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Fibre Suppliers

Wingham Wool Works

http://www.winghamwoolwork.co.uk/

Wingham Wool Work
70 Main Street
Wentworth
Rotherham
South Yorkshire S62 7TN
Tel: 01226 742926      

 

Supplier of vast range of wool, fibres, silks, roving and felting equipment. 

Restricted opening hours to best to phone before visiting.  Good website

 

World of Wool

http://www.worldofwool.co.uk/

Unit 8, The Old Railway Goods Yard

Scar Lane

Milnsbridge

Huddersfield

West Yorkshire HD3 4PE

Tel: 0 1484 846878

 

Comprehensive range of wools, fibres, silks etc.  Good website and fast delivery service

Opening Hours: Monday - Friday: 9am - 4pm

 

Adelaide Walker

http://www.adelaidewalker.co.uk/

55/56 Pegholme
Wharfebank Business Centre
Ilkley Road
OTLEY
West Yorkshire  LS21 3JP

Tel:  01943 850812

 

Good range of merinos and British wools, plus silk and synthetic fibres. The office is open Monday to Friday but if you'd like to visit they are  open to personal callers

Tuesday through to Friday from 11am – 2pm.

 

Texere Yarns

http://www.texere-yarns.co.uk/

College Mill
Barkerend Road
Bradford
BD1 4AU

Tel: 01274 722191

 

Monday-Wednesday - closed
Thursday-Friday - Open 9am-5pm
Saturday (1st Saturday of every month) - Open 10am-2pm.

 

Has some felting fibres and equipment with general range of craft materials.

 

Stef Francis

http://www.stef-francis.co.uk/

Waverley

Higher Rocombe

Stoke in Teignhead

Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12 4QL

Tel: 01803 323004

Specialises in embroidery materials but her space dyed silk waste is perfect for adding interest to your feltmaking.  She also had a range of dyed silks and cotton scrims ideal for nuno felting.

Fast delivery service

Fabrics

Whaleys Fabrics

http://www.whaleys-bradford.ltd.uk/index.htm

Harris Court

Great Horton

Bradford

West Yorkshire BD7 4EQ

Tel: 01274 576718

Their silk chiffon is ideal for nuno felting.  They also stock a very wide range of other materials.  Excellent delivery service.

 

Bombay Stores

http://www.bombaystores.biz

Shearbridge Rd

 Bradford, West Yorkshire BD7 1NX

Tel:  01274 729993

Wonderful range of sari silks

 

Sinotex

http://www.sinotexuk.com/magento/index.php#

Trade only supplier but have a look at their website.  Their pre-felt with silk is the best we have found and we are able to purchase quantities if enough people require it.  Also available is their silk chiffon.

 

 

Books

There is an every expanding range of felting books but the ones below are those that members of the group have found most useful and inspiring. 

 

Title

Author

ISBN

1000 Artisan Textiles

Sandra Salamony & Gina M Brown

9781592536093

500 Felt Objects

Julie Hale (Ed)

9781600597053

Elegant Scarves & Wraps

Jill Denton

9781600611841

Embellish, Stitch, Felt

Sheila Smith

9781906388058

Fabulous Felt Hats

Chad Alice Hagen

1579905420

Fabulous Felted Scarves

Chad Alice Hagen & Jorie Johnson

9781600590023

Felt

Robyn Steel-Stickland

9780312360580

Felt Style

Chrissie Day

9781904991854

Felt to Stitch

Sheila Smith

9780713490084

Felted Jewelry

Candie Cooper

9781579908706

Felting Fashion

Lizzie Houghton

9781906388140

Feltmaking and Wool Magic

Jorie Johnson

9781592532759

Filz Experiment

Annette Quentin-Stoll & Robert Quentin

9783875127553

From Felt to Fabric

Catherine O’Leary

9781600596674

Hand Felted Jewelry

Carol Huber Cypher

9781596680050

How We Felt

Carol Huber Cypher

9781596680319

Nuno Felt

Liz Clay

978071368012

 

Feltmakers in the Region

 

International Feltmakers Association

www.feltmakers.com

The feltmakers association provides opportunities to communicate with other feltmakers both nationally and internationally. The local group (Region 10) covers the whole of Yorkshire.  Regular meetings are held in and around Thirsk.

 

Sheila Smith

http://www.feltbydesign.co.uk/

 

Sheila Smith established 'Felt By Design' to provide expert guidance in feltmaking techniques at first hand, or in book form. Sheila is a very experienced feltmaker, with a sound understanding of how and why wool felts and of the techniques employed in feltmaking. She is a qualified teacher who has been teaching feltmaking workshops since 1991 in the UK and abroad, as far away  as Australia and New Zealand. From 1998 - 2001 she was Chair of the International Feltmakers Association. Sheila has published a wide range of books and pamphlets to illustrate her work

 

Lindsey Tyson

www.lindseytyson.co.uk
Lindsey is a textile designer who, ater a lifetime of making and creating, has finally set up her own business to create wonderful pieces of art and textiles, as well as teaching others how to express themselves through art and design.
Workshops and weekly classes are held at Lindsey's studio in the beautiful surroundings of Woodend Creative Workspace, Scarborough. Workshops are informal, friendly and nurturing - where you can learn new skills and use your imagination with gentle guidance and encouragement.

 

Beth Connors

http://feltinginfibrespace.blogspot.com/
Beth Connors  is a feltmaker from Harrogate, North Yorkshire. She discovered felt making not long after finishing her degree in textile design at the University of Leeds. It's main appeal at the time was the fact that it required very little equipment and could easily be done at the kitchen table. However, she has grown to love feltmaking with a passion because it is such a wonderfully versatile and exciting craft.

 

Jenny Pepper
http://www.jennypepper.com/
Jenny was introduced to felt making as a technique and discovered her great passion (feltmakers reading this will know exactly what she means!). She has been feltmaking for about 16 years, but continues to learn and develop new techniques. She now creates individual pieces which she exhibits in galleries and exhibitions such as Woolfest, Fashion and Embroidery Show and Open Studios. Her work is constantly changing and evolving as she continues to experiment with felt making techniques. She has been exploring felted vessels of all shapes and sizes but equally has discovered the beauty of Nuno. Her work has therefore developed in two directions.

North Pennines Wool Group
http://www.npennines-wool.co.uk

The North Pennines Wool Group was set up in 2009 to try to promote the North Pennines through local wool.  In 2012 we'll be running our third wool event at St John's Chapel in Weardale on 28th September.  This will include stalls of British wools (processed and unprocessed) and wool related equipment a spinning and knitting circle and demonstrations including natural dyeing, drop spindling, weaving, fleece sorting, felting and much more.  You won't find any imported wool here!  The Wool Group's website is to be updated at the beginning of July, but essentially its aim is to connect farmers, local wool producers, wool workers and anyone with an interest in local and British wool.  Of particular interest is the 'Products and Services' section of the website - it's becoming a useful resource for wool, fleeces, equipment etc and all entries are vetted to ensure that only British wools are included.     The North Pennines Wool Group sends out a quarterly e-bulletin - you don't have to live in the North Pennines to sign up! Contact info@npennines-wool.co.uk

 

Ellie Langley
http://www.fleecewithaltitude.co.uk

Ellie belongs to the North Pennines Wool Group and also has her own workshop in Weardale.  She has long specialised in working with local British wools and runs workshops and has occasional open afternoons.  Further information can be found on her website

 

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