Before you shop, Some Helpful Hints and Resources…
Use this grading chart created by FFSSA to help you decide what grade of our wool or yarn to purchase. We lab-test every Shetland sheep shorn on our farm annually before shearing to grade their wool accurately and assure quality of the wool. Click on this link for the grading chart and uses for each FFSSA grade of wool. FFSSA bases grades on lab test results but they also consulted Oliver Henry, famous wool grader for Jameson Co. on the Shetland Islands and compared graded wool samples by FFSSA’s system and by Oliver Henry while devising their grading system. Senior Members of FFSSA like us go through a credentials process and must qualify to use the Traditional 1927® US patented Collective Mark on their wool and wool products. Here is the link to FFSSA’s grading chart: http://www.finefleeceshetlandsheep.org/wool-grading-chart
Our current product list file linked at the end of this paragraph summarizes what we potentially have available. Please call us at 715-322-4011 if you are interested in something like batts or knitted and felted products that we haven’t posted in the website store yet. Our products made from wool can also be purchased locally at Toadhouse Gallery, Ladysmith, WI, Fine Arts Center, Ladysmith, WI, and Maple Hill Farm Store, Ladysmith, WI. Click on this link to view our product list. https://glentamarack.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Wool-Price-List8_24_18.pdf
New, Socks for Sale! Our medium gray, high quality machine-washable American-made socks are made of 80% wool, 20% nylon for wearability and washability. Machine-wash, cold. Warm in winter, cool in summer, never feel sweaty and no odors. That is the magic of 80% wool socks. Most commercial wool socks for sale are no more than 60% wool and after wearing ours, we can definitely tell the difference in comfort, wearability, and wicking ability. We tested similar socks for a year and have no holes or thin spots yet, but did wear them often because they soon became our favorite socks. Photo of label shows sizes. Available in both ankle and boot length, but we had more boot length made so some sizes on ankle length are selling out fast.