Canadian FibreShed: Wool Processing, Weaving, and Knitting Mills

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Date(s) - 03/11/2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Canadian FibreShed: Wool Processing, Weaving and Knitting Mills

Anna Hunter will share her current research into the history of wool processing, weaving and knitting mills in Canada, including the challenges that led to the industry decline.

Anna Hunter is a first generation sheep farmer and wool mill owner in Eastern Manitoba, Treaty One Territory. Anna, her husband Luke, and their two sons moved to Manitoba from Vancouver BC in 2015.  She started a small sheep farm, raising Shetland sheep for their beautiful wool. In 2018 they established a small-scale wool processing mill – the only one of its kind in Manitoba.  They process wool and fibre for themselves and other farmers. Anna is passionate about building community and connecting rural fibre farmers with urban consumers, fibre artists and crafters. Anna believes that regenerative agriculture and climate beneficial food and clothing is integral to moving forward as farmers, fibre artists and Manitobans. To learn more about Anna and her farm/wool mill, check out


This is the first of three in our free online conversation series The Canadian FibreShed – from regional to national; our history and future.

Featuring Anna Hunter from Longway Homestead (Manitoba) and Nicola Hodges (Sunshine Coast), and hosted by Sharon Kallis ( Vancouver).

All events will be recorded with time-limited access.

Registration is required for each event. Follow the links below for details and registration:

Nov 3 – Canadian FibreShed: Wool Processing, Weaving and Knitting Mills

Nov 10Canadian FibreShed: Regional to National, a Conversation 

Nov 17- Canadian FibreShed: Closing the Circle


This series draws to a close EartHand Gleaners 2021 project, Weaving Our Community SkillShed: Tending Our Community FibreShed

We have copies of FIBERSHED by Rebecca Burgess available for loan to those in the Vancouver area thanks to the Shumka Centre for Creative Entrepreneurship. Please email earthandgleaners(at) if you would like to borrow a book!


Supported by the BC Arts Council resilience funds, Vancouver Park Board: Neighbourhood Matching Fund, EartHand Gleaners Society and the Shumka Centre for Creative Entrepreneurship.


Bookings are closed for this event.