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               Wild Fibres - Natural fibres for spinning & felting


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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


From Nettles to Cashmere;
Natural Fibres for Dyeing and Spinning

Wensleydale fleece wool fibre -  Mike Roberts

Line Flax fibre -  Mike Roberts

Mulberry Silk fibre -  Mike Roberts

Fine Loose Cotton fibre -  Mike Roberts

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.

Fibres are natural or synthetic filaments that can be spun into yarn. Wool, flax and cotton are examples of natural fibres and nylon and polyester of synthetic fibres.

The Wild Fibres website is about natural fibres from animals and plants and their use for weaving, spinning and dyeing. It covers wool and hair from sheep and other fibre animals, such as alpaca, cashmere, mohair and angora rabbits, silk from insects (silkworms), and plant fibres such as cotton, flax and linen, nettle fibre and hemp fibre, amongst others.

Weavers, Spinners & Dyers and Re-enactors:
If you are spinning or dyeing with natural dyes, you will want to use your dyes on natural fibers and textiles. You are in the right place to learn about them. 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 right natural dyes. We aim to cover both the traditional and modern uses of natural fibres for textiles and clothing, and through our related site - Wild Colours - the use of natural dyes and the practice of dyeing.

The left-side menu takes you to 3 main summary pages covering animal fibres (including wool), silk and silkworms, and plant fibres. Clicking on each of these menu buttons opens up further menu options to subsidiary pages. If there is something else you would like to see or you did not find the detail you expected to see, please let us know via  the Contact page. Feedback is welcome!

Thank you for browsing our website and enjoy your visit!

What’s new: -
Spinolution spinning wheels

New SpinOlution spinning wheels

Magazines & books on natural fibres


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Mulberry Silk fibre -  Mike Roberts

Spinolution spinning wheels

Fine Loose Cotton fibre -  Mike Roberts

Line Flax fibre -  Mike Roberts

Wensleydale fleece wool fibre -  Mike Roberts



27 Feb

Articles on Spinning and Spinning wheels

30 Jan

SpinOlution Hopper travel spinning wheel now available



29 Dec

SpinOlution Mach II spinning wheels in stock

09 Dec

SpinOlution Mach 2 spinning wheels added to Store

25 Nov

SpinOlution spinning wheels - Bee travel and Echo wheels

27 Feb

Graphical timeline for history of textiles!



27 Sep

pages on Silkworm Life Cycle and Silkworm Gallery

10 May

Photos linked to the Images page for enlarged images

21 Apr

Add Social Networking bookmarks & Email a Friend (top left)

18 Apr

choosing fibre and fibre sizes

14 Apr

fibre from alpaca, angora rabbits, cashmere, mohair & yak

08 Apr

Nettle and Hemp fibres

30 Mar

Flax and Linen production

28 Mar

History Timeline page providing context to natural fibres

22 Mar

More sheep breeds added

06 Mar

Pages on sheep, wool, silk, cotton, soybean fibre and bamboo

26 Feb

Natural fibers for weaving, spinning, dyeing & re-enactment

Locations of visitors to this page
from 23 July 2009

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Teresinha at Wild Fibres
Studio I-319, Scott House, The Custard Factory
Gibb Street, Birmingham B9 4DT, UK

Contact Teresinha for enquiries on
Tel:  +44 (0)7979 770865
email: info@wildfibres.co.uk

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Last updated on 25 July 2019
Website and photos by Mike Roberts © 2008-19 Wild Fibres