I remember years ago when designer Erin Gibbs of Florence Ann compiled all her long hours of local fibre research into a fabulous guide which came in PDF form. For the longest time it was on our links page and every once and while I'd draw your attention to it on our Facebook page. Now she has moved it into the form of a website: Local Fibre (www.localfibre.com)! Yep, a BC, Yukon and Washington State specific fibre website!! Don't you just love it when other people do your homework for you? I am very thankful that Erin has.
Some awesome features include searchability by fibre-type or region, and each listing has detailed info on what each producer offers. For example, when I searched "llama" (above pic shows results) I found two listings, one of which is Semiahmoo Suffolks in Surrey, BC. Their profile shows me that not only do hey produce llama fleece (and manure), but they also offer washable lambskins, raw fleece and rovings, as well as fresh-frozen lamb.
For those fibres enthusiasts who would like to be updated on any additions that get made to Local Fibres, may I suggest subscribing to the Local Fibres RSS feed?
Thanks again Erin. You rock!
Hi, I'm Janna. I'm a tapestry weaver, longtime knitter, 2013 graduate of Concordia University's Fibres and Material Practices program, and co-founder of Everlea Textiles. In my art practice I combine textiles and socially engaged media. Here on the VY blog I mostly share my knits, local events and about other local artists and crafters.