For February our fibre feature is
Natural ROMNEY top/roving
at 25% OFF!
Choose from black, medium-grey or white
Please note: the white is combed top/sliver
the black and grey are CARDED ROVING
Our yarn feature continues from last month:
Leicester Sport Natural/undyed yarn
at 20% OFF!
Both IN-STORE and ONLINE
ROMNEY is a longwool breed of sheep with excellent crimp, some lustre and an easy-to-spin staple length in the area of 4 to 6 inches. The sheep come in a range of natural colours though we currently have just the white, black (which is really dark brown) and a medium grey. We will be stocking up through the month with plenty more, in case the cart is looking low in quantity. Though Romney is around the same micron count as Corriedale (30 to 36 or so) it is a versatile wool excellent for outerwear and has good wet felting qualities and of course is great for needle felting. Needle felters that prefer to use carded roving rather than combed wool top will appreciate the loft and bounciness of the black and grey. Click on the link above to see our wool listings, or head to Fibres>Natural Roving & Top>Wool
Our LEICESTER SPORT yarn is an ivory tone, deeper in colour than Merino yarns. It’s beautiful “as is” but also dyes nicely. This is a non-superwash yarn that lays in between a fingering and worsted weight, ideal for lighter sweaters, baby blankets or anywhere else you want a yarn that knits up relatively quickly without the weight of a worsted yarn in the finished product.
WHAT’S NEW at The FIBRE GARDEN?
February 3 – Alan has been away the past week or so touring around Egypt and doing the typical tourist things like seeing the pyramids, sphinx and other historic stuff. That last part of his trip is at a resort on the Red Sea, then back home to the reality of winter, which has been freakishly mild here in Niagara. Fine by us!
We have no photos to share yet, but John has been playing around with a new yarn base we are calling Lace Lustre, a very slim lace weight in a blend of Alpaca/Tencel/Nylon. It dyes like a dream and there are around 10 colourways here in the shop. The Tencel provides a really wonderful sheen to this yarn.
John is also busy now in the evenings being music director for a production of Hello Dolly, which opens at the beginning of February here in St Catharines at Garden City Productions.
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, 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 next SPIN-IN date is TBA, likely late February, and likely on a Saturday for the next few months.
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. Spin-ins are FREE!!
THE FIBRE GARDEN is located at 3818 Main Street, Jordan, Ontario, Canada, L0R 1S0. email@example.com
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