Tuesday, 7 February 2017

The Ashford Jack Loom - Coming in April 2017!

The new Ashford Jack Loom features:
•  Eight shafts
•  Ten treadles
•  97cm (38”) weaving width
•  12dpi Stainless steel reed
•  35cm Boat shuttle
•  5 Cross sticks
•  10 wooden warpsticks
•  100 heddles per shaft
•  Bottom pivot beater with built-in shuttle race
•  Easy action warp advancement with steel ratchet
•  Large rising shed
•  Friction rear brake
•  Quiet smooth parallel lamms
•  Smooth nylon shaft guides and easy shaft removal
•  Folding back beam for storage and transport
•  Built-in raddle with cap rail 
•  Removable front beam – for easy threading
•  Removable back beam
•  Handy shelf above castle
•  Quick and easy warp stick attachment
•  Tip loom on front side for easy treadle tie-up changes 
I am so excited about this loom coming back! And that we are going to offer it here at the Fibre Detours Boutique! Please email me for more information.

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Sept and Oct. Shipping Schedule

Good morning,

I hope this message finds you all well. I want to begin by thanking you all for a fantastic summer. With fall, too quickly, approaching I am excited with all the new things to come. Unfortunately, those things must be delayed by a short while.

Last week there was a death in the family and my husband and I are going to be travelling back to Winnipeg for the funeral. Originally, I had been planning to fly back on the 24th of September for a wedding, but not this soon. Unavoidably, this means there will be some delays in the shipping of your orders as both my husband and I are away.

We are leaving tomorrow and so when you place an order between Monday September 18th and Friday September 23rd it will be processed by my husband, Cory, upon his return from Winnipeg on Saturday September 24th. He has been helping me prepare your orders since the boutique began. So I know you are in great hands.

I will still be available during this time. You will see that I may not be posting posting pictures of products from the stockroom, or what is being shipped, but I will be posting what I am working on in Winnipeg. So please feel free to email me, message me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or call me, if you require any help. As always I am here to help.

The next delay in the shipping of your orders will be when Cory joins me in Winnipeg for the wedding. When your orders are placed from Monday October 3rd through to Tuesday October 11th they will be shipped upon my return on Wednesday October 12th.

To sum up in a quick chart form...

Sept. 18 - Sept. 23
No Shipping 
Samantha is always available 
Sept. 24 - Oct. 2 
Regular Shipping by my awesome husband Cory
Oct. 3 - Oct. 12.
No Shipping 
Oct. 13
Business as Usual

I do apologize for this inconvenience and the short notice. I had thought I would be writing a much different post this morning. As I said, I will be available the entire and my husband has looked after things previously with no issues.

I look forward to sharing the new things coming to Fibre Detours this fall.

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

The Journeys Continue

Even though this blog and our newsletter has been mostly silent Fibre Detours Boutique has been extremely busy ever since it opened in 2014. For that I am tremendously thankful to all of you❣️
Many of you have figured out that you can get regular updates from me via FDB's Social Media Sites, like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. They are growing slowly, but they are growing. I'll be hosting a some chat's and giveaways soon. So be sure to keep an eye out for them.
But right now, my main reason for writing here is I want to assure you that we are still shipping! I will say this again - all new orders are being shipped out, none are being held.
 It is business as usual at Fibre Detours!
I made arrangements with other carriers (UPS and Purolator), long before, so there would be no impact on you, the customer. 
Also my terms of Free Shipping in Canada on All Orders Over $100.00 has not changed. Nor has the cost of my shipping. To do anything like that is just icky. That's right I said icky. 
I'm very excited for all new things planned for Fibre Detours. For now I'll just encourage you to check us out and like us or follow us on our Social Media Sites. I recommend doing it now so you'll know about all the new items I'm adding to our catalogue like the Katie Table Loom from Ashford.
If you have questions about our products, our shipping policies, don't hesitate to ask or to send me a message. I'm always around even if you just want to say a quick Hello!
- Samantha

Monday, 10 August 2015

August Updates

Soon many will be heading back to school. Soon the dreaded fall and wint.. - I can't even write it-- will be here. For myself, it is time to take stock of what I'll need to make holiday gifts. With this comes an excitement for new beginnings and new things.

You might notice prices have changed slightly. To off set this costs we have lowered the free shipping sub-total back to $100.00. Fibre Detours works hard to maintain competitive prices with our competitors. One way is by keeping shipping costs to low and not charging taxes. Now there is another way. If you find the exact same product elsewhere for a lower price we will match their total price. This includes sale items.

Speaking of sales...

From now until September 1st, 2015 all DHG products are on sale!

Sugar Candies are a beautiful collection of 70% Extra Fine Merino Wool (19 micron) and 30% Tussah Silk Tops. 
Regularly priced at $6.50 / 2 oz. On sale for $5.00!  

Dyed Tussah Silk from DHG is also on sale!
Regularly priced at $10.25 / 2 oz. 
Now $8.20!

We'll be adding more in the coming days & weeks.

Thank you so much for being a part of Fibre Detours' journey!

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Spinzilla Fibre Packs

Louet is offering five Spinzilla Fibre Packs this year.
May - September.

This is the first fiber pack offering for Louet's 2015 Spinzilla plans. Louet is planning 5 different fiber packs, one per month. 
Start stocking up on fiber to prepare for Spinzilla 2015! 
Thes fiber packs are great deals - over 50% off regular retail prices. 
This pack includes:
  • 4 x 2oz of Dyed Merino Top
  • 4 oz of Angora/Lambswool Top 
  • 100 gr of Eri Silk
  • 8oz (1/2 lb) of Light Romney Sliver
  • 8oz (1/2 lb) of Dark Romney Sliver
  •  8oz (1/2 lb) of Dyed Karaoke.
*Colours may vary but the fibre type does not.*


This is the second fiber pack offering for Louet's 2015 Spinzilla plans. Louet is planning 5 different fiber packs, one per month. 
Start stocking up on fiber to prepare for Spinzilla 2015! These fiber packs are great deals - up to 50% off regular retail prices. 
This fibre pack includes:
    • 8oz (1/2 lb) of Dyed Merino/Silk Top,
    • 4 x 2oz of Dyed Merino Top
    • 2oz of Baby Llama Top
    • 100 gr of Red Eri Silk 
    • 8oz (1/2 lb) of White Tencel Top 
    • 8oz (1/2 lb) of Wool/Mohair Top 
    • 8oz (1/2 lb) of Dyed Karaoke 
*Colours may vary but the fibre type does not.*