One of the truly great things about the internet is how easy it is to share information! I’m really glad you visited SlowYarn.com! I’m happy to share some other terrific resources out there for anyone interested in fiber arts. A few of these links — not all– are my “affiliates,” which means that I may get a small commission for sending you to their website. It’s not a lot, and it won’t cost you a thing, but helps me keep the website up and running!
Here, you can share patterns with the knitting or crocheting community. Some are free, some are reasonably priced, and one of the coolest things is seeing all the other examples of that pattern worked up by other Ravelry members.
They will ask for some basic information so you can have an account with them. You get your own homepage, and can keep lots of information there, like favorite photos, patterns, yarns, or forums.
Publishers of Handwoven, Little Looms, PieceWork, and Spin Off, as well as offer information, education, and community to crafters in those fields.
The Interweave Store has supplies, patterns, digital classes, books, and more! They are the go-to source for information about all things Fiber Art.
Everything to do with dyeing, and I mean EVERYTHING! They have dyes and paints and yarns and fabric and white clothing and tools and instructions… all at very reasonable prices and with excellent quality. This is where I go to get silk and cotton fabric for my eco printing and other dyeing.
A family run business out of Kentucky, these folks have everything to do with fiber. Spinning wheels, fiber, yarn, kits, books, dyes, and more. They are very friendly and helpful, and a great source for information as well as supplies.
Another great feature on this site? They have a page called “Used Equipment” where buyers and sellers can get together for fiber equipment. Now that’s a great company, where they sell brand new, but help out people who need a lower cost option as well.
Wonderful links page, connecting to information and groups to learn more about Fiber Art! Thanks to Anna and her Scout Troupe, who told me about this page while researching for her Textile Artist Badge.
Another free online community for fiber artists, Weavolution is where handweavers can gather to share drafts, pictures, projects, sources, or other weaving related discussion.
Modern Weaving Tutorials
If you’re interested in learning some techniques for modern weaving on small looms, here are some sites you might enjoy, with free tutorials:
Although she charges for her excellent and thorough beginning weaving classes, Lindsey also has a wealth of free information on her page.
Wonderful site with lots of free information and online tutorial videos. She’s clear and easy to watch. She also has links to her shop, where she sells beautiful materials for modern weaving.
This great site maintains a list of fiber arts equipment for sale. If you’re looking for used equipment, another great resource is your local Handweavers Guild of America chapter, linked below.
An amazing resource for locating fiber artists’ groups across the United States. If you’re wondering how to find someone who can teach you to spin or weave, here is a great place to start. Visit a meeting, or call the contact for your local Handweavers Guild for a wealth of information and some really great people.
Everything you need to know about raising goats organically. Most of their products work for sheep as well, and if you’re raising Angoras or Cashmeres, the information on this website is invaluable.
An older site filled with great information, if you can get past the presentation. The floating sheep wallpaper is cute, but makes it very hard to read. Still some great stuff there for spinning and felting and using wool.
Pictures and descriptions of sheep breeds. It really is amazing how diverse our wool supply is, yet most people don’t recognize that there is nearly as much variation in sheep as there is in dogs. Well… nearly. There are miniature sheep, but not quite Chihuahua sized breeds.
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