Both IN-STORE and ONLINE
Tussah silk is adored by both spinners and felters, spun by itself or blended with wool and other fibres for felting and spinning.
HEMP, on the other hand, seems to be something many fibre artists are scared to try, but fear not! In a combed top preparation it’s not difficult to spin, and can be done either wet or dry. FELTERS can make use of hemp (and other plant fibres) as a surface embellishment on top of a wool foundation. The hemp fibres will grab the wool, then after wet felting the wool will shrink, causing the hemp to develop a squiggly wave, almost like mohair locks!.
ADDITIONAL FEATURE: In-stock Cottolin and Tencel weaving yarns at 30% OFF, to clear. We’re switching suppliers soon and need to make room for the new stock.
WHAT’S NEW at The FIBRE GARDEN?
January 8 – what a crazy time our Boxing Week Sale was for shipping. On two different days we broke the record here with 17 orders to ship, of all shapes and sizes. Thanks to all of you for your patronage in 2014, we had a great year here at The Fibre Garden!
Alan is going to physiotherapy now for his leg (injured about 8 weeks ago) and he hopes to be able to drive again in a week or so. John’s torn shoulder is healed enough now he can put on his Dyeguy hat and start restocking our yarns, finally. We sound like a couple of old gimps, but hopefully we’re back in full swing shortly!
If you want to try spinning cotton the way that Gandhi did it, check out our Mahatma Book Charkha wheels that recently arrived from India! We also got in those little metal Tahkli support spindles and cotton poonies have now arrived. These are listed along with the Charkha wheels on our cart.
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 SPIN-INS are starting once again but with a new twist!
EVERY SATURDAY we will host a Spin-In during regular store hours, 11am to 5pm. No need to book a chair, just bring your wheel or spindle and come on over!
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