Welcome to Wild Rivers Wool Factory

Located in the remote area of Wild Rivers Coast in southwest Oregon, Wild Rivers Wool Factory  was originally started in 2005 by two local women with a dream, desire and a vision of creating jobs, increasing cash flow in the community, while promoting the sheep and wool industry in the United States and creating an experience for the artist, crafter, hobbiest and traveler.

With the help and support of their community and families, a long held dream was brought to reality.   The Factory Outlet Store opened Memorial Day, 2008, and has been supplying quality natural fiber goods and services for over 10 years.  Although the Outlet Store closed Labor Day 2018, Wild Rivers Wool Factory continues to manufacture with all locally grown fibers, representing over 24 different sheep breeds, local alpaca, llama, mohair goat, and angora bunny.  All finished goods are made locally.

Wild Rivers Wool Factory offers classes, workshops, demonstrations, apprenticeships, scholarships, and most of all, an enthusiasm for EVERYTHING WOOL.

When you choose to support Wild Rivers Wool Factory, you choose to support a community.

We've Moved!

Hey, there, I''ve completed the move away from the outlet store on Highway 101, back to the ol' farmstead where the factory has been for 12 years.  We're now at 47993 Floras Lake Loop, one mile south of the big town of Langlois, the first turn to the west as you're coming south.  It's the last turn to the west as you approach Langlois from the south, just before you go across the Floras Creek Bridge on Highway 101.  Right now we're open by appointment only, 541 655-0554  Give me a month to get organized, and there will be things to acquire again from my lovely stash of

Five Week Countdown

Here I am, looking around this  beautiful old building (she'll be 100 next year, folks!) and alternating between a happy anticipation of closing down the outlet store, and feeling sad that I'll probably be missing the interaction with all the wonderful people on a day to day basis.  What won't change is my love for wool and other fibers, and my working with it every single day.  I'm anticipating with dread the uphill battle to teach myself to really utilize my website, and Etsy.  I'm really (I can't begin to tell you how much) looking forward to never processing white w


So there's your raw fiber, slumping in its container, possibly glaring at you malevolently, daring you to try to scour it.  Dump it out onto clean concrete or an old sheet.  If alpaca/llama:  separate it into a thin layer, pick out the obvious big stuff, remove handfuls of the very badly contaminated stuff.  Fluff it up, while holding your breath.  Return to container.  If adult wool:  unroll the fleece and place it tip upward, sheared side (butt) side down, arrange in a shape the way the sheep grew it.  It should be shaped like an animal hide.


It's been a wonderful 10 years, but I've had my lease (amicably) terminated on this fine old building.  Our closure date is Labor Day, 2018, in 2 1/2 months.  We opened on Memorial Day weekend, I think it's only poetically fitting that we close on Labor Day weekend.  I plan on having a huge blowout sale, everything goes including furniture, fixtures, supplies, tools and some equipment.

Silk-Merino Hand Painted Roving


The lustrous, shiny 30% silk and the kitten soft 70% 19 micron merino wool in this roving is intertangled, not well blended.  Because of that, it picks up fully saturated colors and reflects vivid hues back to you.  It's perfect for felting projects, spins into gorgeous unique yarn, and is a serious decorative statement just coiled into a basket.  The photos don't do it justice.  The roving is soft as a butterfly's kiss and twice as brilliant as tropical bird plumage.  Each one ounce piece of the roving is meticulously hand painted, one  at a time, in 16 diffe

Price: $9.00


Our classes are scheduled on an as needed basis, including private handspinning.  Just call or e mail us and request the class you want, with time and day preferences.  All classes are $35 and include all equipment and materials.  All classes except handspinning are 2 hours long.


Happy Birthday, USA!

We had our usual 4th of July, with the shop open 7 days a week, we don't do much.  I did sneak off to a barbecue and chatted with people about the upcoming An Tyr War just south of us.  It's a Society for Creative Anachronism event held yearling, with jousting, sword fighting, archery contests, and lots of cool stuff to purchase.  Cindy and I got into our Renaissance costumes and wandered down there a year or two ago, had a good time.  What we like best is that all those folks traveling home on Sunday stop in our shop to stock up on wool goodies.  I was very proud