Farm / Custom Woolen Mills Ltd

Farm Type: Wool processing facility

Region

South

Town

Carstairs

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.

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Farm Details

Host Name: Maddy Purves-Smith and Josh Hildebrandt

Email: info@customwoolenmills.com

Phone: 403-337-2221

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Date

Start Time: 10:00 am

End Time: 4:00 pm

Date: Saturday August 13th only

Directions

Address: 30453 Range Road 27-2, Carstairs, AB

Directions:

From Calgary, AB: Head north on HWY #2. At exit #315, head east on HWY #581. Travel east until you come to range road #27-4, turn north onto range road #27-4. When you come to the T-intersection at the lake, turn east onto township road #304. At range road #27-2, turn north – after driving approximately 1 km on gravel, you will come to our location with many red buildings.

From Edmonton, AB: Head south on HWY #2. At exit #326, head east on HWY #582. Travel east until you come to HWY #791, turn south onto HWY #791. When you come to the T-intersection, turn east onto township road #310. This road will turn to gravel. At range road #27-2 heading south (a little further east than range road #27-2 heading north) turn south – after driving approximately 1 km, you will come to our location with many red buildings.

From Linden, AB: Head west on township road #304. At range road #27-2, turn north – after driving approximately 1 km, you will come to our location with many red buildings.

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