May 3, 2016

Traceable and Responsible

Dear Friends, Sometimes new work just shows up in your life, without warning.  And it brings new relationships, which turn out to be the best part.   I got a phone call last August, which has led us down a new path.  It’s actually an affirmation of a path we were already on, but with more […]

April 15, 2016

Surreal Sunset

Dear Friends, I find it exciting that wool is making a comeback in the marketplace.  In publications everywhere I look, I see wool featured.  We are receiving more and more inquiries from people moving away from synthetics and back to natural fibers.  It shouldn’t be a surprise, since wool has been providing man with survival […]

March 17, 2016

Where did winter go?

Dear Friends, I started a letter to you in January, and it went: It’s that time of year!  If you love to sled, ski, snowboard, or just play in the snow in general, you’re in heaven!  I guess us ranchers are in heaven too, because we’re sure grateful for the snow and moisture.  Only we […]

January 26, 2016

An Interview with Deb Newton

An Interview with Deborah Newton   When Deborah Newton received the request from Imperial Yarns to create a spring collection, she knew she loved our yarns and wanted to create a strong proposal. Designing, for Deborah, begins with sketches and swatches, plenty of swatches (which you can see below). Deborah has been designing for many […]

December 9, 2015


Dear Friends, Thanksgiving is behind us; well the holiday at least. Everyday is a day of thanks giving if we’re thinking right. The fall work is done (see Ranch News September 2015), we’re settled in for winter , and waiting on a baby! Many of you know that Keelia and Blaine are expecting their 2nd […]

November 12, 2015

Full Circle

Dear Friends, Halloween may be “black magic,” but the real magic is in the beautiful fall itself. This is such an inspiring time of year. The brilliant colors of fall and light you could never create. You walk out the door, breathe deep and try to decide which incredible adventure to have next! One I […]

October 15, 2015

Shabby Fences

Dear Friends, We had just a bit of slack time around here between harvest and the coming fall seeding and roundup activities, so the boys worked in “fix up” chores here at the headquarters. They’ve been replacing broken or weak boards on the old fences and corrals, repairing gates, fabricating new parts and hanging the […]

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