Deep Cove Weavers and Spinners

Deep Cove Weavers and Spinners

The goal of our Guild is to promote Fibre Arts through sharing knowledge with each other and encouraging interest in our crafts throughout the community.

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Visit to Inca Dinca Do Farm & Fibery

DCWS visited Inca Dinca Do Farm & Fibery in beautiful North Saanich on Vancouver Island.
Scenic Fall day at Inca Dinca Do

The Mill is owned and operated by Tracy Brennan.  Our group tour leader was Brenda Nicholson, who showed us the overall mechanics of the Mill.  It was a very interesting experience to see how the Mill processes raw fleece to rovings and fibre.

Fleece waiting to be processed

Extractor - cleans and removes oil from raw fleece

Fleece drying after the cleaning process
Brenda describing the 'Fluffer' machine

Fleece is then processed through a giant carding machine
this one is from the late 1800's

After the carding another machine turns the fleece into rovings

Final process a machine to spin and ply into yarn

A birds eye view of the equipment in the Mill

The Mill is open for tours 

Our tour was rounded out with a visit to see the beautiful Alpacas and JellyBean the guard Llama.

JellyBean second to left

Such wonderful curious creatures - awesome FIBRE