Batts and Handspun Skeins

We offer beautiful fibres in vibrant, exotic colours for your spinning, knitting, felting and other artistic projects.Treat yourself to one of our small batch, OOAK, hand painted or hand dyed batts, rovings or skeins. Like to dye your own? We also have a great selection of natural wools, silks and other fibres ready for you to add your own colours. Our  Online Store  now features acid dyes from Eurolana in a range of colours.

Hand painted, dyed wool from Vancouver Island at Chaotic Fibres

Hand painted roving from Chaotic Fibres

Sharon loves combining unusual fibres. Our Vancouver Island and surrounding region produces a selection of exotica such as Kid Mohair, fine Angora from German angora rabbits, Suri and Huacaya Alpaca, Llama as well as various types of wool from local farms. We also love incorporating exotic fibres from around the world such as luxurious Bamboo, Pulled Sari Silk, Rose fibre, Mulberry and Tussah Silk, Cashmere, Baby Camel, Qiviut from Northern Musk Ox and more. All the benefit of having an ever expanding stock from around the globe!

mixed fibre batts for spinners and felters

Chaotic Batts  are very popular for spinners and felters. Sharon hand cards each batt using a few unique fibres that work together to feature elegant colours and exciting textures. Some include hand dyed silk or wool or other fibres, and all include at least four high quality fibres – even the occasional sparkle with Angelina or fascinating bits of Wool Nepp. These special mini batts are such fun to play with on felting projects or for adding some brilliant colour to some spinning.

 

Much of our wool and other fibre we receive at Chaotic arrives undyed in its natural form and Sharon fills the room with brushes and dyes. Hand painting involves a number of steps and takes a considerable amount of time. Magic happens incidentally though when you lay the roving out on a long table, hand paint sections with different colours, and wrap it up. You never know for sure what you’ll get as the dyes mingle together during the final heating stage. We love the surprise of seeing the chaos of colour!

Hand painted wool roving

Lime & Sapphire. Hand painted roving.

Chaotic Collection of Batts

Chaotic Collection of Batts

 

 

 

 

 

 

We like to have some specialty yarns on hand for knitters who crave something unique and interesting. A few special yarns are listed on our Online Store under Hand Spun Yarn and Specialty Silk Yarn.

The colourful Teeswater DK hand painted yarns are vibrant and popular. Our special silk yarns add wonderful texture as do our one-of-a-kind (OOAK) hand spun yarns. Sharon is very selective. Her yarns are always made with exceptional quality in mind. She makes careful choices when choosing dyes, so each yarn is hand dyed using only professional, environmentally friendly dyes. The yarns are popular when Sharon displays our products at fibre festivals like Fibres West each March in Vancouver, Fibrations in Victoria each August, Cowichan Fleece and Fibre in lovely Cobble Hill in October, 100 Mile Fleece and Fibre in Coombs and others.

Image of Teeswater yarn hand painted by Chaotic Fibres for knitters

Teeswater DK Hand Painted by Chaotic

Photo of special Silk Yarn made from recycled Indian saris for Chaotic Fibres

Special Silk Yarn from Chaotic Fibres

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo of Chaotic Fibres OOAK hand spun yarn

‘Grape Froth’ hand spun from Chaotic

 

 

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