Our next SPIN-IN is Thursday, Dec. 28. See below for details.
Click the links above, or look in the cart under Fibres>Silk then either Dyed Tussah Silk or Natural Silk Fibres.
Both IN-STORE and ONLINE
SILK is considered to be a luxury fibre and has universal appeal. Use it for blending with wool for spinning or felting or spin it all by itself. Tussah Silk is less expensive and we stock a wide range of dyed colours as well as natural. Cultivated Silk is also called Mulberrry Silk or Bombyx Silk and has more shine. We stock natural white but you can easily dye it yourself with acid dyes, fibre reactive dyes or even food colouring and vinegar. Erie Silk is a less common wild type of silk that is creamy-white in tone, also known as Peace Silk because no worms dye during the process.
Please not that SILK DOES NOT FELT without first being blended with wool, but it works fine as a felting embellishment on top of a wool foundation.
WHAT’S NEW at The FIBRE GARDEN?
WE HAVE MOVED: Our new address and new local phone number are listed down below.
December 1 – Our WINTER 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!
We have all of our natural/bare undyed yarns on display in the shop, and usually have a good supply of most. They have really increased in sales this past few months at the new store. We also have nearly all of our Natural Dye supplies in good stock now, including both natural and pre-reduced/instant INDIGO.
Recently arrived…. KNITTING NEEDLES!! We’ve gone with the square KOLLAGE needles from Louet, in circular, double pointed and straight, as well as their SONIX round needles in circular. These are even made here in Canada! Currently at our shop only, not on the cart yet.
Our next SPIN-IN DAY is is on Thursday, December 28 from 11am to 5pm during regular store hours. A chance to get away from the holiday hubbub, relax and just spin! 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 ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) to let us know you’re coming that will help us to plan ahead a little. We hope to see you here!
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 email@example.com 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 Majacraft, Louet 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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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