FELTING RESOURCES

Disclaimer: the below contacts are not affiliated with Feltmakers Ireland. They may be of interest to the felting community. If you know of more, please let us know: together we can build a better crafting experience.

Fibre/ Tools/ Supplies/Equipment

SUPPLIERS OF IRISH WOOL– SPECIAL THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING SUPPLIERS who supported our WOOL PROJECT

SupplierServices
Evin Higgins
Caoirigh Farm
Tuam
Co Galway
 
Please email to book in your order beforehand. 
 
sales.caoirigh@gmail.com
 
WhatsApp: 0870975689
Wool Hand washed / scoured service available in Southern Ireland 
OUR OWN WOOL:
Breeds of sheep: Zwartble and Texal Washed &
scoured wool supplied @ €22 per kg
 
Alpaca wool supplied @ € 30 per kg 
Alpaca un-washed supplied @ €22 per kg.
Prices will include carriage and subject to change
INCOME WEIGHTS
Income weights & price per kg see below. 
Minimum 2kgs to 25kg @ €18 per kg 
Lots of 50kg @ €14 per kg 
Lots of 100kg @ €9.50 per kg 
Skirting and disposal of non-washable wool @ €1.30 per fleece if not complete properly before-hand. 
All prices are calculated on income weight in kgs price listed below is per kg. All in-coming wool colours to be separated into separate lots. For multi-colour fleece separation is not necessary. 
All orders to be paid for in full before collection, 
delivery can be aranged at additional cost. 
Prices subject to change. 
Mary Cooper
Markree
Co Sligo
mary@markreewoolcraft.com
353 86 8198543
CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
Clun Forest, BFL, Jacob and Castlemilk Moorit
 
Contact supplier as to discuss price, carriage and availability as raw, washed or carded batts.
Sharon Wells
The Muddle
Bray
Co Wicklow
A98 EY72
 
themuddlebray@gmail.com
http:// themuddle.ie
 
087 2020560
The Muddle is a retail space with quality Arts and Crafts supplies.
 
Sharon has selection of different wool at different times, it’s mostly unwashed and would need to be ordered ahead.
 
Price will depend on factors such as availability, quality required/what it is for etc. 
 
CURRENTLY AVAILABLE:
Zwartbles, Cheviot, Black Face, Sheltland, Jacobs and maybe some more.  
Sharon will do washing, carding and provide the wool as well.
Check to confirm availability, finish required and price.  
Sandra McCloskey
Crafts of Ireland
Knocknaveagh
Virginia,
Co Cavan
 info@craftsofireland.ie
Contact to inquire about availability of breeds, washing, carding and postage
 
Ragna Polensky
Coontabonnive
Co Clare
 http://www.cloontabonnive-agroforest.com
 353 83 1285449
USUALLY AVAILABLE
Scots Mules, Zwartbles, Border Leicester, Jacob and Suffolk

Contact by Facebook, web page or phone for prices
Sarah Foster Jarden
 spiderlingcreations@gmail.com
 Phone (UK mobile number) 07544553714 after 6pm
Soay
Jacobs
Portland
Shetland
BFL
Teeswater cross BFL
Hampshire Down
Mule
These are raw fleeces
 
I also have rovings, carded and prepared by the Natural Fibre Company,
 
White – Shetland, Portland, Galway, Teeswater, BFL mix
Brown – Soay, Zwarbles, alpaca mix
A little light gray – Shetland, mule mix possibly some alpaca in this. 
 
If there’s a particular breed wanted I can try to source it for someone
None are organic as we have too many fly-strike problems and they need treated.
Most are individually named sheep kept for their wool 
Miriam Cushen
6th generation of our family business
Cushendale Woollen Mills
Graiguenamanagh, Co. Kilkenny
Ireland. R95 PP83
+353 (0)59 972 4118


cushendale.ie
We offer carded (dyed) and spun Irish wool. 
These are available on our website or at our mill shop in Graiguenamanagh
 
Sandra King
Irish Fibre Crafters
 
www.irishfibrecrafters.com
 
phone number: 085 1430650
Sandra sells fleeces and offers raw, washed, and carded batts. 
Contact her as to requirements- she hopes to help felters with fibre.
 
Freda Magill
 
redbridge21@tiscali.co.uk
07923078859.  
Freda holds a good stocks of most of the breeds of Ireland & UK.  The Wool Initiative is working to demonstrate the unique qualities of the fleece from each breed and how these may be employed to create unique pieces. Some breeds will felt more successfully than others or may be used to add texture or as embellishments (eg. Wensleydale locks).
The website www.woolinitiative.com will give you an idea of the range of fleeces and the prices. Fleeces are supplied as raws, washed, washed and carded into batts and dyed.
Ann Gunning
Knockagonnell,
Ballymoe, Co Galway F45RK23(on Roscommon border)
086 2346720
asjgunning@gmail.com
(or through facebook)
Lovely, silky clean Blue Texel fleeces in range of colours blue, white, brown flecked
See face book page Aine Ni Chonaing Beechwood Blues Texel
Contact Ann for more details and to arrange postage/collection.
Donegal Yarn
074 973 8055
https://donegalyarns.co,
Washed Galway Wool supplied free for Wool project;
see website for comprehensive range of wools available
PJ Pollard
Co Kilkenny
East Friesland and Lacunae
Percy Podger
Kildare
045-521 518
Schwarzkopf (SKF) fleeces available.
Percy supplied Schwarzkopf for Feltmakers Ireland Wool Project
James Fahy
Co Galway
jamestfahy1964@faybreda
0874149160
Charolais and Jacob fleeces available. Search Fahy’s Free Range Farm (Facebook) for their selection of “more than just wool” produce.
Edward Adamson
6 Fort Road, Kilroot, Carrickfergus
07711071290
edward.adamson1@gmail.com
Supplies Ile de France and Spotted Dutch fleeces

IRISH

www.leikofelt.com (Felt wool by Leiko Uchiyama, Carlow, is hand carded into wool roving)

https://facebook.com/clasheen (Nicola Brown is based in Clasheen in Co Carlow, she facilitates group or bespoke day and residential workshops; some very interesting tutorials on her youtube channel, her fine art textiles are inspired by nature and the rural Irish landscape.

https://ollannmor We currently source our merino roving in bulk amounts from a well known supplier in the UK and we sell roving in amounts from 50 grams up for weaving and felting through our website. In merino, we have lots of stock in – 23 micron dyed roving, 11+ colours – 25 micron natural roving, creamy white

http://www.springwools.com  (yarns, needles, books, patterns, felting supplies, based just off Walkinstown roundabout)

www.thewoolshop.ie (yarns, ribbons, threads, based in Naas)

www.woollycrafts.ie (family run business with a great passion for felting, workshops, felting tools and materials through on-line shop in Youghal, Co Cork)

www.winniethewoolwagon.com (craft café based in Booterstown, Dublin)

EUROPEAN

www.dhg.it (based in Italy, great range of wool, silk and other fibres for felting, spinning – 10% discount with Feltmakers Ireland membership – contact FI)

Woolknoll (based in Germany, wide range of wool from all kinds of sheep, in the form of flakes, fleeces, or carded)

ENGLISH/OUTSIDE EUROPE (may incur import duty/tax)

www.worldofwool.co.uk (hundreds of wool, fibre, equipment and accessories for craft enthusiasts)

www.adelaidewalker.co.uk (high quality wool tops for feltmaking, dyeing + felting equipment)

www.olivertwists.co.uk (hand dyed threads in tonal packs and skeins)

www.georgeweil.com (wide range of art and craft supplies)

www.treetopscolours.com.au (felting supplies for the discerning felt maker, felting classes)

SOME INTERESTING CRAFT CONTACTS

www.making.ie (celebrates craft skills in Ireland and beyond)

https://wcc-europe.org (World Craft Council of Europeis a non-profit membership oganisation set up to promote an international interest in crafts)

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