Natural Fibres include wool from sheep and fibre from alpaca, angora rabbits, cashmere and angora (mohair) goats, silk from insects (silkworms), and plant fibres such as cotton, flax and linen, nettle and hemp.
Advantages of Handspun Yarn Handspun yarn introduces an attractive unevenness to knitting in contrast to the mechanical regularity of most commercial yarns, softening lines and adding a natural look to your work. Using natural dyes on your handspun wool adds a vibrancy that comes only from hand-crafted work. Learn more about hand-spinning and the history of spinning wheels here.
England is in Lockdown from 05 Jan for an extended period. We continue to trade but orders will take much longer to pack, to ship & to arrive!
Fibre orders: Please note that we are on winter break from 20 Dec to 05 Jan. Orders received after midday on Sun 20 Dec will be sent out in January
Shipping: We regret to report that UK 1st class post is often very slow at the moment and some is taking 2 weeks or more! This appears to be especially a problem in London. Some Airmail is also taking a long time and may take 5 to 8 weeks to the US and 3 to 5 weeks in Europe.
Wild Fibres visitors Wild Fibres visitors include weavers, spinners & dyers, re-enactors and anyone who wants to learn more about natural fibres. If you are spinning or dyeing with natural dyes, you will want to use your dyes on natural fibers and textiles. For re-enactors looking to re-create authentic period costume for Anglo-Saxon, Viking, medieval or Elizabethan re-enactment, you will need to use natural fibres that are authentic to the period and to dye them with the period natural dyes. Learn about historical use of natural fibres and textiles here.