Yarn & Knitting Supplies
Gemini Fibres is a family owned and operated business dedicated to bringing complete supplies and equipment to weavers, spinners, knitters, crocheters and felters. We are home to the world renowned "Forrester Spindles". We are dealers for Ashford, Brittany Needles, Harrisville Designs Yarns, Kromski Spinning & Weaving Equipment, Leclerc Looms, Lendrum, Louet, Schacht Spindle an extensive book list. Our product line is very extensive and most items may be viewed on our website www.geminifibres.com or you may contact us by phone at 1-800-564-9665 or fax 905-473-6544.
Gemini Fibres began in 1979 by Lois Pottage and is continued in the family tradition by husband Aubrey, daughter Cheryl and daughter-in-law Tanis. Gemini Fibres has earned a reputation of providing friendly, prompt and reliable service for over 37 years.
Gemini Fibres is located on our home property but in a separate building. We are primarily a mail order business. Customers who wish to visit may do so Monday to Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. eastern time. Other times may be arranged by appointment.
Hours of Operation:
Monday to Thursday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Other times by appointment
CLOSED ALL STATUTORY & CIVIC HOLIDAYS
CLOSED the weekends we are attending off-site events (see workshops/events page for details).
We are open on the Saturdays we hold workshops.
We'll be open the following Saturdays this Spring:
MARCH: 18th & 25th
APRIL: 1st, 8th & 22nd
CLOSED FOR SUMMER VACATION:
We'll be CLOSED Friday, July 21st through Monday, August 7th for holidays.
Gemini Fibres is located on the same property as our home but in a separate building. We are primarily a mail order business.
Comment on the Woolcombs by Roger Hawkins
Just a note to let you know how much I've used and enjoyed your combs this year. (And I always thought my Louets were the greatest. Guess it was a blessing in disguise that I lost them). You've got a super product, beautifully made, and far superior to manufactured "things" punched out one right after the other out of cheap goods meant to last no time at all. Thanks to you, I have an heirloom just like the workhorses of yore.
- Pat, Seattle WA "
Just had to write to tell you my spindles just arrived! OH MY GOODNESS. They are such beautiful things. Now I understand how people become captivated by them. Thanks for the great service and the time spent on the phone helping me choose which spindles to buy right now. As soon as I saw them I thought I must have a Dervish!! The yarn sett gauge is lovely as well. I'm gushing I know but I have no exposure to such lovely spinning things here on the island. I would think I'd died and gone to heaven if I were to step foot inside your shop. Now off to do some spinning.
I didn't get the name—a failure on my part—of the lovely woman who answered my call last week and who took my order for a Tom Forrester spindle. I asked for a Linum Fancy spindle and she suggested the pink ivory one, and another. I chose the pink ivory one, sight unseen. It arrived promptly. I just want to tell her how very extraordinarily pleased I am with the spindle. It is not only lovely, as she said, but it spins like a spinner's dream.
From another source, I had just recently purchased my first Forrester spindle, a Granny Fancy with an imbuya whorl and rock maple shaft. With that spindle I was an instant fan of Tom Forrester's work. All I had to go on regarding the Linum was the black & white Gemini ad in Spin Off magazine. I need not have any worries. The spindle choice was perfect. Thanks so much.
I have been a spinner/weaver/knitter for 30 years. I live on my family farm in the SW corner of Kansas, USA, where four generations of us have lived and grown up. I have always had to supply my fiber arts passion via mail order as the nearest fiber shop is 400 or more miles away and no one here has the foggiest idea about what it is that I do.
So, thanks, again. The next time I decide that I can't live without another Tom Forrester spindle, I will give Gemini Fibers another call.
- Janice McClure