Sunday, August 18, 2013


This is our NEW Merino/Cashmere/Silk Blanket custom spun and hand woven by Legacy Lane Fiber Mill in Sussex, NB
These are so gorgeous and soft, available at TWIST FIBRE FESTIVAL-August 24,25 in St Andre Avellin, QC, Woodstock Fleece Festival-October 19 in Woodstock, ON and in the shop.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013


Just received my first shipment of RIVETING SPORT YARN by Kollage Yarns, from LOUET the new CANADIAN distributor for Kollage.
This yarn is a sport weight made from recycled blue jeans.  It is soooooo soft.  I have 7 colours in and 3 more to come.
The gauge is 26 stitches on a 3.5mm needles,  I also have some patterns for this yarn and a catalogue of more patterns.

Must go and KNIT!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Website update

Here I am again not posting for way too long.  There just aren't enough hours in a day for me.

There is now a NEW website, loads more stuff on it and a SHOPPING CART, I'll be adding more yarns and fibres as I get pictures taken. 

Any questions please contact me.


Sunday, October 28, 2012

Majacraft Suzie for Sale

This is an older Suzie that a customer would like to sell.  It is very good condition and spins like a dream.  Includes 3 plastic bobbins and 1 wooden bobbin.  I have put a new tension string and spring on it.  Asking price is $700.  Email me for more information.

Sunday, September 23, 2012


Finally some photos of our booth at the Knitters' Fair

And the always great help from Matt, Mike and Cindy, couldn't do it without you guys. Sorry you missed it this year Pat.


Just got a new supply of rug hooks from Roger.   Sizes are fine, medium, primitive and coarse.

Sunday, September 02, 2012


Septemer 8th is KNITTERS' FAIR in Kitchener.
We'll be there this year in a new location BOOTH 33, 34, 35 in MARSHALL HALL
Lots of new fibre and yarn colourways have been added to our inventory, hope to see you all there.


We're back from the TWIST FESTIVAL and what a great show it was.  First time in Quebec and Amelie and her crew of volunteers and supporters did a fantastic job of organizing. 
We definitely will be back next year.
We took the "WALL OF YARN" 16 feet of new colourways just for this show.
Steven had a great time too making sure everyone filled their bags of merino mill ends
The workshop with Lexi Beoger aka Plucky Fluff was a real experience, I'm not an art yarn spinner of any skill but I had fun making art batts, something I will be adding to our inventory for sure. 
The other workshops were a great success, sorry no photos of them but if any one has some they would like to forward to me I will post them.

The CASHMERE TO SHAWL was a super friendly event, not scheduled as a competition but I thought they deserved something for the effort and donated yarn to the winners voted by the public.

We met so many wonderful people that are now added to our list of friends and hope we get more chances to see them all.

If you would like to see more on the TWIST FIBRE FESTIVAL 2011 go to Amelie promised to post photos on the flickr page.

Thursday, July 05, 2012


I  hope you will think about taking a workshop at TWIST FIBRE FESTIVAL, what a great way to end the summer.
 There are some super instructors and loads of vendors.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Fair Isle Sweater -Cancer Fundraiser

This is a gorgeous Fair Isle Sweater hand knit by my friend Deb.  This was to be a birthday gift for her only sister Lynda who unfortunately and suddenly passed away on June 17/12. 
Deb has asked me if I could sell this sweater for her with all the proceeds being donated to Cancer Research.  It is knit in fingering weight wool, and the pattern is a work of art.
The price is $350
It will also be offered for sale in my shop and on Ravelry.   If you have any questions or wish to purchase it please email me.

Saturday, June 09, 2012

Handspinning Seminar - Burlington

The Handspinning Seminar is next weekend June 15 & 16 at the Holiday Inn corner of Guelph Line & QEW, the sales room is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Friday 4 - 10 and Saturday 12 - 2 & 4 - 5:30
There will be loads of spinning goodies. 
I will be bringing some mill end merino fibre,  a new SILK EXPLORATION PACKS by Dyeing for Colour Fibre Works and lots of other goodies.  Hope to see you there.

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Way to long and not posting

It has been way to long since I last posted on here, guess that says a lot about how busy I have been.

Just finished the Knitter's Frolic last weekend, what a great show!!!!!! Loads more shoppers this year.
We had a great time seeing all our old friends and making new ones. 
Hope every one had a good time and got to purchase lots of stash, there were so many wonderful booths and some of the yarns were spectacular. 

I'll be dyeing up new batches of colour in the coming weeks.  We have some great new yarns in the shop, and hope to be adding some new blends come fall for the Knitter's Fair in Kitchener.

We will be at the Handspinning Seminar on June 15 and will be brining a load of merino mill ends along.  Hope to see you there.

Hope to see you over the summer.

Friday, September 23, 2011


If you are thinking of ordering a Majacraft wheel or accessories any time soon there is a price increase effective OCTOBER 1 2011

All wheels and accessories ordered before October 1 will be honoured at the old price.

I will be happy to drop ship anything to you, or you can pick up if you are local.

For pricing or more information contact me through the website.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Countdown to Scotland

Well it certainly has been a while since I have had a chance to post anything here. Lots has been happening this past few months. I'll update you on other things later but right now we are in "countdown mode for Scotland".

I'm off on a yarn tour of Scotland and England with 25 other fibery folks on August 30th. We'll only be gone for 12 days but they are all filled dawn to dark with some really wonderful things.

We will be having 3 different workshops - carding, spinning, dyeing at Heriot Watt Textile University, knitting at Rowan Yarn and something at Farfield Mill. Also the British Wool Weekend Show, a Knitter Knatter with some local knitters, a "trunk show" at our hotel with Woolrush & Scottish Wool shops.

We will also be touring several towns and cities Peebles, Edinburgh, Abbotsford home of Sir Walter Scott, Harrogate, York, Halifax and then on to London for a musical and a visit to the I KNIT shop before we come home.

I'll be sure to post a recap of the tour and photos when I get back, but now it is only "three more sleeps" as the grandkids say before I'm off.

Thursday, June 09, 2011

OHS Central Region Seminar October 1, 2011

Here is the flyer and registration form for any one that would like to participate in the OHS Central Region Seminar to be held October 1, 2011 in Warkworth Ontario.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Majacraft Spinners

It has been a while since I have posted and I apologize. I've been so busy in the shop and dyeing and there are not enough hours in the day to post fun stuff.
I love this photo of a group of new spinners from Newfoundland that I have had the pleasure of meeting and sending stuff to over the last few months.
What could be better than a room full of Majacraft Suzie Pros, beautiful yarn in the making and some really wonderful people.

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Rhinebeck Bingo

So I'm a "square" on the Rhinebeck Bingo Card, what fun!!!!!!!!

Photos of me are few and far between so here is a hint about what I look like.

Short, average weight (do you really think I'm going to tell you that in public) middle age - let's just say over 50, short hair - and I'm a true blonde (NOT)

Hope to meet up with a lot of you at Rhinebeck, have fun playing.

Under the B -------------

B I N G O !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, June 20, 2010


SPIN DAY IN JULY will be JULY 17TH which is a SATURDAY, you are welcome to come any time after 10 and we will play until??????
Please bring pot luck, enough for 6-8 people, also a chair, plate, untensils, cold drinks, mug, coffee will be supplied. If you have a patio tent please bring it.

You are welcome to bring any stash that you wish to sell, trade or give away.

Most of you know where the shop is but just incase directions are -
Hwy 401 to Port Hope exit #461, south on Toronto Road to second stop light at Ridout Street and turn left, go past Bramley Street (flashing light) next street is Julia Street, you will see the red brick building with the Black Lamb logo on the side, you can park any where along Juila.

Any questions email me.

See you then.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

SOLD ---- More Carder photos

Saturday, April 10, 2010


This is an older Pat Green 7 drum carder that a friend of mine wants to sell. There is also a Pat Green swing picker. I have not seen either piece of equipment so you will have to email John directly at johnt(at)

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Warkworth Spin In October 6 2009

We here we are again, getting ready for another Warkworth Spinners & Weavers Guild Spin In.
This will be the 20TH ANNIVERSARY of the SPIN IN so hope you all can come and help the guild celebrate.
There will be the great vendors again this year as well as a host of door prizes.
Come join us for the day


Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Spin Day

Well it looks like the weather is going to be ok on Sunday. Everything will start at 10:00am.
Hope to see you all there.

Sunday, June 28, 2009


Hope you can all join us for this spin day which will be a kick off to WORLD WIDE SPIN IN PUBLIC DAY here in PORT HOPE on SEPTEMBER 19TH

more details on WWSIP to come.


Friday, September 12, 2008

KW Knitters Fair

Hope to see a lot of you at the Knitters Fair in Kitchener this Saturday September 13.
Please drop by the booth and say hello.
See you all there.

Monday, June 09, 2008


The first of the summer shows are over, and a big thank you to the organizers of these events.
FROLIC on April 26 in Toronto was great, it was so good to see old friends again and meet new ones.
Our first time at WASOON in North Bay on May 23, 24, 25 was a super show for us, you northern gals are wonderful.
June 6, 7 in Barrie for the OHS SPINNING SEMINAR kept us hopping both days, hope you all have a great time spinning and dyeing all your new fibre stashes.
We look forward to seeing some of you again this September at the KW KNITTER'S FAIR in Kitchener on September 13.
If you are in the area of Port Hope, drop by the shop and say hello. Hope you all have a great summer.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Knit in Public June 14th

To help celebrate "KNIT IN PUBLIC DAY" I've decided to host a "KNIT IN PUBLIC" event on June 14th here at The Black Lamb.
I thought we would start at 11:00 and knit till whenever. I've opened it up to any spinners that would also like to attend.
Please bring, a chair, umbrella or canopy tent, lunch, water and whatever else you think you might need for the day. We will set up in the parking lot at the back of the building.
If you would like to come and are not sure of how to get here email fibre"at"

In case of rain the event will be cancelled as we do not have enough indoor facilities to accommodate a large number of people.

Drop me a line if you can come.

Friday, March 07, 2008

Newest Yarn

Here is the NEWEST YARN in our every expanding line up of custom spun and hand dyed yarns. This is a 2 ply finger weight 100% Merino yarn fresh off the drying rack. It has 1750 yards per pound and is soooooo soft. I am knitting up the sample for the gauge on this one today but I'm guessing 26 stitches/4 inches on a 3mm.


Here we are enjoying another "gift" from Mother Nature. You can't see how hard it is snowing but it is really coming down, this is the start of another expected 30 cm (12 inches). So what to do of course.

Friday, January 11, 2008


This will confirm that I am a "fibre-holic". We made our weekly trip to pick up mill ends, I truly had no intension of getting anything else that day but as you can see I had a weak moment.
This is a 15 pound bump of 60% SEACELL 40% SILK TOP and I bought TWO of them, as soon as I can I will get it on the NEW website with pricing (you are welcome to email me if you can't wait.)
The "binging" did not stop there, I also got some roving - 12 pounds of OLIVE TWEED, 40 pounds of YELLOW (feltable), 12 pounds of PLUM, 17 pounds of RED, 20 pounds of ORCHID and 40 pounds ROYAL BLUE all in superwash merino, and just to top it off I ordered 10 pounds each of 11 more colours.
A great start to the NEW YEAR, watch for more to come.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Colour Gallery link

OK so we are having some trouble getting the colour gallery link working properly so in the meantime here is a link to use.

If this doesn't work please let me know.

Friday, December 21, 2007



Friday, November 30, 2007


Here's a little something that we have been working on.
The kit contains
-1 -100 gram skein merino superwash/nylon yarn
-knitting pattern for plain socks
-dye instructions
-6 - Louet dye colours -red, orange, yellow, blue, purple, green. Each packet contains enough dye powder to dye 100 grams a solid colour (there is plenty here to dye two pair of socks)
Available now at the shop or by mail

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Skein Winder

That is indeed a fancy electric skein winder. It will do up to 10 skeins at a time and I can set it to do a predetermined amount of yardage. It really frees up a lot of time when I am doing skeins for dyeing.
Glad to hear you like the colours.