Fibrefire Textile Studio
864 Church Street, Wilno
From Hwy 60 turn south onto Church Street and drive to #864, the big brick building on the East side of the road.
Open year-round by appointment
For over 40 years, Annie has been playing with fibres — spinning, weaving, felting and dyeing them; turning them into beautiful one-of-a-kind pieces. No two are ever exactly the same.
Annie uses recycled materials to make her rugs; eight pairs of denim blue jeans will make a small rug. Other materials include old wool blankets, sheets, and clothing that would be thrown away- sometimes even discarded ties.
Her silk scarves are eco-dyed with rust and plant matter to give beautiful “stories” within each scarf. Your imagination is all that is needed to find the pictures within those scarves.
Light and airy wool and mohair blankets are a new addition in the studio, as well as cotton tea towels that feel so good in your hands.
Annie’s studio is housed in the original Catholic Rectory in Wilno and is in front of the Pioneer cemetery, which is well worth a visit. The feeling here is of peace and contentment.