Our next Spin-In is on Sunday, August 26. See below for details.
Our WORKSHOPS are starting again at the end of August. We have the August and September wet felting workshops on the cart now.
Our AUGUST special is
FREE SHIPPING on CANADIAN orders $75 and over
Choose from anything you want in our cart. Fibre, yarn, tools, felting supplies, spinning wheels, looms, natural dyes and more!
NATURAL WOOL Top & Roving at 25% OFF
We’ve just received a couple of large orders of natural wool top & roving, and more Rustic Roving will be coming in a week or so. It’s a great time to try some breeds you might not have used before for spinning and felting.
WHAT’S NEW at The FIBRE GARDEN?
WE MOVED in 2017: Our new address and new local phone number are listed down below.
INDIGO DYE supplies are once again in good supply. These are listed in the cart under Dyes>Natural Dyes & Mordants. August is a good month to do this rather messy process outdoors when the weather is warm. Such fun to take out your yarn or fabric from the vat and watch it magically turn blue when it hits the air!
Another change to our shipping this month: many of our Ashford spinning wheels, looms and other larger equipment will be drop shipped for free, which means shipped directly to customers from the Ashford Canada warehouse out in Victoria, BC. We’ve realized it makes no sense to ship them to our store and then ship them out again, and we would like to pass that savings on to you, our customers. We still have wheels in stock at the store though, to test drive and to purchase. We also offer this for Louet and Majacraft wheels and looms.
Core wool is something we are often asked about. This is used by needle-felters doing 3-D projects to make the basic sculptural shape, usually covered then by an outside layer of more fancy, often dyed wool. After all, there’s no sense in wasting the dyed fibres on the inside where they won’t be seen. We recently got in a shipment of Canadian Rustic Roving, thick and chunky carded wool (not combed top) which is ideal for this purpose. You will find these listed in the cart under Fibres>Natural Roving & Top>Wool and they all indicate Canadian in the main listing. We’ve also indicated the amount of vegetation bits in each type. Carded roving often has vegetation debris because it has not been combed like wool top, a process that removes most of the veg bits. The advantage to carded roving is that the fibres are jumbled every which way (rather than parallel like in top) which makes for a much faster needle-felted core shape. Spinners also like carded roving when spinning Woolen-style yarns.
Our SUMMER HOURS are the same as usual, listed below. If you’re looking for our store, our new sign is not up yet but the brightly-painted spinning wheels beside the front sidewalk should help you to find us!
Our next SPIN-IN DAY will be Sunday, August 26 during regular store hours, drop-in style. Spin-Ins are free, just bring your wheel or drop spindle. We have plenty of fibre or bring your own. Spin-Ins are social occasions and we will provide coffee, tea and cookies. Share your interest in spinning with others, and maybe pick up some tips and tricks at the same time! We have plenty of room for drop-ins.
Did you know we accept E-transfers for order payment for all Canadian regions? To do this (instead of using PayPal) just select the “check/money order” payment option during checkout, then send the E-transfer to email@example.com and then send us an e-mail as well with the answer to the security question you have selected. This option is great for those that don’t use credit cards but do online banking. Unfortunately E-tranfers cannot be sent from outside of Canada.
THE FIBRE GARDEN is owned and operated by Alan McLean and John Valleau and it lives right on Main Street in historic Jordan Village, Ontario, Canada. We are in the heart of Niagara Wine Country and there are plenty of things to see and do in the village and surroundings.
The shop carries a very wide selection of natural breed-specific rovings, dyed rovings and top, weaving and knitting yarns (many dyed right here by THE DYEGUY), felting supplies, dyes, natural dyes & mordants, spinning wheels, drop spindles, and other fibre gadgets. We are thrilled to be Dealers for Majacraft, Louet and Ashford spinning wheels, looms and other products.
Our regular year-round Store Hours are:
- CLOSED Mondays and Tuesdays
- OPEN Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday — 11am to 5pm
- OPEN Sunday — 12 noon to 4pm
THE FIBRE GARDEN is located at 3799 Main Street, Jordan, Ontario, Canada, L0R 1S0. firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone (289) 567-0555 Toll-free phone 1-855-236-3829 (Canada and US lower 48)
Please note: if you are using GPS to get here, our address might well pop up as Lincoln or as Jordan Station. The Village of Jordan is where we are. We’re about half way down the street between Cave Spring Winery and The Jordan House Pub, across the street from the museum.
For those in the area or within driving distance, we welcome you to visit our shop in person. Our friends from afar can enjoy online shopping with us. Just click on the SHOP ONLINE! button on the top menu bar. We have the majority of our fibres, spinning wheels, spindles, looms, gadgets and tools loaded for you to see. Please let us know if you don’t find what you are looking for!
We invite everyone to signup here for our free Fibre Garden Newsletter, e-mailed more-or-less monthly.
Thank you for visiting THE FIBRE GARDEN!
Alan & John