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sharpie_slut
« on: September 17, 2008 07:10:49 PM »

Hello everyone!! I have fell in love with spinning!! But I am some what broke. I was wondering were I can get CHEAP fibers. I am just starting out and dont want to drop to much on fiber until I get really good. Please help me out on were to find cheap fibers.
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« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2008 07:50:47 PM »

Hmm... I guess it depends on what your definition of "cheap" is, and what you're looking for.  Brown Sheep mill ends (read the thread at the very top of this board) can be purchased by the POUND for super cheap- and you can spin them as they are, or dye them with kool-aid in your microwave (probably the cheapest dying method out there!)  Etsy also has a wide range of hand-dyed stuff- just search supplies, hand made, spinning and then sort by price to find something in your range- maybe a sample pack or something like that! 
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« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2008 06:53:40 AM »

I agree with cloudlover, Brown Sheep mill ends from the Sheep Shed are super cheap and the way i started out. Don't buy too much though, I quickly found out that I much rather preferred softer fibers in less quantity...you know the whole quantity/quality deal. Smiley I also second etsy...I guess I really don't have any new info for you, just reiterating the great suggestions of cloudlover Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2008 04:09:47 AM »

I've been spinning 10 years and I still love buying mill ends from Carol & Carl at the Sheep Shed.

Some of the fiber is best used for socks, but over the years Carol has gotten in more than just mill ends.  She had Brown Sheep Superwash, #1 Wool Rovings, Cotswold Curls

The #1 rovings are found: http://www.thesheepshedstudio.com/Wooltoprovings.html.  They are wonderfully soft!


Carol is also a wealth of information and loves to talk!
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