Pure Silk Thrums are small skeins of premium silk thrums with the woven sari fabric attached. These luscious fibers can be cut from the fabric and wound off, spun, or used with any of the above mentioned techniques.
Each bag is slightly different in colour. They are fantastic and lush. It's fun to spin and very unique for crafting, decoupage, dollmaking, scrapbooking and tons of other projects.They are fringy remnants left over from the sari making process. They often have a selvedge of sari fabric at the edge and the remaining warp threads of filament silk in the center, and are twisted into a skein for easy handling. Use them in felting, fusing, doll making… have fun! Thrums come in a bag of assorted sizes and colours.
100% Australian Pure Wool saddle flocking/filling. A short fibre type which is very springy. Wool is the best fibre to use for saddles, as a natural fibre it lets the saddle breathe and soaks up all the oils from the horses coat. It is soft and clean, but may have a very small amount of grass seed and vegetable matter . This wool is Australian Breed Shropshire sheep grown in Victoria. It is scoured and carded by FeltFine. This is perfectly suitable as stuffing in toys/dolls and many other craft projects. It is also excellent as a core for larger needle felting projects to save on more expensive fibres. This price is for 250 grams. 1 kilo also available for $35.00 email for your order I do have a small quantity of coloured stuffing ...grey/brownish, so make a note if you would like this. It is same price. We are able to supply this filling as a batt which can then be used in pillow or doona making. Email us for a price and details.
Optim is a treatment which stretches the wool fibres to make the product longer and a lot finer. in the range of 12-14 Microns. Price is for 100 grams.
Rose fibre is made from the wild rose bush. It has amazing lustre and is fine with a soft handle.It is ideal to spin with to create fine yarn. Price is for 100 grams.
Hemp Hemp is an extremely fast growing crop, producing more fiber yield per acre than any other source. Hemp can produce 250% more fiber than cotton and 600% more fiber than flax using the same amount of land. The amount of land needed for obtaining equal yields of fiber place hemp at an advantage over other fibers. Hemp grows best in warm tropical zones or in moderately cool, temperate climates, such as the United States. Hemp leaves the soil in excellent condition for any succeeding crop, especially when weeds may otherwise be troublesome. Where the ground permits, hemp's strong roots descend for three feet or more. The roots anchor and protect the soil from runoff, building and preserving topsoil and subsoil structures similar to those of forests. Moreover, hemp does not exhaust the soil. Hemp plants shed their leaves all through the growing season, adding rich organic matter to the topsoil and helping it retain moisture. Farmers have reported excellent hemp growth on land that had been cultivated steadily for nearly 100 years. THIS IS A FAIR TRADE PRODUCT A fair trade is one in which both parties agree they are benefiting from the trade. They both feel it is fair. ...