Hi, I am Lyn Watson. I am the new owner of this exciting business. My partner and I are making these pure wool saddleblankets for you under the new name, Waione Wool Saddleblankets.
This small home based business was established about 25 years ago by Ineke and John as Waione Woollies Limited. The subsequent owners maintained the Waione brand reputation for quality and we intend to do the same.
I have always had a passion for playing about with wool and just love all the uses to which it can be put. Felt, being one of them, is a particular interest of mine. I also spin, weave and knit.
My partner and I have had a lifestyle block close to Palmerston North for almost 20 years where we run a flock of coloured sheep, along with some chooks, a dog, ducks and mute swans. We enjoy living in a wetland we have developed with a surrounding regenerated bush area right at our doorstep.
The business has been relocated to our property and now the fun bit starts, making the felt and producing wonderful blankets.
Lyn Watson and Steve Clarkson – Feb 2016