Wool Blog

The Silence of the Lambs

  Hannibal Lecter. Just hearing this movie villain's name is enough to give you nightmares...but then your nightmare turns into a night terror when...

Shearing Time

Warblers don’t check the long range forecast before they migrate north for breeding.  No one knows quite how they know when to pack up and head fo...

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 ...

The Picasso of Fiber Arts...Just Call Me John

He’s been called the Picasso of fiber arts, and he’s walked up and down the floors of Frankenmuth Woolen Mill for over 40 years. At a time when co...

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.

Are you Ready for a Long Winter's Nap?

’Tis nearly Christmas. Are you ready for a long winter’s nap?

According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, too many of us aren’t. They estimate that 30 to 35% of adults suffer from brief symptoms of insomnia, 15-20% experience short term insomnia disorder 

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.

How Do You Know You Really Got The Best Price?

When is a business’ best price really their best price? Is it when you see and ad that promises a “great sale” only to see an even lower price the following month?

Why should someone that buys a product on Cyber Monday get a better deal than someone who orders their product on June 1st? 

A SOUR SMELL SHOULDN'T INTERRUPT YOUR SWEET DREAMS

This month, we have had at least five inquiries asking if our wool has a smell to it. It has sort of taken me by surprise because 1) our wool doesn't smell so I don't think about that being a possibility and 2) people sell bedding that smells? Ick. 

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!