Chris Armbrust & Teresa Perleberg
Dakota Fiber Mill
, Kindred was founded by Chris Armbrust. The only full service fiber processing mill in ND, has been making yarn and roving from sheep, alpaca, goat, camel, Bison etc etc since 2010. A collaboration with 4 NDSU engineering students brought a felting machine to the mill in 2017, and all waste and short fibers are felted into a variety of items. We are excited to move into the original gymnasium. The mill also has a line of yarn called Dakota Spun. Which will be expanded and available soon online.
Bear Creek Felting
founded by Teresa Perleberg has been in business since 2008. Teresa designs and sculpts 3D needle felted sculptures using the wool from her flock of sheep. She has also designed DIY Needle Felting Kits
that include instructions and all the materials to help others learn how to Needle Felt. In 2017 Teresa Opened an online Needle Felting Academy
where members have access to a full library of Needle Felting courses and personal help from Teresa. In 2017 Teresa and Chris developed the Bear Creek Felting Pillow, a natural needle felting work-surface. Teresa is also a shepherd to 100+ sheep in Fort Ransom, ND.
Teresa and Chris have brought their businesses together and formed Shepherd Industries, LLC. They purchased the Nome School and are currently renovating it to house their current businesses, with plans of a retail store, classrooms, fiber animals on site, Bed & Breakfast rooms, in house chef and Event Center. A beautiful setting for retreats, weddings, graduations, reunions and a relaxing place to get away. Follow their adventure on Facebook
to watch it unfold.