Dupuyer wool shop finds success in cyberspace

   This led them to getting their own Website; beaverslide.com. Customers from eBay followed them and now they have a worldwide customer base and in this time of recession, are actually seeing a boom in international orders.
   On a regular basis, they take in orders from Hong Kong, Japan, Australia, and Malaysia and other countries on the Pacific Rim.
   Beaverslide isn’t limited to the Asian countries. They also have a European base with orders coming in from Great Britain, Germany, Sweden and Denmark to name a few.
   Two of their more interesting orders have come from a person stationed in Antarctica (south pole) and the other to an Australian customer in Abu Dhabi, part of the United Arab Emirates (UAB) located in the Middle East at the tip of the Arabian Peninsula.
   Hayne offers up over 80 different shades and colors of mule spun yarn which appeals to knitters around the world.
   Mule spun, doesn’t actually mean the wool is spun by a mule, rather it is a process developed in the last half of the 18th Century. Mule spinning gives yarns a characteristic all their own. Hayne says, “Many experts consider the mule to make the very highest quality of handwork yarns.” She went on to add, ”Yarns processed at these mills are also dyed in the wool for a wonderful uniformity of color.”
   At one point they used a mill in Maine, however, in an effort to reduce transportation costs, they now use a small family mill in Alberta, Canada.
In August of last year, her sister-in-law Ali Newkirk opened up the Dupuyer Cache, a convenience grocery store at 307 Montana St. on the east side of Hwy. 89.
   Beaverslide Dry Goods has a room there to show knitters the different types of yarn that sails through cyberspace as well as other goods that they produce. Her hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.
   Hayne can also be reached at (406) 472-3283 or through the Cache at 472-3272.