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Prairie Fiber Arts Center

Our Commitment to Sustainability

Supporting Our Community and Our Environment.

Prairie Fiber Arts Center is dedicated to implementing and promoting sustainable practices that strengthen both our community and our environment.

One of the most prominent ways we apply such principles is by our coding system on our store tags that helps our customers identify yarns that are "green" and/or have come from the United States (indicated by a small flag). Our store has also been a drop site for a Community Support Agriculture (CSA) model for two years in order to encourage local sustainable agriculture, and our electricity that is used for the store is resourced from solar panels in the Moorhead Public Service Community Solar Garden. 

Featuring Locally Spun Yarn

We feature locally spun yarn from Dakota Fiber Mill and Blue River Icelandics, as well as roving from Northcroft Farm. 

Dakota Fiber Mill
Website: https://nomeschoolhouse.com/
Facebook Page: 
https://www.facebook.com/dakotafibermill/

Blue River Icelandics
Location: Stromsburg, NE

Northcroft Farm

Contact: Joan and Dave Ellison (218) 863-5904 Location: 20740 410th St, Pelican Rapids, MN 56572
Mailing Address: 20740 410th St, Pelican Rapids, MN 56572
Website: http://sheepnotes.blogspot.com/

Local Processes Used to Create Our Bohus Kits

Prairie Fiber Arts Center has been purchasing angora from local Moorhead urban farmers. We provide that angora to Dakota Fiber Mill where it is blended with, and then we dye it ourselves and make Bohus kits. It is a very local business!

This angora wool, which is grown right here in Moorhead, is available for spinning!

To the local hand spinners:

Please contact us to place hand spun yarn in our new gift shop and local/regional independent dyers to list on our website!

Making Room for Northern Plains

Prairie Fiber Arts Center leases to Northern Plains Sustainable Ag Society (NPSAS), a regional non-profit organization that promotes organic and sustainable agriculture through education, network building, and collaboration.

NPSAS Website:
https://www.npsas.org/
NPSAS Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/NPSAS1979/