Welcome to Bartlettyarns
Serving the needs of natural fiber enthusiasts!
Custom Processing-Retail Sales-Wholesale
GROWN LOCAL-AMERICAN MADE-WORN AROUND THE WORLD
Bartlettyarns-Famous Maine wool yarn, roving and other fine woolen products,
Bartlettyarns-Truly a Made in Maine product and a Made in the USA story!
About our Yarns and Rovings
Since 1821, our mule spun woolen yarns are carefully created to produce several yarn and roving color ways with deep inspiration. They 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.
Value and quality is 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, which are highlighted in our “about us” page.
About our Services
Quality custom natural fiber processing services are offered to our fiber producing friends. From washing, carding, spinning and weaving, Bartlettyarns and Bartlett Fiber Washing can assist in your processing needs. Over 100 years of combined knowledge and skill are at your disposal. 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.
Rochester, NH Store:
This is a retail store only. This store does not handle wholesale, internet/retail phone orders or wool drop off. These services are handled by the office/store located in Harmony, ME. You may reach them at 207-683-2251 during business hours.
Location: 30 North Main Street, Rochester, NH Phone: 603-969-5401
Hours: Mon-Tues by chance- Wednesday & Friday 11 am – 5 pm- Thursday Noon – 6 pm Sat. Open at 10
Parking: On-Street parking is available. 2 hour limit.
The following parking locations are an easy walk:
Municipal Parking across from Lilac City Grill-North Main St
Municipal Parking-Union Street
Municipal Parking-Library-North Main Street
Classes: We are working on a schedule of needle felting, knitting and crocheting.
Other: If the weather is bad, we are closed.
Please check our social media pages for details.
There will be times when we will be closed to attend certain shows.
Please contact us if you have any questions.
Harmony, Maine Store:
This location handles all custom processing, wholesale, phone orders and internet sales. Known as “The Mill Store” our hours are listed below and is open to the public. We do not offer classes at this location. Tours of the mill happen during our annual open house. Please see below for information.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
NOTE: Bartlettyarns does not accept IM, DM or PM.
ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE 2024-Harmony, Maine Location ONLY
August 2nd and 3rd 10 am – 4 pm both days.
Tours generally start on the hour. Please wear shoes. Photography is allowed only for personal use.
Do not photograph employees.
Note: Our mill is old, it has steep stairs and there is a LOT of walking.
If you have mobility issues, please re-think carefully your participation in this event.
Bartlettyarns tries its best to limit each group to 15-20 participants. This may result in a delay, please plan accordingly. Bartlettyarns is NOT a museum, it is a business, who graciously opens its doors to the public once a year to give a glimpse of its business, please be respectful.
Bartlettyarns fills orders in the order received. If we are out of stock, we will notify you by email for placement as a back order or a substitution. We require a response via email, NO TEXTS, NO IM, PM, DM. Please allow us time to process your order, each of us only has two hands.
Canandian and International Orders
Canadian orders may be placed thru this website.
If you would like to place an international order, please email us directly at email@example.com We will bill thru PayPal. Our prices do not include duties/taxes.
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.
WOOL DROP OFF LOCATIONS
Bartlettyarns accepts wool at the mill in Harmony during its normal business hours listed above.
Please note: A modest handling charge may be applied if we bring back your completed order to Rochester, NH or to a show we are attending. We do not guarantee this service will be available.
We do not always return back to NH each week or always bring our truck due to the high costs of fuel.
This is helping us to keep our prices stable for everyone. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
PLEASE REVIEW CAREFULLY THE “WOOL DROP OFF REQUIREMENTS” POSTED BELOW.
These are minimum requirements,
We encourage you to carefully read thru our processing pages 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
WOOL DROP OFF REQUIREMENTS
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. PAPER BAGS, 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 OR OTHER ADDITIONAL CHARGES.
(Details are under our “Services” Tab)
NO Minimums, Volume Discount
Price is calculated on in-coming weight.
(Details are under our “Services” Tab)
1″ Round Roving, NO minimums, Free Blending
Pre-washed fleece must meet our standards.
Price is calculated on finished weight.
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Celebrating Over 200 Years in Business
2024 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 2024
August 2nd & 3rd 2024
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.)
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!