I wanted to post a quick update with the shop and what’s been going on.
The one show I go to a year, the Edmonton Fibre Frolic, has been cancelled due to the on-going pandemic and public health state of emergency declared in Alberta. I do want to take a second to thank the lovely Allison and Jess who run the show with how swiftly they responded, and how much notice they gave to all of us vendors know that they decided to cancel this year.
I’ve been asked a few times if I’ll be attending any other shows this year, and the answer is unfortunately no. As I’ve written about previously, this shop is a hobby for me. My main goal is to get Alberta produced wool out as much as I can, but it isn’t the primary place I can put my work time. I have another business I run, and that takes up (and needs to take up) the vast majority of my working time, and unfortunately the timing of other shows don’t work well with my schedule.
Having said all that, everything that I was planning on premiering at the Edmonton Fibre Frolic I’ll instead be putting right up on the website. That includes my 100% Canadian botanically dyed yarns, batts made with Alberta wool, and more washed (but unprepped) Alberta fibre.
While I’d love to get that all up for you right now you’ll still have to wait – probably until May. I still have my farm visits to do, which have also been delayed due to the ongoing public health state of emergency in Alberta. I am welcomed into producers homes and properties, and while social distancing and quarantine measures are in place, I’ll be delaying my normal pick up times (which normally start in mid-March) to see how this all shakes out.
I’m excited to start offering you all these new fun things, but it’ll be slightly delayed this year. As always, I’ll be updating the blog, the newsletter, and my instagram as things progress.
Stay safe everybody (and at least 2 metres away!).