I am Allison Bellairs, one of the owners/operators of Bellairs Fiber Farm. I started the farm as Alli's Creations in 2009 when I was 15 years old. I started in the open air market in town. I took Angora rabbit fiber and some handspun yarn. A year went past and I didn't sell very much so in 2010 I asked my mom Sheri if I could start a shop online and she said yes. I opened an Etsy shop and sold a couple things but again not much. In 2011 we talked about changing our name because I am not the only one running the farm. So I went to my Grandma and asked if I may use the name from her old Fiber Farm. She was super excited and I changed the name to Bellairs Fiber Farm. I bought more animals and started spinning more and more. And that brings us up to now. My shop has grown but I need your help to get to the next level.
I am looking for funding to purchase a new drum carder. I have a carder now that is manual and very small. I would like the ability to make a bigger fiber batt and more of them in a shorter amount of time. Sheri Bellairs my mom and the other owner/creator, has issues with her hand and can't operate the manual carder because it causes severe pain in her wrist. So she will also be able to make fiber batts with a new electric drum carder.
Risks and challenges
A challenge I might have to work around is waiting for the drum carder to be built because it is handmade in the USA. This would change my timeline for both batts and yarn.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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