Wool of Louisiana is the name of my online store where I sell yarn made from sheep my daughter and I sheared and had milled into yarn when we were still living in Louisiana before our recent move to Wyoming. I also have books available for sale there, as well as roving for handspinners to turn into yarn.
Are you interested in making something of wool from the same type of sheep, and even the same flock Woolfred is from? If so, look for the yarns I have made of “Gulf Coast Native” wool, Woolfred’s breed. Dotty Spot and April Brown are Icelandic sheep. For their wool, consider the Icelandic rovings!
To see a few projects that have been made of our wool, click here!
Getting to see, work with, and wear wool related to sheep in the story gives children a point of contact I hope will make the sheep and the truths presented in the story even more real to them.
The Shepherd’s Mill in Kansas processed our raw wool into yarn, after we sheared it ourselves and gave it a good soaking. The process are higher than most store bought yarn, because everything is processed more by hand, using some machines at the mill, than it is when enormous batches are processed industrially. Because of these, you may notice slight inconsistencies in the spinning that give it a rustic quality, and occasional bits of nature (such as tiny particles of dried grass or leaf) that testify to the authenticity of its origin.
To see some of our shearing and wool processing, click here!
Please stop by. If you have any questions, you may reach me by messaging me through the Etsy store. I am happy to help!