4-H Mall Small Business: Kelly’s Felting Kits

By Burns Foster April 06, 2016

New 4‑H Mall Small Business partner Kelly Corbett sorted through 4,000 pounds of wool last year, but there was a time she didn’t know the first thing about sheep, let alone about running her own farm. Seventeen years ago she left her busy career to feed her creative side – and adopt a sheep – and has been a shepherdess, fiber artist, and all-around yarn goddess ever since.

Romney Ridge Farm in Woolwich, Maine is an oasis for Kelly’s 19 sheep, three dogs, two angora goats, and pony. The beloved sheep at Romney Ridge are shorn annually to produce the strong yarns used to create Kelly’s signature cute and cuddly animal felting kits. Kelly also supports fellow local small businesses by selectively purchasing fibers from other local fiber farms, and uses the steadfast and bold dyes of Cushing Dyes in Kennebunk, Maine.

These adorable American-made felting kits are now available on the 4‑H Mall. We welcome Kelly to our Small Business family!

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