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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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Chaotic Fibres news for fibre lovers

Our Online Store is open again after our exciting trip through Asia to the Mediterranean and on to England – visiting 23 cities in 16 countries! It was a fabulous trip that took us to so many regions and cities that were new to us, with great highlights like seeing Petra in Jordan, spending time in Singapore and Shanghai, transiting the security vigilant Suez Canal and much more.

Now it’s time to restock, so Sharon has ordered all kinds of fibre – needles and pads for wet felting, ball brausers, Sari Silk Waste, Silk Hankies, prefelt, seven new custom blends created especially for Chaotic, twenty-seven colours of Viscose Top and more. Watch Chaotic Fibre’s online store as we highlight the new fibres, blends and tools from this order.

Our next fibre event: 100 Mile Fleece and Fibre Fair in Coombs on May 26th. This annual event is organized by the Bradley Spinners as a way of helping suppliers and local farmers connect to fibre artists from across Vancouver Island. This will be our fourth year being involved in this event and we always have a terrific day. Come for the fibre and stay for the connections and inspiration!

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Chaotic Fibres at Fibrations this weekend!

Doing some final prep and product selection for this Sunday’s Fibrations event at Robert Porter Park behind Sir James Douglas School in Victoria’s fabulous Fairfield neighbourhood.

As has become the case, we have way too many fibres and products to be able to bring everything, but we hope to cover what local felters, spinners and other fibre lovers are expecting. We’ve had some special requests and a few orders are ready for customers to pick up at the fibre festival. Let us know if you’d like to see something special and we’ll set it aside for you. With Felt::Feutre2016 coming up in 4 weeks, we’ve some really neat, new fibres that we can show off this weekend.

Chaotic Fibres online specialty fibres, Victoria BCDon’t forget to get your tickets for the door prizes! Sharon has just carded these beauties – seven raging batts each with a blend of at least five luxury fibres, including merino, silk, ramie, alpaca and more!

Here’s a heads up of just a few products we’ll be taking to Fibrations. Let us know if you’d like something special or order ahead and we’ll have it ready for you on Sunday!

All things felting: prefelt in many colours, ball browsers (bonsai sprayers), felting pads for needle felters, acid dyes in brown, grey and violet, bamboo felting mats, needles. We’ve set aside loads of silk: cocoons, lap, sliver, pulled sari, mulberry and tussah. We’ll bring small quantities of wool roving from 22 breeds such as Merino, Corriedale, Polwarth, BFL. Lots more here if you want larger quantities!

Look for some specialty fibres like angelina (8 colours!), yak, mohair, baby alpaca, hemp, ramie, camel, as well as blends like our camel and tussah silk (yum!!), merino/suri alpaca. Have you tried bamboo? We now have 9 colours including the stunning Black Diamond.

The weather looks like it will be perfect for an outdoor event on Sunday. Hope to see you there!

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Chaotic Fibres, Victoria new products

Just over three weeks to Fibrations and we’re excited! This will be our second year with this iconic outdoor fibre event here in Victoria. Set your calendar for Sunday, August 21st and head to Robert Porter Park just off Moss Street – the same location as last year near the Fairfield Gonzales Community Place. This is a one day event so don’t miss out.

Sharon has been busy ordering from our amazing suppliers in Europe and Asia for both Fibrations and for the five day international felting symposium, Felt::Feutre 2016, which comes up in September. Recent shipments have totalled over 120 kilos of spectacular product and it’s all online and ready for sale now. Have a look!

IMG_1115With lots of new products included in recent shipments, it’s hard to pick out the favourites or most interesting. We hope felters will go wild over our Extra Fine Merino minis. We now have over 20 colours available in ‘mini’ size of 20 grams as well as the typical 100 gram packs for those looking for larger quantities. The minis are perfect for felters looking to increase their stash to more easily create lovely nuanced colours in projects. Look for these on our Felting Supplies page.

New and glorious fibres: White Baby Alpaca that’s as soft as cashmere, Baby Camel/Bleached Tussah Silk, some Merino/Alpaca/Camel/Silk and lovely BFL/Seacell, Hemp and lots more! Check out our New Arrivals page for these products and other recent shipments.

Speaking of Seacell and Hemp. We are often asked about fibres like these as well as Rose Bush Fibre, Ramie and Bamboo. What exactly are they and where do these fibres come from? Seacell is an interesting one. Seaweed is involved but only as a smallish component of this cellulose fibre. Seacell is a cellulose fibre that begins with hardwood logs chipped and processed to soften to a wet pulp and remove lignins, which give wood strength and rigidity. Seaweed is added and the cellulose solution is pumped through spinnerets to create the fibre we find as Seacell.

What else is new? We now have Eurolana acid dyes for wool, silk and other protein fibres. The dyes are available in three colours: Violet, Brown and Grey. Each 10g pot of luscious colour will dye 1 kg of fibre!

Manx Loaghtan wool from Chaotic Fibres online storeA new wool to us is the Manx Loaghtan which we offer in roving. This dramatic looking, multi-horned sheep is native to the Isle of Man. The wool (29 – 31 microns) is an excellent fibre for felting and spinning. It’s good to see this rare breed gaining popularity as there were only approximately 40 animals in existence when the Manx National Heritage group became involved in protecting the breed.

Come and see us at Fibrations or make the trek to Penticton for Felt::Feutre to see the felting exhibition ‘Migration’, shop at the fabulous felting supplies marketplace or take advantage of one of the popular feltmaking workshops.