How did you get wool?

Wool is called fleece when it starts. You shear it off of a lamb or sheep. This is done once or twice a year, depending on the type of sheep and where they live. Shearing is just a short hair cut for the sheep, and if it is done correctly, it doesn't harm the sheep at all.

After the fleece is cut off the sheep, it is washed, dried, combed out (carded), then spun into wool yarn or thread. White wool can be dyed to get many different colors. This can all be done by machines or by hand.