Welcome!

The Fibre Garden

Canada Day weekend hours are the same as normal
Open Saturday 11am to 5pm
Sunday noon to 4pm. Closed Monday

 

Our WORKSHOPS are taking a break until the end of August.

Our JULY Fibre special is

 DYED SILK FIBRES at 25% OFF!
Choose from dyed Tussah Silk Top/roving, Sari Silk Fibres, Dyed Silk Noils or Dyed Pulled Silk fibre. Click the link above or look in the cart under Fibres>Silk

 Both IN-STORE and ONLINE

Silk is a fibre of very ancient use. We think it’s almost like the pig, every part of it is used for something! Lovely combed silk top is great for spinning by itself or blending with other fibres to add that luxury touch. Sari Silk Fibres are the leftover threads cut off the loom after the fabric is removed. Spinners blend them with wool, felters use them for surface embellishment. Similar in use are Silk Noils, little rough bits of silk that are the leftovers from the silk combing machines. Pulled silk is like a soft cloud of short bits of silk, perfect for carding to make a tweedy yarn, or again as a surface embellishment during felting. Silk is so very versatile! More stock is coming throughout the month.

WHAT’S NEW at The FIBRE GARDEN?
WE HAVE MOVED: Our new address and new local phone number are listed down below.

NATURAL DYE sales are picking up, which is what always happens at the end of June and into the summer. Many dyers prefer to work outside when using mordants and dyes. Our stock is pretty good on most items at the moment, though we will be getting in more Aluminum acetate and Thiourea dioxide shortly, should be around a week or so.

Workshops are on hold until the end of August but we will soon have our August/September dates planned and listed on the cart. Stay tuned!

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!

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Our next SPIN-IN DAY will be in July, date TBA. 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 but if you could call the shop ahead (number is below) or drop us an e-mail ( info@fibregarden.ca ) to let us know you’re coming that will help us to plan ahead a little. We hope to see you here!

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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 info@fibregarden.ca 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 MajacraftLouet 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. info@fibregarden.ca
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