Producer Directory

Prairie Fibreshed producers grow fibre or add value to it. They are farmers, ranchers, designers, sewers, weavers, knitters, felters, spinners, mill owners and natural dyers.

Guiding Principles

  • Source fibre within Saskatchewan and Canada
  • Source/hire labour within Saskatchewan
  • Have processing of fibre and fibre products conducted within Canada 
  • Demonstrate three or more soil to soil processes on farm/acreage

Meet our Producers

Waviebank Woolers

Sonja Welford



I maintain a closed flock of registered Cotswold sheep and I have eight alpacas (fibre pets). My husband and I farm near Ruddell, Saskatchewan. My husband farms with his two brothers and two nephews, and I started my sheep flock as a “retirement” project. My father had raised Suffolk and Hampshire sheep, and I have a lifelong love for animals, and sheep in particular. My interest in wool and end use items from wool began seriously when the mountain of wool started piling up yearly!

Our products: Raw Fleece, Natural Coloured Yarn, Naturally Dyed Yarn, Felted Goods

Loch Lomond Livestock Ltd.

Brooke Aitken


Instagram @aitkenbrooke


We strive to create healthy animals, healthy products and a healthy environment through practices that respect the people, the animals and the land. We are a third generation farm focusing on raising livestock in tune with nature to produce healthy, high quality animals and their products. We care for our animals and the land, striving for healthy animals and healthy ecosystems.

Our breeds: Clun Forest, Romney

Our products: Roving, Batts, Raw Fleece

A Single Strand Fibre Studio

Cathy Merkley


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Instagram @singlestrandfibrestudio


We specialize in Canadian alpaca fibre and alpaca products and we embrace all natural fibres. We have raw fleeces, batts, rovings, yarns, socks, insoles, fibre arts supplies and hand made garments, accessories and art. We offer workshops in fibre arts at introductory levels and we have lots of information. Cathy and Tosha will be happy to answer questions ranging from raising the alpacas and sheep to assessing fleeces and felting, knitting, weaving, dyeing and spinning. It all begins with a single strand…

Biolin Research Inc.

Alvin Ulrich



For many years, after my degrees in Agricultural Economics, I did consulting work in Canada and overseas. While working in China I got very interested in linen production and became involved with a linen company from Hong Kong. They funded some research trials in Saskatchewan that showed we could produce high quality flax fiber from both fiber flax and oilseed flax. Over the years I have learned from many ways and sources how to produce high yields of high quality profitable fiber crops from flax and hemp. We operated a pilot straw processing plant for some years and are now seeking investment partners to scale up. In the meantime, I do plant fiber related consulting and have some flax fiber in storage to sell.