new quarters of Von Strohm Fiber Mill and Yarn Store in South Bloomsfield, OH. In July, the Fiber Guild made this their first stop for their day trip to three yarn and fabric shops in the Columbus, OH area.

Check out the website! Besides yarn and supplies, the store carries looms and Janome sewing machines.

New carding machine from shuttered fiber mill in the south.

New carding machine from a shuttered fiber mill in the south.

Yarn spinning machine.  Notice the ball of white roving  in the center.

Yarn spinning machine. Notice the ball of white roving in the center.

The owner, toia VonStrohm, kindly took us on a tour of her mill area, where fleeces are blended, combed out to make roving, dyed, felted or spun into yarns.  Many of the yarns across the country that are sold in specialty shops come from Von Strohm’s.  All of the maintenance and production process is done by Toia.  She and her husband also raise llamas!

Alp Oriental yarn, many kinds of novelty yarns spun together--great for couching as well as kniting, crochet work.

Alp Oriental yarn, many kinds of novelty yarns spun together–great for couching as well as kniting, crochet work.

Looms in the shop

Looms in the shop

The store is a feast for the eyes–yarns of every description and color, as well as looms and sewing machines. My favorite yarn was Alp Oriental, with each skein made up of maybe 20 types of specialty yarns.  There are several colorways–all of them just begging to be taken home!

From time to time, the shop area turns classroom–keep visiting the website for classes, sales and announcements.

Check out the slideshow–captions explain what  you are seeing!

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About apohfibg

I am the headblogger for the fiber guild. I consider myself an art quilter and enjoy using various fibers and fabrics.
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