Listed below are various resources for sourcing those sometimes hard to find supplies associated with our craft. To be placed on this list or let us know that information is out of date (always appreciated), contact the Guild by email.
A: 159 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065
Equipment and General Supplies
Ashford [New Zealand]
Braidershand [United States]
Makers of quality Japanese style kumihimo equipment: marudai, takadai, and tama. Purveyors of books, kumihimo silk, biron, and metallic threads for braiding.
Saori Looms and Accessories (Japan), Saori Freestyle Weaving Workshops.
A: 3 Paradise Close, Old Bar NSW 2430
P: 04 0123 6742
An accessory that converts a 8″ Ashford carder into an electricarder. They have other models for Ashford in the pipeline and for other carder makes as well.
Products are sold direct from their website and Etsy store.
A: 101 Kennedys Gap Road, Coolongolook 2423
Electric spinners and carding machines.
A: 254 Flaxen Hills Road, Doreen VIC 3754
P: 03 9717 6250
A: PO Box 217, Strathfieldsaye VIC 3551
P: 03 5439 5064
Makes spindles for hand spinning: top whorl, bottom whorl, reversible, spiral flutes, Russian, Tibetan, and more. Use the link to get to his Etsy store.
FeltFine is located in the Hunter Valley supplying a large range of fibres for felting or spinning. Feltfine produces batts and slivers from all sorts of fibres: wool, silk, alpaca and mohair. Also supplying hand dyed silk tops, mohair curls, dyes, Tantech scouring products and even outlet Ashford spinning and weaving equipment. Feltfine will also do consignment carding on their carding machine.
A: 1368 Paterson Road, Duns Creek NSW 2321
P: 02 4938 5669
M: 04 2738 5510
Extensive colour ranges of wool, cotton, linen, and silk yarns available. Spinning and felting supplies include natural carded wool, dyed merino and crossbred slivers, luxury fibres, spinning wheels and Ashford equipment and products.
Glimakra [United States]
Glimakra USA LLC works very closely with the GAV-Glimakra factory in Sweden. Glimakra-USA LLC maintains a large warehouse in Montana (largest in the world outside of the factory in Sweden) to better meet demand on a timely basis.
Highland Felting is a family business manufacturing felting products using the highest quality Australian wool. They stock all your felting needs including felt kits, felting needles and punches, hat shapers, resist for wet felting templates, wool tops/rovings, felting batts and more.
A: PO Box 104, Railton TAS 7305
P: 03 6496 1942
A: 2 Theodore Place, Bomaderry NSW 2541, (just north of Nowra)
P: 04 3854 3837 or 02 4423 1550
P: 02 9868 2753
Knock On Wood Spinning Wheels & Accessories
Spinning wheels looms bobbins spinning wheel accessories and equipment for fibre, weaving spinning yarn making. Hand made in Australia by Ian French.
A: 9 Ewing Street, Tylden VIC 3444
P: 03 5424 8022
F: 03 5424 8237
Handcraft labels. Garment labels, printed and woven, mock leather labels and patches, size and content/care labels, swing tickets — plain and personalised, self adhesive labels, washfast woven and printed nametapes, vinyl self adhesive labels. Design your own label. Small quantities are a speciality.
An identification guide to New Zealand Spinning Wheels and their makers.
Spinning wheels, books, weaving looms, spinning accessories, carders, weaving accessories, yarns, fibres, felting, dyes, tapestry looms, table looms.
A: 17 Cavell Avenue, Rhodes NSW 2138
P: 02 9736 1501
F: 02 8003 9100
Manufacture Australian wool/fibre combs, a picker and other associated tools for spinners, weavers and felters.
Spinning the Clouds
Concentrate on producing
Spinning Wheel Museum & Woolcrafts
A: Nillacootie Cottage, Lima South VIC 3673
P: 03 5768 2216
Located in Sydney, Virginia Farm offers everything for the handspinner, felter and weaver. Spinning Wheels from Majacraft, Ashford and Kromski, accessories, carding equipment, looms, dyes. Merino & Corriedale wool tops in natural and dyed colours, silks, selected fleeces and blended fibres. They also conduct spinning and weaving classes and weekend workshops in fibre crafts.
Luke Weatherley can supply weaving reeds, custom made for any requirement.
A: 41- 43 Main Road, Gembrook VIC 3781
P/F: 03 5968 0277
Fibres and Yarns
All Eco has been providing Australian customers with quality organic and eco friendly products since 2005 with the aim to help create a more environmentally sustainable lifestyle for all.
Provide the weaving community with everything around the craft of weaving. BB Yarn has a beautiful range of coloured yarns to choose from and buy online or you can give the friendly Ursula a call who will help you with anything
In addition to their stock available online, Beautiful Silks are able to source new and varied products requested by clients with backgrounds as varied as film, museums, architecture, craft, fashion, wedding designers, furnishing designers, textile artists and educational institutions.
Belisa Cashmere are Bev and Stan Cooper, two of Australia’s most recognised cashmere exponents, whose love for their craft begins with the rearing of goats and continues with the delivery of the finest cashmere garments to clients around the world. The Belisa breeding program supplies cashmere goats to farms around Australia and Victoria and their special de-hairing and dyeing techniques set Belisa Cashmere apart from any other cashmere you have ever experienced.
Marion Wheatland, Manager and Chief Instructor, leader of the Crossfibres Spinning Group.
P: 04 0925 0969
Trims, embellishments, books, patterns and kits for crazy quilting, scrapbooking, stamping and crafting are available to you in our exclusive collections. Collections include hand-dyed fibers and ribbons, heirloom prints on fabrics and handmade paper, mixed media, vintage laces and trims, embellished porcelain buttons, flower beads, loopy fringe, hand-dyed velvet fabric and ribbons, and beaded organdy ribbon.
Batts of fleece ready for felting, slivers and rovings for spinners and is now establishing a new range of luxury yarns.
P: 02 6550 6042
F: 02 6550 6042
M: 04 1461 5181
Long Tops Holdings
Wool carding service.
A: 158 Weddell Road, Geelong North VIC 3215
P/F: 03 5278 2502
Knitting, needlecraft and framing.
A: 50 York Street, Sydney
P: 02 9299 8588
F: 02 9290 2680
Retail supplies for the home spinner, knitter and felter. They supply raw wool fleeces, carded wool, raw silk and NotSilk (soy fibre).
A: 148 Boundary Road, Bardon QLD 4065
P: 07 3369 6399
World-famous fibre with their own range of fashion-dyed yarns, hand knitted garments and a selection of fine Australian Wool products.
Pluckyfluff [United States]
Handspun yarn, hand knit goodies and felted stuff.
A: Bowmans Road, Whorouly VIC 3735
Supa Soft Alpaca Carding Services
Family operated business dealing with the carding and hand spinning of alpaca fibre leading to mechanical yarn production.
A: 6 Diosma Court, Cranbourne VIC 3977
P: 03 5996 7085
Where you can buy hand dyed, spun and knitted items including spinning fibres and accessories.
A: Windsor Downs, NSW
Tasman Designer Yarns
Ruth Benge’s Tasman Designer Yarns uses the natural fibres and colours of sheep, goats, alpacas and llamas to create a boutique yarn. These yarns are predominantly dye free, soft to touch, light to wear and exceptionally warm.
M: PO Box 1139, Kyneton VIC 3444
P: 03 5422 2200
Specialises in unusual and interesting embroidery threads, hand dyed fibres and fabrics, and textile art and mixed media supplies.
A: Shop 1b, 172 Clarence Road, Indooroopilly QLD 4068
P: 07 3870 1005
Treetops offers felting supplies for the discerning felt maker. They create sophisticated, original colour palettes hand-dyed on superfine merino felting wool, silk fibres and fabrics.
Farm registered Angora goats for the production of fine quality mohair. Animals and fleece available for sale. Washed mohair fleeces and 150 grm packs also provided. Fleece can be posted at cost.
A: 430 Montpelier Drive, The Oaks, NSW 2570
Sells yarns that are sourced from nature, fibres that are sustainable. We import exquisitely soft, naturally pigmented organic Peruvian long staple Pima cotton yarn. The yarn is free of pesticides and toxic chemicals, GMO free. Native cotton production is entirely traditional and sustainably grown by rural artisan and Indian farmers in small farmyard plots. Pakucho organic colour grown cotton yarn is GOTS certified at the source. Harvesting is done exclusively by hand, ensuring a carefully selected, clean and untangled fibre. It is manufactured in socially responsible facilities in small batches, certified Organic and Fair Trade by SKAL/Control Union who carries out annual inspections.
The wool that is sourced is premium quality, carefully selected from Australian coloured sheep and where possible it is mill spun in Australia. Wool is sourced as yarn and I will be adding rovings for spinning to my store next week.
Wool & Cotton Road yarns and fibres are suitable for weaving, spinning, knitting, crochet and felting.
Artisan hand dyed, hand spun yarn and fibre with a twist! Specialising in art yarns and one-of-a-kind fibre batts for spinning and felting. Bamboo, Soy Silk fibres, silk by-products.
Fibres and yarns for manufacturers and craftpersons.
A: 200 Reynard Street, West Coburg VIC 3058
P: 03 9386 0361
Hand dyed wool and silk for tapestry weaving, embroidery, felting, other textile arts, seine warp cotton, and tapestry bobbins.
Free online knitting graph generator.
Shareware weaving draft software for both Mac and Windows.
Supports movement to ensure to specialised quilting and sewing supplies, no matter where you live.