The way of the wool in Huttwil

The guiding thread of the “way of the wool” runs through the show cardery and offers information about the diverse topic that is the raw material of wool.

Where does wool come from? How is wool processed? What is wool made into?

Various boards provide information about the different wool providers. Valais Blacknose, Racka, Gotland – around twenty-five breeds of sheep are mentioned, with a wool sample from each for visitors to feel. Other boards set out the wool processing process step by step: after the sheep shearing, the wool is washed, died, and carded, and then spun, woven, knitted, or felted.

On working days, visitors can watch the work of the show carding room from up close. Machines more than 100 years old are still in daily use. After processing, the way of the wool moves on to the store where visitors gain a striking impression of the many different ways in which wool can be used. From spinning and knitting wool to virgin wool duvets and pillows to clothing from head to toe, everything is on offer.

 

  • Opening Times
    Store and distribution
    Monday - Friday 8:00 - 12:00
    13:30 -18:00
    Saturday 8:00 - 16:00
  • Prices

    The way of the wool: free (always accessible)

    Factory tours for groups of 10 or more: free, schools CHF 50

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