Helvetia, WV
Helvetia Shepherd's Association

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100% Wool Yarn and Blankets
from Sheep Raised on
Helvetia and Surrounding Farms

Helvetia Shepherd's Logo embroidered onto burlap.

Photo of six blanketsBlankets are tighly woven, extremely warm, and long lasting. Patterns include solids and tweeds in natural and dyed hues.

Sizes and Prices

(Tax Included)

Twins (60"x90") $120
Full (72"x90") $140
Queen (78"x104") $160
King (120"x102") $240
Throws (48"x60") $60
Wool Comfort Batts $45

Yarn is natural colored (creamy white and dark). There are four skeins to a pound. $6.00 per skein.

Photo of yarn in skeins
Blankets and yarn may be purchased:
  • at the Hutte Restaurant in Helvetia,
  • at MountainMade.com in Thomas, WV,
  • by calling 304-924-5733,
  • by E-mailing HelvetiaShepherds@msn.com, or
  • by mail to
    Helvetia Shepherd's Association
    P.O. Box 25
    Helvetia, WV 26224.

Shipping for twins and throws is $9, all other blankets are $11. Shipping for yarn is $2 for the first skein and $1 for additional skeins.

Helvetia is a remote village located high mountain valley in central West Virginia. Its isolation has allowed the Swiss and Germans who settled here to retain elements of their culture in foods, music, farming, and dance.

Five shepherds, shearing over 300 sheep, supply the wool for the yarn and blankets. About 1000 pounds of raw wool from breeds such as Hampshire, Dorset, Columbia, Suffolk, and crossbreeds is produced and processed each year.The raw wool is washed, carded, spun or woven, and sometimes dyed. The combination of wools produces minimum shrinkage when blankets are properly washed..