Chylie & Mark
We met in 2016 and married in 2019. We are located in the Thumb of Michigan where we have grown the flock to near 100 ewes. Our sheep are a hybrid of Romney, Dorset, Bluefaced Leicester, Suffolk, and Hampshire breeds. These sheep make great quality fiber and meat. We breed lamb in January - March, in time time to have market ready lambs around Easter through May, mostly going to the semi-local ethnic population mostly in the Detroit Metro area.
The ewes on our farm produce wool for felting, handspinning, and other wool products including dryer balls. Our wool is processed at the local wool mill 60 miles from our doorstep, Zeilinger Wool Company. Zeilinger Wool is a small family business that has been processing wool for over 100 years.
ALL THINGS FELTING
I have been felting for over five years, and crafting my entire life. Now, I teach felting through our kits, video tutorials, and classes. Using both needle and wet felting techniques, I create everything from 3D animals to beautiful wool paintings. I pride myself for in depth, detailed instruction. As an emerging art, there are few resources for felting. Stay updated with my latest projects, kits and classes on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok. You can find free tutorials on my YouTube channel, kits and classes in our shop.