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New fibre just arrived at Chaotic Fibres

We are thrilled about the new luxury blends that we received this morning from Germany. They’re fabulous! Sharon has just loaded and enabled the new fibre on our Online Store so have a look at these nine luxury blends on our New Arrivals page. We love the brilliance of the Merino, Mulberry Silk, Bamboo and Sari Silk blend! It’s a super soft and spectacular colouring for $13.50 per 100 grams. Check out our online store for these other luxury blends that just arrived: Merino, Alpaca, Camel and Silk; BFL and Seacell; Baby Camel and Bleached Tussah Silk plus more. Our next shipment is coming from Italy and we are expecting over 40 colours of 19m Merino as part of that shipment. It should be arriving in the next few days so stay tuned!

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New Fibre Coming Soon at Chaotic Fibres!

We have some exciting new stock arriving in the next few days from Italy and England – just as we promised!

Yes, our summer sale really cleared us out so the restocking was absolutely necessary. Sharon loved choosing new blends like Merino/Tussah Silk, Alpaca/Tussah or the unique Merino/Alpaca/Camel/Mulberry Silk, all of which plus more you’ll see listed as Wool Blends and Luxury Blends on our online store. Simply click the Shop Online button and enjoy the colours! Our ever popular 19m Merino will be arriving in over 40 colours, and you’ll also see some new choices like Atmosphere and Shocking as well as the always popular range of Merinos for your spinning and felting projects.

You will see Sold Out/Coming Soon tags on the newly ordered stock on our store page until the stock has arrived. We had to be positive that your order could be swiftly and efficiently filled once you complete your purchase. Thank you for your patience!

You will notice that the look of our website has changed, hopefully for the better. We are still working out the kinks and updating information so it will continue to evolve as we finish this project.

We wish you good health and calm, easy days as we move cautiously through the Covid summer of 2020!

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Chaotic Fibres Exciting New Directions!

OK, my loyal customers. You Win!! After overwhelming support from so many of my customers, I have decided to stay open with a couple of small changes. These will make it easier for me to handle the orders so that I can continue to supply the fine fibres that you have come to expect from Chaotic Fibres. I know this news will come as a surprise to some, but I have had a lot of arm twisting over the past couple of weeks :>

There will be a short delay while I order more fibre. I’ll continue to stock the same fabulously soft 19m Merino and Merino/Silk roving. I’ve been having fun this afternoon creating a few special, custom blends for spinners and felters!

I’m so grateful to all of you for your continued loyalty over the years. I know that COVID has changed the way we all look at things and that’s been part of my decision to keep going.

Stay tuned and keep watching our blog to see what new goodies I’ll have in the coming weeks as they arrive from my suppliers in Europe.

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Chaotic Fibre’s Retirement Sale #3

Check out our three-day sale and save 25% on online orders this Saturday, Sunday and Monday (June 13, 14 and 15th) for these sale items:  

Angelina; Fancy Silk Threads/RibbonNettingSari Silk – SliverSilk Chiffon FabricSilk Habotai FabricSilk WasteVintage Saris;   Viscose FabricViscose Top.

Save 25% when you add the Coupon Code ‘THREE’ on your Shopping Cart’s Checkout page. You must add this coupon code to your order page to save the 25%. Our retirement sales will continue as we clear existing inventory and pave the way for retirement! Please note: discounts cannot be given after an online order has been completed.

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Chaotic Fibres Retirement Sale!

Save on in stock items when shopping through our Online Store.

After careful consideration, the time has come to wind down the business and retire. I have enjoyed many years in the business and I truly appreciate the friendship and support of both my local and distant customers.

Look for our Pop-Up sales! The duration and specific days may change each week for the Pop-Up sales so, if you want a bargain, you’ll have to keep watching. Online orders only.

From June 1 to June 7, save 35% on the following items by using the Coupon Code ONECarded Batts – Bergschaf, Hemp Top, Ramie Top, All Prefelt – Superlight 19m, 21m, Thermoformable Felt.

The discount will be automatically deducted at checkout only if you enter the discount code. Discounts will not be applied retroactively.

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Chaotic Fibres Open Again

Chaotic Fibres is now able to resume business and ship online orders! Thank you for your patience as we waited for the pandemic emergency to ease. We hope you have managed to stay safe and well through this period of isolation!

Order online now and save 20%! This special discount is being offered until the end of May. Your savings will show automatically on your order page as you shop.

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Fibres West 2016 a Success!

Wow … wow … wow! Fibres West 2016 was a blaze of activity and an incredible weekend. It was great to see vendors we had met either at last year’s Fibres West or at other fibre events, and it was terrific to chat with Chaotic customers who had made purchases previously. We had wonderful feedback and such a good time!

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Fibres West 2016

Popular items? Some surprises like Rose Bush fibre sold very well (just as it did last year) and our Bonsai Sprayers for wet felting sold out in the first few minutes of the sale. The Rose Bush fibre is so incredibly soft and luxuriant that it seems to put a spell on anyone who handles it. Speaking of soft, our Yak Top flew off the table!

With this being our second year at Fibres West, more spinners and felters knew to expect lots of varieties of undyed, natural wools. So many of those, like our Polwarth, Gotland, BFL and white Merino, sold quickly. Mulberry, Tussah and Bamboo rovings were popular. Of course, the colour explosion with Merino and Corriedale thrilled a lot of people. No wonder! Our Extra Fine Merino comes in over 35 colours, plus we have the regular Merino Top at 23 micron, the Sugar Candy and Super Fine Merino!

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Mercury Space-Dyed

Looking for colour? Our Space-Dyed Roving drew lots of attention. And, it’s still on sale at 25% off the regular price of $10.00 per 100g until the end of the month. Earth, Mercury, Neptune and Saturn – great colours that spin up nicely!

Lightning Merino 23m Trilobal Nylon 70-30
Coming soon – Merino/Trilobal Nylon 70/30. Sizzling!

The 100 Mile Fleece and Fibre Festival in Coombs comes up next. It’s on Sunday, May 29th from 9:30 – 3:30 at the Bradley Centre. We had to miss this one last year so we are looking forward to seeing our Mid-Island customers … and finding some new ones. We’ve heard very good things about this event!

So, Sharon is busy placing orders with our suppliers and stock will be arriving starting next week. Watch our New Arrivals page in our online store for new products like the exciting, Lightning Merino with a dash of Rainbow Trilobal Nylon!

Have you tried felting? We keep learning more about feltmaking and have just launched a new page on The Story of Felting. Early Chinese boats made of felt, feltmakers of Pompeii, the origin of needle felting as an artform. It’s an amazing story! Have you read it? What did you think?

 

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Chaotic Fibre’s Silk Experience Kit

So often we hear people marvel at the range of fabulous materials available to enhance felting, spinning or other fibre creations. Silk takes on many wonderful forms as it moves from cocoon to innovative silk products, and it has spectacular potential for enhancing projects.

Silk for felters and spinnersSilk hankies to textural silk noil, luscious silk string and the amazing silk carrier rods found at the end of production. Billowy pulled sari silk too, which has long been Sharon’s favourite fibre! All have special places for making felt, spun yarn, jewelry and even quilting very special.

We have collected some of these treasures in our Silk Experience Kits for our customers who love discovering new ways of creating beautiful pieces with unique qualities. Each kit includes some cocoons, hankies, noil, strings, carrier rods and pulled sari silk. Designed to experience silk and test out new materials, the kits are exceptional value at $9.75. Get one while they last!

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Chaotic Fibres bringing on the batts!

No, it’s not because of trying to stretch Halloween or a fascination with vampires, it’s all because of the fibre! Sharon’s eyes lit up at the mass of new fibre from our recent shipments, and she just had to crank into the piles with her Ashford Wild Carder once again.

Chaotic BattSeacell, Mohair, Angora, Firestar, Camel, Rose Bush Fibre, Bamboo, Soybean, Tussah, Gotland Lamb. Locks, Nepps, Silk Noil. Phew! Of course, some great spinning fibres like Merino, BFL, Polwarth and Shetland. Each batt has a unique story and recipe for a perfect spinning or felting project. Finding those accents like a bit of Angelina , a sprinkling of Wool Nepps or just contrasts with colours brings these popular batts to life. Again, the latest batch of over a dozen batts are OOAK, filled with a mysterious concoction of at least five unique and interesting fibres. Have a look at our latest batt listing on the Chaotic Fibres Online Store and try one out!

Chaotic Batt #51 (34g) Chaotic Batt #59 (28g) Chaotic Batt #50 (28g) Chaotic Batt #55 (24g)