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Upper Canada Fibreshed is an initiative to help revive local fibres, and all that is needed to have local fibre thrive.
NEEDLE FELTING WOOL
WHITE CORE WOOL:
Ideal for making the structure of needle felted scultpures due to it’s loft so less is used. Eacklh From local farms, includeing ours. This wool is naturally processed as it has been through no acid baths to dissolve the vegetable matter. There will be small amounts of vegetation in it.
$32lb/ bought by the pound.
COLOURED NEEDLE FELTING WOOL:
This wool is best suited for applique, covering core wool, or even for wet felting. It is a smoother texture, and generally has less loft that the core wool. Many colours available including surprise packs. Perfect for all those little details when making needle felted sculptures, images, and details.
Perfect for felting. Batts can be a huge time-saver for felters. If you are working on a larger, more structural project, batts are perfect to create your layers becasue they just need to be unrolled. No need to take repeatedly place small amounts of wool onto to create your felt. Perfect for laying bases, background, and around resists. This wool can be used for spinning too!
This wool is from our own felters flock of sheep. As a felter I am constantly trying to improve our wool for felting. Our sheep are raised using organic methods with animal welfare at the top of the list.
Local Wool Prefelts:
These prefelts are perfect for feltmaking. Needle felted fabric, ready to be cut into detailed shapes and then felted onto your main project.
A labour of love! This yarn is a from sheep. This wool was milled into batts at Rampart Farm and Woolen Mill, located in Branchton, Ontario. Handspun by me. Ideal for weavingt, art-yarn projects, or toasty warm hats!
WE ARE PHASING OUT LOCALLY MILLED YARNS TO FOCUS ON FELTING WOOL AND HANDSPUN FOR SPECIFIC USES. THESE WILL BE THE LAST MILLSPUN YARNS WE HAVE.
LOCALLY MILLED LAMBSWOOL YARN:
This wool is 100% pure lambswool yarn from our Finn/Gotland/BFL/Shetland lambs shorn each autumn. Processed locally it is, available in limited quantities.
Our farm yarns dyed using excess heat from our woodstove, the only source of heating, using natural dyes. Some dyes are harvested on farm, some are local, all are naturally sourced. Plants, bugs, and minerals are what makes the vibrant and varied colours. No two skiens are the same, each is an artwork unto itself.