Orenburg lace is knitted from the unique fibre of Ural Mountain goats.
Have you tried spinning this incredible luxury fibre?
Soft cashmere is now grown in the U.S and is marketed through a cooperative of group of American entrepreneurs who produce and harvest humanely raised Cashmere.
Crescent Moon Fiber Mill
Qiviut and other luxury and exotic yarns, washing, picking, carding and spinning services.
What is Pashmina?
Pashmina or Indian cashmere, is considered to be the finest in the world, growing on hardy little goats living in the harsh climate of the Himalayas.
Forte Cashmere’s site gives a brief history of cashmere.
Furlana Yarn Suppliers
Furlana in NZ has possum wool yarns and instructions on how to work with this fiber.
Look China imports exotic Chinese cashmere, camel, silk and yak spinning fibres and yarns for weavers, spinners and the textile community.
Louet carries exotic yarns and spinning fibres, including cashmere. Smaller sample packs are available for those who want to just try it out.
Nandia has a lovely selection of cashmere yarns for knitters and weavers, as well as spinning fibre.
Oomingmak Musk Ox Producers Co-operative
The Oomingmak cooperative is owned by approximately 250 native Alaskan women from remote coastal villages of Alaska.
Colleen White knits and weaves luxurious garments made of the underwool of the musk ox.
The $5,000 Cashmere Sweater
William Loughborough tells a story of what can come from giving a child a cashmere sweater.
Agnes Hauptli is a true fibreholic with a great selection of fibres to choose from: silks, wools, cottolins and even possum.
Scotland’s online supplier of weaving, spinning and fibre supplies.
You Tube – Combing Cashmere Goats
Handspinning Books: Exotic Yarns
Teach Yourself Visually Handspinning (Teach Yourself Visually Consumer)
This visual guide shows you the basics, beginning with the tools and fibers, and takes you through spinning, plying, making novelty yarns, using exotic fibers, dyeing, and more.
UK: Teach Yourself Visually Handspinning
The Intentional Spinner
Offering a blend of technical knowledge, history, and easy-to-use tips, this inspiring collection of spinning wisdom deftly explores the three fundamental areas of yarn production: understanding fibers, managing yarn structure, and making yarns that precisely meet the spinner’s needs.
UK: Intentional Spinner