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Smile For The Camera!

 Welcome to the Frankenmuth Woolen Mill Way Back Wednesday post! To celebrate our 125th year, each Wednesday we will take a look back at what was ...

If a Picture is Worth a Thousand Words How Much is a Video Worth?

Enjoy this PBS feature on our historic mill compliments of Destination Michigan...

From Great Lake to Great Wool

As proud Michiganders, we take our water seriously. Living in a state that borders 4 of the 5 Great Lakes gives us a profound appreciation for the clear, clean water that surrounds us.

Visions of Sugar Plums Since 1894

We are humbled and honored that so many families choose our bedding to give the gift of great sleep.  These “presents” of wooly goodness got us thinking about how Christmas gifts and traditions have changed since our mill first opened in 1894.

Christmas became a federal holiday in the United States a mere 24 years before the Frankenmuth Woolen Mill opened its doors.

Thank the King for Turkey rather than Lamb Chops for Dinner

It’s Thanksgiving. And while all of America is thinking about turkey and stuffing, we’re thinking more about how all that feasting makes everyone just plain sleepy.

We can’t help it. Great sleep is our business.

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,...

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.

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.