March 15 – Our shopping cart is working properly now. If you see items with a “zero” dollar amount, restart your web browser and all should be fine again. — John & Alan
For MARCH our fibre feature is
Undyed SUPERWASH top/roving
and our two SOCK BLENDS
at 25% OFF!
Click the links above, or look on the
cart under Fibres>Natural Roving & Top>Wool
or Fibres>Natural Roving & Top>Blends
Both IN-STORE and ONLINE
SUPERWASH FIBRE has been specially treated for ease of laundering with garments in particular. The scales of the wool fibres are stripped of their microscopic scales. This means they will not felt, a good thing with hand knitted socks (they can be machine washed) but no good at all for wet felting. Most commercial clothing made from wool these days is made using Superwash fibres.
Dyers can hand-paint or otherwise dye Superwash roving with no fear of it felting during the process. Our two Sock Blends have already got nylon thoroughly blended with the wool to save you from having to do that yourself. Nylon greatly increases durability of yarns used for heavy-wear garments, particularly socks and mittens, and you really won’t even notice that the nylon is there.
WHAT’S NEW at The FIBRE GARDEN?
WE HAVE MOVED
March 1 – we’re into week three now at our new location. It’s just across the street and five doors away to the south, so no worries you won’t be able to find us. There is a sign on our old location to direct you over. There’s usually lots of parking in the village along the street. Our new address and new local phone number are listed down below.
Looking at all the products on the shelves at the new place, it’s amazing to think we ever had all of that packed into our tiny old shop for the past 7+ years. We’re enjoying gradually getting a chunk of our house back to ourselves! Alan has been busy setting up spinning wheels, a couple of looms and other equipment with more to come.
We’re now open on Wednesdays in addition to our old schedule, new hours listed down below. We’re thinking ahead to classes and workshops which will likely start in April. The lighting at the new place is excellent so there will be opportunities to host evening classes, something we could never do here at our house. Our felting friend Chris Liszak did a felting demo this past weekend as a test run for workshops and she gave our space the thumbs up!
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:
- 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. email@example.com
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. 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