Visit the on-line galleries and studios of textile artists in Australia and New Zealand.
Here is a listing of guilds and fibre enthusiasts in Australia and NZ.
Agnes Hauptli is a true fibreholic with a great selection of fibres to choose from: silks, wools, cottolins and even possum.
J J’s Wool & Craft
A delightful New Zealand site to visit featuring luscious hand-dyed wool yarns for knitters and mohair/silk slivers for handspinners. They can also process your special fibre blends.
Margaret Peel’s Fibre Supplies
A producer and supplier of carded mohair, wool, cashmere, silk as well as needlepoint and tapestry supplies.
If you are visiting Auckland, NZ, you can stay at the Moore’s B & B. Landscaped gardens, orchards, sheep and a weaving studio, make for a perfect holiday.
Wales MacKinlay is an industrial supplier of yarns and fibre for knitters and weavers in New Zealand.
Yarn and Fiber Shops
The Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook: More Than 200 Fibers, from Animal to Spun Yarn
This covers almost every sheep breed in the world — from the longwool breeds of the United Kingdom to the Tasmanian merino, the Navajo churro, the northern European Faroese, and dozens and dozens more. It also includes goats, camelids (such as alpacas, llamas, and vicunas), bison, horses, musk oxen, rabbits, and even dogs.
UK: Fleece and Fiber Source Book
The Whole Craft of Spinning: From the Raw Material to the Finished Yarn
Everything you need to know from set-up to finished product in order to create distinctive yarns for use in knitting, weaving, crocheting, needlepoint, embroidery, and macrame.
UK: Whole Craft of Spinning