I have just bought in some cones of Herdwick, Silver Jacob, Wensleydale & Swaledale Wool – all truly Pure British Wools from British Mills – suitable for weaving, both warp & weft, and of course for knitting.
To see the full details of these, please click on the links for either my ebay listings or my etsy shop just under my picture on the right of this blog.
The apology……in my previous blog – British Wools from British Mills, I was really pleased to have bought in some large cones of what I thought were British Wools from a British Mill.
It wasn’t until this week, when a prospective customer asked exactly what wools they were, that I went back to the British Mill, and asked them. The way they advertised them gave me to understand that they were what I said they were. However, it turned out that the wool is merino wool ie NOT FROM BRITAIN! I feel like a total fool!
I have now changed the listings so that they are accurate!
Other new stock include some really soft and strong BAMBOO FELT (clicking on the red text will get you to the ebay listing). This felt is made from 50% bamboo fibres and altho rather expensive, is unusual – it comes in 20 very bright colours – altho currently one was out of stock at the suppliers, so I only have 19 of them – do have a look at it, and tell me what you think, as I won’t be ordering any more unless people want it!
I have stocked up on both the standard sized & mini carders, and as the white merino rovings have sold out, I will be getting some more in soon – in the meantime, the ecru merino roving is a very good price!
New in is also some JUTE HESSIAN, and “DISHCLOTH COTTON” (click on the red text) both of which are useful for all sorts of crafts and also good for garden use! And other odds & ends – again, to see the full range please click on the links beside my picture.
I have also been playing around with some bits of mini weaving – squares of only 1.5 x 1.5″ (40 mm x 40 mm) made on a tiny loom, that could be used for making into brooches, or added as decoration to tapestry, embroidery or felting projects – I’d be interested to know what you think – only listed on etsy HERE & HERE
Just a reminder that the new Kromski stock is on sale – the warping sticks have sold out, and so have most of the Lazy Kates – there is one upright one left. If you are buying a loom, please remember that the prices on the listings necessarily include the selling fees on the sites and that if you do want to buy one, email me first, at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will give you a discount if you buy direct! (see info on the About Julz Page)
I can also order in any particular items you want – including spinning wheels – so please ask if you don’t see what you need.
That’s all for now
All the best