2009 – Year of Natural Fibres

2009 is the International Year of Natural Fibres.

International Year of Natural Fibres

There is a great video about it here.

Here on Salt Spring there is certainly a lot of sheep, some llama, alpaca and goats and one member of our weavers guild has grown and processed some linen. We also have some great local resources, Treenway Silks selling lovely silk yarn and ribbon, Jane Stafford Textiles who has every colour of cotton, along with wool, cottonlin, linen and other fibres and the Gulf Islands Spinning Mill who processes wool, mohair and other fibres into rovings, yarn, batts, etc – all of them will also do mail order.

Does anyone have any special events planned around this? What natural fibres do you use?

Happy Weaving,


My website: www.saorisaltspring.com

Saori Salt Spring Studio

4 replies
  1. terri
    terri says:

    Yes – indeed they are. I think it’s great that there is a focus on them this year.

    Happy Weaving,

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