Crafting Shearling Sheepskins

We are introducing Crafting Shearling Sheepskins in response to significant demand. All shearling sheepskins are chosen for the highest density of wool; the thickest loft, then trimmed to the desired length of staple, from 8 mm to 25 mm, standing up like a dense...

Raw Wool Hits the Road

Raw wool transforms into wondrous things: Roving for weaving and spinning and needle-felting and stuffing Pure wool yarn – which can then become toys and sweaters and … Blankets and throws and lap robes Our shearing story describes how it gets from the sheep to...

Needle-felted Sir John A. Macdonald

The Wool Shed at Topsy Farms was visited by a life-sized, needle-felted Sir John A. Macdonald. He is an amazingly realistic, life-sized, well-dressed sculpture, who rides in the front passenger seat of a car, or in an antique ‘push-chair’. He ‘lives’, much of the...

Pure Wool Yarn – Recounting Its Journey

There is an adventurous path that pure wool travels, from the sheeps’ backs to a knitter’s hands and needles. Many hands are involved. On shearing day at the barn, one of our Topsy farmers encourages the sheep up a ramp to the upstairs shearing area, where...

Needle Felting Kits

 Now available: Needle Felting Kits . . . Each Needle Felting Kit Includes: 1.5 ounces of washed and carded wool, natural white and dark grey 2 – 38 gauge triangular needles 1 high density foam pad 1 wooden skewer  ...