Independence Farmstead Fibers

We are an artisan fiber mill located in the historic village of Independence- in the heart of boots and bluebonnets, right outside of Brenham, Texas. We are Paul and Dawn Brown, and along with the mill, we reside on the farm with our herd of angora and pygora goats….numerous barn cats, a few chickens, and some wonderful dogs.

Our desire with the mill is to provide processing for the small independent fiber producer and fiber enthusiast, increasing value to the animals that give us fleece year after year. Of interest are those special breed specific fibers with a known “pasture of origin”. There is certainly something added to the fiber experience, when you become aware of what animal the fleece belongs to, and where its home is located.

In a lovely old building on the farm, we found the perfect home for our mill. It is soundly built of stone, cedar, and brick. Our equipment is from Belfast Mini Mills, and includes washing/scouring system, picker, large carder, dehairer/fiber separator, draw frame, core yarn maker, 8 spindle spinner, 4 spindle spinner/plyer, cone winder/steamer, skein winder, and wet felting machine. We can provide semi-worsted processing.

Please contact us if you would like to come by and take a tour…and maybe even drop off some fiber for processing along the way.

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