Once a year, we gently harvest the soft, versatile wool from our Columbia sheep and begin the process of transforming this naturally renewable resource into a wide selection of fibers and yarns.  Removal of the wool is important to the health of sheep, and is done by hand picked shearers who have been coming here for decades.  The wool is custom milled and dyed to our specifications, and offered by Imperial Yarn, a subsidiary of Imperial Stock Ranch.

 

Tagged The American Wool Tradition™, the yarns are specially milled with custom colors that reflect the ranch’s unique high-desert landscape. Each skein represents the thoughtfulness and ecological sensitivity that nurtures the ranch. Imperial Yarn operates out of the historic Hinton House at the ranch headquarters, offering yarns to knitters, weavers and fiber artists in a natural array of hues, textures and weights. Imperial Stock Ranch appreciates the vital part their value chain partners play in moving raw wool from soil to finished goods, crafting a truly American product.

 

Today, Imperial Yarn sells a variety of wool and wool-blend craft yarns, patterns and kits to more than 300 boutique yarn stores around the country, and directly to consumers. To learn more, or to find store locations near you, please visit www.imperialyarn.com.

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In addition to selling to the Needlearts market, Imperial Yarn also provides production yarns to large and small apparel brands. We were honored to have our yarn chosen by Ralph Lauren, for the Opening Ceremony sweater for Team USA to wear in the Parade of Nations at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.  For more information or to begin a relationship with us, please contact us direct.

 

Imperial Stock Ranch is also launching a line of blankets and throws both knit and woven, along with their apparel collection, the Imperial Collection by Anna Cohen for Fall 2014.  To learn more, visit www.imperialcollectionbyac.com.

 

Through maintaining the tradition and culture of raising sheep, and the transition to value added product sales and the accompanying jobs that creates, the Imperial Stock Ranch is at the forefront of an economic and rural revival in America.

 

We'd love to hear from you!

Ranch Headquarters
92462 Hinton Road
Maupin, OR 97037
541/395-2507

info@ImperialStockRanch.com