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December 3, 2015

Do-si-do Lopi Shrug Hug Pattern

If you haven't been to the mill lately, then you've been missing out on our Do-si-do Yarns; limited edition colourways carded into the softest merino and rambouillet 100% wool Lopi Soft Spun and Mule Spinner...

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November 16, 2015

Feature Artists: Catherine Dale and Anders Bailey

Anyone who has created their own masterpiece sweater understands the importance of beautiful, high-quality buttons. There is nothing more disappointing than having carefully sourced local yarn and spent hours upon hours diligently knitting, to find...

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November 2, 2015

Prairie Sea Fusion Yarn

We are proud to introduce our new product, Prairie Sea Fusion Yarn. If you follow author Sylvia Olsen and her family's company Salish Fusion Knitwear, then you may have already heard rumour of Prairie Sea Fusion...

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October 22, 2015

Sun-bleaching for Wool Bedding

We often get questions about how best to care for the 100% wool bedding that we make and sun-bleaching is one of the first things we recommend to people. Sun-bleaching is simply using the sun's...

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October 1, 2015

How to Prepare Skeins for Vat Dyeing

It seems that we have been remiss for talking about "prepared skeins" for dyeing and not mentioning how you get those. Preparing skeins for dyeing is very simple; all you need is some cotton string...

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September 18, 2015

Dyeing with Onion Skins

The rich yellows, browns, and greens of harvest season in Alberta mark the arrival of fall; warm days, cold nights, and busy fields full of farmers hard at work. It's also the time of year when...

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September 3, 2015

Feature Fibre: Mohair

Qualities Mohair is the fibre shorn from Angora Goats. It has the unique characteristic of being both very soft and incredibly strong, with a brilliant lustre that endures through dyeing. The finest fibre usually comes...

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August 19, 2015

Midway Centennial Park

Lots of folks visit us as part of their cross-country summer road trips. If that is something you are planning to do, then you may want to know about Midway Centennial Park.   Located just...

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August 14, 2015

Summer is in Full Swing at the Mill

We haven't been keeping up with our blog for a little while, but that's not because we haven't been doing anything (completely the opposite, really). However, we feel it's about time we check in with...

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September 3, 2014

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...

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