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Natural fibres for spinning & dyeing

Natural Fibres for Spinning & Weaving
~ 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 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

Buy modern Spinning wheels with wow factor
We are UK and European stockists for SpinOlution spinning wheels. Buy a spinning wheel here.

Having your own spinning wheel allows you to make beautiful yarn exactly the way you want it. You are in control; you can choose which fibres to use and blend the colours till they are just right. Handspun yarn is more attractive than commercial yarn, resulting in eye-catching jumpers and hand-woven cushions. Not only will you end up with a better product, you will get more enjoyment out of your knitting or weaving if you use handspun wool. Modern spinning wheels are much easier to use than traditional ones, and the new portable travel wheels allow you to transform spinning into a fantastic social occasion with a group of friends. Learn more about spinning and spinning wheels here and the history of spinning wheels here.

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 here.

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What’s new: -

2014

13 Sep

NEW - Soy silk tops now in stock

04 Sep

Natural flax tops now back in stock

18 Aug

NEW - Bamboo Tops & bamboo staple fibre

12 Aug

NEW - Give a Gift Voucher to spend at Wild Fibres!

10 Aug

NEW - Mulberry silk bricks & silk caps

28 Jul

NEW - natural & bleached flax/linen tops

08 Jul

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

28 May

NEW - 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

New 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

NEW - buy Cotton Bolls here

08 Jan

NEW - Brown Yak fibre for spinning

06 Jan

NEW - vicuna fibre for spinning

02 Jan

New page on vicuñas & vicuna fibre

2013

09 Nov

NEW - carded jute fibre for sale

30 Oct

NEW - What are Natural Fibres? & 9 reasons to use Natural Fibres

19 Oct

Ramie & Black Shetland tops are now back in stock

03 Sep

NEW - Plant fibre discovery pack now available

19 Jul

up to 12% off wool tops prices

25 Jun

Buy plant fibres for spinning

24 Jun

New page on Ramie fibre

19 Jun

See our Luxury fibres - cashmere, angora, mohair & more

12 Jun

Moorit Shetland tops for spinning

03 May

pages on sisal fibre

06 Apr

page on kapok fibre

02 Mar

page on jute fibre

06 Feb

2 new carded batts dyed with natural dyes - Harvest Gold & Madder

19 Jan

Beautiful dyed carded batts for hand spinners & feltmakers

16 Jan

Educational fibre packs for colleges, schools & fiber enthusiasts

2012

25 Dec

New section for Alpacas and Camels & new Animal Fibres page

10 Dec

buy soapwort seeds

29 Nov

silk hankies back in stock

17 Nov

page on Spider silk, tougher than Kevlar

27 Aug

page on Soapwort - a traditional soap

24 Aug

Oak & Walnut Rakestraw spinners back in stock

16 Aug

Brown Blue-Faced Leicester & Black Shetland tops

29 July

Mulberry silk tops & silk hankies for spinning

29 July

Fibre for spinning - some prices reduced up to 16%

02 July

SpinOlution Lazy Kate reduced to £79.75 for limited period - buy it now

23 Jun

Fibre-East is 14th & 15th July in Thurleigh, Bedfordshire

18 June

Andean plying & plying methods for your Rakestraw spinner singles

2008 - 2011

earlier Wild Fibres natural fibers version history 2008 - 2011



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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Gibb St, Birmingham B9 4AA, UK

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