Carded Wool, Yarn & Knitwear

Sheepskins

Custom Carding

Dakota Carding & Wool Co. offers you custom fiber processing of your wool, animal fibers, exotics and misc. fibers. We are a cottage industry carding mill providing you with affordable custom washing and carding of your animal/plant/pet fibers.

Making yarn by hand is a wonderful process of individual creation. As a yarn farmer, biotayarns sells unique carded wool blends from the flock & local raised fibers for you to spin into your own unique yarns. There are also locally raised and produced millspun, wool yarns and wearable fiber art available at Dakota Carding & Wool.

Our mission is to add value to local agricultural products while living in a sustainable environment.

  • Custom washing, carding and handspinning of your wool and other fibers.
  • Beautiful handspun & millspun yarns created from local fiber sources.
  • Specialized carded wool color blends for your spinning & felting projects.

Owner, Kelly Knispel, a handspinner and shepherd of 30 years, raises Bluefaced Leicester sheep for their beautiful wool in the "land of infinite variety."  She hand shears the long locks, gently processes the wool with natural soaps and uses plant dyes or protein fiber dyes to color the locks. The wool and other fibers are then carded together on an industrial carding mill which produces a fully carded cloud ready to spin or felt.  These amazing color blends are then spun on spinning wheels where they become luxurious yarns to knit and weave.

Biotayarns© wearable art designs, color fiber blends & yarns created at Dakota Carding & Wool are one of a kind creations inspired by the colors that grace the prairie landscape.