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Ewesful Gifts has a large selection of wool and sheep related gifts and clothing.
Like you may be, we’re sheep folks, tracing our woolly Wisconsin roots back to the 1850’s and a flock of two hundred Merinos to the day we said goodbye to the last of our Dorset Horns in 2018. Adding sheepy gifts to our ovine lives came naturally, bringing us good friends from the far corners of the country.
From what was begun in 1978 by two “showring widows” making the rounds of sheep shows around the Midwest, Ewesful Gifts has grown to be your online source for sheep gifts of all kinds!
My business is all about providing natural products made from quality base products, locally sourced materials. My products include soaps, lotions, and other personal care products which all include lanolin as part of the base ingredients. Packaging, as much as possible, is recyclable or compostable. I also began the fiber part of the business with Shetland Sheep. I chose Shetland Sheep because they were small enough to handle myself and came in over 11 colors with variations. I also include fibers from other farms in my garments and spinning fiber including wool from many other breeds, alpaca, Angora, mohair. I use the wool and fiber to knit, spin, weave into wonderful one-of-a-kind garments and to try to teach others about these crafts
For over 25 years our family has been actively involved in the sheep industry. I guess you can say it's who we are and what we know. Through managing our 100 ewe flock of commercial breeding sheep on our farm in rural Northwest Missouri, we have gained valuable knowledge on wool quality and how it directly relates to manufacturing quality wool products.
Since 1983, Wool Shop has grown to become one of the leading maufacturers of lambswool dusters and earmuffs.
Today, in a historic mill nestled along the Cannon River in Minnesota, a 156-year-old story is still being woven. The Faribault Woolen Mill endures as one of the last vertical woolen mills in America. Here, fifth generation craftspeople take raw wool and create blankets, throws, scarves and accessories of remarkable comfort and quality. Irreplaceable century-old machinery stands side by side with modern technology in our "new" mill, which was built in 1892.
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Since 1903, the Stormy Kromer brand has come to embody the independence, wit and grit of the upper Midwest.
It all started with a cap. George “Stormy” Kromer, a semi-pro baseball player and railroad engineer, kept losing his hat on the train. He asked his wife, Ida, to sew an earband on his favorite ball cap to keep his ears warm and the hat snug. It worked.
Over the past century, many brands have come and gone, yet we’ve survived and thrived — thanks to the adventurers, the workers, the dreamers, and all the excellent people who value style, durability, and a sense of fun.
The Wiese Weavers
During COVID while many people were decluttering their homes, Bob Wiese, along with his daughters, Wynn Wittkopf and Wanda Richardson, decided to get their grandma's loom out of the attic and learn how to weave. Bob started weaving when he was 9 years old, but it had been many, many years since he had woven. Wynn took a weaving class at Lost Art Fiber & Textile Studio in Waukesha to learn some basic skills. Together, Bob, Wynn, & Wanda have been designing and weaving blankets. Since the start of COVID, they have created over 60 blankets. They treasure the time they have spent together.