Meridian Mill House to launch new line of luxury products made from Mercerized Merino wool

At the Stitches West fiber craft show in Sacramento, CA, Meridian Mill House will launch a new line of luxury yarns and wool top/roving, all made from Mercerized Merino wool. A new addition to our luxury wool offerings, our Mercerized Merino wool is grown, cleaned and spun in the USA.

Meridian Mill House will have samples on hand in our booth (715) at the show, which takes place March 2-5 at the SAFE Credit Union Convention Center in Sacramento, CA.

Our new Mercerized Merino wool yarns are named after Lake Lure, a gorgeous recreational landmark near Asheville, North Carolina, in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Our Lake Lure 100% Mercerized Wool yarns are available in three weights: Lake Lure Fingering (450 yards/100 grams); Lake Lure DK (270 yards/100 grams) and Lake Lure Worsted (215 yards/100 grams).

Mercerized Wool has many unique qualities, including a super smooth hand similar to cashmere that is soft enough for garments worn directly against the skin. Other qualities include a stronger tensile strength than regular wool, noticeably increased brightness and luster, enhanced dyeability, and Mercerized wool can be laundered without worry. In addition, all of these characteristics are permanent to washing, dry cleaning and dyeing.

The versatility of Mercerized Merino wool makes it ideal for a wide range of new, value-added projects and products. The increased softness and brightness makes it the ideal fiber for blending with luxury fibers such as mohair, cashmere or silk.

Undyed yarn spun from the Meridian Mill House, which opened in 2020, is available by the skein through the Meridian Mill House Yarn Shop in Ranlo, North Carolina, for craft dyers. It is also available through Meridian Specialty Yarn Group’s Valdese, North Carolina, yarn processing plant for apparel brands and manufacturers.

According to Hannah Everhart, Sales Representative for Meridian Mill House, “Quality and sustainability are increasingly top of mind concerns for craft yarn dyers around the world and we are immensely proud to be one of the few mills that fully addresses both requirements.