Wool Blog

When A Sign Is More Than A Sign

According to Webster a sign is: a display (such as a lettered board or a configuration of neon tubing) used to identify or advertise a place of business or a product.  As we designed new signs for our 124 year old Woolen Mill, we felt that Webster’s definition, while accurate,...

Keeping Sheep Safe

Here at the Frankenmuth Woolen Mill, the sheep help us sleep at night, whether we’re counting them; nestling under cozy comforters made from their fleeces; or resting our heads on a scrumptious wool pillow. But how do our farmers sleep, when sheep are such delectable prey for so many predators come nightfall? Depending...

A Gift to Last

Summer’s here. And with it come so many good intentions: plans to spend more time in the garden; to find extra weekends to escape to that lake on the edge of the northern woods; to go fishing; take a few camping trips, or enjoy more picnics at the beach. But before we can even scan the weather forecast to choose the best days to go, our mailbox fills with birth announcements, graduation announcements, and wedding invitations.

The Dryer Ball Story

How do they work? Basically, when you add a load of clothes to the dryer, all that wet fabric wants to clump together, even as the dryer tumbles it about. When you toss a few wool balls in with a load, they tumble around and pull the fabrics apart, continuously fluffing them, enabling the dryer’s hot air to circulate more efficiently through the clothing to evaporate the moisture.

Caring for your Wool Bedding

So now you have a piece of our premium wool bedding and it needs to be refreshed and/or washed. Don’t panic, there are several options and some are super easy!

Preserving Over a 100 Year Old Craft

I started working at the Frankenmuth Woolen Mill in 1995 and there were so many things passed down from generation to generation because “That was how it was done.” As a new employee I did what I was taught and didn’t really think about it.

Fun Songs for Sheep Peeps

Our Frankenmuth Woolen Mill is a part of a small community that is one of Michigan’s most popular tourist attractions. Located an easy hour and half drive north of Detroit the city of Frankenmuth shines brightly as America’s Christmas Town.

The Down Side of Down

For our first installment of what promises to be the most exciting blog to hit the pasture in years we will take a look at the disgusting world of down. Down is the soft layer of feathers closest to birds’ skin, primarily in the chest region. These feathers are highly valued by manufacturers of down clothing and comfo...

Ghosts for Neighbors

Walk into any new age shop and somewhere, in a little basket, you’ll likely find a pile of sage bundles. A sort of metaphysical cleaning ritual, burning sage, or smudging, is believed to purify a space and clear out negative energy. Many people use it to rid old buildings and homes of ghosts.

Welcome to our New Online Store & a Better Night's Sleep!

Since 1894 the Frankenmuth Woolen Mill has been striving to create the healthiest and most comfortable wool bedding possible. Throughout the past 124 years our bedding has adorned thousands of bedrooms across the country and we hope that our new online store can help show you the path to better sleep.