Service Artisans/Makers

Wildcrafted Wool

Focused on building a truly local, regenerative economy of handmade, quality artful wearables, yarns and accessories for funktionality, Wildcrafted Wool began in 2010 as an alternative to “fast fashion”; and a linear extractive economic model. Using local Vancouver Island wool…

New Wave Fibre

We are Emily McIvor and Jodi Schamberger. Two fiesty ladies living on two of British Columbia’s Southern Gulf Islands. We are farmers and fibre artists first. Our foundation ewes are Romney Cotswold cross. We have two Bluefaced Leicester rams, so…

Nature’s Knit-ch

Nature’s Knit-ch is the creative outlet for our designer Carol Balogh. For over 10 years, Carol has been creating her own knitting patterns using locally sourced natural yarns. She also creates Knit-Ready patterns and kits for sale at fibre markets…

Indigo Tails

Natural dyer; grower of natural dye plants; textile upcycling; katazome; sculpture; printmaking and permaculture Gabriola Island. Yarrow KoontzGabriola Island, BCyaksan40@gmail.com last updated: December 2022

Heritage Fibre Mill

Rendering and cleaning natural fibres including wool, hemp and nettles. Yarn and textiles are also available when in production. Our services extend over Vancouver Island including the Gulf Islands. Heritage Fibre MillNorth Saanich, BCheritagefibremill@protonmail.com(250) last updated: summer 2023

Felisicous Fungi Wool

Yarns naturally dyed with mushrooms. Handcrafted felted sculptures, wool paintings, jewelry, and yarn using locally-sourced wool and natural dyes including plants, lichen, and fungus harvested sustainably and ethically from Vancouver Island. Felted sculptures, paintings, and naturally dyed wool using local…

F.Renée Fibreart 

Fibre artist- writer Francine Renée creates one of a kind handwoven tapestries and textiles. Each piece is consciously designed to minimize waste and to showcase the fibre in the most flattering way. Francine is passionate about her connection to nature…