Hi. My name is Mary and for the past 27 years I have been raising Romney-Merino sheep and creating warm woolies using their wool.
The inspiration of my business started when I was 14 when I learned how to knit. In 1993, when I finally was in a situation where I could afford to purchase a spinning wheel and a couple of sheep, I taught myself how to spin and take care of sheep. The area where I moved, sheep were not common so I had to learn everything on my own from the library and University Extension. After I learned enough about raising sheep and preparing the wool (shearing, cleaning, carding, spinning) I started Mary's Little Lambs Products. All of my products are made in the USA where I work with several small mills to create my products.
Each year I try to incorporate new items into my inventory. I also utilize recycle materials and weave rugs, scarves and placemats. All the things I do makes my heart sing and I love what I do. Raising sheep is so fun but there is also a lot of work. I enjoy hard work and being around the flock so the next step was natural to spin the wool and make socks for everyone I know.
If I don't see you in the future I'll see you in the pasture.