About Us

We make unique artisanal yarn from high-quality wool, silk, angora, and more. We work with local farmers and Canadian companies and offer a variety of skeins, roving, batts, top, rug yarn, and finished items. We also carry natural, plant-based yarns. Check back often to see our amazing creations. Visit us just west of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.

A small, family run business

Canadian Fibre Mill is owned and operated by Karen and Howard Smith located in Caron, Saskatchewan, 18 miles west of the city of Moose Jaw. 

Both Karen and Howard were born and raised on farms with several generations of farming experience. They learned at an early age the intimate connections between humans and animals. 

Karen has a long history in the sheep and wool industry. Her grandfather worked for the Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers Limited as a supervisor at the Weston, Ontario location.

At the age of 7 Karen was in a farming accident, and during her convalescence her grandmother taught her how to knit and crochet. Assisting in her grandmother’s wool shop she has gained years of experience with the help of experienced knitters and artisans.

After years of owning a cow/calf operation, Karen and Howard decided to go extensively into raising sheep. Eventually realizing there was a need for sheep and goat transportation, they formed the company Howard Smith Transport Ltd., which hauls across Canada.

Both have obtained certification as wool judges from the Canadian Co-Operative Wool Growers Limited, and it seemed like a natural evolution to start a wool/fibre mill based on their experience and knowledge. This allowed them to utilize the wool/fibre from their own sheep flock and alpaca herd, and that of the many farmers they work with everyday.

The mill design allows for smaller volumes to accommodate traceability at the mill. They pride themselves in quality craftsmanship with the utmost care to every detail.