About Us

The Farmers Daughter

Born a farm girl, Candice English, the owner and operator at The Farmer's Daughter Fibers, embodies her heritage & home state of Montana into all aspects of her work. Candice has lived and experienced The Last Best Place in a myriad of ways; from the Cut Banks of northern Montana, lakes and mountains of Flathead Valley, to the cultural and creative hub of Missoula, and back across the Rocky Mountains to central Montana; a place of the past.


The heritage of The Farmer's Daughter is what inspires. The early years of my life were spent growing up on a farm/ranch 30 miles east of the Blackfeet Reservation, where my Mother Pauline Matt was born and raised. Grandma Pauline is the foundation of our family, connected to the earth in immeasurable ways. Rich Native American roots, traditions, strength, and family ways drive us. It embodies all aspects of what we do.



The Wild West

On the other side of the family; an opposite world, we find the heart of big sky country. A rich foundation of ranchers and farmers. In 1954 Dean and Mary Perry moved with their 3 sons (the youngest being 'The Farmer'), to a ranch on the tip of the highline. There they managed Art Pardue's ranch and farm. Four years later they begin to lease the ranch and buy 2500 head of ewes. The ups and downs of Ranch life was a given and everyday farm work, along with the 3 boys, never provided a dull moment. Mary was well known for her kind nature, hard work, cooking and especially her craftiness. An unpronounced artist, her greatest work was done in the traditional fiber arts of knitting, crochet, quilting, sewing, and cross stitch. Having no daughters of her own, these art forms were inevitably passed down to her three granddaughters.  

And so, through our story we are beyond thankful that we are able to reap the benefits of being so embedded into our homeland. Even more, we are thankful for the opportunity to share with you; our culture, heritage, and story.


Current Day

In 2016 during an early stage midlife/identity crisis Candice started dyeing yarn in her 200 square foot laundry room. With the guidance of Creator whispering in her ear she found she was able to create colors rich with feelings of nostalgia, hope, and happiness. The next two years was spent slowly taking up the space in the basement of her home while the business quickly grew. In 2018 faced with either slowing the growth of Farmer's Daughter Fibers (FDF) or moving into a bigger space, Candice talked her husband Xander into quitting his military career and becoming the head dyer at FDF. Soon after they moved into a 4,000 square foot space, the old laundry facility for the Columbus Hospital in Great Falls, Mt. Never thinking they would fill the space; two years later the shipping department and retail space have outgrown our fun and funky building & we moved into the 300 block of Historic Downtown Great Falls. Where you can get the feel of a true Montana Yarn Shop.

We are so thankful for our amazing staff and customers who lift us up everyday! Thank you for being on the journey with us.