Spinderellas Creations was established in 1995 with one mission: to bring a high-quality fiber processing to a community where there was a need. Lynn's passion for creative excellence inspired her in the beginning and continues to drive us today. We pride ourselves on offering a superior experience ; from your raw fibers to finished goods, whether that be in the form of roving for you to spin or finished goods you can sell at markets. In turn the long-term relationships we’ve built with our customers continues to drive us to learn and create beautiful things from your wooly friends. What started out as a hobby has become our passion.
Jim and Lynn Snell have been encouraging our customers to promote the “slow making” and “slow textile” movement that reconnects us to the source of the fibers we wear and use in our homes. This is similar to the farm-to-fork, “slow food” movement, that reconnects us to our food.Education of animal raisers, shepherds and shepherdess’, who in turn will educate the public, is of prime importance at Spinderella’s Fiber Mill. Offering a unique, farm to home product is what many people are looking for. Many consumers desire to know where their products come from, how it’s made, but most importantly, they are looking for a comfort level in how you treat both animals and land.
Family owned and operated
One of our main goals, besides offering high quality products created for the individual rancher and fleece in mind, is the Education of our customers. We offer them encouragement and ideas to help them sell their value added products. Our desire is to give our customers reasons to encourage the purchase of their own products, being proud that their yarns, felt, fleeces and roving come from small family farms and ranches who desire to advance their sustainability efforts of their land and animals. We LOVE our people, their animals, and care deeply about the relationships we cultivate. Ask many of our customers, turned friends, it is a circle of caring that reaches beyond making a dollar and fiber manufacturing.
As we walk this venture together, let us never forget, and continue to teach others about the thoughtfulness and ecologically friendly products each ranch represents, offering good from the ground up, creating a unique and truly American product, We hope in a small way, we are encouraging an economic and rural revival of America.
Family owned and operated
The journey began around 1988, when Lynn learned to weave. Not being able to find the yarns she envisioned, she learned to spin so she could have more of a variety of things to work with. In weaving, you have a lot of loom waste, called "Thrums". Not wanting to waste those precious handspun yarns, Lynn began to cut up and toss those thrums into freshly dyed wool and have them carded together, sending them to a custom processing mill called Quail Hill Carding. She went to a local guild meeting with her new roving. Many of the guild members asked her about what she was spinning and if they could buy some. Lynn's 1st reaction was "no", but she was soon convinced this product could bring some much needed cash to her growing family. The demand for her "Thrums™ " grew, and Lynn began to source yarn scraps as well as wool. Soon she met a millwright who helped her buy and repair and old 1923 circa carder, who is known fondly as Meriwether.
There was much work involved in taking a 1923 circa, Davis and Ferber card and getting her to work. It took a year of cleaning, purchasing missing pieces, to get Meriwether up and running. At that time we did not take customers at that time and knew we needed to learn more about all the fibers that might present themselves. With the help of Lynn's children, Drew, Shae and Fallon, we opened the doors in 1995 with washing and carding services only. We added spinning services in 2004, and have not looked back.
Spinderfella- master spinner
Jim was born and raised in a small community in Xenia, Ohio. Jim worked at creative skills in a different way, being master in the trade of woodworking. He had his own handyman business, but enjoyed the art of creating cabinets and unique decks. Jim has created our unique wooden rocking sheep, rope jacks and other items for our customers.
Jim is also a skilled drummer and played often at clubs and gatherings in Ohio but that has slowed since moving to Utah in 2001. Jim is also an avid golfer and when you cannot find him in the mill spinning up masterful yarns for you, you may find him out on the greens.
Lynn is the one you will most likely speak with when you contact Spinderella's Creations. When she isn't caring for their son, Deanie, or her brother , Brad, you will find her washing, dying and carding fleeces. She is also the one who is billing and shipping your products. If you have an issue with your order, she is the one you will speak with.
Lynn enjoys the personal connection with Spinderella's customers, who often become friends. She loves doodling, knitting on her knitting machine, felting and reading.
Deanie Rosa- Snell
Deanie is the boss around here, whether he is letting us know to smile more or ordering the dogs to get out of his way , you will find there is no sweeter kiddo on earth!
Dean was born in 1987 affected by a virus called CMV. We were given the chance of him surviving 10 years, but GOD had other plans. He has taught us so much about life and living through his warm smiles through all the pain and suffering he goes through - that life is worth living - people are worth loving!
Deanie is often watching his favorite sports team- The Colorado Rockies. If you ever come to visit, know that our TV is most often silent, many customers have told us that it was ok to turn the TV up, but we explain there is no need - Deanie is also deaf. :-)
The Sweet Impish Agitator
Brad is Lynn's brother. When her parents died in December of 2017, she became guardian of her handicapped brother , Brad. Brad is quite the character, having CP, autism and turrets. His ticks can be quite interesting and you never know if he will smile or cuss at you. We tell you this, because if you come to drop off fiber and Brad greets you, do not be offended if he calls you an interesting name.
Brad was born in 1965, loves watching his movies, going to his day program and also finding ways to try and "get your goat". He keeps us on our toes.
May you be blessed
May The LORD GOD bless you and your family today with His abundant mercies and LOVE. We thank HIM daily for the opportunity to work with some wonderful animal fibers & the people who shepherd them. “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10 (NKJV)““Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6 (NKJV)