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 Donaâ€™s husband Kent with the soft wool from Donaâ€™s flock, along with our favorite natural fibers and yarns from around the country.