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The Crafts Council of Ireland – champion of the craft industry in Ireland.
The Royal Dublin Society – committed to furthering the broad economic and cultural development of Ireland.
The Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers (U.K.) – hand weaving, spinning and dyeing in the UK.
My Creative Edge – showcases the work of businesses, freelancers and jobseekers working in the creative industries sector in the West of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Sweden and Finland.
Bloom – Ireland’s largest gardening, food & family event.
The Knitting and Stitching Show – the definitive and best exhibitions for lovers of textiles in Ireland.
Woolapalooza Farm Festival takes place in Airfield Estate, Dundrum, Dublin over the May Bank Holiday weekend. Ireland’s most unique suburban farming and heritage festival.
Boyne Valley Wools Jacob, Belclare & Kerry Hill fleeces based in Co Meath
Brockagh Farm Ryeland fleeces in Co. Roscommon
Caoirigh Scoured and picked wool and alpaca, Co. Galway
Ciaran McLoughlin: Yarn, Border Leicester, Co Meath.
Cloontabonnive Agroforest Suffolk x, Shetland x, Zwartbles, Belclair, Jacob & mountain wool, raw fleeces, carded batts and sheep skins based in Co Clare.
The Constant Knitter: yarn and roving and drop spindles in Dublin City centre.
Connemara Mountain Lamb Certified organic mountain fleeces, Co. Galway
Crafts of Ireland Roscommon wool, scoured, felting kits.
Cushendale Woollen Mills Carded sliver from local wool, dyed. Co Kilkenny.
Derryvale Valais Blacknose Valais Blacknose & Suffolk Fleeces based in Co Monaghan.
Dublin Dye: beautiful hand-dyed yarn and fibre for weaving, spinning and other yarn crafts.
fiain-crafts.com providing Irish wool (fibre & yarn) sourced and processed in rural Western Ireland
Fiona Crowe, Co Meath. Jacob & Jacob X, certified organic. Contact through Irish Wool Discussion Group on Ravelry.
Helen Tuffy Melody: Shetland Fleeces. Contactable through Irish Wool Discussion Group on Ravelry.
Irish Fibre Crafters Workshops/demos; Raw, washed, carded and dyed fibres for wool crafts, bespoke clothing, helpful guides, spinning and weaving equipment.
Johnny Shiels Spinning Wheels: hand carders and handmade Irish spinning wheels in Co Donegal.
Joyce Country Wool Various types of wool; workshops. Based in Co Galway.
Keadeen Mountain Farms Organic Cheviot, Dorset, Jacob, Suffolk, Hampshire and Charollais raw wool + hemp. Based in Co Wicklow.
Kerry Woollen Mills Dyed and natural Jacob roving, worsted Merino and Jacob tops.
Leiko Uchiyama Dyed merino roving, Co Carlow.
Life in the Long Grass: hand dyed yarn family company based in Macroom, Co. Cork.
Lisa Rothwell – Valais Black Nose and Texel raw fleece in Co Carlow. Email: email@example.com
Loop Head Alpacas Alpaca fleeces, Co Clare.
Markree Wool Craft: speciality yarns and fibres from an Irish flock of sheep in Sligo.
Melissa Walsh – Raw, washed batts of Zwartbles, VBN, Cheviot/BFL/Suffolk. Based in Co Mayo. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Natural Wool Ireland Romney roving and yarns in South WIcklow.
Niki Collier Kits for needle & wet felting, Dublin.
Sarah Spiderling – Based in Antrim. Shetland (white); Portland (white); BFL (white); raw fleeces; BFL washed curls, white and dyed; white Roving mix of Galway, BFL, Shetland, Teeswater (small amount); brown roving mix,Zwartbles, Soay, Jacob, Soay/Lllyn cross. Email: email@example.com.
Studio Donegal: suppliers of spun wool and other many items, weaving mill on the premises, visitors welcome.
Simply Felt Ireland Felting kits, pet portraits in wool. Co Meath.
Smudge Yarns: locally sourced Irish wool spinning fibre, as well as hand dyed yarns.
S Twist Yarn Studio: Irish handspun yarns by Diarmuid Commins.
This Is Knit: yarn, roving, drop spindles, and table looms in Dublin.
Wingham Wool UK: large selection of fibres for handspinners, equipment, and books.
The Wool Initiative Fleeces and Yarns from rare and native sheep breeds in Co. Down.
Woolly Wild Folk Batts and dyed roving from Jacob and merino in Co Derry.
Alysse Creations Supplies for spinning, weaving and knitting based in France.
Artfilium French stockist for weaving, tapestry, spinning (Ashford spinning wheels), felting, carding and lacemaking, as well as yarn.
Colourmart – UK stockist of deadstock luxury yarns (on cones) for weaving/knitting
Dharma Trading – undyed natural fabrics, garments, yarn, dye extracts and mordants (US).
The Hemp Shop UK stockist of undyed hemp/hemp blend fabrics suitable for dyeing. They offer a swatch service (around £1/A5 size swatch) which is great for sampling!
Offset Warehouse – sustainable, ethical fabrics and trimmings – eg 100% organic cotton thread, organic elastic etc. Some interesting innovative fabrics (they have a jersey fabric made from the waste protein produced in the dairy industry – it’s so soft!).
Venne Venne Colcoton in Holland is a good supplier of coned yarns, including cotton and cottolin.
Wallmonte Looms, Ashford and Louet spinning wheels, yarn. Based in Germany