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Yesterday, Bill and Rosie Beaucoup took me to Gaspereau Valley Fibres. I’ve been desperate to get some wool for felting, and Rosie promised that I would find everything I needed in Gaspereau (that’s in the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia). The shop is very close to downtown Wolfville, and about a kilometre away from a couple of vineyards. So, you can get your fibres and then drink your face off, if you’re into that sort of thing.
They have a flock of Cotswold sheep that
meet you stare at you as you come up the drive. The flock donates it’s fleece to the store in the form of yarn and fibre, which is quite generous if you ask me. The shop has a creaky planked floor and a woodstove to curl up in front of. An old clawfoot tub sits at the back of the shop brimming with wool roving in every colour you can imagine. Perfection!
There’s a lovely stray kitty that has moved into the shop. Wouldn’t you? The soft chair in front of the wood stove practically begs a cat to sleep on it. I got everything I needed for my felting projects and more. Gaspereau Valley Fibres has tons of yarn and natural fibre products, along with all the stuff you’ll need to turn them into crafty delights. They’ve got classes in things like knitting, spinning and felting, and a knitter’s group. That’s right – you can sit around with other people and knit all night. Fibre enthusiasts unite!
The shop ships worldwide, so if you don’t live in Nova Scotia, you can still get some of their goodies delivered to your door. They stock yarn and fibre from all over the place, but also stock Canadian, organic, local and hand-painted yarns and fibres. They’ve got books and dyes, needles and spinning equipment, trinkets and gifts.
So, if you’re looking for something to do next weekend, consider a little trip to the Annapolis Valley. You won’t be disappointed. Just wait until you see the wool I got…
Visit the Gaspereau Valley Fibre website by clicking here.