Our next Spin-In is on Sunday, July 28. See below for details.
Our WORKSHOPS are taking a summer break and will resume in September. The schedule should appear later this month.
Our JULY fibre SALE feature is
PLANT/Cellulose FIBRE Roving/Top at 25% OFF!
Choose from our natural or dyed COTTON, BAMBOO, FLAX, HEMP, RAMIE, VISCOSE and more!
These are sort of scattered in the cart, many in their own category under FIBRES and more listed under FIBRES>Natural Roving & Top>Exotic
(Both IN-STORE and ONLINE)
Felters, be aware that plant fibres by themselves will not felt, but most any of them can be used as a surface embellishment on top of a wool base must like you would use silk. With wet felting, the wool will shrink and pull the plant fibres into lovely textural squiggles! They can also be blended with wool before you begin the felting process. Spinners that are new to plant fibres might also want to start out by blending with wool, to make for an easier transition.
WHAT’S NEW at The FIBRE GARDEN?
WE MOVED in 2017: Our new address and new local phone number are listed down below.
July 2/19 – Although we are taking a summer break from regular workshops, we will book private felting workshops at any time throughout the year. These are suitable for 4 to 6 people, depending on the project. Feel free to drop us an e-mail or call the shop if you would like to know more. Contact info is down below.
We are well stocked on NATURAL DYES and MORDANTS in time for the summer dyeing season. These are listed in the cart under the DYES category.
Shopping carts for sites like ours are not especially intuitive or flexible. Though we have many items set as FREE SHIPPING, the cart seems to sometimes only allow Store Pickup as the shipping option. WE WILL SHIP THESE ITEMS if you wish! Just leave us a note when you place your order, to confirm you wish to have them shipped. This applies to many things like Ashford Tools & Equipment, Majacraft, Louet and others.
Combination orders for tools & equipment over $100 plus fibre or other non-free shipping products will be charged shipping for the non-free portion of the order. That’s because we are often shipping the equipment directly from our supplier and other items from here at our store.
Louet has announced some major changes to how they provide spinning and weaving equipment. We now have to order these products directly from Holland, so wait times will likely be 6 to 8 weeks for looms, spinning wheels, bobbins, etc. that we might not regularly stock at the store. We will let you know regarding wait times, just drop us an e-mail if you have any questions.
Our SPRING & 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,July 28 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