Our Farm, Our Products

Driftless Mercantile is the creative extension of Windridge Fiber Farm. We are located in the Driftless Region of Wisconsin, a beautiful area of rolling hills and rock outcroppings left untouched by glaciers that once covered the land. This area is rich in natural resources and deep rural farm tradition.

 

The nature around us, along with the farm and its inhabitants, provide inspiration for the variety of handmade gifts and keepsakes that we create. Most items are one of a kind or limited edition. All items make wonderful gifts, either for someone special or yourself!

Our flock of sheep supplies us with an array of beautiful wool fiber for the needle felted sculptures we make. Needle felted pieces are made from wool with wire armatures, a barbed felting needle, and a bit of patience. You may see similarities between some of the needle felted pieces and the animals on our farm which are often used as models for our needle felted wool animal creations. Our needle felted sculptures are meant for display, and they are not intended to be children's toys.

Needle Felted Sculptures

The perfect ornament to dress up a Christmas tree or just to hang in your home. A great gift for a sheep lover or fiber artist. Available in either white Cotswold or Brown faced sheep. Maybe vary slightly from photo, each is one of a kind handmade.

Length 4"x 1.25" wide x 3.25" tall

                  $25

Needle Felted Blue Faced Leicester Ram -Merlin

Merlin is a big lug of a ram. He loves to have his head scratched. He is the model for this wool creation. He has a wire armature with wool needle felted to create his shape.

7"long x 2 1/2" wide x 6" tall

$75

Farm Share

Share our farm. Get a little piece of Windridge Fiber Farm with this variety of items from the farm. 
For one year you will be a part of our farm and will receive:
- Introductory letter about our farm
- 4-5 newsletters keeping you up to date with what is going on here on the farm through out the year
- 6 blank notecards with photos of sheep from our farm
- 4" long handmade needle felted hanging ornament of your choice of black faced sheep or white sheep. The ornament is made from wool from our 
farm. 

Learn about the operation of our sheep farm through the newsletters that give a glimpse into what we do at the farm and what the sheep's life is like through out the year. 
The letter, notecards and ornament will be shipped out within 3 business days and the newsletters will arrive through out the year.   $70

Photography on the Farm

Photo Prints

Driftless Mercantile

 

Needle Felted

Sebastopol Goose 

-Mr. Goose

The Sebastopol goose is a beautiful breed of goose with its long curling feathers. Mr. Goose, our Sebastopol gander, inspired this sculpture. His long curling feathers are similar to the curly locks of the Cotswold sheep which I used to make this Mr. Goose.

 

4 1/2" long x 2 1/2" wide x 4" tall

$75

Mr. Goose has been sold, he is available to be pre-ordered. 

Needle Felted Donkey

-Clementine

Clementine guards the sheep against coyotes, and she is a force to be reckoned with. The sheep consider her their leader, and no one heads to the pasture before her. She was the inspiration for this needle felted 

sculpture donkey. 

Made from wool with a

wire armature. 

10" long x 4" wide x 12" tall

$155

Felted Sculpture

Holstein Cow

-Avocado

What says Wisconsin more than a black and white Holstein?

Our Holstein, Avocado, was is a big baby that loves to have his head scratched. Don't ask about the name...I don't know why.

This Needle felted Holstein is made of wool with a wire armature.

11" long x 4" wide x 8" tall

$155

 

Needle Felted

Cotswold Sheep

-Calliope

Our sheep are the main attraction on the farm. Who could look at the curly face of a Cotswold Sheep and not fall in love?

Calliope is the Greek goddess of music, song and dance. 

This needle felted sheep sculpture is a small version

of the curly girl. 

8" long x 2 1/2" wide x 6" tall

 

$75

Photos from around our farm are available as prints. Some of the photos are shown here on our website, there are also many others that can be seen on our  Instagram account @windridgefiberfarm.

Ships within 3 business days

 

5 x 7         $10

8 x 10       $15

11 x 14     $25

Winter Flock
sheep in snow with donkey
Watson
Cotswold Sheep
Hershey
Sheep in snow storm
Little Lotti
brown sheep
Up Close
Cotswold sheep
Snowy sheep
Cotswold Sheep in the snow
Snow Sheep
brown sheep with snow
Sharing
Black and white lambs with hay
Lamb
Mother sheep with lamb
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Felted Sheep Ornament

Note cards

The art of letter writing is not dead with our beautiful critters gracing the note cards. We offer note cards made with 5 x 7 card stock and a 4 x 6 print. Envelopes included.

Set of 6 note cards variety photos- $12

Shipping & Availability

Please Contact us to check the availability of items.

We try to remove items as they are sold. 

Free shipping on orders over $75 in the USA via USPS priority mail

Items may be returned with in 7 days of receipt.

Please contact us with any questions or concerns.

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