Dakota Carding & Wool Co. owner Kelly Knispel, handspinner and shepherd, raises old breed sheep originating from Iceland and Europe and Angora goats for their beautiful wool and fiber. The long locks shorn twice a year are gently processed with natural soaps, dyed with plant dyes and protein fiber dyes. The wool and angora fibers are carded and then spun on spinning wheels where it becomes luxurious yarns to knit and weave. Her wearable art designs and Biota fiber & yarns are one of a kind creations, often inspired by the colors that grace her outdoor world. The grays, blacks, browns and many subtle white shades of the natural colored sheep provide plenty of color for unique designs.