Follow Your (Fiber/Business/Hard Work) ‘Bliss’

That’s Karen Gallagher of Hunter Hill Alpacas in Bristol, Connecticut – who also was featured on the back of the Fiber Festival of New England program in a photograph taken some 5 years ago when we first met, due to a spectacular leather-and-alpaca bag and an interview for a corporate business magazine. (Gallagher is an attorney who has found a way to combine her passions and profession.) The profile (but not the image) was lost in the transition between publishing mergers and a subsequent buyout. Yet, in a quirky coincidence, as I walked into the Mallary Complex to cover the Fiber Festival of New England, the first person met was Jeremiah Squier – who with Rick Trojanoski owns Twist of Fate Spinnery fiber processing mill and livestock equipment supplies business. Jeremiah’s knowledge proved to be the bridge connecting past to present – and led to several great introductions – in Karen’s case, a re-connection. Plus Still River Mill, yarn, Storrowton Village Museum, knitting, Merino Wool Growers, Northeast Youth Sheep Sale and Show at Eastern States Exposition, and more. Continue Reading