The mill started as a sawmill and gristmill back in 1870. The business was founded by Archibald MacAusland, who had to convince the locals he wasn't crazy for starting up a mill and wanting to weave blankets.

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First the wool is put through a washing machine that was built in 1949 and washed with liquid soap and hot water. After the wool is washed, it weighs almost forty percent less, now that the dirt and grease are out.

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Family owned and operated, the business began operations as a sawmill and rollmill in 1870. In 1902, the company began producing yarn and in 1932 they began producing woollen blankets.

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Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 8am - 5pm
Friday: 8am - 4 pm


 

Visit MacAusland's Woollen Mill - Prince Edward Island

Take a visit to MacAuslands Woollen Mills, and you will visit a family business that prides itself on old-fashioned craftsmanship.

If you are on Prince Edward Island, come visit our mill. Visitors to our mill are extended a warm and courteous welcome, and the opportunity to select the blankets and yarns of choice...one more unique feature of a very special Island industry.

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Bloomfield RR#2
Civic # 38317 Highway 2
Prince Edward Island, Canada
60 km (35 miles) west of Summerside on Route 2
5 km (3 miles) west of O'Leary
3 km (2 miles) west of Rodd's Mill River Resort

Prince Edward Island location on map  MacAusland's on Prince Edward Island

Map of MacAusland's location in Bloomfield, PEI