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Choose Wool!

Choose Wool!

Wow!  Such a hot and busy Summer.  As Fall is approaching and we are getting our latest yarn offerings ready for our online store.  I came to realise we haven't blogged about the wonderful news of us being recognised as an official supporter of the Campaign for Wool. The Campaign for Wool is a global community dedicated to spreading the word of all the wonderful attributes of wool.  It's natural, renewable, biodegradable, breathable, odour resistant, and a natural insulator.  It's resilient and elastic making it an ideal fibre to create long lasting garments.  But if you're reading this, you probably...

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We are now members of the Upper Canada Fibreshed

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We are now members of the Upper Canada Fibreshed

We are very pleased to announce our membership with the Upper Canada Fibreshed.  We see the importance in creating alliances with those that share our commitment to offering a local product.  With more of us working together, we will create the change we want to see in our community. From their website:  "A Fibreshed is a geographical landscape that defines and gives boundaries to a natural textile resource base.  Awareness of this bioregional designation engenders appreciation, connectivity, and sensitivity for the life-giving resources within our homelands."  We love this philosophy and are so excited to be a part of the movement....

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Pop-Up Shop Yarn Fun!

Pop-Up Shop Yarn Fun!

In February, we decided the time was right to share our yarns with the public, which was hard because we’re knitters and crotchets too. After nearly two years of research, stress, and a lot of woolly fun, we were ready, and on March 5th we had our Pop-Up Shop event in downtown Toronto. After all our hard work, we still had one question, “Is this a viable idea to pursue?” We were nervous and excited at the same time. Would anyone show up and if they did, how would they react to the idea of Canadian breed specific yarns -...

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The beginning of a long dream.

Well here we finally are.  The beginning of our online store.  This has been two years in the making, and countless years of loving wool.   We started out wanting to explore the different breeds and what each fleece had to offer as opposed to the 100% wool generic label.  Contacting local farmers and through many discussions, we discovered 90% of Canadian wool is exported to be processed and often sold back to us.   We also discovered there are many breeds available in Ontario alone, as well as the rest of the country.  There are local mills, keeping the...

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