British Wool Fibre
Following is an alphabetical list of all the sources & stockists of British breeds wool fibre and British blended wool fibre that have been identified. If you know of a stockist or source of British wool fibre that is not listed please contact me through the website contact, Facebook Group, Twitter or Ravelry Group so they can be added to the list.
Please note - Some of these stockists also stock fibre in addition to their British breeds/British blended wool fibre that may not be British. You may need to check with them if you're unsure if a particular product was 'grown' on British animals. Falklands wool is being regarded as British for this project since it is from a British Overseas Territory.
This list should be regarded as a source of information only and not recommendations by anyone involved with Woolsack.
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Checked and updated November 2015
Alphabetical list of Stockists of British Wool Fibre
Adelaide Walker - Washed fleece and undyed tops - many breeds. English tops dyed. All British wool clearly marked on the website.
Adora Angora - "I am a British hobby breeder of pure continental angora rabbits & have beautiful angora fibre in various colours. None of the rabbits are harmed by collecting the fibre". sarah.dowie AT yahoo.co.uk
Artisan Threads - Shetland, Blue Faced Leicester, Border Leicester, Jacob, Romney, Gotland
Roving, dyed fleece
Barnacre Alpacas - Rovings
Bits and Fleeces - Raw Shetland fleece
Black Bat - Over 10 different breeds and blends.
Carded batts & roving
Black Cat Fibres - Bluefaced Leicester, Yak, Merino, Shetland.
Blackbird Fibres - BFL, Falkland Merino cross, Suffolk, Jacob, Texel - dyed
Fleece & Dyed Roving
Colourful Designs - BFL, Falkland Merino/Polworth cross, Shetland, Cheviot, Masham - hand painted/dyed
Spinning fibre and yarn
Countess Ablaze Bluefaced Leicester & Wensleydale hand dyed fibre. Online ordering
DT Craft & Design - Bluefaced Leicester, Merino, Alpaca, Shetland, Wensleydale, Corriedale, Falkland, Camel, Exmoor Horn
Easyknits - Bluefaced Leicester & Exmoor Blueface blend
spinning fibre - hand dyed
Evesham Farm Animal Sanctuary Contact through moonmoss on Raverly.com - Shetland, Hebridean, Jacob, Leicesters, Suffolks, Coloured Wensleydale, Kerry Hill, Portland, Norfolk Horn, Cotswold, Hebridean
Ewe Spinning Me A Yarn Farming, and supplying fleece from our own Gotlands, Cotswold, Shetlands, British Stein, Welsh Mountain, Welsh Mules, Beaulah Speckled Faced, Coloured Mules, Texel X's.
Tops, drum carded batts
Farnell Farm - Rare breed Portland.
Yarn & Batts for spinning or felt, plus fleece
Spinning fibre, dyed fleece
Garthenor Organic Pure Wool - Up to 16 different breeds - UK breeds, Certified organic sheep.
Spinning and felting fibre
Great British Yarns - Jillybean exclusive dyed tops. This wool is 100% British, dyed, spun, carded all in the UK.
Griffiths Mill - Mohair, Blue Faced Leicester, Texel, Zwartbles, Jacob, Wensleydale, Southdown, Suffolk and Leicester Longwool Boreray, Lincoln Longwool, Est a Laine Merino . The Wensleydale, Mohair and Est a Laine Merino are their own flocks, and they have a mini mill on site
Scoured fleece, batts, rovings
Hazel Court Naturals - Washed and carded fleece from the farm's flock of Ryeland Sheep. Contact through website or tel 01531 67112301531 671123
Highbury Farm - Poll Dorset/Mule.Fleece & Spinning Fibre
Highside Farm Fleece to Yarn -Spinners flock of sheep including Wensleydale, Teeswater, Gotland and Texel Cross, sometimes crossed with other breeds including Jacob
Raw & washed fleece, dyed fleece, rovings
Isle of Auskerry - North Ronaldsay
John Arbon Textiles - Exmoor Blueface (breed produced by crossing Blue Faced Leicester & Exmoor Horn), Blue Faced Leicester, Merino, Exmoor Horn
Loddington Longwool - Leicester Longwool locks. Natural white & brown. Unwashed.
Moondance Wools - Shetland, Jacob, Alpaca (UK), Yak
Natural Born Dyers - Shetland, Shropshire, Manx Loaghtan fibre. Dyed using natural dyes extracted from plants
New Forest Mohair - Hand dyed fleece & carded fibre.
North Ronaldsay Mill - North Ronaldsay
Washed fleece, Roving, batts, pre-felt
Northern Lace - North Ronaldsay
Natural and hand dyed yarn in various weights
Roving in 5 natural colours
(Book on North Ronaldsay Sheep, yarn & Island)
P & M Woolcraft - Black Welsh Mountain, Bluefaced Leicester, Cheviot, Corriedale, Merino, Shetland, Wensleydale, Teeswater
Pinkipunki A Grade Premium English Teeswater & Cotswold Locks. Dyed & undyed
Pistyll Gwyn Alpacas -Natural & dyed Extra-fine Alpaca
Prim Peacock -Prim Peacock fibres are hand-dyed on Orkney, with an emphasis on the locally sourced Noth Ronaldsay fibre.
Spinning batts & roving
Rampisham Hill Farm
Carded Poll Dorset
RBST Wool Exchange - Rare breed fleece and some prepared fibre and yarns - adverts from RBST members.
R.E. Dickie Ltd - BFL & other British breeds
Rosewood Farms - Kerry Hill, raw fleece, yarn in chunky, aran & dk - all natural white colour
Sara's Texture Crafts
Many different breeds of British natural and dyed tops for felting and spinning. Locally sourced British fleece.
fleece, fibre & tops
Scottish Fibres - Shetland, BFL, Wensleydale, Gotland & few others
fleece, fibre & tops
Shearer Girl Yarns
Breed specific spinning fibre and hand spun/dyed yarn.
Sheepfold Black Welsh Mountain, North Ronaldsay, Manx Loaghtan, Hebridean shearling, Herdwick shearling
Scoured and carded fleece from named or regional flocks
Sid Valley Fine Fibres - Alpaca - various colours including Suri Alpaca locks.
Sheep - Wensleydale - black or white including batts. Blue Faced - Leicester - fine fleece
Locks & carded batts
Spinwise - Commercially combed white wool tops in breeds including Masham, BFL, Cheviot, Falkland Merino
The Spinning Barn at Spotty Pig Farm Professionally prepared slivers of wool from North Ronaldsay sheep, Icelandic sheep and Angora goats.
The Border Mill We can supply loose clean alpaca fibre or rovings in a range of natural colours, perfect for handspinning, felt making and all sorts of other craft uses. We also make rug yarn – a fabulous soft rope-like yarn which can obviously be used to make rugs, but much else beside. Also dyed pure alpaca rovings
The Gedgrave Flock - Wensleydale
fleece, fibre - black & white undyed & dyed
The Honorwood Flocks -Icelandic, Shetland, Hebridean, Mohair, Shetland x Jacob
Washed & carded natural coloured wools & kid mohair
The Little Grey Sheep at Well Manor Farm - Southdown, Shetland, Gotland, Gotland X
The Nude Ewe Conservation Wool - Beulah Speckled Face, Hebridean, Norfolk Horn, North Ronaldsay, Wensleydale
Fleece from 20 different breeds
The Knit Studio - Shop in Newcastle upon Tyne & mail order. British sheep breeds include Shetland, Blue-Faced Leicester, Manx, Black Welsh, Grey Suffolk, Jacob and Hebridean
Tops and Spinning fibre
The Risby Flock of Pedigree Lincoln Longwools Carded fibre, tops, hand-made felt pieces. Undyed
The Syke Farm Home produced alpaca fibre for sale. £10/100g.
The Threshing Barn - Herdwick, Black Welsh Mountain, North Ronaldsey, Jacob, Shetland, Icelandic, Wensleydale, Ouessant, Alpaca and Mohair goat, Bluefaced Leicester, Texel
Fleece, spinning fibre
The Woolshed, Shop in Evie, Orkney, KW17 2NN.
North Ronaldsay roving & fleece
Triskelion Yarn & Fibre -Alpaca - hand dyed
Twist Fibre Craft Studio - Corriedale, Wensleydale, Bluefaced Leicester, Shetland, Alpaca, Mohair
Wensleydale Longwool Sheepshop - Shop near Leyburn, Yorkshire Dales or mail order - details on website.
Garments, fibre & yarn, many dyed colours.
Wharfedale Woolworks - Bluefaced Leicester, Wensleydale, Masham and Dorset Horn listed with Shetland, Cotswold, Teeswater and Jacob
Wheeldale Woolcrafts - Mail order or visit by arrangement - Sinnington, York. British sheep breeds including Swaledale, Hebridean, Shetland, BFL, Teeswater, Herdwick, Shetland.
Washed Fleece, Batts, Rovings, Tops
Whitehall Farm - Gotland
Wiggly Wigglers - Zwartbles
Wild Fibres Wool tops for spinning from many different UK sheep breeds
Wildcraft - Ryeland, Shetland, BFL, Cheviot, British UK Merino, Undyed, hand painted, dyed.
Raw & Washed Fleece, Batts, Rovings, Tops
Willofibre -Various breeds, dyed and undyed, including Teeswater, Masham, Shetland, Jacob
Wingham Wool Work -Large range of white and natural coloured breeds - too many breeds to list.
Combed tops and scoured fleece
Wool Clip - Herdwick
fleece & tops - natural and overdyed (some other breeds as well)
Outlet only, Caldbeck in Cumbria
Wool Tops - Falkland Merino & Corriedale
Woolcraft with Wensleydale - White & undyed coloured Wensleydale tops, locks & felting mats
Woolforbrains - Many different breeds, breed sample packs available.Online ordering
World of Wool - Over 20 breeds (NB not all British Wool, so check if that is important to you)
Ystrad Traditional Organics - Wensleydale and Wensleydale 'cross'
Yummy Yarns UK -Wensleydale, Bluefaced Leicester, Shetland, Icelandic, Leicester Longwool and other British breeds such as Shropshire.
Hand dyed/painted spinning fibre