Wellington Fibres: Virtual Tour of the Woolen Mill
Take a peek at how wool fleece is processed into yarn.
Wellington Fibres is a small fibre mill outside Elora, Ontario. Two buildings reside on the plot alongside the mill itself. One is the owner, Donna Hancock’s, house, and the other is a barn where she raises goats for mohair. Donna’s practice is based upon renewable, reliable, low(er) cost techniques, and upon her experience as an agriculture research technician at the University of Guelph.
When entering the building you are greeted by colour.
The first of two large rooms is the storefront, filled with roving, yarns, and boxes securely storing wool. The high ceilings provide a welcome, sunlit, airy space, while the floors are decorated with Ashford looms, spinning wheels, and mannequins bedecked in garments knitted or woven from the mill’s yarn. Navigating through the storefront is not difficult, only requiring enough care in your step to appreciate the product as you pass by.
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