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Alpaca/Llama Yarns & Spinning Fibres
Sources, farms and information about camelid fibre producers, alpaca, llama and suppliers of yarn and spinning fibre.
Angora Rabbit Yarns & Spinning Fibres
Breeders and suppliers of fluffy angora bunnies, weaving yarn and fibre for the handspinner or crafter.
Baby Blankets
Free patterns for weaving things for babies.

Basketry

Basketry
Supplies and resources for weaving baskets.
Easter Basketry
Valentine's Basketry

Beadwork

Bead Looms
Free patterns, supplies and resources for bead weavers.
Easter Beadwork
Valentine's Beadwork
Halloween Beadwork
St. Patrick's Day Beadwork
Thanksgiving Beadkwork
Christmas Beadwork

Books

Amazon Bookstore
Bed & Breakfasts
A collection of Bed and Breakfasts for the textile traveller and tourist.
Knitters Blogs

Lacemaking

Bobbin Lace
Museums, gallery displays, free patterns, lessons and suppliers for bobbin lace making.
Bobbin Lace Suppliers
Shops and suppliers for making bobbin lace: pillows, bobbins, yarn.
Books, Magazines & Videos
Weaving, spinning, dyeing, crafts and textile-related books, on-line magazines and videos for the weaver, spinner, designer or textile traveller.
Braiding
Information, links and resources for braiding techniques, ply-split, sprang.
Cashmere & Qiviut
Sources for suppliers and breeders of the ultimate in luxury weaving yarns and exotic spinning fibres: cashmere, qiviut, shatoosh, pashmina.
Chenille Yarns
Sources of suppliers and information about cotton, acrylic, silk and rayon chenille yarns for weaving.
Charkha Spinning
Links and information about handspinning with a charkha.

Christmas Craft

Christmas Beadwork
Christmas Crochet
Christmas Cross Stitch
Christmas Feltmaking
Christmas Knitting
Christmas Weaving

Classes

Classes, Workshops & Education
Weaving, spinning and dye classes and workshops, as well as links to Educational facilities, universities, schools, colleges and private instructors that offer weaving, textile design, arts and crafts programmes.
Instructors
Hand spinning and weaving instructors who can give private lessons, workshops.

Craft Clipart

Clip Art & Screen Savers
Add some fiber to your computer with these weaving and spinning related free web clip art graphic collections and screensavers.
Clipart Flowers
Free clip art flowers, dyeplants, pictures and screensavers to dress up your desktop.
Clip Art - PSP Tube Flowers
For natural dyers, flower and plant lovers, here is a collection of free Paint Shop Pro Tube flowers that you can download and use in your web graphics.
Clip Art - PSP Tube Fabrics
Free Paint Shop Pro tubes featuring fabrics and textures.
Conversion Tables
Handy tables for knitting needle sizes, crochet hooks, reed sizes, setts for weaving yarns and other UK, US and metric conversions.

Cultural Travel

Cultural Travel & Tours
Travel and cultural tours for the spinner, weaver and textile arts and crafts enthusiast.
Travel - Europe
Travel - Ireland
Travel - Scandinavia
Travel - UK
Felted Dolls
A collection of felted dolls, patterns and instructions.
Weaving, Spinning & Dyers Conferences
Weavers, spinners and dyers annual conferences and exhibits.
Cotton Yarns & Spinning Fibre
Sources of and articles about cotton weaving yarns and fibre for handspinning.
Crafts Business Information
Marketing and sales resources, supplies and tips for craft business.

Crochet

Crochet
Free patterns, supplies and resources for crochet.
Crochet Accessories
Crochet Afghans
Baby Crochet
Crochet Edgings
Filet Crochet
Crochet Hats
Crochet Toys
Crochet Halloween
Crochet St Patricks Day
Crochet Thanksgiving
Crochet Christmas

Cross Stitch

Cross Stitch
Free patterns, supplies and resources for the stitcher.
Easter Cross Stitch
Halloween Cross Stitch
St Patricks Day Cross Stitch
Thanksgiving Cross Stitch
Valentines Cross Stitch
Christmas Cross Stitch
Cyber Exchanges
Join in on the fun with these Cyber weaving, spinning and craft exchanges. Make tea towels, lace, linens and share them with your friends.

Dyes

Dye Recipes
Dye Supplies and Recipes
Projects, recipes and information pertaining to using natural and synthetic dyes, mordants and sources of dye supplies for weaving, spinning and other crafts.
Natural Dye Lesson Plans
Lesson plans for teaching natural dyes in schools.
Dye Information and Colouring
Information about using dyes to colour theory, fibre, yarns and textiles for weaving, spinning or other crafts.
Natural Dye Plants & Flowers
Plant a dyers garden. Here is a collection of natural and vegetable dyeplants and wildflowers, with pictures, information on planting, growing, dye recipes for wool, cotton, silk and other spinning fibres, fabrics and yarns.
Natural & Vegetable Dyeing
Information, history, recipes and sources for dyeing yarns and spinning fibres with natural, vegetable dyes and mordants.
Natural Dyes - part 2
Natural Dyes - Part 3.
Dyers Walks
Photographic strolls through fields of flowers and meadows.
Rhubarb Recipes
Rhubarb can be used in your dyepot or your kitchen. Here are some recipes for both the natural dyer, cook or organic gardener.
Synthetic Dyes
Recipes, sources and information about using synthetic dyes(CIBA, Procion, Dekka, Gaywool) for colouring yarns, batik, fiber & other craft items.

Easter Crafts

Easter
Free Easter weaving, spinning, dye and other crafts and projects.
Easter Basketry
Easter Cross Stitch
Easter Embroidery
Easter Knitting
Easter Tapestry
Easter Clipart
Ethnic & Traditional Weaving
Information and history about ethnic and traditional weaving looms and techniques.
Family Fun Projects
Easy, beginner craft projects for kids and families.
Fashion Designers
Art to wear and fashion designers who specialize in handwoven fabrics and clothing.
Felting & Papermaking
Instructions, free projects and information about making handmade felt and paper.
Loom Building
Free instructions, plans and patterns for building your own loom.
Naalbinding
Instructions and patterns for this single-needle knitting technique.

EBay Watch

Ebay
Look for your craft supplies at Ebay - US, UK, Canada, Australia.
Beadlooms on EBay.
Ebay Crochet
Dyes on Ebay
Ebay Handspun Yarns
Ebay Looms
Ebay Roving
Ebay Spinning Wheels
Ebay Swedish Weaving
Ebay Tapestry
E-Cards
Fairy Tales
From Aesop's fables to Grimm's fairy tales and other traditional folklore, spinners and weavers display qualities of power, wisdom and magic. Here are some of these stories for your enjoyment.
Family Fun Projects
Kids love to play with fibres and yarns. Some ideas and links to weaving activities, puzzles, crafts and textile projects for families.
Fashion Designers
Art to Wear

Feltmaking

Feltmaking
Felt Dolls
Felting and Papermaking
Felted Bags
Nuno Felting
Halloween Felting
Thanksgiving Felting
Christmas Felting
Valentines Day Felting
Fiber & Yarn Sources
Breeders, suppliers and shops of handspinning fibres, wools, fleeces and weaving yarns, organized by geographic location, or type of fiber.
Fibre Suppliers - Australia & NZ
Sources for spinning fibre and weaving yarns down under in Australia and New Zealand.
Feng Shui

Fibres and Yarns

Fibre Information
Information about various textile and spinning fibres, their identification, characteristics, preparation.
Fibre Resources

Where to find spinning fiber, yarns for knitting, weaving, crochet, farms, sheep breeders and suppliers of wools, cottons, linen, craft supplies, spinning fibres and weaving yarns in Canada.
Fibre Suppliers - Europe and U.K.
Fibre Suppliers - US Midwest
Fibre Suppliers - US NE
Fibre Suppliers - Southern U.S.
Fibre Suppliers - U.S. West
Fiber Australia
Fiber Finland
Fiber Iceland
Fiber Sweden

Fiber and Yarns by Type

Fibers by Type for Spinning, Weaving or
Information about and suppliers of numerous spinning fibers and yarns for weaving, knitting or crochet, organized by type: Alpaca, Angora, Mohair, Cottons, Wools, Organic yarns, Novelty Silks, Linens, Chenilles, Rayons.
Alpaca/Llama Yarns & Spinning Fibres
Sources, farms and information about camelid fibre producers, alpaca, llama and suppliers of yarn and spinning fibre.
Angora Rabbit Yarns & Spinning Fibres
Breeders and suppliers of fluffy angora bunnies, weaving yarn and fibre for the handspinner or crafter.
Cashmere & Qiviut
Sources for suppliers and breeders of the ultimate in luxury weaving yarns and exotic spinning fibres: cashmere, qiviut, shatoosh, pashmina.
Chenille Yarns
Sources of suppliers and information about cotton, acrylic, silk and rayon chenille yarns for weaving.
Cotton Yarns & Spinning Fibre
Sources of and articles about cotton weaving yarns and fibre for handspinning.
Flax and Linen Yarns & Spinning Fibres
Suppliers and articles about flax, linen, ramie weaving yarns for warp and weft and handspinning.
Handspun Yarns
Handspun yarns add a unique touch to that special weaving, knitting or craft project. Here are some project ideas that you can make with your handspun. If you don't want to spin the yarn yourself, spinners that can do it for you are also listed.
Hemp Yarns & Spinning Fibres
How can you find some hemp fibre to try out? Here are some links to suppliers of hemp yarns and blends and spinning fibres.
Mohair Yarns & Spinning Fibres
Mohair yarns are wonderful for weaving blankets and clothing. Links to Angora goat producers and sources for both mohair spinning fibre and yarns.
Natural & Organic Yarns & Fibres
For the purist, natural and organic wool and cotton weaving yarns and spinning fibres.
Novelty Yarns
Novelty, wools, cotton, boucles and designer yarns for the handweaver, knitter or crafter.
Ramie
Ramie, jute, bamboo and other unusual yarns.
Rug Yarns
Suppliers of craft and rug yarns, wool, cotton for weaving both warp and weft.
Silk Yarns & Spinning Fibre
Exotic tussah, bombyx silk yarns, fibre caps and bricks for the handspinner or weaver, looking for an extra special treat.
Wool Yarns & Spinning Fibres
Pure wool comes in a multitude of types. Links to sheep breeders and suppliers of fleece, spinning fibres and yarns for the weaver, spinner or crafter: Merino, Romney, Corriedale, Churro and more.

Galleries and Studios

Galleries & Studios
Meet other handweavers, fashion designers, spinners, textile and tapestry artists and visit their on-line galleries, studios and web sites.
Galleries - Africa
On-line galleries and web sites, studios of weavers, spinners and textile artists in Africa.
Galleries - Asia
On-line galleries, homepages, web sites and studios of weavers, spinners and textile artists in Asia.
Galleries - Australia/NZ
On-line galleries, web sites homepages and studios of weavers and textile artists in New Zealand and Australia.
Galleries - Canada
On-line galleries, web sites, homepages and studios of weavers, spinners and textile artists in Canada.
Galleries - Europe & U.K.
Galleries, web sites and on-line design studios of weavers, spinners and textile artists in Europe and the U.K.
Galleries - Central/South America
On-line galleries, homepages and studios of weavers and textile artists in Central and South America.
Galleries - U.S.
Meet weavers and textile artists in the U.S. and visit their on-line galleries, web sites, studios and homepages.

Guilds

Weavers, Spinners & Dyers Guilds
Trying to find a Guild near you? Here are some links to Weavers, Handspinners and Dyers Guilds and associations, sorted by geographic location.
Guilds - Canada
Handweavers, spinners, dyers and textile arts and dyers guilds in Canada.
Guilds - Australia/NZ
Weaving, spinning, dyers and crafts guilds in Australia and New Zealand.
Guilds - Europe and U.K.
Handweavers, spinners, crafts, textile arts and dyers guilds and associations in Europe and the U.K.
Guilds - U.S. Midwest
Handweaving, spinning, crafts and dyers guilds in the US midwest.
Guilds - U.S. Northeast
Weaving, spinning, crafts, fiber arts and dyers guilds in the US Northeast.
Guilds - US South
Handweavers, spinners, dyers, fiber crafts and textile arts guilds and associations in the southern US.
Guilds - US West
Handweavers, fiber arts, spinners, dyers and crafts guilds in the western US.
Handspun Yarns
Handspun yarns add a unique touch to that special weaving, knitting or craft project. Here are some project ideas that you can make with your handspun. If you don't want to spin the yarn yourself, spinners that can do it for you are also listed.

Halloween Crafts

Halloween Beadwork
Halloween Clipart
Halloween Cross stitch
Halloween Felting
Halloween Knitting
Hemp Yarns & Spinning Fibres
How can you find some hemp fibre to try out? Here are some links to suppliers of hemp yarns and blends and spinning fibres.
Hand Spindles
You don't need a lot of equipment to make handspun yarn. Here are some how-to lessons, suppliers and makers spindles, drop, supported, Turkish.
Harry Potter
Inkle Looms
Instructors
Kimono
Patterns, pictures and information about the Japanese kimono.
Kits
Do you want to spin or weave, but don't want all the work of planning the project? Kits are the answer: for wool, silk, chenille, cotton scarves, towels, blankets, tapestry, spinning, felting and other crafts.

Knitting

Knitting
Knitting techniques, free patterns and other helpful resources for the knitter.
Knitted Hat Patterns
A collection of knitting patterns for hats and caps.
Knitting Motifs
Knitted Slippers
Knitted Socks
Free knitting patterns for socks.
Knitted Scarves
Knitting patterns for scarves.
Knitted Toys
Knitted Vests
Links to free knitting patterns for vests.
Knitting Software
Software for both hand and machine knitters.
Kumihimo / Braiding
Lessons, information and sources for Japanese kumihimo, maru dai braiding techniques and equipment.
Labels
Resources and suppliers for labels and information about labeling your woven, handspun, and handmade craft products.
Lacemaking Suppliers
Lanolin

Looms

Weaving Looms and Suppliers
All about weaving looms, both big and small: inkle, rigid heddle, table, floorlooms, used equipment, suppliers, maintenance.
Loom Building
Instructions for making your own loom.
Loom Suppliers
Looms come in all shapes and sizes, from child-size to tapestry and large floor looms. You can find listings for the suppliers, makers and sellers of looms.
Small Looms
Table looms, inkle, beadlooms>
Mailing Lists
Mailing lists and egroups related to weaving, spinning tapestry, and the fibre arts.
Math and Weaving
How are they related?
Member Gallery
Members show and tell.

Mills

Mills & Fiber Processing
Woolen mills, carding, spinning and fiber processing services.
Mills & Fibre Processing - Canada
Woollen mills, custom carding, spinning yarns and fibre processing services in Canada.
Mills - UK
Mills - US
Mohair Yarns & Spinning Fibres
Mohair yarns are wonderful for weaving blankets and clothing. Links to Angora goat producers and sources for both mohair spinning fibre and yarns.
Museums
Take a cyber-tour of weaving, textiles and tapestry. Visit on-line galleries, exhibits and museums.
Music for the Handweaver & Spinner
Weavers & handspinners have always loved to sing as they work. Here are some music clips of traditional weaving & spinning songs. Enjoy!
Mythology & Stories
Mythology, fairy tales and folk lore about weaving and spinning.
Natural & Organic Yarns & Fibres
For the purist, natural and organic wool and cotton weaving yarns and spinning fibres.
Needlepoint
Free patterns, supplies and resources for needlework.
Novelty Yarns
Novelty, wools, cotton, boucles and designer yarns for the handweaver, knitter or crafter.
Papermaking
Free projects, instructions, information and suppliers for making your own handmade paper.

Patterns

Patterns & Projects
Looking for some ideas of what to do with the yarn in your stash? Here are some free weaving patterns and knitting or crochet projects you can make with your handspun yarns.
Patterns - For Baby
Free weaving and spinning projects and patterns for baby blankets and other baby items.
Patterns - Beadloom
Free bead weaving patterns and projects you can make with beads. Because beadloom patterns are based on a grid, they can be easily adapted for use in woven tapestries, inlay designs or transparencies.
Patterns - Blankets & Pillows
Free weaving patterns and projects for making blankets, throws and pillows.
Patterns - Clothing & Accessories
Free patterns and projects for weaving, knitting and crafts with handspun yarns, handwoven clothing and accessories.
Patterns - Handspun Knit & Crochet
Free knitting, crafts and crochet patterns and projects that use handspun yarn.
Patterns - Kimono
Patterns, designs and instructions for sewing a kimono. A perfect project for using handwoven fabrics.
Patterns - Sewn With Handwoven
Free patterns and projects you can sew with handwoven fabrics.
Patterns - Rugs & Wall Hangings
Free weaving patterns and projects for wool rugs, carpets and wall hangings.
Patterns - Table Linens
Free patterns and projects for weaving placemats, runners, tablecloths and linens.
Patterns: Tartans
Free Scottish tartan patterns and weaving drafts.
Patterns - Towels
Free weaving patterns and projects for making handwoven cotton bath and tea towels.
Patterns - Weaving Drafts
Free weaving drafts, drawdowns, WIF files and patterns.
Drafts
Quilting
Free patterns, supplies and resources for the quilter.
Ramie
Ramie, jute, bamboo and other unusual yarns.

Craft and Fibre Resources and Supplies

Resources - Australia/NZ
Weaving yarn, spinning fiber and craft suppliers, guilds, associations and galleries in Australia and New Zealand.
Resources - Geographic
A listing of weaving and spinning resources, suppliers, guilds and galleries by geographic region.
Resources: Canada
Yarn shops, spinning fibres, guilds, and other resources for weavers, crafters and handspinners in Canada.
Resources - Europe
Weaving yarn, spinning fibre, suppliers and shops, guilds and galleries in Europe and the U.K.
Resources - U.S.
Weaving yarns and spinning fiber suppliers, guilds, and galleries in the U.S.
Ramie & Jute
Links to ramie, jute, cedar bark and other unusual spinnable fibres, crafts and weaving yarn suppliers.

Rug Hooking

Rug Hooking
Free patterns, supplies and resources for the rug hooker.
Rug Yarns
Suppliers of craft and rug yarns, wool, cotton for weaving both warp and weft.

Sewing

Sewing
Free patterns, supplies and resources for sewing.
Sewing Tips for Handwovens
Handy tips and free how-to advice for sewing with your handwoven fabrics and garments.
Sheep's Wool Yarns & Spinning Fibres
Pure wool comes in a multitude of types. Links to sheep breeders and suppliers of fleece, spinning fibres and yarns for the weaver, spinner or crafter: Merino, Romney, Corriedale, Churro and more.
Silk Yarns & Spinning Fibre
Exotic tussah, bombyx silk yarns, fibre caps and bricks for the handspinner or weaver, looking for an extra special treat.

Spinning

Spinning & Weaving Stories
Amusing stories, folk tales, jokes and poetry about weaving, sheep and spinning.
Spinning Wheels & Spindles
Looking for a new spinning wheel? Here's where you can find the suppliers and manufacturers of wheels, equipment, fibres and yarns from Australia to Holland.
Spinning Wheel Pictures
Links to pictures and information about antique spinning wheels. &
Software
Weaving drafts can now be easily planned on your computer. You can find links for Drafting software for beginners and advanced weaving for both the PC and Mac as well as knitting and design software for your handspun yarns.

Spinning

Spinning Wheels & Spindles
Makers, suppliers and information about spinning wheels, spindles, charkhas, and clip art.
Spinning Wheels
Spinning Information
Interesting potpourri of facts and useful information about handspinning and weaving yarns and techniques: plying, twist, tension, chemistry of fibres, fleece and different handspinning methods including video clips.
Spinning Tools
Where you can find and what you can do with all those strange and nifty spinners tools: hand cards, drum carders, wool combs, niddy-noddys, and blockers.
Spinning Wheel Pictures
Photo gallery of various spinning wheels.
Stamps
Postage stamps with a weaving, handicraft or textiles theme.

St. Patrick's Day Crafts

St. Patrick's Day
Crafts, projects, and information about all things Irish.
St. Patrick's Day Beadwork
St. Patricks Day Cross Stitch
St. Patrick's Day Knitting

Swedish Weaving

Swedish Weaving
Sources and information for Monk's cloth and Swedish weaving patterns and designs.
Tartans
Weaving drafts, patterns and information about Scottish tartans.
Thrums
Miscellaneous information about weaving.
Teachers & Fiberarts Instructors
A directory of teachers, instructors and classes for weaving, spinning, dyeing and other fiberarts.
Wheel Information
Information about making, maintaining and selecting a spinning wheel.

St. Valentine's Day Crafts

Valentine's Day
Projects, patterns, crafts and specials to make for that special person on Valentine's Day.
Valentine Basketry
Valentine Beadwork
Valentine Clipart
Valentine Knitting
Valentine Cross Stitch
Valentine Weaving

Weaving

Ethnic Weaving
Karelian Weaving
Special weaving techniques from Karelia, Finland.
Small Looms
You don't need a big floor loom to weave. Here are some small and portable looms for narrow projects: Inkle, card, frame, finger and tablet weaving, lucet.
Tapestry Weaving
Tapestry is a rich and powerful artistic medium. Get inspired by some fabulous and creative tapestry art works.
Thrums
Ethnic weaving, Miscellaneous tips, info and techniques about weaving, looms, spinning wheels, yarns, crafts and administrative information about this site.
Used Equipment
Places for weavers and spinners to barter, list and find used looms, spinning wheels, tools, equipment and yarns.
Weaving Information
Miscellaneous information,tips and techniques about weaving, warps, looms and textiles.

Yarn Shops

Yarn & Fiber Suppliers
Looking for a yarn shop? This is an alphabetic list of yarn and spinning fiber suppliers and dealers.
Yarn Suppliers A - E
Alphabetic list of wool, cotton and other weaving yarns and spinning fibre suppliers, A-E.
Yarn Suppliers F - L
Alphabetic listing of weaving yarn and spinning fibre suppliers.
Yarn Suppliers: M - Q
Alphabetic listing of weaving yarn and spinning fibre suppliers. M - Q
Yarn Suppliers: R - Z
Alphabetic listing of weaving, knitting or crochet yarn and spinning fiber suppliers and shops, R - Z.

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