I've used Vevgarn for many years now and love the yarn. Noel Thurner started the business in the 1980s and I began using the yarns she was importing from Norway immediately. Now, Noel has passed the torch of NFF along to a new owner. But don't think Noel's going to be sitting on the sofa, eating bonbons now that she's not busy packing and sending out orders of yarns all over the country!
Her work with Parker, her therapy dog, continues to be an important part of her mission in life. She's also deeply involved with the Carolinas Bearded Collie Club (read some more of the Beardie therapy stories about Noel and Parker at the CBCC website linked above). Add to that, growing and then preparing much of the food for the family as well as aiding her husband's efforts with biological control of the hemlock wooly adelgid (his website is Saving Hemlocks). In what "spare time" she finds, there's always spinning and knitting with dog hair (Chiengora) to keep her hands busy!
I'm very happy that NFF will be continuing--check Sidsel's website and give her a call! She's quite an expert tapestry weaver herself who's used the yarns for years. I'm sure Sidsel will enjoy NFF as much as Noel did, bring her own knowledge of Scandinavian fiber traditions into play, and provide yarns for the masses! In fact, I've already placed two orders with her in the past month. What can I say? I love that yarn!