Farm / Custom Woolen Mills Ltd
Farm Type: Wool processing facility
Join us for an opportunity to learn how the wool from sheep (and alpacas, llamas, and goats) is processed from raw fibre to finished consumer products. Tour through our mill and see the industrial revolution era machinery up close, visit with people who run the equipment every day, shop our little on site farm store, try your hand at a wool craft perfect for all ages, and meet our mill sheep flock and their protector, Rubin the Llama.
We’re known for making heritage style hand-crafting yarns, wool-filled bedding, and machine knit socks. Like a working museum, we do all of our processing on equipment form the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. Visitors have to opportunity to learn how natural fibre textiles, like wool, are created right from step one of raising sheep on the farm, through sorting, washing, carding, spinning, knitting, and preparing their wool for sale.