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
Please email to book in your order beforehand.
|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 & 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.
353 86 8198543
Clun Forest, BFL, Jacob and Castlemilk Moorit
Contact supplier as to discuss price, carriage and availability as raw, washed or carded batts.
|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.
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.
Crafts of Ireland
|Contact to inquire about availability of breeds, washing, carding and postage|
353 83 1285449
Scots Mules, Zwartbles, Border Leicester, Jacob and Suffolk. All cleaning is entirely done by hand and only organic detergents and rainwater is used in washing
Contact by Facebook, web page or phone for prices.
|Sarah Foster Jarden|
Phone (UK mobile number) 07544553714 after 6pm
Teeswater cross BFL
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
6th generation of our family business
Cushendale Woollen Mills
Graiguenamanagh, Co. Kilkenny
Ireland. R95 PP83
+353 (0)59 972 4118
|We offer carded (dyed) and spun Irish wool. |
These are available on our website or at our mill shop in Graiguenamanagh
Irish Fibre Crafters
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 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.
Ballymoe, Co Galway F45RK23(on Roscommon border)
(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.
074 973 8055
|Washed Galway Wool supplied free for Wool project; |
see website for comprehensive range of wools available
|PJ Pollard |
|East Friesland and Lacunae|
|Schwarzkopf (SKF) fleeces available.|
Percy supplied Schwarzkopf for Feltmakers Ireland Wool Project
|Charolais and Jacob fleeces available. Search Fahy’s Free Range Farm (Facebook) for their selection of “more than just wool” produce. |
6 Fort Road, Kilroot, Carrickfergus
|Supplies Ile de France and Spotted Dutch fleeces|
|Angela O Donnell|
via social media pages
|Has stock of Wensleydale, Valais, Blacknose, Dutch spotted and Wensleydale Cross/Masham|
|Grant came on the scene after commencement of project and is trying to fill a niche identified by many in Ireland in the market i.e. preparing fleece for felting|
Washing/opening of wool €19.00 per kg – calculated on weight that comes in.
Carding €79 per kg
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.
Niki Collier: Phone: 087 661 5066 Marlay Craft Courtyard, Studio 24, Grange Rd, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16, D16 W3K7 Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 6 p.m. Niki Collier practices traditional textile crafts using sustainable materials. Each piece made constructs your story in unique fabrics with shapes and colours. Whether it is a gift for you, a workshop for your friend and sister or an exhibition piece for your home – you can have it all in a delicate wool creation.
https://ollannmor We currently source our merino roving in bulk amounts from a well-known supplier in the UK and sell roving in amounts from 50 grams up for weaving and felting through our website. In merino, we have lots of stock: 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 an online shop in Youghal, Co Cork)
www.winniethewoolwagon.com (craft café based in Booterstown, Dublin)
https://appleoakfibreworks.com/ Based in County Clare, AppleOak Fibreworks sells natural dyes, dyed yarns, fabrics, craft supplies, and wool, including European-raised, 27-micron Merino fibre. In addition, they offer a natural dye service. The shop is open to the public on Wednesdays and 24/7 online.
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, a 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)