What We Do
Chinook Winds harvests fiber from bison, or buffalo as they are commonly called, then blends the fiber with varying amounts of alpaca and/or wool. We buy our wool and alpaca from local ranchers, supporting American jobs and assuring us of the quality of our fiber. We then take this fiber and produce yarn, roving plus an array of hand felted and hand woven items.
In our commitment to support American businesses all our fibers are processed at regional and US owned mills.
"Bison Yarn...........Because It's Beautiful"
Chinook Winds Bison Yarn and Fiber
Chinook Winds Bison Yarn and Fiber was born from my passion for knitting. I started knitting on somewhat of a whim, fell in love with it, and haven't been without needles since. After making two scarves from a bison (buffalo) blend yarn, which were requested by a friend who is a bison rancher, I knew that bison was a fiber with which I wanted to work. Its softness and beauty is wonderful to knit and crochet with, giving you that "yummy yarn" feeling.
I am a former school teacher, mom of five great kids ages 16 to 25, wife to my best friend, an animal Reiki practitioner, and fiber artist. I grew up on a farm in eastern South Dakota, spent five years in California and almost 20 years living in Montana. My love for farming, ranch life and wide open spaces blends beautifully with producing bison (buffalo) yarn.
Chinook Winds offers a variety of luxurious bison (buffalo) blend yarns along with roving, handwoven and handfelted items. Check back often as inventory changes