Easter Weekend store hours:
Friday, April 14: 11am to 4pm
Saturday, April 15: 11am to 5pm
Sunday, April 16: noon to 4pm
Our APRIL fibre feature is
Plant Fibres & Blends,
Natural or dyed at
Click the links above, or look at main listings in the cart under Fibres as well as under Fibres>Natural Roving & Top>Exotic or Blends
Both IN-STORE and ONLINE
PLANT FIBRES are somewhat neglected by many spinners, and ignored by most felters. While it’s true that they will not wet felt by themselves, they are useful as felting embellishments on top of a wool foundation. The plant fibres attach to the wool quite well then, as the wool shrinks, they get pulled into the most delightful squiggly patterns!
We’re not sure of the needle felting potential of plant fibres alone, but as a surface embellishment they work great over a wool foundation, or they can be blended with the wool beforehand using hand cards, a couple of dog brushes or even just with your fingers.
Dyers can work with plant fibres as well, though the acid dyes used for wool and other protein fibres will not work. You need to use fibre-reactive dyes with plant fibres. Or natural dye them using a premordant of aluminum acetate.
WHAT’S NEW at The FIBRE GARDEN?
WE HAVE MOVED
April 1 – we’re fairly settled into the new location now and customers are finding us despite the lack of a big sign in front of the shop. We welcome visitors to drop by and see our new digs! Alan has set up numerous looms, spinning wheels and other equipment, so by all means come and try out a spinning wheel or three. Our new address and new local phone number are listed down below.
We are hosting our first workshop on Saturday, April 22 from 1 to 4pm. Alan has the details up on our facebook page. It’s a wet felting workshop aimed at absolute beginners, Make a Birdhouse with local felter and teacher Chris Liszak. The cost is $35 per person, plus materials (around $18) and we still have space for more participants. Just drop us an e-mail or call the shop for more details, or to register.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. email@example.com
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. Right next door to the Cave Spring Winery building.
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