Vibrant Colours - Directly From Nature!
Fairytale Wool was born out of a fascination for nature's beauty and a need for producing naturally dyed wool fleece/ roving sustainably.
It all started locally on the Sunshine Coast, BC, and was meant to provide our small Waldorf School and its community with affordable naturally dyed wool fleece. But due to an active greater crafting community, Fairy Tale Wool soon grew into its current size.
Except for merino wool and silk, all our fibers are sourced from BC, Canada, mostly from Saltspring Island, an island with a long history of fiber excellence.
All dyes are derived from nature: petals (e.g. marigold), roots (e.g. madder), skins (e.g. onion), leaves (e.g. Indigo), mushrooms, lichen, and even little bugs (cochineal and lac). We try to grow some of them in our own, bio-dynamic garden and use them, whenever available.
Due to our special water all dye batches are very consistent, which is not always easy to achieve in natural dyeing.
Apart from the usual production line, we also experiment with anything to do with fiber arts, and sometimes we even sell these creations. Just keep an eye on shop updates!
Some of our products can also be found at local stores and art galleries. If you're in the area, let us know and we can guide you in the right direction.
Like any good business, ours is founded on great relationships, inside the business (family) as well as in the greater community. Networking with close-by sheep breeders, producers of natural dyes as well as with other 'makers' is fundamental to our success.
From a young age on I couldn't keep my fingers off any fiber. Taught early by my grandmother, I tried everything from sewing, fair isle knitting, crochet to clay work and later felting. These days I'm very much into weaving and spinning.
Cobey and Adrian Hollier
Roberts Creek, BC
Both Cobey and Adrian come from an engineering background and always strive to improve my products. Their workshop seems to have endless opportunities.
carders are an essential part of my fiber business
Roberts Creek, BC
Specialized in laser cutting, particularly acrylic objects. They helped me to develop and produce the pop-out loom.
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