Novelty Yarns

Colinette Textile Alchemy
Colinette has an extraordinary selection of hand-dyed yarns: chenilles, wools, cottons, silks in unique colours.

Cotton Clouds
Cotton Clouds has over 1500 colours of cotton yarns to choose from, in chenille,textured, boucle, for weavers, knitters and crocheters.

Halcyon Yarn
Nearly a hundred varieties of fancy yarn, silks, heavy rug wools, spun and dyed in a rich colour palette.

R & M Yarns
R & M’s selection of yarns is ever-changing. They supply mill-end wool, cotton, rayon and acrylic yarns, suitable for machine knitting and weaving.

Robin & Russ Handweavers Inc.
Robin and Russ is always a great source for weaving yarns. Their catalog includes wools, cottons, linens, alpaca, metallics in various weights and textures.

Webs Yarn Merchant
Webs has their own selection of specialty yarns ranging from rayon chenille, to mohair and wool blends as well as yarns from leading distributors.

Yarn Barn
The Yarn Barn has thousands of pounds of wool, rug yarns, cottons and linens in addition to their weaving equipment.

Yarns And…
Yarns And… carries yarns and threads from over 100 yarn manufacturers: acrylics, cottons, embroidery, and wools suitable for hand and machine knitting as well as weaving.

Svalan
A Swedish site that has woven items as well as Poppana and other yarns. An email address is supplied, so you can write to them in English, requesting information on their yarns.

Yarns
Chenille Yarns
Sari Silk Yarn
Hemp Yarns
Ramie
Paper Yarn
Nettle Yarn
Spider Silk

Handspinning Books
The Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook: More Than 200 Fibers, from Animal to Spun Yarn
The Whole Craft of Spinning: From the Raw Material to the Finished Yarn
The Practical Spinner’s Guide – Cotton, Flax, Hemp (Practical Spinner’s Guides)
Spin Flax & Cotton: Traditional Techniques with Norman Kennedy
The Alden Amos Big Book of Handspinning: Being A Compendium of Information, Advice, and Opinions On the Noble Art & Craft

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Last Updated on July 26, 2020 by Paivi Suomi

By Paivi Suomi

I've had an interest in weaving, looms, yarns and textiles since I was a small child. I learned to knit, crochet, sew, do needlepoint at my mother's knee. My grandmother was a Saami from northern Norway. I am very interested in studying more about traditional Saami and Finnish style weaving and handicrafts. Paivi Suomi