On a sea-faring island, there are many yarns told by sailors and anglers alike. But the most favored real yarns, crafted of the finest wools right here on the Island, can be found at North Light Fibers. Its location is a unique as the shop itself, situated smack dab in the middle of the Island on beloved 1661 Inn Farm and Gardens.
You’ll need to walk through the alpaca pasture to get to the mill, so be prepared to greet all creatures great and small as you come and go. Feel free to feed the alpaca, scratch the yak, enjoy the camels and smile at the kangaroos as you make your way to the entrance. Once there, you’ll find handcrafted artisan yarns that are 100% made on Block Island. The team does it all, from washing and dying to carding, spinning and finishing as well as producing hand-knit and handwoven garments and home décor, which you’ll find in their store.
They also have classes and retreats for those who are already involved in the fiber arts — or who want to be. Stop by and see their beautiful yarns, garments, accessories and home décor items. Each item would make a unique Block Island gift for friends, loved ones, and of course, yourself!
Visit their website for more information and to learn the story of how this idea has become a sustainable year-round business on a mostly seasonal island. For directions and hours, call them at 401.466.2050.