cwmnaturaldyeclub2017

Announcing the CWM Natural Dye Club 2017

We are so pleased to offer the inaugural Custom Woolen Mills Natural Dye Club subscription; a collaboration with fibre artist, Megan Samms. This subscription is a knit-along with a twist – it is also a grow-along and dye-along. What does that mean? That means we send you a kit with dye plant seeds for growing, natural […]

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2016 Fibre Artist Millstay – Megan Samms

We are excited to be hosting artist, Megan Samms, Sept 17th through to Oct 15th, as our first resident in what we hope will become an annual program, the Custom Woolen Mills Fibre Artist Millstay.     Here at the mill, we believe that art is an important medium of communication within society. It serves as […]

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black wool

Ba Ba Black Sheep Have You Any Wool?

Ba ba black sheep, have you any wool? Yes sir, yes sir, three bags full.   That old nursery rhyme still has meaning today; at Custom Woolen Mills, we are ALWAYS looking for coloured wool! In the old days, while a black sheep was sometimes cursed for its antics (often perceived as not running with the […]

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Tree2Large

First Steps Toward a Food Forest and Natural Dye Garden

Located in the middle of the beautiful prairie, the natural environment has always been a huge source of inspiration to us. As we have developed our little mill over the past four decades, minimizing our impact on the environment has been a huge focus of ours. Recently, we’ve found the ideas and principles of permaculture helpful in guiding […]

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A Loom with a View

A Loom with a View

Weaving is one of those activities that, unfortunately, often gets relegated to the basement. Many looms are big and a bit loud so  most people don’t want them in their living room. But who really likes sitting in the basement for hours on end? A few years ago, Fen and Bill had the inspired idea […]

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