Shetland Sheep: Rich in History, Rich in Textiles

Shetland Sheep: Rich in History, Rich in Textiles! Our farm mission is to enjoy and promote the wonderful diversity of the Shetland breed by fully utilizing to the best of our ability all they have to offer historically. We believe the best preservation and management of this breed includes it's full spectrum of history. We encourage old and new shepherds alike to join in the fun by engaging in fiber arts, especially spinning and knitting, as this breed is so intimately linked with those aspects of the arts.

Sunday, July 9, 2017



Meet ClaireBear.  She was made by the head shepherdess and owner of Wheely Wooly Farm, just for fun.  This soft stuffed bear is made from yarn provided by treasured ewe, Claire.  The eyes and nose are Shetland moorit scraps left over from another project, and are sewn on.   This little bear was a real pleasure to make!  Who knew making toys could be so fun?

All of Wheely Wooly Farm's 100% Wheelspun Yarns are great for knitting or crochet, and all are sold by sheep's name, in this case, Claire.  We mostly sell light worsted to worsted weight yarns because that is what you, the customers, have been telling us you want.  The number of colors we provide surprises even us, so you'll find hundreds of items to choose from in our online Farm Shop!  We also provide some bulky yarns in a variety of colors, for they are always popular as well.  If a yarn is bulky, it will say so on the label.

Patterns for toys are nearly everywhere and easy to find.  Try making a Wheelspun yarn toy this summer and join the fun!

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