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 [...]

Susie Gourlay of “Knit Natural”

Susie has been with the Festival since the first year, so many of you will already know and appreciate her talents as a teacher, spinner, and designer. She lives in Regina, and we are lucky that she and her husband Jeremy travel to Manitoba regularly for our festival in the fall and the Blue Hills [...]

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 [...]