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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2017 All Canada Sheep Classic – Red Deer, Alberta

The All Canada Sheep Classic is coming to Alberta! The event, which is a joint effort of the Canadian Sheep Breeders Association and the hosting Alberta Sheep Breeders Association, is the premiere showcase and sale for pure-bred sheep from across Canada. This year, its running June 29th to July 1st in Red Deer at the Westerner […]

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Wool Textiles and the R’s of Sustainability Part 4: Rot

Almost one year ago we set out to explore how wool textiles fit within environmentally and socially sustainable consumer choices. Through this blog series we have examined wool as a raw material, how it is processed, what kind of useful applications it has, and how to expand its lifespan to the longest possible time by using […]

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Comforter for reprocessing

Reprocessing Your Wool Filled Comforter

One of the remarkable things about wool is that it remains functional for a very long time – something that makes it a great sustainable textile. The wool in a Cold Country 100% Wool-Filled Comforter can easily outlive its fabric covering, but there is no need for it to go to waste! You can send […]

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Socks by Bob: providing “warm feet on the street”

December has brought a harsh reminder of what winter can mean in Canada.  With wind chills in the -30′s here in Alberta, good shelter and clothing are life or death concerns. Across Canada there are many folks for whom securing these things is a daily struggle. Fortunately there are generous individuals willing to lend a […]

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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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