One of the things I looked forward to over the weekend, was the tour of the Design Spun factory. It is one of only 2 Woollen mills left in New Zealand and creates yarns for a range of different companies. Although I mostly buy via their on site store, or their online store and some of my favourite dyers also get their yarn from this mill.
And the Tour was even better than I expected. Our guide, Peter, knew everything (and I'm sure more) there was to know about the mill and did a great job of explaining all the processes to us. While I have the process fairly straight in my head, I'm not going to attempt to be your tour guide, I'll just show you the photos!
I did buy a weeeeee bit of yarn at the store, and also at the KAN marketplace, perhaps I'll show you those tomorrow.