Knotty by Nature :: Feltmaking Supplies & Workshops in Victoria, BC

Updated: Oct 26, 2021


Knotty by Nature is a lovely wool store located in Fairfield, Victoria, BC. Founded in 2008 and owned by Ryan and Stephanie. The shop’s mandate is to be a “welcoming place, for novices to experts, to explore the fibre arts.”


They offer a host of service including “knitting needle exchange,” a community bulletin board, and on-site drum carding. They sell local fibres, yarns, handspun wool, and unique locally handmade gifts.​


Their fibre suppliers include: Ashford –Felting, Spinning, and Weaving Supplies (New Zealand), Sugarbush Yarns –Knitting yarn, all natural fibres (Ontario), Custom Woolen Mills –Western Canada’s Largest Mill (Alberta), Sarah Elizabeth Fibres (Roslin), Holland Felt 100% Wool Crafting Felt (Netherlands), and Inca Dinca Doo –Vancouver Island’s Only Mill (Saanich Peninsula).


They also sell some fabulous local products: Miss Belle’s Caravan –Artist & Instructor (Victoria), Fern Dreamer –Needle Felted Items (Shawnigan), Hand in Hand –Hand made home decor & more (Victoria), Hand Spun Yarn –spun in store and locally, H.E. Stewart –Author/Artist (Victoria), Rev –Zemis and Horn Buttons (Cowichan Valley), Salt Spring Wool Arts, Fibrations, Big Blue Momma –Fair trade Baskets from Ghana (Ghana/Calgary), Island Beeswax –Candles (Duncan), Mother Earth Essentials –Essential oils and body care (Edmonton), Nightingale Naturals –Skin Care Products (Victoria), Wisdom Cards l–ike fortune cookies but way better, The Moose-hide Campaign –ending violence towards Women and Children, The Soap Exchange –Refillable Soap (Victoria) and Spider Plants.


Throughout the year they hold a variety of workshops in: frame loom weaving, macramé, creative stitch work, silk fusion, and felting. Their fantastic line-up of teachers includes: Ryan Davis, Robynne Heard, Caitlin French, Dela Wilkins, and Rhonda Ganz.


Wet Felting Basics are taught the third Saturday of Every Month.

Time 10:00-1:00 Class fee: $45

Workshop Description: Discover the magic of wet felting in this beginners class. You will learn the basics of wet felting techniques: felted balls, cords, ropes and flat felt.


Nuno Felting workshops are available by appointment.

Class fee: $75Groups of up to 4 people are welcome.

Workshop Description: Learn how to create a beautiful piece of fabric with merino wool with sheer silk chiffon. Nuno felt is lightweight with drape, flexibility, and luxury, making it a beautiful fabric to work with and wear. This is an advanced felting class, knowledge and experience in felt making is essential to learn as much as you can.


To register, call Knotty By Nature Fibre Arts at 250.412.0198 or email: info@kbnfibres.ca

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