Fibreshed | Local Fibre Knitalong & Yarn Providers

Get to know Fibreshed Melbourne! 

Fibreshed Melbourne are inviting you to connect with local fiber producers and create a garment that reflects the area we live in. On the back of the international Fibershed Knitalong,  the team are running a southern hemisphere community Knitalong this July and August.  

"Our aim for this little project is to support all the little guys who produce their own yarn and largely sell at markets or in small online stores. We have put together a listing of providers that will grow along with the project and two easy grade knitting patterns for people to choose from. " 

By using products that are farmed, processed and botanically coloured in your own area you are directly giving back to a number of local businesses.  

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YARN / FIBER SOURCE

Source local yarn (or fiber, if you wish to hand spin) using the following resources:

Knitalong Provider List >>

Browse farms and mills that work from farm to product all within the Melbourne region.  When your purchase supports the ongoing operation of a farm AND mill (and possibly botanical dyer) it is bound to feel good!

TOUCH & FEEL

Visit one of the Fibreshed retail partners to squish and squeeze samples provided by the suppliers; Sunspun Yarns Canterbury from 14 July to July 26 and Woolarium Northcote from 27 July to August 10.

 Bendigo Wool show >>

July 14-16 2017, many of the listed providers will have stalls and signs for Fibreshed Melbourne products.

Fibershed Affiliate organizers >>

For those outside the Melbourne Fibreshed these are some places to try for PerthQueensland, NSW (and here) and New Zealand