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Allison Volek Shelton  Handwoven and Handcrafted Textiles โ€ข Nashville, TN โ€ข (formerly Shutters & Shuttles)

Today is my last "official" day weaving at the mill and it still doesn't entirely feel real. I finally got a chance to read through all of your sweet comments and notes of encouragement- I might have shed a few tears on the fabric, it's a good thing cotton is absorbent. Closing the mill wasn't an easy choice to make, but it was the option that made the most sense for both myself and my business partner. I don't know exactly what is next for me. I plan to continue weaving in some capacity but need a little downtime to regroup. I truly am blown away by the outpouring of support you all have shown, and I hope you'll continue to follow me on my weaving journey, wherever that may lead! (Another beautiful photo by @kelandmel_ )

It is with heavy hearts that we announce that TN Textile Mill will be going out of business at the end of January. We canโ€™t thank you enough for the support youโ€™ve given us, and although we are sad to be closing our doors, we remain excited and thankful to have played a small role in domestic textile production. We hope youโ€™ll keep paying attention to sustainable manufacturing practices and continue to support small businesses. Your choices matter and are critical to the success of the local business that make our communities unique. (Lovely action photo by @kelandmel_ )

As this rollercoaster of a year draws to an end, I just want to take a moment to say thanks. Thank you to everyone who has helped us get where we are today.
This year has held some of the highest highs and lowest lows, but without these experiences, the good ones and especially the bad, it's not possible to grow and evolve as both a person and as a business.
So to my employees and business partner, to our customers, and to all of you, my sincerest thanks. Let's ring in the new year together and see what possibilities 2017 has in store! -Allison ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿฅ‚๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿผ (๐Ÿ“ท @kelandmel_ )

A few tiny projects to finish out the year ๐ŸŽ‰

We still have just a few yards left of this incredibly lush heavy wool fabric. I think a really architectural and structured garment would work show off this beautiful textile. Get it before it's gone!

We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend, and we definitely enjoyed the time off, but are excited to get back to it today-- even if it means playing catchup a bit ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ
๐Ÿ“ท @kelandmel_

Did you know we've started selling the beautiful, super soft merino wool yarn we've been weaving with? We're offering 2 different weights in both camel and black- they both knit and weave up beautifully!

The perfect time to slow down and do a little handweaving. Sampling for upcoming Signature textiles! ๐Ÿ“ท @kelandmel_

Last production push this week before the holidays and a few days of rest! ๐Ÿ“ท @kelandmel_

So many projects in waiting. 2017 is going to be a great year!! ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ
๐Ÿ“ท @kelandmel_

The shuttle: One of the most important tools of our trade. ๐Ÿ“ท: @kelandmel_

A close up because we seriously cannot get enough of these camel wool cowls... and might be wearing one in our chilly studio right this second โ„๏ธ๐Ÿ˜

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