Not many miles from where we are located this summer is the Dorr Mill Store. It’s an amazing collection of USA produced woolens, patterns for rug-hooking, needle-felting, punch needle embroidery, kits and ready-to-wear woolen clothing. It is a amazing shop in Guild, New Hampshire and a wonderful place to visit.
Take a stroll with me through the aisles and just look at the variety of wonderful items they have for sale.
So many aisles of bolts of wool.
Projects, small and large
Some of my favorites – Matroyshka dolls. I bought the wool to make one, knowing I had seen a pattern online and it was here. It’s not exactly like the above one but close enough.
I bought some packs of smaller pieces of wool in a variety of colors like these. These are all “washed wool” which means it has shrunk all it will, and won’t ravel according to the lady. I had asked if she had wool felt and she looked horrified, then asked if I was going to use it for things like the dolls and the penny rugs and directed me to the washed wool.
What do I know? I work in cotton mainly!
I chose these colors below
and these colors.
Those two bundles each hold eight pieces approximately 7″ x 8″.
I also bought a small package of some hand-dyed wool – expensive!!! My friend, Brigitte, once told me that yellow wool is hard to find so I grabbed this packet with the yellow in it.
This next package was from a barrel of remnants. $3.00 for all you could fit in the bag. Needless to say, there were limited colors in the barrel, but I did try to get colors I thought might be useful. I’m expecting to share these with my quilting friend, and Row Robin buddy, Brigitte as she does a LOT of wool applique. She was kind enough to provide with all the pieces I need to do a Christmas wall-hanging of birds, berries and brances which I will be starting in the next few weeks. I hope you’ll find something in my remnant bag that you can use, Brigitte!
I probably spent more money than I should have on the wool but I really do love the penny rugs and small wool projects I see here and there. Look at this darling chickadee design.
So now I can add some wool projects to my list of things I want to make. At least I have some materials to use when I get ready to do it and being this close to Dorr Mill Store made it seem like the right time to get it.
I hope you enjoyed this tour of Dorr Mill Store. They do have the website I indicated at the beginning and they do mail-order.