Spin Flora – Rose Fibre

For my next Spin Flora not Fauna project, I thought I would spin a bit of rose top. Rose fibre is another one of the ‘new’ vegan handspinning fibres, made from roses. The rose fibre has been extracted from the natural waste of rose bushes and stems. The fibre has been stripped and processed to … Continue reading “Spin Flora – Rose Fibre”

Kromski Polonaise Spinning Wheel: aa072310

I bought a new spinning wheel recently- A Kromski Polonaise from Wingham Woolwork. This is a Ferrari of spinning wheels. In order to give this new wheel a true test of what it can do, I then went to London’s local weaving centre – located in North London – Handweavers Studio and Gallery where they … Continue reading “Kromski Polonaise Spinning Wheel: aa072310”

Mudchute Farm: aa052204

Mudchute Farm – Did you know that you can find farm animals in the centre of London?

Nettle Yarn

Did you know stinging nettles can be handspun into yarn.

Dog Hair Spinning: aa030102

Did you know you can spin dog hair?

Craft Shops Canada

Galleries Visit the on-line galleries and studios of textile artists in Canada. Guilds Here is a listing of guilds and fibre enthusiasts in Canada. Briggs and Little Briggs and Little Woolen Mills has been spinning wool from Canadian sheep for the past 140 years. Cornerstone Fibres Angora bunnies and lots of other goodies for the … Continue reading “Craft Shops Canada”

Fibre Crafts Australia

Where to shop for spinning fiber and yarns in Australia and New Zealand


Ramie, Jute & Other Unusual Spinning Fibres & Yarns –