Animals Producing Wool

Which Animals are Producing Wool ?

Most of the wool is produced by sheep. But not only ! Goats are "wearing" and giving Mohair and Cashmere and our "hairy Bunnies" the beautiful Angora ! Camels and Lamas are making the soft and wonderful Alpaca

The world biggest wool producer is Australia with a quarter of the global production !The USA is number 3  with 17 % , New-Zeland number 4 with 11% , the UK number 8 with 2% and France number 19 Th with 0.7 % !

The quality of wool is determined by its fiber diameter. 

The finest and most valuable wool comes from Merino 

sheep originally from Spain !

Please find a few handmade knitted creation of wool hats such as slouchy hat, beret, beanie in my shops CREACOLOR

Beret Hat- Pink- Mohair Wool Hat-  Handmade- Pink and Grey Color - Knitted - Made in France

Fall Slouchy Hat - Pure Wool & Bamboo Yarn - Handmade- Green, Brown, Beige - Made in France - Knitted - Natural Beanie-  M/L - Unisex

Black Folk Multicolored Handmade Knitted hat

Two Colored Handmade Knitted French Beret


What happens During 1850's in the USA and in France ?

Mid- Nineteen Century - A Major Moving Period  
In the USA and in France

Major Events in the USA

Industrialization moved forward in the North - East of the USA 
Railway network linked East to West
California Gold Rush
Massive immigration from Europe
Abolitionism and Antislavery
Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

Major Events in France

Second Empire- Imperial Regime of Napoleon III  (1852/1870)
Very strict period with no democracy in France during seven years.
War against the Austrian Empire
Savoy and Nice became French
Industrialization and railway network expansions  
Commercial Crisis
Franco- Prussian War
End of the Second Empire and birth of the Third Republic

Please find a few French Antiques from 1850's in my shop :

Sterling Silver Gilded Spoons- Antique French Vermeil Jam Spoons- Made by a Master Goldsmith Paris France 1819-1838 - Marks-Rare Collectible

Antique 1847-  French Fashion Plate- Original -Colored Printed Drawing -Petit Courrier des Dames - Mode de Paris - Fashion Advices Listing

Inkwell Antique French 1850's Louis XVI Style Made in Napoleon III Empire Brass Julius Cesar Medallion, Acorn-Shown at Bonhams Appraisal