My name is Tracy Brennan. I am a knitter, spinner, weaver, farmer and sometimes poet. In June of 2017, I purchased the equipment from Qualicum Bay Fibre Works with the dream of supporting the local island fibre community via custom processing of wool, alpaca, mohair and llama into rovings and yarns. What a wonderful, crazy, unpredictable, amazing experience it has been! The island and surrounding area have welcomed us with open arms and kept us on our toes ever since.
Sadly, the decision to sell the farm as a result of Covid19 and my aging father’s health has meant the closure of the mill. I am hopeful of two things; that the mill will remain within reach of the local community in the hands of an enthusiastic new operator, and that I can continue to stay involved in the fibre world as a “serious” weaver, hand spinner, knitter. My much neglected 3 floor looms, 1 table loom, inkle loom, knitting machine, marudai and 2 spinning wheels are calling my name!
To my loyal customers and amazing staff, thank-you for letting me learn along with you! We discovered so much together; the carder will eat silk, core spun yarn is a ton of fun, wood chips and wool don’t mix, every new blend is my favourite and no, not every fleece wants to be processed…
P.S. With the exception of our amazing 150 year-old carder, all of our mill equipment has been rehomed. If you are interested in more information on the carder, feel free to email me.
Email: incadincadoatgmaildotcom (Written out to prevent being spammed with junk, replace ‘at’ and ‘dot’ with symbols when sending actual email.)