Canadian Wool and Fibre Providers for the Great Canadian Wool-a-Long
The Great Canadian Wool-a-Long Provider List
(please note: some of these providers have generously offered discounts for Wool-a-Long participants. This was sent in the Wool-a-long introductory email, so please do check that and support these great Canadian wool and fibre providers!)
Business Name: The Small Bird Workshop
Products: yarn and roving
Breeds available: Rambouillet, Shropshire, BFL, Corriedale, Romney, Gotland x, Romney x, Tunis, as well as the Barn Swallow and Barn Owl bases
Business Name: Sweet Paprika Designs
Products: Hand-dyed yarn, sourced from Canadian farms and spun at Canadian mills (Norbouillet, Winfield, Sutton, and Elora bases)
Breeds available: Norbouillet (Rambouillet-cross)
Additional Info: We are very passionate about supporting Canadian wool! We do carry a combination of imported and local yarns, so not everything we dye is from Canadian sheep, but developing relationships with local farmers and mills is the part of our business we are most proud of.
Business Name: Revolution Wool Company
Products: Yarn, batting, felt, pillows and bedding, blankets, raw fleece, handmade items
Breeds available: Dorset and crossbreeds
Business Name: Crux Fibres
Products: Hand processed fleece and Canadian Wool
Breeds available: Dorset, Gotland X, Icelandic, BFL X
Business Name: Wicked Woolies Farm
Products: Raw fleeces, dyed locks and hand spun yarn
Breeds available: BFL/Ile de France/Clun Forest mix breeds
Location: Nova Scotia
Business Name: Black Mask Greetings
Products: Local, hand processed, naturally dyed wool yarn
Breeds available: Icelandic and unknown mixed breed.
Additional Info: The company was started as an extension of my crafting obsession. When I first moved to Dawson City, I was introduced to the world of quilting. From there I expanded into paper crafts, making cards and invitations, and then I started crocheting again, something my mother taught me when I was young. I started with basic cotton dishcloths and then migrated into wool hats, mittens, socks, and sweaters, specializing in custom orders. Through an article online about the lost art of farm to clothing process, I was able to connect with a local sheep farmer, who offered me some raw fleece to try. . . Since then I have taught myself, with the help of online resources, to handprocess the wool, from skirting the fleece, picking and washing, carding and spinning the wool into yarn. As you can imagine, black and white fleece gets a little boring. . . so I dove into the world of natural dyes, which works well with my gardening passion, though my husband keeps asking, "is that edible?". I love the process, from start to finish!
Business Name: Providence Lane Homestead
Products: raw fleece, some rovings, some batts.
Breeds available: Cotswold and Border Leicester sheep, Alpaca
Additional Info: Providence Lane Homestead is a small-scale, regenerative farm that keeps the wellbeing of our animals at the centre of all we do. We are Canada's only Animal Welfare Approved fibre farm with a passion for sheep and fibre and all their many possibilities!
Business Name: Lucky Lamb Farm
Products: Raw sheep fleece.
Breeds available: Icelandic sheep
Location: Nova Scotia
Business Name: Frostad Farms
Products: Raw fleeces, roving, batting, yarn and dryer balls
Breeds available: Finn, Clun Forrest, BFL, Texel, FinnxClun, FinnxBFL, commercial ewes
Additional Info: Small sheep farm in rural Alberta with a primary goal of quality fleeces and mothering ability above meat production, as well as preserving the important bloodlines of the purebred Finns and Clun Forrest breeds.
Business Name: Loch Lomond Livestock Ltd.
Products: Raw fleece, roving and batting
Breeds available: Clun Forest, Romney, and some BFL cross
Business Name: Rosebud River Fibre Mill
Products: Yarn and roving
Breeds available: Corriedale, Rambouillet, Targhee, Bluefaced Leicester and sometimes others
Additional Info: We process all of our products from raw Canadian fibre!
Business Name: GRannie Rambouillets & Johnstone Farm Border Cheviots
Products: Raw skirted fleeces.
Breeds available: Rambouillet and Border Cheviot
Additional Info: Contact us through Facebook Messenger or e-mail
Business Name: Crocus Country Shepherdess
Products: Raw fleeces, roving and dk weight skeins
Breeds available: Gotland BFL x
Products: locks, batts, roving, hand-spun yarn
Breeds available: Romney, BFL, East Friesian, alpaca, Gotland
Business Name: Qiviut Inc
Products: Qiviut (muskox) yarn, raw fibre, spinning coils
Breeds available: Muskox
Additional Info: Muskox are harvested in the Arctic and we purchase the hides. We are an Inuit owned company and do all our processing in our fibre mill
Business Name: Willow Row Farm
Website: n/a (please contact via email to purchase)
Products: Pure bred Icelandic and Icelandic cross raw fleeces
Breeds available: Icelandic
Business Name: Mellyknits
Products: Fibre for spinners, handspun yarn, Canadian grown/milled yarn
Breeds available: Romney, Shetland, East Friesian, Suffolk, Dorset, BC burn pile, Charollais, Gotland x lamb, Polypay, and Icelandic.
Business Name: KnowWhere Farms
Products: Yarn, rovings, and (when available) raw fleece
Breeds available: Corriedale, CorriedaleX
Additional Info: Our current batch of yarn was processed nearby in Kamloops. Our sheep are almost exclusively grass/hay fed and managed under regenerative agricultural methods. If people are interested in seeing more, they can check out our Instagram @knowwhere_farms or on Facebook.
Business Name: Wool Maiden Handcrafted Fibre & Yarn
Products: Farm Fresh Fibre from our flock of Gotlands, Shetlands, Merinos, and CVM. I also sell handwork kits for spinners, children, and fibre lovers. I make stitch markers, dryer balls, felt accessories, antler buttons, and have photo cards of our flock.
Breeds available: Gotlands, Shetlands, Merinos, and CVMs
Additional Info: I use mostly natural dyes on my fibre, though I also dabble with more conventional dyes.
Business Name: STASH Lounge
Products: Yarn and fibre from Custom Woolen Mills (Alberta), Yarn from Briggs & Little (New Brunswick), as well as yarn and fibre from multiple Canadian indie dyers.
Business Name: Naturally For Ewe
Products: natural fibres both raw and washed
Breeds available: Musk Ox, Shetland, Huacaya Alpaca, Suri Alpaca, Suri llama, East Friesian, Wensleydale, Gotland, Finn, Rambouillet, Cotswold, Merino, Sharlea Merino, Cheviot, Romney, Angora Rabbit, BFL, Lincoln, Angora Goat, Icelandic
Business Name: The Sheep Shed
Products: Raw, washed, yarns and knitted items. Various felted items as well. We have bedrolls saddle pads,rugs ponchos sweaters hats mittens gloves plus our knee high slippers.
Breeds available: Alpacas, Valais blacknose and Romney
Business Name: Rainbow Fibres
Products: Raw and washed wool natural or dyed also alpaca raw fleece
Breeds available: Corriedale, Shetland, Rambouillet, Alpaca
Additional Info: All my wool is organic and homegrown and processed by hand here on the farm. I have spent 42 years breeding sheep for wool for my own use so I only raise the best.
Business Name: Dare 2 Dream Alpacas
Products: Alpaca yarn, clothing, felt, and anything alpaca
Breeds available: Alpaca
Business Name: Spiritsands Shepherds
Website: n/a (to purchase, please email to arrange)
Products: Raw fleeces
Breeds available: Longwools-Wensleydale, Cotswold. Fine wools- Rambouillet, Romeldale, Polypay plus crossbreds, white and coloured
Business Name: gobsmacked yarn
Breeds available: (available soon)
Business Name: Lone Sequoia Ranch
Products: Roving, wool pellets
Breeds available: Navajo-Churro
Additional info: I raise Navajo-Churro and sell roving. I also sell roving from other farmers wool that i save from the landfill! I have a 2ply yarn as well from this wool and also some custom plant dyed.
Business Name: Sooke Yarn and Fibre
Products: Yarn and roving
Breeds available: East Friesian, Finn, Suffolk, BFL, Romney, Navajo Churro, Shetland, mohair and Alpaca
Business Name: Knit Pickers PEI
Products: yarn, mitts, toques, scarves, sweater, and woven tartans
Breeds available: Dorset-based down, alpaca/merino blend, and rambouillet
Business Name: A to Z Alpacas
Products: Alpaca fleece, combed top, pencil roving, natural yarn, and hand dyed. All of our products are 100% alpaca
Breeds available: alpaca
Business Name: New Wave Fibre
Products: hand dyed and natural shades yarn and fibre
Breeds available: BFL, cotswold, romney with at least 50% BFL.
Business Name: Riverside Farm (Jennifer Bowes and Trevor Hann)
Products: Raw wool, roving, yarn, wool pellet fertilizer (coming soon), breeding stock (Registered Gotlands).
Breeds Available: Gotland, Gotland x's (with Clun, BFL, Wensleydale), BFL(limited), BFL crosses (with NCC, Tunis, Clun, Gotland. We have one Wensleydale ram, so we have some crosses with him (Three way - Gotland/BFL/Wensleydale).
Location: Brisco, BC
Additional Information: We have about 175 sheep. We raise them mainly for wool and meat.
Business Name: Twists of This and That
Products: We sell Finnsheep wool, Wensleydale wool, mohair and alpaca fleeces. We also have a variety of dyed locks and some roving for sale. We have milled yarn from our animals as well.
Breeds available: Finnsheep, Wensleydale sheep, Angora goats, Alpacas.
Products: Canadian grown and milled from our farm and mill in eastern Manitoba (treaty 1 territory). Small batch, breed specific yarn and fibre.
Breeds available: Shetland, Rambouillet, Romney, polypay, Tunis, Wensleydale, rideau & Canadian arcott, targhee, Corriedale, Icelandic, Suffolk, CVM, BFL and more!