Long Way Homestead

Today's profile is from Anna Hunter, Manitoba fibre farmer, Festival vendor, and volunteer. In the short time Anna and her family have lived in Manitoba they have added much to our community. We love her energy and vision, and look forward to seeing Anna's business grow. Long Way Homestead is a small family owned and [...]

Val Fiddler, Wool Judge and Fibre Farmer

Introducing Val Fiddler, in her own words: In the fall of 2004, a little flock of 20 Corriedale ewes and 2 rams came to us at Newland Ranch near Webb Saskatchewan. Life as we knew it would never be the same! The following spring after the first shearing, I wanted to keep the wool rather [...]

Who Is Who in the Fibre Tribe

As we approach our fifth (!!) gathering for the Manitoba Fibre Festival we will use this space to introduce some of the people, organizations, and businesses that come together to create this unique event. We are so blessed to have a wide community of folks who embrace the Festival and are happy to share their [...]

Prairie’s Edge Wool Farm

Barb Mulock from Prairie's Edge Wool Farm, Kleefeld Manitoba answers our questions this morning. What do you produce and make? I raise Shetland sheep and Angora goats.  I sell raw and processed fibre from my animals, including washed fleece and angora locks, batts and rovings of various fibre blends (wool, mohair, alpaca). While I also [...]

Shepherd’s Dream

 Janet and Tim Kroeker of Roseau River Manitoba run Shepherd's Dream, selling wool bedding that gets rave reviews from customers.  Their products include mattresses, toppers, comforters, pillows, neck rolls, organic sheeting, felts, and even dryer balls. Janet has been sewing and quilting all her life. Her sister started Shepherd's Dream in California and invited Janet [...]

Manjusha

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 [...]

Burton Alpacas & Circle O Alpacas

We are happy to have Burton Alpacas and Circle O Alpacas from west of Brandon joining us again this year. These two neighbouring farm families share a booth at the festival.  They sell multiple products from their alpacas including raw fibre, roving, yarn, and handmade and machine made items. They shear their own alpacas and [...]

Turtle Mountain Alpacas

Today we are going to introduce you to some of our fantastic Manitoba alpaca farmers who sell their products at the fibre festival. First we have Turtle Mountain Alpacas, from Killarney Manitoba. They sell all things alpaca:  yarn, rovings, raw fleece  and hand knit or woven items. Owner Joan Kemp has been working with alpacas and their beautiful [...]