An artisanal wool studio creating opportunity for marginalized women

Our Story

Woolwerx is an artisanal wool studio with a difference. We’re a social enterprise created by the Elizabeth Fry Society of Greater Vancouver to provide training and employment to marginalized women in BC’s Lower Mainland.

Located in New Westminster, Woolwerx is based on a unique concept: turning donated wool from local shepherds (which is otherwise disposed of as a waste product) into hand-processed wools and yarns.

EFry collaborated with local fibre artist Diana Twiss to build a fibre studio that melds perfectly with its commitment to supporting marginalized women in building sustainable lives. Each Woolwerx employee is provided with full training and fair wage employment.

Launched in 2018, the Woolwerx team is pleased to offer a selection of wools and handspun yarns through our Etsy shop. Each purchase of our small-batch products helps support bright futures for women in our communities.

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Unique Fibre Studio

Woolwerx is BC’s only full-service, fleece to yarn studio. We offer a full line of handspun yarn, clean and carded white batts of various local breeds, as well as crazy batts featuring beautiful colour combinations and textures for fibre enthusiasts to spin themselves.

Woolwerx also offers cleaning and carding services for whole or partial fleeces. And if you’re interested in learning to clean, card and spin your own yarn, ask about our hands-on workshops. For a tour of Woolwerx’s fibre studio, contact us at

Wool Shearing

Shearing wool from a sheep

Wool Washed

Drying of a washed wool

Wool Spin

Wool on a spinning spindle

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Ready to ship dyed wool

Our Unique Features

Hand Made

All our products are hand made

100% Canadian

We only use locally sourced Canadian wool

All Women workshop

Our program helps women

Made with Love

Our products speak of our love and passion for wool

Shop Woolwerx Products

Our artisanal products are now available through Woolwerx’s Etsy Shop. Entirely processed by hand, our products are a unique and beautiful choice for your next project. Every purchase also helps provide training and employment to marginalized women in BC.

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Wool Shearing
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Wool Shearing

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