At All Strung Out, we would like to highlight some of our Canadian indie dyers and artisans in celebration of Canada’s day and our local entrepreneurs.
Good Ol’ Ontario
Keeping it Local, these are businesses near by in location and in our hearts
Yolo Leather & Cloth
Her motivation to start “Yolo Leather and Cloth” began with her desire to bring some old-world quality and craftsmanship to the world of knitting. For more information check out their website here:
Timber Yarns is an independent yarn company located in the beautiful town of Conestoga, Ontario, Canada. Who specialize in producing high quality semi-tonal self-striping sock yarn which is hand dyed using acid dyes. Find out more at:
Fergus Yarn Co
Fergus Yarn Co is an local independently owned business run by Lisa Taylor of Fergus. Lisa has provided so wonderful colorful yarn that is sure to please many of our customers. Currently we have Sock yarn in store. The yarn is 80% Superwash Merino and 20% Nylon. Check out the amazing colors.
More Canadian Brands
Yarns of Rhichard Devrieze
Richard Devrieze, with fibre-dyeing in his genes, Rhichard’s journey to master dyer and beyond has incorporated involvement in hand-spinning, hand-weaving, a line of one-of-a-kind clothing and accessories, shepherding a flock of merinos, and dancing in the creation of colourways inspired by experience and imagination.
Briggs & Little
All of Briggs & Little yarns are made from 100% domestic Canadian wool that is milled, carded, dyed, and spun at their factory. With over 150 years of experience, Briggs & Little is one of Canada’s oldest millers. Their experience shines through in every skein they produce.
Started way back in 1857 in New Brunswick, Canada, Briggs and Little is a family run company operating a fully integrated mill producing Canadian pure wool spun yarns. All yarns are made in Canada from 100% domestic wool. The company’s focus on quality and values has allowed them to remain as one of the few vertical woolen mills in Canada and North America. They take the entire process from beginning to end, changing raw wool into wool spun yarns. This includes dying, spinning, blending, packaging and labelling all under one roof. You won’t be disappointed with the quality Briggs and Little yarns offer.
Butterfly Silk Fine Yarn is a true cottage industry. Dyeing takes place off the deck of her cottage at Round Lake, Ontario. Most of the yarn is 50/50 silk and merino but as of recently, merino sock yarn is now available in addition. This is beautiful, soft, uniquely coloured yarn with a gorgeous sheen. It’s a delight to work with and finished garments are one of a kind. Yarn is dyed in small batches for good colour saturation and multiple dye lots. As Barbara tells us “Life is too short to knit with itchy yarn.”
In need of a Patriotic Project?
Try our own Hudson Bay Inspired Blanket Pattern!
Created by our very own Paula Reid, this blanket is easy to knit for both new and experienced knitters! A perfect project for summer knitting and a warm blanket for chilly Canadian nights.