Fleece Artist was established in 1978, just next door to the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design to supply fellow textile artists with natural fibres. Over time our customers demanded better colours than were commercially available so we took to dyeing these ourselves. We work artistically in tiny batches, typically no more than 6 skeins. As a result, no two skeins are exactly alike, making every garment one-of-a-kind.
We are a still a small family run company based in Halifax, with two lines of wonderful products.
Fleece Artist features Blue Face Leicester, Fine Kid Mohair, Merino and other fuzzy beasts, high quality everyday hardworking fibres. Hand Maiden was born of complete and utter fibre addiction and a desire to share even more exquisite fibres, such as Swiss Mountain Silks, with the knitting community.
Our goal is to move beyond colour, to showcase the natural qualities of the yarn, enlivening and bringing joy to creating and enjoying your hand made projects. We look forward to seeing you! Learn more about us at fleeceartist.com and handmaiden.ca.