Handspinning: Where to order fibre and tools.

Here are some sources for Handspinning fibre.

For first fibres I recommend something carded Rovings like Coopworth, Corriedale, or Romney. Don’t go for Top, Sliver or Batts if you are a beginner these are preparations best left for later discovery if you are new at this.

Gemini Fibres:: http//www.geminifibres.com/product/fibres.htm I have bought from these people for years, they have enough fiber to choke a horse, and sell a bunch of different kinds of spinning wheels (Lendrum being a favourite of mine due to number of attachments and versatility) and Forrester Handspindles. If you are going to buy a spindle buy a Linum Series, these, they are a poem, not only beautiful but spin like a dream. I would get a high whirl, easiest to learn with and can also be turned upside down and used as a low whirl spindle. (see other postings for more info.)

Alvin Ramer: http://www.the-wheel-thing.com/products/combs/index.html Alvin is a wonderful wood worker that can fix anything, makes beautiful woolcombs, spindles and other tools.

Louet:  http://www.louet.com/fibers/wool.shtml I recommend their fibre, however I own a louet wheel, it would not be my first choice to own. (I have 12 others)

Wellington Fibres: http://www.wellingtonfibres.on.ca/products.php this is a small producer but I love their mohair and wool blends.

Fleece Artist: http://www.fleeceartist.com/yarns.html I love their colour sense

Cornerstone: http://www.angelfire.com/biz2/cornerstonefibres/canada.html I include this site because they sell Louet and Ashford spinning wheels + fibre.

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