Bulk Wool Sources and Suppliers for hand dyeing, feltmaking and spinning yarn
Since I decided to eventually start selling some handcrafted fiber supplies (like dyed rovings, fiber batts, kits, etc.), I've been trolling the internet to find the best sources to buy fiber art supplies in bulk. I've researched many fiber art forums as well as done a lot of Google searches. In the past, I haven't shared a lot of my supply sources, and there's still things that I like to be my little secret, but today I'm feeling generous so I thought that I'd give you a heads up to some good fiber art supply sources online.
Maybe you fiber art enthusiasts out there - you knitters, spinners, dyers, felters, crocheters, etc., etc. - have some sources that you'd like to add. Please do!! I encourage you to leave a comment with a link to your favorite online source for great fiber art supplies whether it be roving, dyes, yarns, silks, or whatever. Share! Share! Share! Share! Share! (You get the idea!)
Now on to my little list of fiber art supply sources - yes, it is just a little list, but I'm in the process of researching still so it may grow and grow and grow - well, that's the goal at least!
Wool Roving and Fibers in Bulk:
The Sheep Shed Studio - rovings, yarn, and fibers in bulk quantities at great prices
R.H. Lindsay Company - fleece, sliver, top, and more available in large quantities
Other Fiber Suppliers:
Outback Fibers - prefelts, dyed wool, kits, and a lot more
Brown Sheep Company - yarns, yarns, and more yarns, oh, and patterns too
Halcyon Yarn - fiber supplies for every type of fiber art
Dyes, Silks, and Misc. Supplies:
Dharma Trading Company - all kinds of dyes and a variety of silk fabrics too
Thai Silks - silks galore from fabric to artist's items, and they even give an artist's discount
So there's my little list. I hope that someone out there finds it to be helpful. If you have experience with these supply sources, want to add to the list, or just want to express your thoughts, please leave a comment. I really appreciate my readers' insights and experiences.
I also wanted to say that I really appreciate all the comments on a post that I made about buying a drum carder a while back. Your personal experiences have been very helpful. I'm about half way to my funds goal so that I can purchase a drum carder, and I'm so excited!! It shouldn't be much longer now until I can buy one. I can't wait to get one and start making some fiber batts!