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Wild Fibres - Natural fibres for spinning & felting

Natural Fibres for Spinning & Felting
~ from nettles to cashmere ~

Buy from the Wild Fibres store:

Buy fibre for spinning

Buy Rakestraw spinners

Buy natural dyed carded batts for spinning

Visit the Wild Fibres Store
1.
Buy fibre for felting, spinning and dyeing and
2. carded batts dyed with natural dyes
3. Try a Rakestraw spinner - easier than a drop spindle
4. Buy flax seeds and grow your own flax for spinning
 

Learn about natural fibres from plants & animals:

Wensleydale fleece wool fibre

Mulberry Silk fibre

Fine Loose Cotton fibre

Animal fibres

Silk fibre

Plant fibres


What are Natural Fibres & why use them? - read more

Natural Fibres include wool from sheep and fibre from alpaca, angora rabbits, cashmere and angora (mohair) goats, silk from insects (silkworms), and plant fibres such as cotton, flax and linen, nettle and hemp.
1. Animal fibres
2. Silk & silkworms
3. Plant fibres

Advantages of Handspun Yarn
Handspun yarn introduces an attractive unevenness to knitting in contrast to the mechanical regularity of most commercial yarns, softening lines and adding a natural look to your work. Using natural dyes on your handspun wool adds a vibrancy that comes only from hand-crafted work. Learn more about hand-spinning and the history of spinning wheels here.

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What’s new: -

2015

 

24 Mar

New home page for Silk - check it out!

26 Feb

Why buy Silk? 9 reasons to use silk

23 Feb

NEW - Bleached natural Hemp fibre tops

20 Feb

NEW - 100 grams of Silk Cocoons

8 Jan

How to dress a flax distaff for spinning!

2014

31 Dec

New section on structure of flax stem & retting your flax

18 Dec

NEW - 100g Flax stricks in stock

21 Oct

Fibre flax seeds now available in 50 gram packs

30 Sep

Black Bamboo Silk tops

13 Sep

Soy silk tops now in stock

04 Sep

Natural flax tops now back in stock

18 Aug

Bamboo Tops & bamboo staple fibre

12 Aug

Give a Gift Voucher to spend at Wild Fibres!

10 Aug

Mulberry silk bricks & silk caps

28 Jul

natural & bleached flax/linen tops

08 Jul

Prices of Mulberry & Tussah silk tops reduced by 7-8%

28 May

6 colours of Alpaca tops to spin & dye

13 May

Buy Hemp stricks and Lincoln longwool tops

27 Apr

White Shetland tops back in stock

24 Apr

Talk on Silk - book a talk here!

10 Mar

Silk Throwsters waste for silk paper, textured yarn & fibre fusion

24 Feb

Silk noils for handspun yarns, silk fusion & felt making

11 Feb

Silk carrier rods for silk paper, embroidery & felt making!

29 Jan

Baby Alpaca fibre back in stock

24 Jan

buy Cotton Bolls here

08 Jan

Brown Yak fibre for spinning

06 Jan

vicuna fibre for spinning

02 Jan

New page on vicuñas & vicuna fibre

2008 - 2013

earlier Wild Fibres natural fibers version history 2008 - 2013



Wild Fibres visitors
Wild Fibres visitors include weavers, spinners & dyers, re-enactors and anyone who wants to learn more about natural fibres. If you are spinning or dyeing with natural dyes, you will want to use your dyes on natural fibers and textiles. For re-enactors looking to re-create authentic period costume for Anglo-Saxon, Viking, medieval or Elizabethan re-enactment, you will need to use natural fibres that are authentic to the period and to dye them with the period natural dyes. Learn about historical use of natural fibres and textiles here.


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Educational fibre packs

Fibre discovery packs for schools, colleges & fibre enthusiasts

We also sell natural dyes, extracts & mordants

Wild Colours natural dyes, extracts & mordants

& handmade paper for printing, artists & gift wrap

Wild Paper handmade paper for printing, artists & gift wrap


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Teresinha at Wild Fibres
Studio I-135, The Custard Factory
Gibb St, Birmingham B9 4AA, UK

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Tel:  +44 (0)7979 770865
email: info@wildfibres.co.uk

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Last updated on 24 March 2015
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