Welcome to Bartlettyarns

Serving the needs of natural fiber enthusiasts!
Custom Processing-Retail Sales-Wholesale

Current Hours-Harmony, Maine Store

Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday 9:30 am  3:30 pm

Thursday-By Chance starting October 7th.


*Exception for when we hold special events as noted below

Week of October 11

Bartlettyarns will have sporadic/limited hours during this week as we will be in Rhinebeck.   Please plan accordingly.   Our staff is limited and our priority is to the commitment of this show.

Bartlettyarns will reopen on October 19th or 20th.

All information updated AS OF October 6, 2021


International Orders:


Canadian Orders may be placed thru this website.

If you would like to place an international order, please email us directly at sales@bartlettyarns.com  We will bill thru PayPal.  Our prices do not include duties/taxes.  Thank you.

Shipping:  Bartlettyarns ships thru USPS or UPS.  Please note that we have NO control over these services and when an item will be delivered.  In most cases, orders are shipped during our normal operating hours listed above and we do our best to have an efficient turn around time to get the product to you.



Bartlettyarns has a courtesy wool drop off location in Rochester, NH.

Please call for details. 

Bartlettyarns accepts wool at the mill in Harmony during its normal business hours listed above.

PLEASE REVIEW CAREFULLY THE “WOOL DROP OFF REQUIREMENTS” POSTED TO THE RIGHT.  We encourage you to carefully read thru and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us, that is our preferred method. 

IM or PM is difficult for us.

You may also email us at sales@bartlettyarns.com


Bartlettyarns Annual Open House

August 5-6 2022  10-4 Each Day

PLEASE NOTE:  Participants enter and participate at your own risk.   

Bartlettyarns holds this event as a courtesy to the PUBLIC.  Your patience will  be required.  We try to stay on schedule to the best of our abilities.  Please allow ample time if you plan to take the tour.  First come/first serve.  Group sizes do vary.  There is a lot of walking and stairs, it is not handicapped accessible, it is an old mill building.  We ask that you keep up with the group.  If you feel that you are unable to keep up, we have several videos, including an Emmy Award winning video done by MPB that you can enjoy.  Under no circumstances will you be allowed into the buildings alone.  Please DO NOT ASK.  Should you decide to take it upon yourself to “wander”, we will take appropriate actions.  Do NOT ruin it for yourself or others.

Please wear shoes.  No food or beverages allowed inside buildings.  NO SMOKING AND NO ANIMALS, unless service animals with papers.  



  Wool shall be in a closeable container.  Although not ideal, trash bags with plastic draw string handles are the preferred choice.    Absolutely NO CARDBOARD BOXES. OLD GRAIN BAGS  OR SHEETS.    The container must be secure, free from rips/tears and clean/new.  Additionally, your NAME, ADDRESS AND PHONE NUMBER SHALL BE PUT INSIDE OF EACH CONTAINER AS WELL AS OUTSIDE by the seller (you).  A courtesy phone call would be nice if dropping in Rochester so that we may expect you and give additional instruction if necessary.

Fleeces  must be skirted.  Disposal fees will be charged of matted, wet, moldy, insect infested or other undesirables.

Failure to follow these simple guidelines will result in a reduction of a minimum of 20 cents per pound on the total weight purchased. 

Got Questions, Give us a call! 

You may also request our informational brochure that details all of our requirements.  This guideline is just a synopsis of our requirements and additional requirements maybe necessary.


October 9-10-11 2021    20 Water Street-Harmony, ME

Please see hours/details below. 

Fiber Drop Off all 3 Days.

Celebrating 200 Years  Wash-Card-Spin Weave

This iconic Maine business is a leading influencer in the local

fiber shed community in the Northeast and across the USA.

October 9-Saturday  9:30-3:30 Store Open

9:45 am Basic Fiber Prep for Mill Processing-Covering the dos and dont’s

11 am, Noon, 1 pm, 2 pm-Guided/Narrated Tours of Mill

3 pm-Discussion of various breeds and fiber uses

October 10-Sunday-1-4 pm  Store Open

1:30 pm-So You Want A Mill To Process Your Fleece? Introduction to the world of Bartlettyarns and its process.

2:30 pm  Guided/Narrated Tour of Mill

October 11-Monday-9:30-3:30 Store Open

10 am-Small Fiber Producer?  What are my options at Bartlettyarns

There will be NO mill tours on this day.

Persons Attending:  First you need to evaluate your own potential risk of exposure of anything before visiting.  Your entry onto the property constitutes your understanding of these risks and you voluntarily assume such risks related to exposure to Covid 19 or anything else, therefore Bartlettyarns and its assigns cannot be held liable if you contact Covid 19 or any other issue.  In addition, we encourage patrons to protect themselves by following safety protocols and state and local health recommendations and mandates to prevent the spread of Covid 19 by wearing masks, practicing social distancing and washing hands regularly.  Bartlettyarns WILL NOT advise you on what you need to do, that is your responsibility and decision.

Washing Services

NO Minimums, Volume Discount, Prepayment Discounts

Price is calculated on in-coming weight.


Carding Services

 1″ Round Roving, NO minimums, Free Blending

Discount with washing services
Pre-washed fleece must meet our standards.

Price is calculated on finished weight.


 Grown Local-American Made-Worn Around The World!

Bartlettyarns is famous for its Maine wool yarn, roving and other fine products. We are truly a Made in Maine product and Made in the USA story!

In addition to our retail products, Bartlettyarns also provides custom processing services to our fiber producing friends. We offer two types of services, “Traditional Custom Processing” and “Guaranteed Custom Processing”.

We encourage you to spend a few moments to learn more about Bartlettyarns services.

We are proud to offer value and quality in every product we make. From our “full measure” four ounce wool yarn skeins, to our traditional home-spun appearance with a softer twist and more bloom/loft, we source our fiber from local producers, mostly along the east coast. Bartlettyarns prides itself in its sustainable production methods. Our sustainability practices are further described on our “about us” page.

Bartlettyarns produces several yarn and roving color ways which include Fisherman; our specialty since the 1800’s; Rangeley; which are inspired by the lakes, forests and mountains of Maine; Shetlands; with marvelous combinations of natural and dyed wool colors to Glen Tweeds with warm tones and textures of authentic Scottish checks and tweeds; to our Solids which are spun first and then skein dyed using only select domestic wools.

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Our Services

International Orders

All orders placed outside of the United States of America and Canada are billed thru Paypal.
If you are interested in our products, please send us an email. We hope to hear from you soon!

Postage to Alaska and Hawaii will be charged an additional $2.50 to cover costs.
Please note that orders shipped to Canada or outside of the USA will be charged actual shipping and handling costs.
Canada is generally an additional $3.00 more.

2021 Open House

Bartlettyarns receives many inquiries for tours of our facility. Please understand that we are first and foremost a business, not a museum, and we accomodate the general public by holding an annual open house. Details are below.

Bartlettyarns Open House 2021
Aug 6-7 2021

Tours-10-4 Each Day, generally starting on the hour.
Store Open 9:00 am-4:30 pm

Please note:  This is the time when we open our doors to the public for tours. We are not able to provide tours outside of this time frame for the general public.

Please Note: If you are arriving by bus you MUST have a reservation time. (Large groups will be split if we feel the necessity and Bartettyarns reserves the right to limit the number of participants in each tour.)

Helpful Information:

Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Please wear shoes,  no sandals or flip flops.
Please no food or drink during tour.
Please do not touch machinery during tour.
Pictures are allowed for personal use only.
Please do not photograph employees unless you ask permission.

Tours are generally one hour in length and generally start on the hour. If we are busy, we might start on the 1/2 hour.

Groups are limited in size (Average 15 people)

Where is Harmony?

Harmony is located in Somerset County which is considered Central Maine.

From Portsmouth, NH  163 miles
From Portland, ME 110 miles
From Bangor, ME 50 miles
From Belfast, ME 57 miles
From Newport, ME 22 miles

Please visit Maine Toursim web site for great places to stay and eat!

See Us At These Events

  • Maine Agricultural Trade Show
    January 2022 | Augusta, Maine
  • Gore Place Sheepshearing Festival
    April, 2022 | Waltham, Massachusetts
  • NH Sheep And Wool Festival
    May 14-15 2022 | Deerfield, New Hampshire
  • Common Ground Country Fair
    September 24-26 2021 | Unity, Maine
  • Vermont Sheep and Wool Festival
    October 2-3 2021 | Tunbridge, Vermont
  • The Fiber Festival of New England
    November 6-7 2021 | Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival
    May 7-8, 2022 | West Friendship, Maryland
  • Maine Fiber Frolic
    June, 2022 | Windsor, Maine
  • Deerfield Fair
    September 30 - October 3, 2021 | Deerfield, New Hampshire
  • NYS Sheep and Wool Festival
    October 19-20 2021 | Rhinebeck, New York