Spring 2020 - We are not accepting new cusomers. If you have had work done here in the past, please email or text for availablility.

We now stock fine domestic merino top for blending

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2012 Upgrade

Installed 6kw Photovoltiac System to power the mill. This is a grid tied system so there are no batteries. Excess power we generate in the summer is used by the grid to supply other customers and we receive a credit. In the winter when we need more power than we generate, we draw the extra power from the grid and use our credits to pay for it. The PV array is mounted on the barn out front. We use Net Metering to apply the power generated against the meter on the mill. With this addition, we have reduced our yearly outside energy needs to about 200 gallons of propane which is used to heat the building and supplement the solar hot water when needed.

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This system was installed by
Maine Energy Performance Solutions

NEWAIM Fiber Mill is concerned about our environment and we are doing our part to reduce our carbon footprint and our country's dependence on foreign oil. Our biggest energy use is the propane used to heat the water required to wash your fiber. It takes 140° water to wash 10 pounds of your lovely fiber. It takes nearly 4 gallons of propane to heat this water! In December of 2008 we added a 90 tube solar hot water system to the mill. This uses the sun to preheat the water before it goes into our propane fired water heater. In the summer we should be able to heat nearly all of our water using the sun. Even in the darkest part of winter, we still get a significant boost from solar. On January 4, 2009 the outside temp was 18° and the wind was blowing, but the sun was shining brightly. The temperature at the solar collector was 147° and the water in our 160 gallon storage tank had been heated to 132° by the end of the day! Not bad for January in Maine. Our solar system was designed and installed by ReVision Energy.

Click here to learn more about our solar hot water system.

NEWAIM Fiber Mill is run by people who understand fiber animals and the people who raise them. We bred alpacas for almost 10 years. We currently have a small herd of CVM/Romeldale sheep. Click here to learn more about this rare breed.

Nancy has been knitting for as long as she can remember and she began hand spinning when we purchased our first alpacas in 1999.

We purchased the mill in 2005 which Nancy runs and can turn your raw fiber into beautiful, saleable yarns and rovings.

One of the advantages of the Mini-Mill equipment is that it facilitates the processing of small batches of fiber. People who raise fiber animals donít just want yarn back from the mill, they want their OWN yarn! There is nothing more rewarding than producing hand knit garments made from your own fiber. When you send your fiber to NEWAIM Fiber Mill, your fiber will be individually processed and returned to you.

  • Only Environmentally Safe Products Used
  • State-Of-The-Art Fiber Washer
  • Dehairer Available To Eliminate Most Vegetation & Guard Hair
  • Competitive Prices
  • Full-Time Staff

Fiber processing in Midcoast Maine. Let us spin your fiber into beautiful yarns that you will be proud to say came from your animals.

In the early 1900's there were many woolen mills here in Maine. Our many rivers and streams provided energy to run the machinery and the mills provided jobs for many of our citizens. That is not the case today. Maine's textile industry shrank steadily during the last century as the mills moved overseas in search of low cost labor. By the late 1970's, nearly all of Maine's woolen mills had closed.

In a small way the textile industry is starting to make a come back to serve the cottage industry here in Maine. The alpaca herd is growing rapidly and the farms are looking for mills to process their fiber. There are also many small sheep and goat herds across the state. Spinning and knitting are now popular again and the fiber artists are looking for high quality, locally produced materials to use in their projects. All of this creates a need for small scale carding and spinning operations. The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well here in Maine and several small scale fiber processing mills have opened to fill this need.

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