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Hiiu Vill

Vaemla, Estonia
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About Hiiu Vill
The long white stone building is one of the few Vaemla Manor structures still standing and in use. The building was built in the middle of the 19th century as a hay barn for the manor. Currently, a family company named Hiiu Vill (Hiiu Wool) operates here. The oldest machines (“wool wolf”, carding machines, a roving machine) have been brought from Poland. Similar ones were operating here in the 1860s. It is assumed that the current ones date back to the 19th century, although the exact dates are unknown. The family members will gladly show you the machinery, although they are meant for doing actual work. The machinery is still used to produce yarn from local wool, they also make warm and minimalist knitwear from the same wool.
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Olari A wrote a review Aug 2020
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Small but interesting wool mill. Went there to pass the time and we where positively surprised. It's free of charge!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Rexonaut wrote a review Aug 2020
Brussels, Belgium657 contributions187 helpful votes
Some 16-17 years ago I visited it. Quality and design of wool products were not good. This time I and my wife both found something to buy. For me, it was also interesting to see wool processing machine, made in Poland around 1890+, still doing good work.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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JEAN MARC L wrote a review Jul 2016
Phoenix, Arizona258 contributions91 helpful votes
Quality wool products are available, mitts, socks, sweaters.... No dyes, just mixtures of dark and light wool. One can examine the machinery which takes the raw wool and makes it into threads. Very interesting and the staff is very friendly. Café is attached where you can relax and have an ice cream.
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Date of experience: June 2016
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Hedi wrote a review Jun 2016
Nornalup, Australia21 contributions3 helpful votes
Quality products made with sheep wool and marked with a symbolic sheep logo. Good range of beanies, mitts, vests, socks, other knitwear. Nice designs and well worth the visit to pick up something as gifts or for yourself. Such a friendly attentive service as well! There's also a cafe in the same building, but as we had just eaten, we gave that a pass.
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Date of experience: June 2016
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