Tag Archives: Vancouver Island

Season’s Greetings from Chaotic Fibres

Wishing you a wonderful Christmas season! The recent snow and cold here on Vancouver Island reminds us of our years living in climates where a real Canadian winter brought days of crystal gleaming snow before slush and banks of melting … Continue reading

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100 Mile Fleece and Fibre Coming Up!

Set your calendar for Sunday, May 29th! The annual 100 Mile Fleece and Fibre Fair at the Bradley Centre in Coombs is one of Vancouver Island’s great fibre events, and it promises to be bigger and better than ever. Yes, … Continue reading

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Chaotic Fibres at VHWSG’s Spin In, February 27th

Chaotic Fibres will be selling all kinds of fibre at the Victoria Handweavers and Spinners Guild ‘Spin In’ on Saturday, February 27th from 10am until 3:30. This event will be held at the Saanich Fairgrounds, a spacious and perfect location … Continue reading

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Chaotic Fibres New Stock Soon!

Our hats are off to Michelle, Leola and their team of volunteers for last weekend’s successful Cowichan Fleece and Fibre Festival in Cobble Hill. We had a terrific time and we look forward to returning next year for this annual, Vancouver … Continue reading

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Chaotic Fibres Preparing for Cowichan Valley Fleece and Fibre Festival

Moved! Settled – more or less! We’re back in business and getting ready for the Cowichan Valley Fleece and Fibre Festival. Yes, we have finally moved our stock out of storage and into our new home after almost two months … Continue reading

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Chaotic Fibres in Victoria. New, hand painted yarns, skeins and tops for Fibres West

Tulip buds are straining to open, cherry tree blossoms float by as the breeze settles gently on Victoria’s streets and Sharon’s latest hand painted yarns, skeins and tops are finished and ready for Vancouver’s Fibres West. Even if you’re encased … Continue reading

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Farm to Fleece. Getting Fleeced in Metchosin!

We braved the damp chill of the early morning to head to Parry Bay Farm in Metchosin at 7am this morning to choose fleece. About 100 of John and Lorraine’s sheep were being sheared today, just ahead of lambing season. … Continue reading

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Alpaca farm on Vancouver Island

We visited Yellow Point Alpacas recently during a studio tour for the Cedar and Yellow Point area, an hour and a half north of Victoria. Lenie and Peter have been raising alpacas for years and they really love and care … Continue reading

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Cobble Hill to take in the 2014 Cowichan Fleece and Fibre Fair

Busy few days sourcing out new, local fibre. We drove from our Victoria home to Qualicum Bay area last week to visit Jenny at her Up A Creek Farm and get mohair she’d collected from her angora goats. It’s so … Continue reading

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Alpaca from Vancouver Island

Here’s Johnny! We visited Sheena in Qualicum Bay to watch her alpaca being sheared and buy all the alpaca fleece. The little guys were so well behaved despite the drizzle and fuss getting their haircuts! Now the work begins as Sharon … Continue reading

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