Canadian Fibre Festivals
- South African Market in Saskatoon @ Safari market July 29 2023
- Prairie Fibre Festival September 16 2023, La Combe, Alberta @ La Combe Memorial Center
Virtual shopping experience
This is where you can sit back and I show you all the lovely locks, weaving frames and raw fleeces via an online platform that works for us both. There will be lots of time to look and think, sit some aside and look again. Its a good, relaxed way of finding just the right colour for that special project you have in mind. Please follow me on social media for updates on new colours and curly locks. I sent invoices via PayPal. Please see the shipping page for options.
To set up a virtual shopping time, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Products for sale
Wensleydale sheep is an “at risk” endangered British breed. The fleece is known for its luster and extra long curly locks. I have build a relationship with a small farmer in the United Kingdom and I buy the fleeces from her. I love working with the raw Wensleydale fleece. Each lock gets hand pulled and then are washed. I hand dye them in small butches, so each bundle is unique and different in colour. You can use the locks for weaving, spinning, felting or doll hair, anywhere where you want to add some texture to a project.
The average staple length is 9 -11 inches. Each bundle weight 1 oz. or 28g and sells for $20 per 1 oz bundle.
Cotswold sheep is one of the world’s most beautiful and rare sheep and comes from the hills of the Cotswolds in England, less than 20 miles from the Welsh border. They are thought to be descended from a long wool introduced by the Romans in the first century A.D. They were introduced to America in 1832 and in 1993 less than 400 lambs were registered in UK and USA. Thanks to increased popularity among spinners, this breed is now off the rare sheep list. It is highly lustrous fleece and is sometimes called poorman’s mohair. Cotswold sheep are great mothers and are known as the Gentle Giants.
I buy the raw fleeces from framers in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Each lock gets pulled by hand, washed and then i hand dyed them in small batches. You can use the locks for weaving, spinning, felting or doll hair, anywhere where you want to add some texture to a project. These shorter locks are especially well suited to weave with the wooden weaving frames in have in the shop. The locks are broader than the Wensleydale locks with an average of 5-6 inch staple length. 1oz bundles sells for $13.
Washed Natural locks
It is believed that the Gotland breed was first established on the Swedish island of Gotland by the Vikings. Gotland have one of the most lustrous & silky fibers of any sheep breed. These lovely locks are from a small farmer in British Columbia, Canada. These locks have a wonderful softness and shine. I hand pulled each lock and carefully washed it. These locks felt very easily and make great garments. The colour varies from a deep grey, black to a lovely natural white. The curly locks varies in staple length, but is average 4-5 inch long. I know each sheep by name and love this fact!
Bundles weight 1 oz and sells for $10/oz
Bundles weight 1 oz and sells for $10/oz
Raw Wensleydale fleeces
Wensleydale sheep is an “at risk” endangered British breed. The fleece is known for its luster and extra long curly locks. This fleece is from a small farmer in the United Kingdom. Wensleydale sheep is only sheared once a year, so it has more dirt and lanolin in than other breeds, which means it might take a little more love to wash these locks than fleeces from sheep that is sheared twice a year…..but it is soooo worth the effort. This fleece has minimal vegetable matter and is form uncovered sheep.
The average staple length is 8-9 inches, (20-23cm) and sells for $52 per pound. Half a pound/ 8oz is also available for $26.
Raw fleece sample pack
1 pound of Raw fleeces sample pack which sells for $32
3 oz raw Wensleydale locks 9 inch
3 oz raw Blossom 4-5 inch
3 oz raw English Leicester 5 inch
3 oz raw kid mohair 4 inch from BC
3 oz natural lamb Gotland 2-3 inch from BC
Blossom is a Wensleydale Hebridean cross. Wensleydale and Blossom gets sheared once a year so it has more dirt and lanolin. The fleeces has minimal vm in that is easily removed
Wooden Weaving frames
I have an assortment of colours in round and oval shapes. They are made out of wood and range in price from $10-$16 per frame.
I have a few weaving kits. It includes instructions, yarn and the locks needed to create your own weaving.