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Grinsheep Fibre Productions - We made it to spring!!
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We made it to spring!!

Since we are seem to have some extra time on our hands with the COVID-19 out and about, I would highly recommend to join the Ashford Club at Ashford.co.nz.  They send out a newletter with lots of inspirational ideas for weaving, knitting and spinning.  You must be a fan of the Wheel Magazine!!   You can locate all the past copies back to 2004 on the website.

Take a look at the new lightening drop spindles from Schacht 50 anniversary.  I  managed to get the last of these beauties.  Each one has a laser etched pattern and it’s sure to be one of your favorites!

The baby lambs are popping out into this sunshine. We have 20 babies so far. There is still more to come.

As mentioned on the workshop page we have postponed the classes and workshops.  We are most happy to open the shop by appointment if you are in need.  You do not realized how much your social life revolves around fibre until all the fibre groups and fibre faires are cancelled!  I miss you already! I’m going to the barn to cuddle lambs.

Sharon

 
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Happy New Year 2020

January has arrived and we start another year with fibre.  Check out the Workshop page for our new classes. January we have 2 classes.  The first is an intro to Nuno or wet felting and the second class is the famous jointed teddy bear that has been requested for ages. In Feburary we will do another intro to Nuno felting in case you miss the January class.

Thank you to the Tzouhalem  Guild and Black Creek Spinners for hosting their wonderful Distaff Days.  A spinners ritual not to be missed!

Look for your Newletter in your mailbox soon.  If you wish to sign up for the newletter so you do not miss any classes check the first page and click to sign up!!!

 

 
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October 2019

Exciting News!! It has finally arrived!!!!  We now carry roving  from Great Britain (UK) Gotland, BFL, and Brown Masham.  OOOH  This will give you a luxurious winter spin !!

Diane and I can not wait to spin our first skeins!!

It has been a busy busy time around the Grinsheep store.  We were off to the Kingfisher Spa resort for the annual North Island Spinners retreat.

Then it was a quick change and then off to the Everything Ashford Dealers Workshop in Vancouver for the week.   Too bad we could not stay for Knit City.  Big Thank you to Kate and Marc for the informative week of Everything Ashford.  It was a great learning experience.  It was good to connect with other Canadian dealers.  There are lots of new products coming from Ashford.  You can check out some of the them on the their website.  You also may wish to join the Ashford Club!! You will have access to the Wheel magazine and get free patterns/project ideas.

We have added new classes to the Workshop page.  Contact us if you have any questions.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone at the Cowichan Fleece and Fibre Fair in Cobble Hill.  October 26.2016.

 
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September 2019

 

September 24-26,2019  North Island Spinners Retreat  will once again be holding there Retreat at Vancouver Island’s Award Winning Spa Resort. What better way to start off the winter of spinning then having a few days at the lovely Kingfisher Resort. There are a limited number of openings left so grab your spinning friends and reserve your spots at the Retreat. For more information please email me at grinsheep@gmail.com

Please keep checking Facebook and our website for the upcoming Fall Classes.

 
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June 2019

Look familiar?

We are making a few changes at the studio.  If the shelving looks familiar, that”s because it was from the Wool Shop!  It was sad to see our LYS close after all these years.

The shelves fit in very nicely and allow more yarns and  roving to be displayed.  This is a good thing because we sheared 32 sheep this year.  Lots of processing to be done!! Lots of fibre fun to be enjoyed!

Come by and check things out it would be great to see you again.

 
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Happy Easter 2019

Another spring is upon us and we have 30 little lambs bouncing about the fields. Next week is sheering time. All the mamas will get a new cool summer hair cuts. We are also busy getting ready for the up coming shows.

On May 3,4,5 will be the Vancouver Island Fibre Fest. It will be again be held in the Community Center. Please check out the website at http://shelmack.wixsite.com/vancouverislandfibre for information and registration for the classes

We will be at our local 100 Mile Fleece and Fibre Festival at the Bradley Center in Coombs on May 26, 2019.

Schacht Spindle Company is celebrating their 50 anniversary. They have once again put out a Cherry Matchless Spinning Wheel for this celebration. This is a 50 Anniversary Limited Edition item. Now in stock. Check their website for all their anniversary items.

 
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February is here…

We have already welcomed 3 new lambs to the family.  Beautiful black triplets! Watch for the photos!

It has been a busy year and we have only just started.  We have made some updates to the website as we have acquire some new and wonderful items.  Grinsheep now carries the Kollage Original Square knitting needles.  We have tried them out and have been so nice to knit with.  They come double pointed, interchangeable, and  regular cable, soft and firm. They are great for those with arthritis!

Weaving frames are a hot item these days.  If you are interested in weaving please contact the store as we do have a weaving group.

 

 
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Fall is here again !!

Wow where does the time fly.  We already heading into another fall.  We have been so lucky with this beautiful weather.

We have had such a busy summer . ANWG at the University  of Victoria was so exciting.  The workshops were so interested. I learned so much, hope you that got to attend did too.  I look forward to trying some new techniques.  I will look forward to seeing some new inspirations.

 

We were at the Coombs Fair in August and had some wool demonstrations.  The 4H- Wool Craft Club had a tent and also were doing some demonstrations.  The kids did so well on all their projects through out the year.  They should be very proud of the hard work they put into those projects.  Congratulations!! Great Job!!

Felting classes are staring up again:

Sept  Ponies and Apples

Oct 14, 2017  Spooky Boos and Lil’ Monsters……. Just in time for Halloween.  Marion Vandall will again be in town to instruct us in how to make some ghouls.

 
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Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is here already.  We have much to be thankful for .   Hope you have a great time with family and friends over this long weekend.

 

A few reminders of the upcoming felting class on Oct 14, 2017.  Spooky Boos and Lil Monsters  all details can be found on the workshop page.

I will be getting ready to attend the King Fisher Annual Retreat October 17, 18, 19,  2017.  A fun time with friends to get some projects finished for Christmas or get started on them.

So the store will be**** Closed**** OCTOBER 17,18,19, ****2017

As I am a vendor at the retreat.  I will be home for only 1 day and will be repacking to head to the Cowichan Fleece and Fibre Festival in Cobble Hill.  This will be on Oct 21, 2017.  www.cowichanfleeceandfibrefestival.com

 
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Fall Events

Saturday September 17, 2016 

————Needle Felting with Marion Vandall

 

Saturday October 15, 2016

———–   Cowichan Fleece and Fibre Festival

 

October 25,26,27, 2016      

——–   Kingfisher Spinners Retreat– call for info as there is still space available

 

 
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