Wool Blankets & More
These blankets make excellent gifts for very special occasions.
The fleeces from each sheep are sheared, skirted, and cleaned individually at each farm, which may take about 1 hour per fleece. All the wool is inspected at the University of Connecticut, and if the wool is acceptable, it is weighed and packed for shipping by a dedicated group of volunteers. The wool is then shipped out for scouring (cleaning) and then yarn is spun, the blankets are woven, fulled, napped, and cut in seven sizes from baby blankets to king size. Finally, these blankets are distributed to the participants so they can be sold by the shepherds at their farms.