More than Micron: 5 Star NZ Romney Fleeces

We are now offering New Zealand Romney Rams fleeces we recently purchased from a producer in the South Island, NZ. The proud owner, Doughboy Romneys, calls these studs 5 Star fleeces, claiming when processed into a finished product it feels as soft as fine Merino. What does it mean to be a five star fleece? We have nearly 40 of… Read More »

Baa Baa “Black” Sheep & Overdyed Domestic

Sheep come in all colors, from bright white to the almost-black dark brown, with a gradient of beautiful greys and browns in between. However, when it comes to the old-school wool industry, there are multiple grades to categorize white wool, but everything from offwhite/light grey to dark brown gets thrown into one pile and labeled… Read More »

Dyed Corriedale Guide 2024

Our dyed wool offerings have changed quite a bit in the last few years. We anticipate that the 18 colors showcased here will constitute our Dyed Corriedale line for the foreseeable future. We hope the side-by-sides help you determine what colors suit your needs best. We are always happy to chat about what color would… Read More »

The Beauty of Primitive Wool (#21DK and #23DK)

We have our own unique lingo when naming our products, heavily influenced by our long history of buying and selling industrial quantities of wool. Our#21DK, White Primitive Breed Carded Sliver and #23DK, Primitive Breed Grey S/C may leave folks scratching their heads a bit – what is “primitive” wool? And what does DK mean again?… Read More »

Demystifying Domestic Carded Sliver

Visitors to our warehouse often peak behind the massive dragon yurt that separates the “show room” from the storage and wonder where the equipment is. They quickly learn that there isn’t any, just bales of top, fadges of scoured wool, piles and piles of bags of carded sliver, a rickety old scale, a bale frame,… Read More »

Spring Open Warehouse – March 30, 2024

Fiber lovers unite at our Spring Open Warehouse! All products available to test, play and purchase. Buy more, save more and discounts for cash! Saturday March 30, 2024 10 AM – 2 PM 28 Draper Lane #LN18 Canton, MA 02021 RSVP on Facebook! 28 Draper Lane is a large property. To find us, park in… Read More »

3.6% off with 36couponsfor3.6off

We reached 3600 fans on one of those funny Social Media outlets, so of course that means we’re having a sale. Typically we offer something off for a fixed amount of time. This time we’re going to switch things up a little. We’ve restricted the coupon to the first 36 users (you may use it… Read More »

Open Warehouse – November 11!

All products will be available for sale. We’re offering discounts for cash and for any folks vending at the Boston Fiber Festival or the Fiber Festival of New England. Try out spinning or another new wooly craft, or just come to touch all of our wonderful fiber! Come by the warehouse to see the smiling… Read More »

September update! 3 new Targhee products!

Hey! It’s after Labor Day and Phil has made it through the first month of Grace’s maternity leave making just a few shipping errors. So far you all have been keeping it easy for us to keep up despite being short handed. Well we’re here to announce our expanded offering of THREE Targhee types, scoured,… Read More »

Remembering The Wool Page

R.H. Lindsay Company has done a lot of things in the Wool Trade over our 87 year history. While selling wool has been our number one goal, we also had an enduring interest in the wool community from wool growers, warehouses, traders and mills that have been part of the wool infrastructure over the years.… Read More »

Open Warehouse in Canton, MA

Join us at our warehouse on Saturday November 19, 2022 from 10 AM – 2 PM! 28 Draper Lane Canton, MA 02021 Test out any of our products for spinning or felting! All available for purchase! We’ll have raffles for wooly prizes including speciality dyed roving, batts, and a knitting kit! In the afternoon we’ll… Read More »

10 Items Under $10/lb!

We recently raised prices on our most popular items to help us cope with the ever-skyrocketing shipping costs we’re all dealing with. Even still, we have plenty of great products available for under $10/lb, continuing our mission make industrial-quality wool and fiber as accessible as possible. One of our most popular products at $9.95/lb is… Read More »

All about Free Bump Shipping

With shipping rates staying high, we are always getting questions about how to get free shipping on an order. Folks in the continental US who need bulk of one product can get free freight on their entire order by ordering a bump! But what that means varies by product! Why? Well we source our products… Read More »

Shops Ship Free!*

*some conditions apply 🙂 “The shipping is more than the wool!” is probably our most-received feedback here at R.H. Lindsay Company. The common retort has become “well, I can’t do anything about the shipping, but I can charge you more for the wool if you’d like!” We’re acutely aware of how much shipping prices have… Read More »

What’s up at R.H. Lindsay?

Here we are in May holding down the fort at our warehouse in Canton, MA. After 30 years of dedicated and loving service, we closed our long time Philadelphia warehouse in late January which has been quite a change. With our aim to grow our offering along with the eager enthusiasm of the 4th Generation… Read More »

2900 fans and adjusting to today’s business reality

R.H. Lindsay Company has evolved into a much younger Fourth Generation operation in the past year or so since Grace Lindsay-Parks started working here. Phil had long cultivated an old grumpy Yankee image which wasn’t the best approach for many of our customers. Luckily our prices and supply sources helped carry us through. One thing… Read More »

Luxury Fiber sale!

We had a great sale last week offering 10% off for Small Business Saturday. We also have a sale running on some of our 20-series Carded Sliver, namely the 21D, 22D and 21MXD who’s batches are getting low and we’re about to refresh some of our line. The entire time we’d been carping on our… Read More »

20-series sale 21,22,26D and 21MXD. 11/21-30!

We’re getting to the end of a few of our inventory on a few of our current carded sliver lines. We just send a few new shades down to get carded and we want to tidy things up at this end. So the 21D, 22D, and 26D all get $.50 off for $8.00/lb. The 21MXD… Read More »

Taking it a day at a time

We are writing this on election day when we didn’t receive an order which hasn’t happened on the site for a while. Even the slowest days this year we seemed to get a few packages for UPS. We can only conclude that you’re all out voting today. Awesome! It appears to be the biggest vote… Read More »

Phil’s birthday coupon

Now through Labor Day save 6.4% on any order by entering happybdayphil at checkout! We’re so grateful to our customers for keeping us going through the pandemic, and we’re actively thinking about new products and new ways to support you all every day. Have an idea? Send us an email!


Announcing a coupon sale of 2.5% off all orders of $60 or more through June 8th! We’re playing along with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ reopening titles and guidelines. The name of the first stage is Start and it feels like about 2.5% of those who were shut down will get a chance to open in… Read More »

2400 themed sale/sales

We play a game on our Facebook page offering to do a sale every time we reach a new fan milestone. Well this week we hit 2400 fans. We are amazed there are 2400 folks out there who would follow us and we thank everyone of you for your social network loyalty. We’re already offering… Read More »

The current normal of Coronavirus for R.H. Lindsay Company (sale on horizon)

We’ve all seen hundreds of these notes expressing concern and thanking folks for their understanding related to the effects of the CV-19 Pandemic that is wracking the world. Despite some predicting we’ll be back to normal by the middle of April that is hard to conceive from here as thee death toll has just started… Read More »

Wool industry in the 21st Century

Wool as a commodity has fallen far in the lexicon of commodities to the point where those of us who trade it know what it feels like to be an anachronism. For someone who grew up in a notable 20th century wool town it is especially true once you get down to being one of… Read More »

When holding one sale isn’t enough!

January is when our year begins. R.H. Lindsay in fact was first organized in January 1936 in a State Street law office. Also our long time President, John Davenport (Toppy) Lindsay was born on the 10th of January. Between those events and the 1,000 fans we now have on Instagram we have enough reason to… Read More »

You keep asking for it so we went out and got it! Bamboo is back and on sale until New Years!

Beginning in late summer last year we started talking about how a long time supplier was due to retire and we were worried that we’d be cut off from our easy supply of silk, bamboo and mohair. When a new man was hired to replace our old pal we held out hope. We were a little… Read More »

2300 fans!

Is the coupon code for $2.30 off for every $20 you spend on our web site for any order with a minimum of $60.00 in the final Cart total. Why $23.00 off? We have 2300 fans on our Facebook page. Whenever we reach a new century mark we have a sale. It’s always a game… Read More »

New! Alpaca in the house AND a new Sampler

After resisting many customers’ call for years we finally made the plunge into American Alpaca. We posted a dark brown carded sliver on our site that is 24-26 micron. While it does contain a bit of a coarse hair and hay chaff after being scoured and carded, the fiber is awesome and it should be… Read More »

2200 fans sale! Wow! How’d we do that? Wait for it as Phil waxes a bit to start. #2200code for Wool Top or Luxury Fiber items

R.H. Lindsay’s 83rd year in business is turning out to be one of the most exciting and entertaining of at least the last 25 years of our history. We might cite Phil’s major leg break 20 years ago next month, or the launching of our first e-commerce web site in the early 2000’s (has it… Read More »

NEW! Sampler Box and new ideas at R.H. Lindsay Company. Making a run for a 4th generation!

Wow! It’s been quite some time since we’ve sent out any message to our customers. Summer is typically slow and we help to insure that by laying low and trying to sneak off to the beach of the golf course (depending upon who) as much as possible. While we’ve been quiet here it has really… Read More »

Get out there and sell!

Spring is often a big time of year for many of our customers as it is spring fair season. With the biggy of all biggy wool shows in Maryland in May we could spend the entire time on site there visiting old and new friends. We’ve decided it would be fun to see what you’ve… Read More »

26 Micron Dyed Black top on sale for same prices as 29.5 dyed black in 2003

Hey! We’ve been expanding our view around the world lately and that has led to some work with a fellow life time wool trader from Spain. We had some success selling low price colored material into the textile industry here as well as some other odds and ends. We’ve been fascinated with the wool story… Read More »

We got to 2100 Facebook fans and here’s a quick sale to celebrate…

We’re offering 21 coupons at $21 off of any order with a minimum $100 Cart. #first21get21off is the coupon code and for NOW it’s good until 21 are used OR the end of March 21st… We are NOT accepting coupons for our #91 Domestic Fleece Top (we’re out until next week) but after that everything… Read More »

Catch up weekend. Raw fleece to high tech fiber your choice!

  Pictured here are o three offers of Local Romney Fleece we took in this week from a Prize Winning Wool Grower who is cleaning out the barn of her unsold 2018 crop to ready room for this spring’s production. Mostly grazed and kept outside and working as much as possible makes for a generally… Read More »

Surprise! Super short 1 week sale. 2 coupons good through February 21st.

#shortsale70min and #shortsale300min are the coupon codes for a sale we are running for this week in February. The Philadelphia warehouse is on hiatus and early next week the boss will be home alone while his Valentine Maggie heads off for a family visit for a few days. So instead of feeling sorry for himself,… Read More »

Wool industry view

Unless we add a new blog page altogether, a wool grower friend ask me to write down some thoughts about wool in the United States. Here’s my first submission. Why wool? World wool supply is at its lowest in centuries, textile use in the United States is struggling and who knows where anyone can sell… Read More »

Traditional January White Sale!

Happy  New Year!   We’re hoping to have a great 2019 and so far it has begun pretty well. Boston seems to be avoiding the snow, although the last winter we had like this turned into Snowmageddon. We missed celebrating what would have been former R.H. Lindsay President, J. Davenport (Toppy) Lindsay’s 93rd birthday as… Read More »

New product! Spanish Brown Top, BLUE Acrylic, Tan Carded Sliver, Various colored rayon staple.

Well we’ve been struggling with getting some wool supplies moved along and we’ll soon be out of any fiber imported from China, but we won’t let that slow us down. Today we’ve launched (or soon will be) a host of new products. The most exciting and prettiest being a natural Brown top from Spain. Our… Read More »

Celebrating 2000 fans with two 2-themed coupons

We have a facebook fan site, R.H. Lindsay Wool Merchants and the other day we noticed we’d been languishing with 1960ish followers. Anyone who follows us knows when we hit a century mark we always run a sale to celebrate. When we got nearly 60 new followers in a day or so it became obvious… Read More »

New prices! New Product! Two new coupons! One riddle to solve for $10 off. Happy September!

We did it! We caught up to our stated goal of raising our prices in September. We raised the prices for entire 20-series carded types. Sadly that’s where our costs have risen the most. We also raised the price of all the wool top from the coarse New Zealand to our 19.5 Micron American Merino… Read More »

Summer schedule! Closed the 4th thru the 15th of July.

Since we opened our Boston-area warehouse there haven’t been many days where we haven’t been able to ship wool. Vacation times and locale’s worked out so we could keep our customers happy, even though few of you were thinking anything about wool during the summer time. This year we’re all headed to northern California to… Read More »

19 Dollars Off Sale, thanks to our 1900 FB fans! 13 items on sale until May.

Hey! Despite the woes of social media behemoths we at R.H. Lindsay continue to play the game by reaching out (without paying for ANY of your inside info) via our company fan page. We try to give some insight into the fun and frolic of what we do behind the scenes. Most of the time… Read More »

Foolish new products sale!

Hey! It’s Easter weekend and more importantly it is also April 1st or April Fool’s Day to many of us. We have a couple of products we’re rolling out with this announcement and they’ll be on sale for a week pivoted around that fine April date. We’re introducing what we call our Shearer’s Choice Whiteface… Read More »

Watch out for upward wool prices and some idle thoughts from a life time in wool

We were processing orders online and the hand held device lit up with a local Massachusetts number. What is typically a call from sweet Emily the computer voice was actually a call from a retired wool associate. When I was a kid and we would buy his samples that I would cart from his office… Read More »

Announcing! R.H. Lindsay Company’s 82nd Anniversary Sale!

January is the start of the year and it is also the month when R.H. Lindsay Company got its legal start in 1936. So here we are 82 years later and our business has changed more than anyone might have imagined back in the first half of the last century. We can only imagine what… Read More »

Happy New Year! Finally a few Poly Pay Fleeces and a “Bump Only” sale

It’s amazing to be looking at 2018 and realize it will be R.H. Lindsay Company’s 82nd year in business. Founded in a law office on State Street in Boston in January, 1936 we’ve come a long way since the days when Boston was the wool headquarters for the nation. We hope that we’re your wool… Read More »

cybermonday is today’s coupon code for 5% off

Hey! We woke up early thinking about how much packing and shipping we had to do today and we realized we’d forgotten about Cyber Monday. Given the internet basically has saved our little wool craft business we feel compelled to bow down to the prevailing thought and offer a deal. So…. for any purchase today… Read More »

From extended Flash Sale to #fb1800 & #smallbizsat have we got sales & coupons!

Yahoo! When we have a sale and it’s a big success what else would we do but EXTEND it through Saturday! The original flash sale was only going to extend the sale price of the #72d American Merino 19.5 Micron Top through Saturday. But we heard from a couple of you, so we decided to… Read More »

FLASH! Sale of new 19.5 micron Domestic Top, Tussah Silk and more…

Hey! We can’t put our hands on the sample we had to take a photo for the product page, but given how long we’ve been waiting we had to put it up anyway. Our new 72D Domestic “Merino” 19.5 micron Top. It’s on sale for the same prices as our regular #48 Australian Merino 21.5… Read More »

Changes to silk and 9 Massachusetts Merino fleeces in One Offs

Wow! It’s been too long since we’ve updated everyone on what’s happening at R.H. Lindsay Company. We’ve been using our experience and inside knowledge to navigate the local and world wide fiber market in order to provide industrial products for your industrial or artisan needs. Lately, we’ve been spending a bit more energy than we… Read More »

Suprise! Colored raw Merino Fleece online. Six for now and the offsorts. Check em out!

Fall will soon be with us and already we’ve begun to see folks prepare for cooler weather and order their wool. Generally we offer regular repeatable items that we could get by the truckload. Today, we’re offering individual fleeces. Why? Well because we were presented with a couple of bags of beautiful Massachusetts grown Colored… Read More »

New product #27D. New Price on 91 Domestic Top. Plus some boring family trivia…

R.H. Lindsay Company started as a strictly grease wool house buying all the wool for a Massachusetts wool combing mill. Our second President, John D. (Toppy) Lindsay kept R.H. Lindsay going for many years thanks to his superior skill at visually assessing raw wool and assigning the right yield and spinning count. During the 1980s… Read More »

17 Sale! 17 items for 17 days get 2% off

Part of our outreach lately has been through social media outlets. Whenever we reach a new milestone we typically have a sale. This time we had an internal discussion about whether this policy was wearing itself out. That distraction has made it hard for us to come up with a good angle to celebrate 1700… Read More »

Expanded warehouse = Expanded offerings. Excited by your response. Expect more!

We have had a warehouse showroom operation in Canton, Massachusetts since November 2013. Over the last year or so we were bursting at the seams so we ‘expanded’ into the rest of the room we were already using at the old Draper Felt Mill. While we really didn’t go anywhere it was a big move… Read More »

I feel faint… Recalling R.H. Lindsay’s most bombastic leader, we’ve adjusted some prices and added a coupon.

We’re here on a late winter weekend getting ourselves organized after a big run of activity. Taking time off for a small business person is perilous at times especially in today’s digital environment. Our latest trip proved that in spades as we’re just now ‘recovering’ from our time off. With the feeling of being caught… Read More »

March forth!

Our heads are spinning folks as the first two months of 2017 have been some of the busiest we’ve experienced in the handcraft area. Our work to get our story out to more folks has slowly taken hold and we keep finding more and more folks who want our wool. Thanks! Meanwhile we keep working… Read More »

Triple Sale! One for all of February. One for a week. One for 3 days ONLY!

Our Facebook followers know this one is coming so y’all should thanks them for this sale. We made one comment about trying to get to 1400 followers and about an hour later we got there. Then within a day we reached 1500 and then the next day 1600 followers! Wow! It feels great to be… Read More »

Boy are we having fun! And it’s all thanks to you!

Our Non-Traditional Traditional January White Sale is coming to a close with a bang as we’re sitting here watching all our last minute friends chip in their well thought out orders covering a range of what’s on sale and sneaking in some of their usual things since the freight is already free. We love our… Read More »

Non-traditional Traditional Seasonal White Sale!

Anyone who has followed our Facebook fan page will be anticipating this post/e-mail/however we get it to you in today’s multi-outlet digital world. We’ve been playing a game there promising fun and savings to anyone who guessed the theme of our traditional January sale. We’ve given away all the coupons and here it is, we’re… Read More »

Where have we been? Looking to Happy New Year!

Hey! Normally we’re pounding out blog posts and other social media outreach on a pretty steady basis. December hasn’t seen much activity in that regard. Why?   The fact is we’re running a little shorthanded this month. Normally we’re already just three folks working part time to keep R.H. Lindsay going. All three of us… Read More »


Wow! Thank you all for showing the love on Small Business Saturday. Most online orders in a day ever! That despite the new site’s account access issues. We are hoping that all gets fixed on Monday when we also hope to make it up with a Cyber Monday offer. Meanwhile we’ll be trying to get… Read More »

New site observations

So for some reason the free shipping for bumps isn’t activated on all the products. We made a quick swing through and hopefully got them, but please don’t panic if freight pops up as we’ll remove it before we bill you. Also please relay same so we may correct it going forward. We’ve also heard… Read More »


That’s the coupon code for an additional $20 off on Saturday, November 27th. #SmallbizSat. Minimum $50 order and you get $20 off! Most of our customers are certainly small businesses, so here’s a small contribution from us!  

Wool sale Phase #1… Actually it’s a 13 theme sale. More later!

Hey! You like us are checking out our snazzy hopefully easier to use and order more wool web site. Those of you who follow us on Social Media know we just reached 1300 fans and that means a sale. Here goes the $13 sale. From Thanksgiving until Wednesday the 30th we have three select items… Read More »

Who’s doing what with our wool?

Hey! We are humbled, amused amazed and in awe of the crazy range of products our wool goes into every day. We sell to technical users, podiatry companies, small scale manufacturers and most often and important a huge range of fiber artisans and crafters. While some uses are unique, we see different products emerge from… Read More »

Quick note! 27DF is back! 26S (Tasman Scoured) now offered

September is zipping past and we here in the parched Northeast are hoping for cooler weather and some seasonal RAIN! Enough of talk about the weather, here’s what we want to say. We have brought our popular #27DF Fine Brown Carded Sliver back! We have plenty available from the same source as before. Check it… Read More »

What do you do to celebrate a milestone? Have a wool sale!

Yahoo! So this scribe is completing his 60th orbit of the earth and wants to celebrate. Hence we’re having a sale! If a sale isn’t enough, we’d like to remind everyone that we’ve brought back our popular Bamboo product and lowered the price of our Mulberry and Bleached Tussah silk tops.

Summertime blues… What’s the cure? How about a silk sale?

Ok! We’ve been away absorbing copious shares of Vitamin D as well as some great food and beverages for much of the past three weeks. Some of us are still away, but generally we’re here for anyone the rest of July with only a few exceptions. Our Canton warehouse is well stocked with only one.

Serving the Creative Economy makes us happy. Sale Week!

We’ve posted a few boring blogs reflecting on dumb stories that have become company and family lore. We could write a book with Toppy stories as well as some fun I’ve had as President of R.H. Lindsay Company. Today we’ll spare you by instead focusing on now and our future.