We are a local Albertan mother-daughter team and the owners of Rosebud River Fibre Mill. We make quality Canadian sourced wool and alpaca yarn available to the public. We offer custom fibre processing for large and small batches as well as design our own popular one-of-a-kind styles. We’re proud to be the local choice for individuals, businesses, farmers – anyone with a vested interest in high-quality, durable, Canadian wool and alpaca fibre. Contact us to book a visit and see the full experience of what we do.
Why we do what we do
There was a time when Canadian goods made by the hands of experienced artisans and tradespeople was the norm. As technology evolved, society embraced the idea of inexpensive and fast production; trading quality for speed, trading local for convenience. The result is landfills stuffed with worthless merchandise and fragile trade routes that collapse at the first sign of global impacts.
We want to change that!
Here on the Martin family farm, we see things a bit differently. Our homestead has been producing local goods, running small on-farm businesses, and raising sheep and cattle since the late 1800’s. We know what it’s like to bring farmed goods to market, to work with our hands, to use technology responsibly, and the real value of supporting local in both buying and selling. We wanted to leverage all of this to help make this world a better place.
After careful thought, we, mother/daughter duo Stevie Vermunt and Alexandra Martin, decided the best way to do something beneficial, creative, inspiring, encouraging, and eco-friendly for our community was to try something different and open a fibre mill. Through cooperation with producers, retailers, and artisans, we aim to help to build a robust local fibreshed economy.
Your Alberta Fibre Mill
Rosebud River Fibre Mill is more than a place to get natural yarns, rovings, batts, and rug yarns. We also offer our services to anyone wanting their own fibre processed. Most of all, we are proud to be able to say our mill is 100% Canadian, from our labour, to the fibre we source, down to our equipment!
Rosebud River Fibre Mill is here for everyone: Felters, weavers, dyers, knitters, and crocheters. No matter who you are, whether you craft for a hobby or as a business, we are the Western Canadian fibre mill with the products and experience to meet your needs.
Our care in processing is evident in the high quality products we make. Rosebud River Fibre Mill’s washing and carding process makes for little to no breakage in fibre you often see in roving produced elsewhere. Unlike mills that have larger minimum weight orders, we are happy to accept small or large batches. With small batch processing capabilities, no additional fibre needs to be added, guaranteeing what you receive back from us, is 100% your fibre only. We are also fully equipped to process both wool and/or alpaca fibre – a quality that sets us apart as some Western Canadian fibre mills only accept one or the other – as well as offering custom blending for customers that have their own angora, silk, nylon, bamboo, etc. fibres on hand. For custom orders in our mill, expect timely, experienced processing in a clean and well-equipped local facility.
We look forward to serving You
We are pleased to see the focus shifting back away from the damaging effects of fast fashion and synthetics. Our reputation and our commitment to the local textile economy, combined with care and attention to detail, yields high quality products you can be assured are ethically sourced. The demand for locally processed yarn and rovings is on the rise and we are the local, Alberta source to meet this growing demand.
It’s time to get back to being engaged with the products you use in your home, to embrace quality, to feel the connection between yourself, the producers, and the end product. What better to do this than with natural, 100% Canadian sourced yarn for wearing and crafting, and with fibre processed right here in Alberta?
Explore our website and our products today, or contact us to arrange a visit to see the difference being local, experienced, hands-on, and eco-focused makes in the products you love.