Saturday, February 27, 2010
Planning your weaver's and spinners garden?
As you plan your weaver's and spinners' garden this Spring, don't forget that Joybilee Farm carries 3 varieties of fiber flax seed. (Hermes, an older variety; Ilona, and Electra - two newer European selections).
Sarah's woad seed, hand selected and bred for exceptional indigo production in our zone 3 climate, with two varieties available.
We also have several varieties of European basket willows, in 3 assortments, available at a special price (Canada only, please) for shipping in April.
Joybilee Farm specializes in naturally coloured wool, mohair and angora, raised on the farm, as well as natural dyes and linen education. Come for a visit and tour our natural dye gardens and linen culture demonstration garden. Visit with the fiber animals and enjoy a custom workshop or a farm tour.
We are in the Southern Interior of British Columbia, Canada, on Hwy. 3 West of Grand Forks --
2 hours from the airports at Kelowna and Castlegar, 2 hours north of Spokane Washington. Just 5 hours from Vancouver, B.C. or 8 hours from Calgary. Plan a visit into your summer travels.
The 3rd Annual Linen Festival takes place in 2010 on August 7th. This is the only Linen Festival that takes place in English Speaking North America. We have visitors from across Canada and the US on this special day where we address the question, "Where does clothing come from..."
and engage experts on linen culture and production. This year we'll have an artisan market, too.