About The Shop
Dominion Fleece & Fibre was created with one goal: to get Canadian produced breed-specific wool to Canadian fibre crafters and artists.
Starting from the raw fibre is a wonderful experience – from washing, to prep, to how the fibre is transformed into yarn. Starting from the raw lets you control every aspect of how that yarn is created. Looking for lace weight, worsted spun alpaca shawl with lots of drape? Or a woollen spun, extra warm merino sweater? Choosing your fibre from the source lets you connect with that fibre and transform it into something unique.
In 2016 I started my own breed studies in earnest, and quickly realized most of the online shops were located outside of Canada, and unprocessed, unwashed fleece was going to get stopped and destroyed by the border authorities. I decided at that point to start sourcing out my own raw wools and making connections with local farmers, and I discovered a wealth and diversity of fibre at my fingertips.
I have met some wonderful farmers and made lots of visits to working livestock farms in Alberta – and that’s when I decided to share that experience with other Canadians. Through Dominion Fleece & Fibre I get to share this amazing fibreshed across the country, all while supporting local farmers, and providing you with a diversity of fibres.
If you’d like to read a bit more about the beginnings, please check out this blog post.
My name is Kelly, and I’m a fanatical handspinner, knitter, and burgeoning natural dyer located in Alberta. I started spinning almost 15 years ago in a drop spindle, quickly progressed to a wheel, and I haven’t looked back since. I started studying breed-specific fibres in 2016, and a whole world of spinning was opened up for me. I’m excited to be sharing my love of local, breed-specific fibres with all Canadian handspinners and fibre artists.