WABASH WOOLLEN WORKS WAS BORN IN 2005
Wabash Woollen Works was born in 2005, on the farm of Lisa Gilman and Michael Rheinheimer in Atwood, Indiana, where they raised fine wool sheep, alpaca, and angora rabbits. A faith in God and a love of nature led Lisa and Michael to start a small fiber mill.
A few years ago, they were looking for a new site. What is now Wabash Woollen Works was an 1870s structure slated for demolition. A heartfelt plea to the small-town Wabash, Indiana mayor led him to tear up the demolition papers. Now, the building is a banquet hall and a fiber mill with plenty of space for an outbuilding with solar panels and a garden filled with natural-dye plants. This location is also just a short drive to the mill's private island, which is a natural habitat for dye plants.