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October 18, 2017

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,...

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September 21, 2017

Fall at the Woolen Mill

As I sit here writing, the first snow flakes of the season are in the air. They are the type of snowflakes that never see the ground, but decidedly, they are there and fall is...

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September 5, 2017

A Wise Man Knows His Own Socks

"A wise man knows his own socks". It's a thing our punning patriarch used to say and, when you pause to think about it, you recognize a basic truth that dedicated sock knitters the world over...

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July 19, 2017

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...

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June 29, 2017

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...

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June 21, 2017

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...

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May 29, 2017

Slow Food meets Slow Fibre 2017: June 24th

Last year we partnered with Slow Food Calgary to celebrate the summer solstice; Slow Food got the BBQ spit turning out here at the mill and delicious local food, music, and fun was shared by...

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May 15, 2017

High Seas Coffee Co.

We drink a lot of coffee at the mill so last year we decided it better match our business ethics - it should be respectful of people and the planet, support our local economy as...

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April 28, 2017

Summer 2017 at the Mill

Here we go, summer is fast on its way again and we've got lots of fun stuff on the schedule. This is a brief review of all the events you'll want to keep your eyes...

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April 6, 2017

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...

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