Dye For Ewe

Allyson Schneider introduces us to her dyeing business - Hi, I'm Ally and I co-run Dye For Ewe.  We specialize in self-striping, "fairy farts"/mini rainbow and speckled yarns.  All yarns are hand dyed in small batches to ensure quality. How did you get started in fibre arts? At the age of 6, I had driven [...]

Creating a Custom Colourway

Daria Rakowski of Cloud 9 Fiberworks discusses the process of creating our 2017 custom colourway yarn --- It was such a privilege to create the limited edition colourway for the 2017 Manitoba Fibre Festival. When Margaret asked me to write a little bit about the process of creating the yarn I happily agreed, not realizing [...]

Cloud 9 Fiberworks

Daria Rakowski of Cloud 9 Fiberworks answers our questions today. This is her fourth year as a vendor and volunteer with the Manitoba Fibre Festival, and we are glad to have her. Tell us about your business. My business is called Cloud 9 Fiberworks and I make and sell hand dyed yarns and fibres, mostly [...]

Wild Wind Naturals

Vendor Susan Sydor lives near Brandon, Manitoba. Here is her story about her business, Wild Wind Naturals: My addiction to fibre happened when I attended an event called the Honey Garlic Festival in a small town in Manitoba. I was making bath and body products, but had always had an interest in alpaca. Baloun Alpaca Acres was [...]


An interview today with fibre producer, dyer and spinner Tammy Ivanco of Manjusha Farm, near Lorette Manitoba. What is your business, and what fibre items do you sell or produce?  We go by the name Manjusha for our small hobby farm and kennel.  It means box of jewels and totally describes our life.  Manjusha has [...]

Hilori’s Magical Yarnorium

Hilori's Magical Yarnorium is owned and operated by Hilori Thompson.  In her own words: I hand dye natural wool yarns and fibre. I am inspired by pop culture and nostalgia and explore many different and fun colourways. I specialize in Gradients or Ombré and colour changing yarn as well as speckled, complex  tonal and variegated [...]