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Announcing the CWM Natural Dye Club 2018

We’re back at it folks; through 2017 we ran our inaugural CWM Natural Dye Club in collaboration with fibre artist, Megan Samms, and it was such a fun and educational experience that we’re running one again in 2018!   The CWM Natural Dye Club is a great way for you to try your hand at making […]

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Field & Forage Naturally Dyed Yarn: a study in colour

After years of studying and planning and digging and weeding, we are very excited to have launched Field & Forage Yarn; yarn naturally dyed by fibre artist, Megan Samms, exclusively with raw plant materials grown, gathered, or salvaged from the local area. 18 colours coaxed from the earth through the slow processes of growth, harvest, and […]

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Midway Community Presents

Join us at the Mill on Saturday, July 29th for “Midway Community Presents” – a market event and saskatoon u-pick showcasing some of the local community’s talented growers, artists, and entrepreneurs!   Custom Woolen Mills is nestled out in the country between the towns of Carstairs, Didsbury, and Linden in an area known as Midway […]

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A Woolen Mill was Alberta’s First Industry

With Canada 150 celebrations and the All Canada Sheep Classic coming to Alberta for Canada Day, when better than now to take a look back on the history of wool in Alberta.  It might sound funny given Alberta’s world renowned reputation for cowboys and cattle, but the early days of colonial expansion in Alberta saw a […]

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2017 Fibre Artist Millstay and Classes – Sylvia Olsen

If you’ve been reading our blog, then you may already have heard that Sylvia Olsen of Salish Fusion Knitwear is coming to the mill this fall. We are so excited to have her join us in the month of September for the 2017 Custom Woolen Mills Fibre Artist Millstay.   If you aren’t familiar with […]

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