Our JULY Feature is
CORRIEDALE WOOL Roving & Top
at 25% OFF
Both IN-STORE and ONLINE
Many felters love to work with Corriedale, especially those that needle felt. The dyed colours are the best-value wool fibre around, and the colour choices are wide. We often recommend Corriedale to beginning spinners too, as it’s medium-length staple makes it easy to work with, much easier to learn on than a fine Merino!
If you’ve been curious about trying NATURAL DYEING, we’ve just ordered a bunch to restock our offerings and they should be here and in the cart by around July 6 or so. That includes new stock of Thiourea dioxide, the ingredient that makes the magic happen with Pre-reduced Indigo vats. Also called Thiox, this chemical goes stale after about 8 to 12 months so we try to keep a fresh supply. Our stock on most of our natural/bare yarns is good too, in case you need some fine-quality yarns for dyeing. We’ve also just added 1-Lb Value Packs as an option with the natural yarns!
WHAT’S NEW at The FIBRE GARDEN?
JULY 1 – Alan is off at a 1-week weaving workshop at the famous Vävstuga Weaving Studio in Massachusetts. When he gets home he will want to assemble his new Louet Delta Loom, which will take up most of a small bedroom upstairs.
Recent visitors to the shop have already met our new greeter-dog, MABEL. She’s been here about three weeks now, a rescue from the local Humane Society. Mable is a 2-year-old Golden Retriever and Sharpei cross with the cutest wrinkles on her forehead! She’s still a bit full of beans, wanting to jump up as well as take your wrist in her mouth, so we ask for patience during this puppy training phase. The good thing is that we haven’t heard her bark, even once, so it looks like she will be an awesome greeter.
Our SUMMER HOURS are the same as winter, we’re open year round, and hours are posted below. Jordan is plunk in the middle of the Niagara wine region and there is plenty to do during the summer, places to eat and stay nearby. Bring the family and go to the Falls! It’s just a half hour drive from here.
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
There is no SPIN-IN scheduled for July, due to our personal vacation schedules.
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