Category Archives: YARNS

Yarns for the knitting, weaving or crochet.

Hand Made Etsy Products

Now that I have retired from the world of work, I have become more involved in production weaving. I am also now teaching workshops on a one-to-one basis. Here are some Links to my hand made products on Etsy and workshops that I offer.

Sami Reindeer Leather Braceleets
Sami Reindeer Leather Bracelets

Hand sewn reindeer leather and pewter thread bracelets, made in the Sami tradition.

Reindeer Leather Medicine Bags
Reindeer Leather Medicine Bags

Sami style medicine bags made with reindeer leather, wool felt and decorated with pewter thread embroidery.

Reindeer Leather Keyrings
Reindeer Leather Keyrings

Keychains made with reindeer leather, wool felt and embroidered with pewter thread.

Handwoven Key Fob Wrist Bands
Handwoven Key Fob Wrist Bands

Key fob wristlets hand woven in traditional Sami patterns made with wool and trimmed with reindeer leather.

Hand Woven Wool Throws
Hand Woven Wool Throws

Hand woven wool throws made with hand spun and dyed yarns.

Custom Hand Woven Tea Towels
Custom Hand Woven Tea Towels

Hand woven tea towels using organic cotton yarns.

Rustic Hand Woven Table Runners
Rustic Hand Woven Table Runners

Hand woven table mats and runners made with hand spun wool and linen yarns.

Custom Woven Ribbon
Custom Woven Ribbon

Ribbon, tape, sashes woven on a traditional Scandinavian band loom.

Rainbow Crewel Yarns
Rainbow Crewel Yarns

Hand dyed rainbow coloured yarns in different weights (lace weight, fingering, DK) for crewel work, knitting, crochet, embroidery, tapestry.

Hand Spun Saori Weaving Art Yarn
Hand Spun Saori Art Yarn

Hand spun thick and thin merino wool yarns perfect for knitting or woven Saori style fabrics.

Needle Felted Gnome
Needle Felted Gnome

Traditional Scandinavian needle felted gnomes, tonte, tonttu.

Sun Moon Diary
Sun Moon Diary

Hand felted wool diary and notebook covers decorated with Sami rock art designs.

Hand Woven Linen Sauna Towels
Hand Woven Linen Sauna Towels

Pure natural linen sauna bath towels.
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Workshops

Sami Band Weaving Workshops
Sami Band Weaving Workshops

Sami pickup band weaving workshops.

Spinning Soya Milk
Beginner Hand Spinning Workshops

Hand spinning workshop for beginners and intermediate spinners.

Rigid Heddle Weaving Workshops
Rigid Heddle Weaving Workshops

Learn to warp and weave on a rigid heddle loom.

50 Shades of Colour Dye Workshop
50 Shades of Colour Dye Workshop

Beginner dye workshops on how to mix dyes to create colour.

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Vintage Box Tape Inkle Weaving Loom Table Top

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Table top weaving loom attic find hardwood

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ANTIQUE Reed Company Little Dandy Loom -  Weaving Rug Loom

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Craft Shops Canada: fibreca

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 handspinner.

Fleece Artist
Kathryn Thomas has been supplying wools, yarns and natural fibres to weavers and spinners in Nova Scotia for over 20 years.

Langley Yarns
Spinning wheels and fiber, looms, weaving yarns, and weaving lessons by Barbara Braaten.

MacAusland’s Woollen Mills Ltd.
MacAusland’s has been producing yarn since 1932. This family run business supplies custom spinning and weaving yarns and their own pure wool blankets.

Maurice Brassard and Fils
Weaving yarns: cottons, linens, silk, cottolin, lambs wool, bamboo, alpaca, leclerc looms.

Shelridge Farm
Shelridge Farm in Ariss, ON has a lovely selection of hand-dyed wools, mohair and cotton yarns.

Spruce Haven Farm
A low-input based farm raising Columbia and Cheviot.

Sun Bench Fibers
Sun Bench carries a variety of fibre and supplies for the weaver or spinner.

Trembling Praire Station
Trembling Prairie specializes in Shetland, a fine wool that can be grouped into 4 different classes.

Treenway Silks
Luscious silks fromTreenway.

All Natural Fiber Farm
Raw, washed, picked, and carded fibers include: Karakul and crosses, Navajo-Churro and crosses, Columbia Cross, Jacob and crosses, Corriedale and crosses, Mohair, Angora.

Yarn and Fiber Suppliers

Fiber – Canada
Fiber – Australia
Fiber – California
Fiber-Colorado
Fiber – Arizona
Fiber – Europe

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ANTIQUE SPINNING WHEEL / WALNUT / 33” HIGH

$179.95
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Charkha book style spinning wheel

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Kromski Symphony Clear Spinning Wheel. Used.  Excellent condition. Only $575

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Peat moss: aa072104h

While I was attending the Dyers Week workshop in Finland, I learned about the use of peat to create new and interesting yarns. Peat moss is gathered and carded with wool, and spun into yarn that can be woven or knitted into garments. Peat can also be made into paper or used in feltmaking with wool. Although the cottongrass or peat plant has white wool-bearing heads, that isn’t what is used for the peat yarn, Rather it is the peat moss on the ground that is found between the soil and the roots of the plant. Eriophorum vaginatum grows, dies and sinks into the marsh. After many thousands of years the peat industry has gone into the marsh to dig up the peat moss. From the moss, the fibres that the peat industry doesn’t need is made into the yarn. The peat yarn is a by-product of the peat industry.

Some of these links are in Finnish or Swedish:
If you are using the Chrome browser, you can change the Settings to translate the pages to English.

Sheathed Cottonsedge, Eriophorum vaginatum
A good description of the peat plant.

Swedish Peat Producers Association
Peat mosses fibre length is about 5 – 20 cm, is fairly soft and can be blended with wool. Because peat has a hollow structure it is twice as warm as wool. Peat is absorbent, light and comfortable and is considered to have antiseptic qualities.

Unfortunately, these businesses listed are no longer in business or have been purchased by someone else. I do not have further contact information for them at this time. If I find peat moss fabric suppliers again, I will update this page.
Kultaturve – Eriotex
Kultaturve is the only producer in the world of materials and garments made from ERIOTEX® natural peat fibre yarn.

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These links are in Finnish:
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Fungi Dyes

Mushroom Dye Workshop
Mushroom Dye Recipes
Natural Dye Workshop
Print Making
Papermaking
Peat Textiles

Fungi Dye Books

Let’s try mushrooms for color
The first fungi dye book by Miriam Rice.
UK: Lets Try Mushrooms for Color

Mushrooms for Dyes, Paper, Pigments, Myco Stix
UK: Mushrooms for Dyes, Paper, Pigments

Mushrooms for Color
Fungi dyeing by Miriam Rice.
UK: Mushrooms for Color
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ANTIQUE SPINNING WHEEL / WALNUT / 33” HIGH

$179.95
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Charkha book style spinning wheel

$130.00
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Kromski Symphony Clear Spinning Wheel. Used.  Excellent condition. Only $575

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Fibre Crafts Australia: fibreau

Galleries
Visit the on-line galleries and studios of textile artists in Australia and New Zealand.

Guilds
Here is a listing of guilds and fibre enthusiasts in Australia and NZ.

Fibreholics Homepage
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.

The Retreat
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
Wales MacKinlay is an industrial supplier of yarns and fibre for knitters and weavers in New Zealand.

Yarn and Fiber Shops

Yarn and Fiber – Canada
Yarn and Fiber – California
Yarn and Fiber – Europe and UK
Mills US
Mills UK
Mills Canada

Handspinning Books

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

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Yarn Mills US: millsus

CA – Yolo Wool Products
Yolo Wool Products have the capability of carding and spinning both worsted and woolen yarns. They can also do sliver, batts for quilting, roving, and French combed top.

NH – Harrisville Designs
Harrisville Designs offers a custom spinning service for the wool grower. Minimum orders are 200 lbs. washed fleece, or 400 lbs. in the grease.

MA – St. Peter Woolen Mill
St. Peter Woolen Mill produces wool batts for bedding, but can also do custom carding for weaving and spinning.

MI – Zeilinger Wool Co.
Zeilinger Wool Co. can process wool, angora, mohair, llama, alpaca and other fibre.

MO – Ozark Carding Mill
The Ozark Carding Mill is a cottage industry specializing in custom processing of wool, angora, mohair, silk, llama, alpaca and other exotic spinning fibres.

PA – Folklore Fibers
Folklore Fibers raise angora rabbits and also provide a fiber processing service.

NY – A+ Alpaca Fiber Mill
Alpaca Fiber Mill specializes in custom processing of your alpaca.

OH – Ohio Valley Natural Fibers
Fibre procesing, custom spinning, wool batts, spinning and weaving supplies.

VA – Crescent Moon Fiber Mill
Washing, picking, carding and spinning of wool and exotic blends.

More Yarn Mills:

Mills – Canada
Mills and fibre processing services in Canada.

Mills – U.K.
Yarn and weaving mills, cleaning, carding and fibre processing services in U.K.

Mills – U.S.
Mills, cleaning, carding and fibre processing services in U.S.

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ANTIQUE SPINNING WHEEL / WALNUT / 33” HIGH

$179.95
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Charkha book style spinning wheel

$130.00
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Kromski Symphony Clear Spinning Wheel. Used.  Excellent condition. Only $575

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Yarn Mills: millscanada

BC – Celtic Moon Fibreworks
Located in Maple Ridge, BC, Celtic Moon offers custom carding of fleeces and exotic fibres.

BC – Gulf Islands Spinning Mill
Gulf Islands Spinning Mill is a cottage industry co-operative that can offer custom processing of small batches of fibre: wool, alpaca, llama, mohair and blends.

MB – Rovings
Rovings offers washing, dyeing, picking/blending, carding, spinning and felting for your special fleece.

NB – Briggs and Little Woolen Mills
Briggs and Little is Canada’s oldest woolen mill. The site offers a virtual tour of the mill, and a shop filled with their yarns and other goodies.

NS – Wile Carding Mill
The Wile Carding Mill in Bridgewater, NS is now a museum but was once a water-powered carding mill that would process wool for neighbouring counties.

PEI – MacAusland’s Woollen Mills Ltd.
MacAusland’s in PEI, has their own line of wool yarns and will also do custom spinning and weaving.

More Yarn Mills:

Mills – Canada
Mills and fibre processing services in Canada.

Mills – U.K.
Yarn and weaving mills, cleaning, carding and fibre processing services in U.K.

Mills – U.S.
Mills, cleaning, carding and fibre processing services in U.S.

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ANTIQUE SPINNING WHEEL / WALNUT / 33” HIGH

$179.95
End Date: Saturday Sep-7-2019 17:09:43 PDT
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Charkha book style spinning wheel

$130.00
End Date: Tuesday Sep-3-2019 18:56:25 PDT
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Kromski Symphony Clear Spinning Wheel. Used.  Excellent condition. Only $575

$575.00
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Yarn Mills UK: millsuk

Cambrian Woollen Mill
Experience 700 years of weaving history in the wonderful world of Welsh wool.

Coldharbour Woollen Mill
Visit this working museum to see the process of combing, carding and spinning.

Cotswold Woollen Weavers
An 18th century mills with the smell of wool oil and the clack of shuttles.

Crombie Woollen Mill

Islay Woollen Mill
The Hollywood film industry has discovered this mill. Their products were used in films such as Braveheart, and Forrest Gump.

Trefriw Woollen Mills
Traditional weaving from Wales, specializing in Welsh tapestry or plain doubleweave.

Yarn Mills

Mills – Canada
Mills and fibre processing services in Canada.
Mills – U.K.
Yarn and weaving mills, cleaning, carding and fibre processing services in U.K.

Mills – U.S.
Mills, cleaning, carding and fibre processing services in U.S.

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ANTIQUE SPINNING WHEEL / WALNUT / 33” HIGH

$179.95
End Date: Saturday Sep-7-2019 17:09:43 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $179.95
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Charkha book style spinning wheel

$130.00
End Date: Tuesday Sep-3-2019 18:56:25 PDT
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Kromski Symphony Clear Spinning Wheel. Used.  Excellent condition. Only $575

$575.00
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Yarn Shops: fiber-connecticut

VanGogh Spinner

Mystic River Yarns
In Mystic, CT – A full service yarn shop with expert knitters who love to share, lace, sock, baby, sport, DK, worsted, bulky and super bulky weights: in wools, cotton, mohair, silk, cashmere blends, and hand painted yarns.

Creative Fibers
Yarns, classes, needles for the handknitter in Windsor, CT.

Yarn Shops

Yarn Shops –
Canada
Yarn Shops Australia
Yarn Shops Finland
Yarn Shops Europe
Yarn Shops California

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ANTIQUE SPINNING WHEEL / WALNUT / 33” HIGH

$179.95
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Charkha book style spinning wheel

$130.00
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Kromski Symphony Clear Spinning Wheel. Used.  Excellent condition. Only $575

$575.00
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