Yarn & Knitting Supplies

Dear valued customer,

 

It’s the end of an era…

GEMINI FIBRES TO CLOSE ITS DOORS!

RETIREMENT SALE!    Deep Discounts ~ Great Bargains!   EVERYTHING MUST GO!

25% OFF EVERYTHING   (*Some Exceptions Apply – see * below)

SHOP NOW FOR BEST SELECTION because when it’s gone…. It’s gone!

 

Yes, sadly it’s true.  After 40 years of serving the fibre arts community Gemini Fibres will be closing.  Exact date to be determined but expect it to be by the end of May.

 

ALL INVENTORY MUST BE SOLD (including store fixtures).  We still have a considerable inventory of a variety of products, books, yarns, small looms & spinning wheels, etc. and we can still special order items in as required (50% deposit required when ordering).  We have been working on our new website to keep it up to date with products we have sold out of and/or which items are in stock or “special order”.  Orders must be shipped or picked up immediately.  Shipping & tax is extra and will not be discounted.  All sales are final.  Please contact us if you have any questions or need assistance.  If you already have items on backorder or special order, they will be fulfilled as soon as available but will not be eligible for extra discount.

 

HOURS:  Monday to Thursday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm PLUS the following Saturdays:  March 16th & 30th and April 13th & 27th

 

HISTORY:  Gemini Fibres began in 1979 by Lois Pottage who had a vision and need to obtain products & supplies (which at that time, were hard to come by & needed to be imported) to pursue her (& her friends) passion in a variety of fibre-related interests.  This blossomed and grew and eventually she began supplying other retailers with products, books & magazines.  After Lois passed away in 2004 my father (Aubrey Pottage), my-self (Cheryl, their daughter) and Tanis (their daughter-in-law) assumed the responsibility of continuing the business.  It has been a journey and an experience which we have totally enjoyed.  In October 2018 Aubrey passed away.  This event has precipitated our decision to close the business and retire to explore other adventures.

 

It has been our pleasure to have been able to encourage and facilitate your endeavours in spinning, weaving, felting, dyeing, knitting & crochet by supplying products & equipment and through our in-house workshops and meeting you at the many events we’ve attended over the years.

 

We hope that you will continue to pursue your interest in your chosen fibre arts field.  There are many great suppliers of all the wonderful products we’ve had the pleasure of representing.  If we can be of assistance in connecting you, please let us know.

 

We hope to see or speak with you soon.

 

Sincerely,
Cheryl & Tanis

 

* Discount will be applied to IN-STOCK items ONLY – it will NOT be applied to merchandise already discounted, previous orders or backorders, special order or out of stock items.

 

 

 

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 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 905-473-1033.

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.

 

Hours of Operation:
Monday to Thursday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

OPEN THE FOLLOWING SATURDAYS this spring:
Saturday, March 16th – 9:00am to 4:00pm
Saturday, March 30th – 9:00am to 4:00pm
Saturday, April 13th – 9:00am to 4:00pm
Saturday, April 27th – 9:00am to 4:00pm

 

CLOSED ALL STATUTORY & CIVIC HOLIDAYS
CLOSED – Monday, February 18th in observance of Family Day
CLOSED – Monday, April 22nd for Easter Monday
CLOSED – Monday, May 20th for Victoria Day

 

Location:

Gemini Fibres is located on the same property as our home but in a separate building. We are primarily a mail order business.

Testimonials

Comment on the Woolcombs by Roger Hawkins

“Hi Roger,

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 ”

Hi,

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.

thanks

– Glenda

Hello,

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