What is it? And why does it matter?
I care deeply about where my wool comes from and how the wool is handled.
This all began last spring with @crocuscountryshepherdess on Instagram
My desire to support my friend and her family blossomed.
I've fallen in love with her gorgeous flock and their fibre. Gotland/BFL bloodlines with the occasional Icelandic x.
I have also worked with many other fibres from around Canada and endeavour to source them as options in my shop whether that be in blended batts, dyed fibres or as of late, custom spun yarns.
I have fleeces at mills, and other offerings in the works for the near future.
This is not a fast process here in Canada. Mills are sparse and nowhere near me.
A little while ago, I brought forward the idea of spinning or crafting a flock with me. This is what I plan to have offered in a limited quantity as it is fleece specific. Meaning, you will spin from one fleece or more.
To journey together in an effort to help boost Canada's wool industry and be a part of a sustainable option. Will it solve a global climate change no. But it is something you can do.
Change has to start somewhere, and I'm so happy to be a part of it in this way.
There are some incredible initiatives other farmers and makers are delving into with regard to the value and importance of wool. I encourage you to ask what they may be.
And if you know of any, please email to inform me of them.