It all began in Ashland, Oregon, in 1978 when Dona Zimmerman started raising sheep and selling the wool produced from her flock of Romney sheep, a breed from the Romney Marshes of England. Soon enough, in 1984, Dona and four friends embarked on a creative, cooperative experiment. Dona was a spinner. Jim, Kris, Lucy, and Molly were weavers. All five shared a passion for natural fibers and were ready to help fuel that passion in others. With no other yarn store for hundreds of miles, The Web*sters was born. Originally one third the size of our current space, we filled the shelves carefully handcrafted by Dona’s husband Kent with the soft wool from Dona’s flock, along with our favorite natural fibers and yarns from around the country.

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