The Practical Magic of Wool Felting

The Practical Magic of Wool Felting

The Practical Magic of Wool Felting Leaves are falling, days are growing shorter, and there’s a crispness to the air—time to cozy up with some indoor projects! Have you tried wool felting? Felt, verb: to make a fabric with wool by connecting the fibers together with...
Is Wool Itchy?

Is Wool Itchy?

Demythifying the Itch of Wool As wool experts, we field a lot of questions about wool. Which is great, because we love talking about it! One of the most common questions we get is: “Is wool itchy?” This is often accompanied by a mention of a wool allergy. These two...
Lesser-Known Uses of Wool

Lesser-Known Uses of Wool

While we here at Shepherd’s Dream think that wool is the perfect material to make a natural mattress, organic wool comforter, or wool throw blanket, there are some other odder uses for wool as well. Wool has too many uses to list here but some of the standouts are...
Treat Your Feet Right With Wool

Treat Your Feet Right With Wool

QUESTION: What do ballerinas and Arctic explorers have in common? ANSWER: They’ve both been using wool to keep their feet dry and prevent blisters for centuries. Everyone knows wool socks keep your feet warm. But did you know that adding pieces of wool inside your...
How Wool Keeps You Warm in the Winter

How Wool Keeps You Warm in the Winter

We learned in a previous post the surprising truth that wool keeps us cool in the summer, but wool also obviously keeps us warm in the winter. (Who doesn’t love wrapping up in a wool blanket by the fire?) The not so well-known part about wool is how it keeps us warm....

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