Working with Wool
On this page we share informative articles about working with wool from sheep. From skirting and storing wool, to carding, spinning and dying your fiber; there’s a lot to enjoy in this topic if you’re an aspiring fiber artist.
Explore articles in this category and you’ll discover information and unlock inspiration.
We’ll start with articles to help you produce the best wool you can on your farm. Learn how to increase both the quality and the quantity of the wool on your sheep farm. By feeding your flock the right way, and practicing responsible management and care you can produce cleaner, healthier wool.
Next, we’ll guide you through finding a market for your wool products and fiber art. We’ll also provide some guidance for getting started making and selling wool, yarn, knit and felted goods.
If you’re interested in learning more about working with wool, you may also be interested in the list of my favorite sheep books for fiber artists, featuring hand-picked titles which will be a welcome addition to any bookshelf.
Wool Production on Your Fiber Farm
The following articles are a nice place to start if you’re looking for information, tips, and guidance about how to improve the quality and quantity of wool produced on your fiber farm.
Shearing, skirting, and spinning are part of the cycle for farmers on sheep fiber farms. They are activities that require hard work to ensure that
Information About Wool & Wool Products
The following articles offer some information and history about wool and the different products produced by sheep and fiber artists.
New to knitting or crocheting? There are many different types of yarn for knitting to get acquainted with. There are handspun and machine-spun yarns, as
Thinking about buying a wool garment or other item and cannot decide what kind of wool to go with? After all, there are many types
The Fiber Arts
Learn about the craft and artistry of working with wool and producing crafts and garments from the wool produced by sheep.
Weaving is a traditional way of producing fabric that has been practiced by fiber artists for thousands of years. Woven fabric is made of lines
Learning how to spin or want to improve the quality of the wool products you offer for sale at your farm? These buying guides will help you select the perfect equipment to learn and grow as a fiber artist.
If you’re considering getting started with hand-spinning or are looking for the perfect gift for a first-time hand-spinner, then this list of the 4 best
If you’re a handspinner, or are interested in felting wool, then one of the tools you may want to invest in is a drum carder.