Recommended Suppliers: Yarns

 

 

 

Suppliers yarns(clickable links are highlighted in red)

 

Australian Alpaca Yarn – one of the largest colour ranges available in various plys of Australian Alpaca Yarn.  They are a specialised yarn supplier using only 100% Australian alpaca fleece sourced from some of the best alpaca studs in Australia to produce their high quality yarn.

 

Australian Organic Wool (WOOLganic)  – Their yarns are spun from certified organic or biodynamic Australian merino fleece wool and and are processed in accordance with organic standards. The dyed range of yarns are 4 and 8 ply, and they also supply natural hanks for hand dyers in 8 ply.

 

Banksia Yarns – offers an array of fine knitting yarns from lace-weight to chunky in a kaleidoscope of colours. In store they have: Australian and Imported: wools / mohair / alpaca / cotton yarns; Knitting & crochet: hooks / needles / patterns etc.; Tours & groups welcome (by appointment)

 

ByLynette – Lynette is ceaselessly motivated and passionate to create uniquely Australian handmade felted knitted hats and accessories from premium quality natural fibres. With a resurgence in knitting and crochet, she also offers and extensive range of top-of-the-line yarns from reputable yarn companies such as Touch and Zealana, as well as her own designs/patterns as knitting and crochet kits.

 

Fibreworks – the colours of Australia on hand-dyed yarns and fibres.

 

knitalpaca – created from quality Australian alpaca, spun for knitalpaca by a specialist fibre mill, their yarns are grown and entirely produced in Australia. They are luxuriously soft and prickle free. With the exception of their unique ‘Colouratura’ hand dyed suri and new yarns ‘with a twist’, yarn colours are entirely natural: no dyes are used in these yarns.

 

Marlyn Alpaca – Alpaca yarn is wonderfully soft and warm, without the prickle problems which concern some people. Our aim is to be able to associate each yarn with an individual animal, as there can be surprising and pleasant variations from one to another. For hand spinners, they have nice soft alpaca rovings and cardings ready for you to blend or spin directly.

 

Moseley Park – have lots of Sock Yarns,but also stock Lace Yarns, and 8 ply yarns. They also have lots of beautiful hand dyed Fibre blends, as well as a wide range of Natural coloured fibres.

 

Salamanca Wool Shop (TAS Wool Co.) – sells wool in many many forms – fine, boiled, felted, knitted, dyed, or blended with other fibres. They also sell patterns, womenswear, menswear, children and accessories.

 

Shiloh Wool – stock exclusive Silk Dream hand-dyed yarns (plus yarns from Australian Organic Wool and Nundle Woollen Mills), and a variety of tops, mostly natural colours, some hand-dyed. They also stock Tantech fibre-care products, Earth Palette Dyes and Breeds of Sheep in Australia posters.

 

Tailored Strands – aim to supply the highest quality alpaca yarns for your knitting pleasure. As a designer and passionate knitter herself, the unmistakable feel of alpaca yarn has spurred Lucy on to continue to provide others with this same knitting pleasure. Tailored Strands has a strong commitment to  the Australian alpaca industry and as such only uses Australian alpacas fleeces in their alpaca yarns.

 

Tantech – With a background in the tanning industry, Tantech Pty Ltd was established in 1997 to develop & market a specialty detergent for washing medical sheepskins to the new Australian Standard developed by the CSIRO. Because their sheepskin detergent washed the wool as well as the fibre, Tantech identified a market for their detergent for all natural fibres such as alpaca, mohair & cashmere as well as cotton. This started the development of their fibre craft range – Delicates Wash, Felting Finish & Wool Wash and Fibre Scour.

 

Woolybutt Knitting – aim to offer not just a great range of yarns, from the common to the unusual, but a complete knitting and haberdashery service. Knitting supplies and services include the following: wide range of diverse knitting wools; knitting accessories; expert advice; made to order knitting services; comprehensive range of haberdashery; hand knitted garments; knitting and crochet classes; repair of hand knitted and crocheted garments; dry cleaning services.

 

Yay! For Yarn – Celebrating all things yarn! Shop owner, Kiri FitzGerald-Hillier is an avid knitter, creating many patterns for our Yarn magazine ☺. Through her shop you may purchase yarns and fibres, knitting needles and hooks, buttons, kits, patterns and accessories.