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« on: September 21, 2005 10:38:06 AM »

Just wondering...who are your favorite fiber suppliers?
I generally buy natural colored fibers in larger quanitities (a few pounds of each fiber at a time)
and so far I've used and been very happy with the service and prices at:

Paradise fibers
Copper Moose
Bountiful

and of course the random impulse bid on ebay.

I've jsut found this site  http://www.rhlindsaywool.com/products/index.htm For very large quantities of wool.  Has anyone ever ordered from them before?  If I can really start selling more of my yarn I think I'd like to try this.   $9.50 a pound for Merino 64's is really good.
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« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2005 11:42:58 AM »

That is a good deal. I've only bought on ebay, the flyingewe.  I am new to spinning, so does this come what i believe is called carded (processes to where it can be pulled apart and directly spun)?  Also is it good for dying then?
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« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2005 12:04:14 PM »

Yup this is Combed top, which is very much like roving except in top all the fibers are parallel, it's a little slippery if you are not used to drafting it, but it's so soft and wonderful  and it takes dye great.  I don't have the patience to buy fleece and wash and process it myself so I generally buy the stuff already processed.  Although I did just score some already washed and dyed romney locks off of ebay and am spinning them straight from the lock....it's so textured and fun!
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« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2005 12:35:49 PM »

I have also used Copper Moose. I have purchased from some others on Ebay myself. I don't usually buy fiber from spinning stores because they tend to sell a bit priceier than I can get it for on ebay. But I also like ebay because you can get such a cool variety on there too. All kinds of good stuff and exotic...Anyhow, Ebay for me it is.
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« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2005 02:09:25 PM »

I have used rhlindsays merino and it's quite good, the staple length is longer than from most sources and there is a small amount of lanolin still in the wool (bonus for some, but detraction for others) It is a small company that does high volume though so sometimes you'll get a package right away and sometimes they are backordered. I've never had a problem with them but if you are looking for more instant gratification then eBay or coppermoose are your best bets.

Also I like http://midstateswoolgrowers.com dyed merinos and their commercial wool roving. Very nice stuff and awesome processing.
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« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2005 10:50:30 PM »

Whoa, holy crap, I just checked out that site from Midstateswoolgrower s....NICE prices. Really. I can't wait for payday.....
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« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2005 12:30:59 AM »

Yeah, it's my deep dark secret-- I'm so @#$%ing frugal (I am not cheap..I am not cheap...)
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« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2005 12:53:51 AM »

I buy all my fiber supplies from a somewhat local business here in North Alabama
http://www.littlebarninc.com/
Little Barn rocks my socks!  I mostly enjoy going in and petting all of the wonderful fibers they have.
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« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2005 06:16:44 AM »

Thanks for posting the little barn site, their prices on silk are very fair. I'm loving this thread too.
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« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2005 09:34:34 AM »

Thanks everyone, Midstateswoolgrower s is great!  I'm always looking out for new places!  Got to save a buck here and there you know!  I ordered some Optim from Austrailia at a great price, once I get the fiber I'll let you know if it was a good deal or not, it was $26 for 2.2 pounds!  But I need it in my hands before I can reccomend the site to anyone.

Keep the places coming!!! Help fellow fiber addicts out!
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