Fibre Facts

Browse our many pages in this section on wool, the various sheep breeds and their characteristics, silks, and the many reasons for including silk and other specialty fibres in your projects. If you haven’t tried felting, perhaps it’s time! Read about the amazing use of this technique over many centuries for both practical and artistic reasons. Enjoy!

There’s a certain kind of magic about the different kinds of fibre being used around the world. Our marketplace is overflowing with special and unique fibres and blends, many which were unknown until recent years as our online world influenced world trade and gave quick access to stimulating ideas. We hope that we can entice you with some new ideas just as our travels around the world have given us a stronger appreciation for the fibres we offer and the countless ways we can all play and design with them.

Follow our links to these pages:

WOOL; OUR FAVOURITE WOOLS; BREEDS; BATTS, SKEINS AND MORE; WOOL TRIVIA;

SILK; AMAZING SILK; SILK FACTS AND TRIVIA;

FELTING; STORY OF FELTING;

BATTS AND MORE