For OCTOBER our
Natural Roving & Top BLENDS
on sale at 25% OFF
Both IN-STORE and ONLINE
Pre-made blends are very handy if you don’t have the tools to easily make them yourself. They allow spinners to create unique yarns not readily available commercially. Felters can make use of almost any blend for needle felting, and for wet felting choose a blend with a substantial portion of natural wool or alpaca, say 75% or higher. The “other” fibre in the blend will go along for the ride and be entrapped by the feltable animal fibres. Natural blends may be dyed if you wish, and for new dyers we especially recommend blends involving Superwash wool, as this won’t accidentally felt during the dyeing process.
WHAT’S NEW at The FIBRE GARDEN?
October 1 – our village hosts PIONEER DAY on Saturday, October 4. Visitors, please be aware that our street is blocked off that day between 10am and 4pm and parking nearby is nearly impossible. If you come that day, park behind the Firehall on 19th street, or follow the signs to the Arena where there are usually shuttles running to the village and back.
Be sure to mark your calendars for the WOODSTOCK FLEECE FESTIVAL, this year on October 18 at the Woodstock (Ontario) Fair Grounds. This is the biggest fibre event in Ontario and truly a must-go for felters, spinners and knitters. We take a lot of variety of products to Woodstock, but if you want anything in particular please let us know over the next few weeks.
THE FIBRE GARDEN is owned and operated by Alan McLean and John Valleau and it lives in our historic home in 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, Schacht, Louet and Ashford spinning wheels, looms and other products.
Our regular year-round Store Hours are:
- Thursday, Friday, Saturday — 11am to 5pm
- Sunday — 12 noon to 4pm
Our monthly SPIN-INS are starting once again! The next one will be on Sunday, October 12. There will be two sittings, 10am to 1pm and 1pm to 4pm.
Spin-ins are a fun way to meet and socialize with others that share your craft. Spinners at ALL levels are welcome, even absolute beginners. We only have room for six spinners at each spin-in, so please call the shop (905) 562-7750 or e-mail us so we can book you a chair. Spin-ins are FREE!! email@example.com
THE FIBRE GARDEN is located at 3818 Main Street, Jordan, Ontario, Canada, L0R 1S0.
Telephone (905) 562-7750 NEW!! Toll-free phone 1-855-236-3829 (Canada and US lower 48)
For those in the area or within driving distance, we welcome you to visit our shop in person. Our friends from afar can now enjoy online shopping with us. Just click on the SHOP ONLINE! button on the top menu bar. We now have the majority of our fibres, books, DVDs, spinning wheels, spindles, 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