wild lily
​​artisan fibers

Heritage breed wool, Story-based yarns  & Fine spinning fibers 





Wild Lily Artisan Fibers
Loveland, Colorado
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Wool Stories
  1. 7 Begin - The ANIROONZ Sheep Company Story pt 3
    “And begin.” What do you hear?  What do you see?  A dancer in a sunny mirrored studio bracing at a barre?  An anxious student in a crowded exam room with fluorescent lights buzzing overhead?  A piano bench shared with a jolly polyester-clad teacher? When I first started working at ANIROONZ I found feathers everywhere.  Everywhere. Walking her property, hiking, feeding, she finds them.  Nancy notices, bends, collects, examines, cherishes.  “Nancy, what are you going to do with all
  2. 6 Dreams - The ANIROONZ Sheep Company Story pt 2
    6  Dreams    “If you dream it, you can do it.”                                                                       -Walt Disney There are ideas we have.  Things that flit and dance in our brain, consume us for a time and then evaporate.  Think BHGTv. Pinterest.  Stash. And then there are dreams.  They are like giant pots of stew sitting on the back burner of our hearts, slowly developing in flavor and depth and intensity.  “And suddenly you know:  It’s time to start something new and trust
  3. 5 There are Cheerleaders Among Us - The ANIROONZ Sheep Company Story pt 1
    5 There are Cheerleaders Among Us  Sitting across the table from Nancy Irlbeck last December at our ANIROONZ Sheep Company corporate Christmas party (which means the 2 of us in a restaurant eating fresh, hot food, actually sitting, not wearing Carhartts or covered in sheep manure), I asked her the question, “If you had to choose one word to describe the next chapter of your life – one over-arching theme, what would that word be?” Without a nanosecond of hesitation Nancy responded, “Nurture.
  4. 4 The Heart Wants What it Wants - Wild Lily Wool Stories
    The Heart Wants What it Wants - Wild Lily Wool Stories - 4  I don’t know who said that first but truer truth I’ve never know.  So…you try to bloom where you are planted.  You try to make new dreams – but at the end of the day, the week, the month, the year – the heart wants what it wants and there is no denying.  After a few years our gorgeous suburban house was on the market and we were just going for it!  We had to get out on land again.  Now, buying land in Colorado is a pretty