Choose from white or several natural shades.
Our Shetland and white Romney are combed top, the coloured Romney is thick and chunky carded roving.
More stock coming throughout the sale
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cart under Fibres>Natural Roving & Top>Wool
Both IN-STORE and ONLINE
SHETLAND wool comes originally from sheep native to the Shetland Islands off the north coast of the United Kingdom. In fact, our Shetland top is raised there on little farms that have a sort of wool co-op. There are numerous natural colours in these sheep, and the wool is versatile for spinning a wide range of garments, particularly outerwear such as sweaters. The wet-felting qualities are moderate to good, meaning it will take more work to create a solid felted fabric when compared to Merino. Treat it much like you would Corriedale. It needle felts very well.
ROMNEY also comes in numerous natural shades and has similar uses for spinning and knitting as Shetland. It wet felts more readily and is also great for needle felting. Our white Romney is combed top, but the coloured ones are thick and chunky carded roving, which is perfect for woolen-style spinning, and many needle felters love working with chunky carded roving.
WHAT’S NEW at The FIBRE GARDEN?
Time to let the cat out of the bag… WE ARE MOVING in February!!!
January 2 – We signed the lease just a couple of weeks ago, and at the beginning of February we will be moving across the street and five doors down to where the yarn shop Stitch has been located. Jocelyn decided to retire at the end of 2016 and this awesome old building became available. We will have about three times the space there and we’re planning to have much more in the way of tools and equipment such as spinning wheels and looms assembled and available for our customers to see and to try.
We hope to make a quick move, details to follow but most likely we will be closed for a few days right at the start of February. There is painting and such to be done, and all our fixtures and inventory to move, but at least it’s just down the street!
In the meantime, January is business as usual.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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
THE FIBRE GARDEN is located at 3818 Main Street, Jordan, Ontario, Canada, L0R 1S0. email@example.com
Telephone (905) 562-7750 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. Right next door to the Cave Spring Winery building.
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