Dyeing yarn and fibre is a form of artistic expression. My inspiration comes from nature, art, and unusual colour combinations. As a Gemini there are two sides to my personality. There’s the colourful, whacka-doodle side, and the crunchy granola side and that’s why I carry both superwash and non superwash yarns.
Bringing the love of fibre to all from locally grown wool sources keeping wealthfare and ethics in mind. Having fun to allow great creativity in different options from raw wool, to roving batts to different thickness of yarn. Also will have hand made pompoms to add to any knit or crochet toques. Will have dryer balls also. We are always striving to have the best wool products by improving genetics, feed sources and welfare of our animals. Please stop by and have a look at our wool options. Always interested in collaborating to improve the wool industry and sheep industry in Alberta and Canada.
I love colour. I love working with my hands, digging deep into the art and rhythm of the process. Mixing colours, washing wool, knitting stitch after stitch. Creating my craft, and creating a base for others to continue the process. Creating cozy woollen hugs and comfort and joy. The whole process is one joy after another. Even when the dye studio/semi heated garage is freezing, and the colours have a mind of their own. In fact, sometimes that’s when the best magic happens.
Based in Chilliwack BC, Black Cat Custom Yarn has been hand-dyeing vibrant, pop-culture themed yarn since 2016. They pride themselves on having a large catalog of colorways so no matter what project you are working on, they have something for you.
Boostani works with underprivileged gifted artisans from rural Eastern Kenya to support their endeavor to keep their various crafts alive. Each item is handmade and included are sisal baskets and olive wood utensils.
As you purchase Boostani products, not only do you support a family, but are giving back to a village made of diligent artisans.
Boostani provides a platform for marginalized yet gifted artisans who weave and handcraft each product making it as unique as you.
I started dyeing yarn back in 2019 when I couldn’t find the colors I craved for a project. I took a class at my LYS, and was just going to dye a few skeins, but once I had a taste of dyeing, I was insatiable. In a short time, I dyed more yarn than I could knit in a lifetime, and Brine Dyeworks was born.
I am an avid knitter, a self-professed yarnie, and a bit of a color geek. I am inspired by the things I love to eat, the movies I love to watch, and the small details of everyday life.
I specialize in dyeing rich, layered tonals and low contrast variegated colorways. My goal is to make stunning yarn for you to create beautiful basics, showstoppers, and heirloom pieces!
Hi! I'm Jamie.
I have been creating for over 35 years. I have taken years of formal art education, as well as dozens of sewing and crafting courses. My background is in acrylic, watercolor and mixed media painting, but this love has grown to include many other mediums.
I love to make joyful, colorful and unique accessories. I take pride in my workmanship and continuously research high quality supplies. Some of my favourite mediums include polymer clay, punch needle, acrylic painting, and sewing.
I look forward to every opportunity to create whimsical artwork that is the perfect addition to any person's style or as a gift. I also love talking about art, and look forward to opportunities to share ideas, tips and tricks. I hope to meet you soon!
Comfy Cozy Knits started back in 2014 by me, Ashley. What originally started as an outlet for me to offer my hand knit items and self-published knitting patterns, later morphed into a yarn dyeing business in 2017. When I was on maternity leave in 2019, I took the leap to take this business full time and haven’t looked back.
When I am working with yarn, I feel comforted and at ease. This starts when I am preparing the yarn to be worked with, all the way through to when I am finished processing the yarn and working with it in a project. My inspiration comes from family, things that I see in nature, and experiences or images that bring me joy.
As a maker, personally I gravitate towards solid/tonal colourways and stripes which is what makes up most of my lineup of colourways. Self striping yarn is my absolute favourite to dye and work with. There are so many different colour combinations that it feels like the possibilities are endless.
Born and Raised in Whitehorse, Yukon Brittany Vogt has been a passionate knitter from a young age. Her passion for yarn led her to start hand dying yarn for herself. After her local yarn store asked her to do a wholesale, Crux Fibres was born. Her buisness quickly expanded into creating spinning Batts as well. Her love of Natural fibres has lead Brittany on a journey into the Canadian Wool industry and resulted in the creation of Low Mileage Wool, a small batch breed specific yarn that is traceable to a specific farm in Alberta.
Nine Ten Publications is a small press co-founded by Kate Atherley and Kim Werker. Our flagship online magazine is Digits & Threads (digitsandthreads.ca), which focuses on Canadian fibre and textile arts, crafts and industry. We also work exclusively with Canadian authors to craft books and booklets that dive deep into craft, from explanations of techniques to explorations of the materials we use and where they come from. We print our books here in Canada on eco-friendly paper. Learn more at ninetenpublications.ca.
Fibre2Fabric is a small family business specializing in luxury and hard to find fibres and tools for spinners, felters, and all other fibre artists. After acquiring Blue Moon Studio in 2022, we fell in love with dyeing our own custom colourways of fibre and yarn. The Blue Moon Fibre Club monthly subscription boxes are a great outlet for our creativity. Fibre arts are in our blood and it is our mission to spread the fibre love far and wide!
Have you always wanted to try a Majacraft spinning wheel or drum carder in person? Now's your chance - we have a Majacraft Suzie and Little Gem for demos as well as the Majacraft Fusion Engine Drum Carder. Come try out our BYOB bar (Build Your Own Batt)! Select your fibres, pay by weight, and we'll card your batt while you shop. You can even take a spin on the Battmobile if you like!
Fireweed Fibre co is an expression of my love of colour. You will very quickly realize that vibrant and intense colours are favourites in my palette and that I LOVE pink and purple. I can’t wait to share my love of all things fibre with you!
We are Nicole and Monique, sisters and founders of Former + Latter Fabrics, Edmonton's newest garment-focused fabric store.
Learning to sew was one of the first empowering skills we acquired as little humans, and it has stuck with us all our lives. We have distinct memories of Mom’s old sewing machine; hearing the hum of it throughout the house whenever she got a spare minute to work on a project. We learned our foundation of sewing from her and we are grateful. We have been sewing our whole lives; it is a part of our history; our ‘former’. We opened Former + Latter Fabrics to bring beautiful, high quality, garment-focused fabric to Edmonton and beyond. Our goal is to provide the resources to bring your garment sewing aspirations to life. This is what we hope for our future; our 'latter'.
FrogAlley creates coastal inspired Sterling Silver Jewelry, incorporating unique, globally sourced Coins, beautiful Gemstones and hand collected Sea Glass. FrogAlley also creates an annual Spring/Summer Collection of outdoor Yard Jewelry created with environmentally conscious & sustainable hand collected beach materials, such as West Coast Driftwood, various Shells and colourful Sea Glass. Ethically sourced Smudging Supplies from Vancouver Island, B.C. 🇨🇦 are also available. See you soon!
Local Alberta shepherdess focusing on whole animal usage. Our flock is comprised of several maternal breeds with an emphasis on maternal instincts, prolificacy and quality wool. All products available are from the wool grown by our own flock, and processed here in Alberta. We keep registered flocks of both Finn and Clun Forest, and outcross to BFL, Gotland and Texel for a variety of breed specific yarns and wool products.
Founded in 2012, Furls Fiberarts began when Harrison Richards set out to create a more ergonomic crochet hook. Although Harrison no longer carves crochet hooks in his parent’s garage, our mission continues; to offer the finest, most innovative, and unequivocally luxurious fiber art tools and accessories on earth. We strive to be the world’s most innovative, sustainable, and ethical fiber arts company where the crafting community can find a safe, inclusive, and inspiring place to enjoy their favorite pastimes. When you use a Furls hook, we hope you will find comfort in the ergonomics and find inspiration in the craftsmanship of each handmade piece for many years to come.
As my husband slowly eroded due to mental illness, I stood in my studio, empty of all but a desire to love us both through the utter chaos. I was a painter/designer but found myself fingering through fabrics, holding onto only love. Eventually, sitting on the floor, I began my first fiber collage prayer/meditation flag with free-style machine stitching. Using 99% recycled materials, I layer fibers and fabrics allowing colors and images to glow up from beneath the surface. Making the flags became a practice of expanding love as I work in silence, laying my ego aside; and when in 2015, the man with profound protection instincts and the grandest capacity for joy chose to end his life, this practice saved my life. My purpose is to see and to evoke in others, a sense that love is always available beneath and woven inextricably throughout the oft chaotic human condition.
I’m Hélène Giguère. I go by HeleneG Arts & Crafts / Art & Artisanat. Renewing with the textile crafts of my youth, I have taken up weaving with the Cercle des fermières of my hometown, Sainte-Aurélie, Québec, in 2016. I live in Edmonton. I continue to work and study with other weaving guilds and individuals. I’m part of the Edmonton Weaver’s Guild. I lead the Rigid Heddle Loom Study Group. I have also started my Master Weaver Program at Olds College in Alberta. I return to my hometown guild every year to weave queen size ‘’catalognes’’ on the 100’’ wide loom and to help them in any way I can. In 2023, I was able to impart knowledge to 2 of my nieces and their daughters, 3 in all. My Handwoven Products are Original, Unique, One-of-a-Kind.
I've always loved natural materials such as linen, wool and leather, but anything made in leather takes my breath away. I love that I can turn a piece of flat leather into unique and beautiful items. In recent years I have delved into more colourful leather and I couldn’t be more proud of my creations.
I take great pride in that I design all the patterns myself. The style I am drawn to designing is minimalist and as such every detail has to be useful. I won’t add a pocket, unless I feel the item would benefit from having one.
My love for the process of long curly locks has just grown over the last few years. I cherish the connections I make with farmers. I choose each fleece from small farmers that know the names of their sheep. I separate (called pulling locks ) each lock by hand, wash and hand dye them. Customers use the locks wherever an extra bit of texture is needed, gnome beards, doll hair, wet and needle felting, spinning, weaving and clothing. I sell wooden and pottery weaving frames and kits. My passion for indigo dyeing has taken me to combining rust printing, indigo and tannins on silk and cotton scarves….it’s a lovely rabbit hole.
Jack59 is a sustainable, plastic free line of hair care products in bar form that are handmade in Edmonton, Alberta. We are indigenous-owned, ethically-driven, women-led and 100% Canadian. Our vision is to become a global brand while rewriting the way businesses are run. Jack59 handcrafts pH balanced shampoo and conditioner bars. Our bars are sulfate free making them colour safe and gentle on the hair and scalp. We offer 12 varieties ensuring we have a bar for every hair type. We are vegan, silicone free and we have many gluten free options. Our bars will leave your hair smelling and feeling amazing. One bar will last 80+ washes eliminating 3 average size plastic shampoo bottles. A sustainable option of the highest quality. We offer a living wage and flexible work hours to accommodate our employee's home lives. Our bars have abundant lather and smell amazing. Our bars are salon quality and actually work!
Kalea the Luddite is a yarn producer, natural dyer, and knitwear designer living on Treaty 6 Territory in Amiskwaciwâskahikan/Edmonton, AB.
Kalea is passionate about disrupting the exploitative global wool industry by creating yarns for her Luddite Yarn brand that are ethical and sustainable at every step of the supply chain. She works directly with local sheep farms and fibre mills in northern and central Alberta that focus on animal welfare and environmental practices to produce small batch breed specific yarns, and then naturally dyes the yarns using home grown dye plants, kitchen and garden waste, and foraged weeds.
Kalea also designs knitting patterns with the characteristics of natural fibres and specific wool breeds in mind. She is fascinated by how we communicate culture and gender identity through clothing and textiles, and draws inspiration from the Celtic, Scandinavian, and Ukrainian heritage of her family.
Hello! I'm Jenni! I'm a Journeywoman cabinetmaker turned work at home mom. After my 2 sons were born I wanted to find a way to stay home with them; so I decided to take my education in woodworking and become a maker! I have been specializing in laser engraving since 2015. With the encouragement from friends I started to create everything I can for Fibre lovers. Stitch markers/progress keepers, tumblers, pins, notions ect.
Helen is a fibre artist and woodturner. She taught herself to woodturn so that she could try out the many spindles for making handspun yarn which she saw in history books, but couldn’t find to purchase. After making a fibre art tool, Helen uses it, refines the design, and the iterative creative process continues! Over the years, she has explored making fibre art tools to support weaving, sewing, embroidery, knitting, crocheting, nålebinding, cordmaking, in addition to spinning tools. She is constantly exploring new shapes of fibre art tools, and is open to conversations on custom orders. All her items are made from high-quality Canadian hard woods.
Helen’s work as a fibre artist and woodturner has appeared in Spin Off and Piecework magazines by Long Thread Media, Digits & Threads magazine, in the book 52 Weeks of Shawls with Laine Publishing Oy in Finland, as well as many self-published patterns.
Midknit Cravings Yarn Company is based in Saskatchewan - right in the heart of the Canadian Prairies. We are two sisters, Jaedyn & Tara, and have been in the fibre arts for as long as we can remember.
The goal of our shop has always been to provide top quality yarn & consistent colours suitable for a variety of projects - no matter the size. We aim to have something for everyone, and hope that our love of colour shines through.
What will your next fibre adventure be? What started in Edmonton in 2018 as a small batch dyeing studio, catering to knitters and crocheters, and focusing on big and bold yarns and colourways, has evolved to reflect Angela's many fibre adventures! When she discovered that weaving was her love language in 2020, she began expanding her bases to focus on nonsuperwash yarns ideal for weaving, and finer, textured yarns (think cotton, slub and boucle yarns) that add instant pop and interest to any project.
In addition to her selection of bulky and jumbo yarns for instant gratification projects, Angela now specializes in artsy hand dyed yarns that transform woven, knit and crochet projects into works of art! You can shop Neatnik Yarns hand dyed yarns, fibre and Wearables online at www.neatnikyarns.com, or visit her booth at one of Alberta’s many excellent fibre festivals to discover your next fibre adventure!
Carley began Nest Embirdery in 2020 as a way to explore the capabilities of fibre art and needle work in a modern way. Through her embroidery art, she advocates and educates others about endangered species and how we can save animals across the globe. Nest Embirdery promotes sustainability and environmentalism through the use of FSC-certified products, eco-friendly packaging, and up-cycled supplies. We now also supply embroidery kits for others to create art of their own and explore new hobbies, embroidered clothing, stickers, and kits to be able to embroider your own clothing. 10% of all proceeds are donated towards animal conservation.
Numana Yarns is an indie-dyed yarn company that started in September 2020. The dye studio and retail shop is based in Edmonton, AB, and run by Tammy Bylsma. While it started as a hobby to keep busy after the pandemic completely dried up her travel agency business, it quickly became apparent that it’s faster to dye yarn than it is to use it.
Many of the colourways have a story behind the name, and we love to share those stories on social media when the colourway is released. There is a wide range of bases and we offer sweater quantity custom orders of most of our colourways. We carry an extensive selection of sock yarn as that is our number one seller, but also offer weights from lace to super bulky.
Periwinkle Laine provides rug hookers with everything they need to hook. From top quality yarns and wools, to customized patterns, to expert instruction and encouragement. Our goods are attractive and we are genuinely interested in making our customers happy. We learn from our clients everyday and when asked, we offer suggestions on colour planning, hooking tips and rug hooking tools, just to name a few.
Tanis ‘Akutuq’ Simpson is an Inuvialuk entrepreneur originally from Sachs Harbour, Northwest Territories. In 2019, she and her brother purchased a set of vintage fibre mill machines from a closing-down business in Fairbanks, Alaska. Tanis then founded Qiviut Inc., a 100% Inuit-owned small business that has the distinction of being one of the only fibre mills operating in Alberta. The small but skilled team at Qiviut Inc. manufactures high-quality qiviut yarns, knitwear, and hand warmers–and also runs Arctic Indulgence, a boutique featuring Indigenous-made crafts. You can find Tanis at her storefront/mill in Nisku, Alberta (30 minutes south of Edmonton, or a 9-minute drive from the Edmonton airport), on Instagram and Facebook, or at https://qiviutinc.com.
Reimagined Fabrics is a second hand fabric shop with a focus on recirculating preexisting fabrics, and sewing supplies. Our shop offers a large variety of fabrics and sewing tools for all your needs, including pre-made DIY kits. Through our community workshops and speaking engagements we believe in empowering others to create, maintain, and reimagine their wardrobes.
Riverside Farm is located in the heart of the Columbia Wetlands, in Brisco, British Columbia. We are a family of three, raising ~150 sheep for fibre. We focus on producing a range of wool products from raw fleece to finished yarns. We have small yarn batches from custom blends unique to our flock. We are always trying to learn more and discover new ways to create value-added products from wool, including wool pellets.
RRFM was founded out of a desire to keep wool out of landfills and create beautiful things from this under-utilized resource. When someone gifted me a bottle lamb about 10 years ago, my flock quickly increased and the wool started piling up. Starting a mill seemed like the logical next step for me as I have always been interested in fibre arts and producers had few options to have their wool processed. Today we create small batch, quality yarns from a variety of breeds, taking into account the unique characteristics of each fleece. Our high-quality roving and yarn is made from fibre completely resourced in Canada from our own farmers for those creatives with a longing for excellence and sustainability.
Hi I’m Shelley and I have been doing pottery for 15 years. It’s been inspiring making pieces requested by customers and making their visions come to life. I enjoy making functional pottery with lots of color and pattern!
There is a peace found in the clay that I feel when I’m in my studio. The colourful one of a kind pottery I create is not only functional but sure to bring a smile to your face. 😃Every piece is unique and handcrafted for you to enjoy every day.
Small Fish Yarns is a one woman indie dye business based in St Albert Alberta. A love of complex colour drives the inspiration behind my offerings. You’ll find both hand dyed yarn and spinning/felting fibre.
Smiling Sheep Fine Yarns is a hand-dyed yarn company in Leduc, Alberta, that caters to the obsessions of the discerning knitter. At Smiling Sheep, we are all about colour and natural fibres. We offer an array of beautiful colours in cohesive palettes on scrumptious bases. Our palettes are designed to make your colour work choices an enjoyable experience. We also carry patterns by Lisa Park Tomaszewski Designs.
While our passion for colour runs deep, we really have a thing for music, too. So, while we’re up to our elbows in the dye pots, we’re still boppin’ and groovin’ to the tunes on the stereo. We like music so much that we name all our colourways after some of our favourite songs. Sometimes, we use the song title, like “Jungle Boogie”, and sometimes we give you a hint, such as “and I think to myself” and let you make the connection.
I started crocheting as a way of dealing with my depression way back in September, 2017. After doing it for about 2 months, then I had already researched and found out I could sell this for profit as well. The first 9+ purses I made in December of same year, I was able to sell about 5 and I thought to myself, wow this feels good. I didn’t just want to make and sell crochet bags, I wanted to stand out, express myself, how I feel and maybe touch others with this Art. The crochet world is viewed as just a hobby or something grannies do. ITS NOT. Some of the comments I got then were that crochet products like bags are not durable, that they don’t last, etc. This is where my vision and mission came from. « To break the stereotypes against the quality and durability of crochet products » I set out to proof to the world, to let them know that first of all, this isn’t just a hobby, it’s an Art which I don’t like how it’s underrated and undervalued. Most of the big brands and seeing that now and that’s why they’ve started including Crochet pieces to their line up. I may be a small Artist now, but my journey and story is far from over.
That Yarn Habit is small batch indie dyed yarn from Grande Prairie, AB. With a wide range of yarn weights in soft and subtle or bold and bright colourways, you are bound to find something you love for your next cast on. Especially colourways inspired by bingeworthy tv favourites like Friends, Gilmore, Girls and Bridgerton. Looking for inspiration for your next project, That Yarn Habit has sock sets and kits made up for you, or we are happy to help you put together your own kit of favourite colourways.
Twisted Sisters & Company Fibre Mill (TSM) is a family business, it is owned by three sisters - Leanne, Renee and Marlene who may or may not be a bit twisted! They specialize in Alpaca Yarn and finished products from this same yarn.The alpaca fibre comes from the annual shearing of the Sunnyhill Alpaca herd which is owned by Leanne and her husband Kevin
Sunnyhill Alpacas has a solid breeding program; they take pride in producing the best alpacas possible. They pay close attention to the micron count and strive to have fine consistent fleeces. This fineness and consistency reflects directly in the yarn, roving's and finished products that they produce. When you purchase yarn or finished product from Twisted Sisters Mill you can be assured that it is not only WARM and SOFT, but top quality as well.
two times infinity explores and revitalizes the art and craft of the past and brings it into the present while focussing on doing no harm to people, places and creatures.
We look for suppliers who share this value to protect the animals who provide our fibre, to protect the planet by embracing healthy environmental practices and to protect the people who harvest, process and dye the products we sell.
We carry products produced from raw materials from nature and chose to not carry highly processed manmade fibres.
We researched to find minimal packaging that is plastic free so that you, the consumer, can repurpose, recycle or compost it.
We know that today’s world is hectic and that we all are seeking activities to heal and nourish our souls. We invite you to sit down with us. To take a moment to slow down. And create.
Under the Elm is an independently owned and operated mobile yarn shop based out of Red Deer, Alberta. The shop opened in the spring of 2019 with the goal of bringing much needed quality fibre products to Red Deer and its surrounding areas. Under the Elm makes it a priority to support Canadian makers and accessory suppliers. Since its beginnings, the mobile yarn shop has expanded into cross stitch, embroidery, and macramé supplies. Under the Elm continuously strives to meet the needs of, and nurture community for the fibre enthusiasts of Red Deer and beyond.
Woolerton Estate Yarns is inspired by Victorian aged fantasy, with a pinch of modern day culture.
The Woolerton Family represents the importance of chosen family, and hopes to inspire newer generations of crafters
Woolerton Estate Yarns are dyed by Zoe, a queer non-binary fiber artist, that is also the owner and creative brain of Crochet & Co, a local yarn shop in Montreal, Quebec.
They are inspired by colours, textures, and love standing out in a crowd. The results are rich, colourful yarns, with pops of neons.