Fiber Classes and Beyond


Baby Dreads Hat
Baby Dreads Hat
Please note that the Wild Rivers Wool Company has moved.  Address: 47993 Floras Lake Lp

and is open by appointment only. Classes will continue as below.

The following Wild Rivers Wool Factory classes are scheduled on an as needed basis, including private handspinning.  Call 541 348-2550 or visit web site for content & details of each class and to contact per e mail. http://www.wildriverswool.com/


Beginning, ongoing: Moebius Strip Basket Knitting, Sock Workshop:

Magic Loop Knitting,  Lace Knitting

Spinning Classes- other than the every 3rd Saturday class. See separate posting.

Designer Yarn Spinning,  Yarn Plying


Basic Fiber Prep, Silk Techniques 

Carding Techniques , Blending Luxury Fibers


Color Workshop 

Crockpot Basics 

Hand Painting


Natural Dyeing

Non Toxic Dyeing

Shibori Technique

Space Dyeing

Dip Dyeing 




Advanced Nuno

Small Animals

Soap Bars

Vest in 20 Minutes

Watercolor Felting

Basic Needle Felting

Cashmere Felting 


Sheep/Goat/Alpaca/Rabbit Nutrition

Fiber Animal Selection and Management

Soap Making

Cheese Making

Why our wool is famous

Langlois is world famous in the wool industry for its incredibly clean wool.  We average around 144 inches of rain a year (that's 12 FEET of water!) and most of our sheep flocks are pasture raised, no barns or shelter, so all that rain hits the wool and washes it very clean.  We shear in the spring in between rainstorms and the resulting wool has a reputation with the wool pool and woolen mills around the countr for being very clean.  For instance, wool sheared in the Willamette Valley will lose nearly half its weight when washed  and local coastal wool will lose less than 1/3 its weight.  The other factor, of course, is that the list of sheep breeds that can survive 144 inches of rain a year is very short!   They need to be practically amphibious.  We have 24 different breeds of sheep in Coos and Curry counties, but the Coopworth and Romney breeds predominate.

Coopworth sheep
Coopworth sheep



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