In 1894, sheep herding was an important local industry in mid-Michigan and the Frankenmuth Woolen Mill was built the mill to serve the local farmers. Around 1910 automatic knitting machines and other “modern” equipment were added. When the First World War broke out in Europe, the U.S. Government awarded the Frankenmuth Woolen Mill a contract for 66,000 pairs of socks for our doughboys. By this time, with 24 women and 5 men, the Frankenmuth Woolen Mill had the largest payroll in Frankenmuth.
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The mission of Midwest Fiber Arts Trails is to honor the Midwest’s rich textile heritage and celebrate and promote the work of contemporary fiber artists.