Monday, 23 November 2009

Round 3 Offer for ColourfulDesigns

For all of those who were lucky enough to get fibre or yarn in round 3, use your coupon code to get free UK shipping at
If you are outside the UK please email me for reduced postage rates.

The last update contained lots of superwas BFL, superwash English wool and gorgeously soft falkland wool.

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Juno Fibre Arts - Free Shipping

Juno Fibre Arts is offering free shipping with your first order (refunded through Paypal).

Code to be used by 31 December 09

Look forward to seeing you x

Round Three Special Offers!

The release of Round Three is nearly upon us! Everyone who buys a Fibreholics Bag in Round Three will get a coupon code which can be used at member shops. The code will be on a flyer inside your bag. Participating members will be posting here and/or on the Ravelry group's Special Offers thread to say what special offer will be available for their shop!

I’ll kick it off with the offer from Sheepshape Spinning! Use your special code to get your choice of one of the following:

Either: Free UK Shipping on all items

Or: 3-for-2 on all yarn, fibre, and animals! (You’re welcome to mix and match.) Cheapest item will be free when you buy any three items. I can either send you an amended invoice or refund the cost of the third item by Paypal.

Please let me know which offer you want when you order! Offer will expire 28 November 2009.

Thursday, 5 November 2009

My goodies !

Just a peek of my Juno Fibre Arts samples for Round 3.

....some hand dyed bluefaced leicester sock yarn...

soft and lovely merino silk fibre

and baby alpaca :)
Enjoy !

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Our mailing list is live

We've had some fantastic support here at Fibreholics since we started and it's fantastic that everyone else is as excited about this as we are! We're often asked if we have a mailing list so people can hear about when the next box is ready so, we're pleased to announce that the mailing list is ready for business.

It's really easy to use, just click on the little button below (there's one at the top of the page too), enter your email address and click subscribe. You'll be sent an email asking you to confirm whether you want to receive our newsletter, if you say yes then you'll be added to the list.

We'll be sending out the first newsletter just before the next round of boxes is launched so if you want to be the first to know when the next box will be released, then sign up here.

The Bear Necessities samples

I was all Halloween inspired when I was dyeing this time around so round 3 from The Bear Necessities is a new colour - the witching hour. Ten each of BFL fibre and mini skeins of Merino/nylon sock yarn.

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Green Eyed Monsters sneek peak - and an idea for your samples!

These are just some of this month's Green Eyed Monsters samples, which include fibre, handpainted sock yarn and handspun yarn.

And I've just posted a quick pattern/tutorial over on the Green Eyed Monsters blog for this little knitted flower. It only takes a few yards of yarn, making it idea for your samples!

Monday, 19 October 2009

A little sneaky peek at what Amy's Rainbow has sent for the box, be gentle, it's my first time!

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Round 3

We have got some new names putting in samples this round - even I don't know what they do but it will be great fun opening the parcels - who needs birthdays etc when I get loads of parcels every other month full of the softest,squigyish stuff around.

Saturday, 3 October 2009

Round 3

Doesn't time fly when you have fluff all around you?

We are nearing the end of round 2 and gearing up to start collecting the samples for round 3 - hopefully there will some new names joining the group and some of the people who have been in the first two rounds.

Hopefully before long there will be some pictures for everyone to admire.

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

September spun samples from The Bear Necessities

It's great that we're starting to see the samples from the boxes spun up already and here's another. I had a spare sample of the Peacock BFL left after sending mine in for the boxes so I spun it up and am really pleased with the results. Here's a before and after shot of the single I spun and the finished yarn. Before spinning it, I split the sample into quarters along it's length so that the colours would be repeated along the length of the single. I then I n-plied it to get a 3ply yarn and to keep the colour repeats. There's around 19m at 12 wpi and all in all I'm rather pleased with it.

Friday, 25 September 2009

1st Europe Order posted 1

I posted out our first european order yesterday - a double yarn order has gone to Paris!

Friday, 18 September 2009

Spun already!

Some people are so quick - I posted the first lot of samples out last Friday and there are already pictures on Ravelry (FibreholicsUK) of fibre that has been spun and although there isn't a photo a finished item! We are really pleased to find people happy to share what they have spun/made. Thanks to you all for you support!

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Samples from The Bear Necessities

The next round is live and selling fast so if you wanted to to try a Fibreholics bag this time around, you'd better get in quick. Here's the samples that I sent in from The Bear Necessities.
Merino sock yarn and Corriedale and BFL fibre in Peacock
and more yummy BFL this time in Stargazer.

Thursday, 10 September 2009

Round 2 ready for lift off!!

I am back off my jolly hols and have just picked up all the info for the people who have pre-ordered and paid for round 2 boxes. These will be winging their way to you hopefully in tomorrows post ( don't shout if the postmen are on strike - again!) at the latest they will go out on Saturday morning so please let us know what you think - it would be lovely to see what anyone has made etc.

Sunday, 23 August 2009

Spinning Around

Samples for the new boxes/bags have been sent and received :) Here are examples of the kind of batts I used to make my samples, although sadly I didn't take photos of the actual samples themselves. Must remember to do that next time :)

Shop Update

There isn't much in my etsy shop at the moment but I will be restocking once the kids go back to school so I'll be ready for the new boxes/bags going out after the 14th September '09. Commission orders are always welcome, examples of some I've done recently are available over on Flickr :)

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

The Thylacine - September samples and Fibrefest

This round my samples are grey merino.

I packed up my samples quite quickly one evening last week so I didn't get a chance to take photos. However I've got some photos of previous batches in full braid form.

Lake St Clair

Zig Zag Track

Kinvarra Estate

If you happen to be attending Fibrefest in Devon this coming weekend, do come over and see me at stall S11. I'll have loads of fibre including some interesting blends, and a bit of yarn too.

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

BFL & Silk

I decided to send in a bit of luxury this time, Bluefaced Leicester and Silk.  I hand painted three different colourways, I did intend forit all to be the 'Black Pearl' colourway but I didn't have enough of the dyes needed to produce it so 'Mauve Pearl' and 'Blue Pearl' came along too!

Thursday, 13 August 2009

Black cat Fibres contributions for the September Fibre Box

I presume Its o.k to put my photos up.
here are my samples for the spetember Fibreholics box.;
They are, peach-Falkland fibre, Blue/lime/turquiose- BFL Fibre,
BFL Sock Yarn in my Summer berries colourway and Merino Tencel Sock Yarn in Hope colourway.

Sunday, 9 August 2009

September samples from Sheepshape Spinning

September's Sheepshape Spinning samples (say that three times fast!) are all made of Bluefaced Leicester spinning fibre. Most of it is blue and white, with five of the "Peaches" colourway mentioned a few days ago and four lovely blue and red samples - it was very difficult breaking that one up for samples! If I have time before next weekend, when my dyeing equipment goes on its little trip, I may have to do another in that colourway for myself...

We'd love to get some feedback from our blog readers. Have you bought a Fibreholics box? If so, what did you think of it? If not, how can we tempt you into getting one? The purpose of the box is to get products from British independent artists into the hands of the public. We're always interested in better ways to do that!

Thursday, 6 August 2009

A washing line full!

I have had a lovely day today and can look out of the kitchen window and view a line full of newly dyed stuff - I am ahead of myself as I have already dyed, dried and packed my samples up and am eagerly waiting for the samples to come from everyone else. I will attempt to post some pictures later on.

Sunday, 2 August 2009

Peaches anyone?

The next round of Fibreholics boxes will be released on September 1st. All the contributors are busily making up their samples!

The contribution from Sheepshape Spinning will be all fibre this time. It's mostly Bluefaced Leicester, which is a lovely smooth fibre for spinning. Here's the fibre that I dyed today - click on the photo for a larger version. It spent a long time drying in the garden, thanks to the clouds today.

I dyed this fibre with orange acid dye but it came out a lot lighter than I had planned! I like the final shade though; it reminds me of ripe peaches. There will be four or five of these in the September fibre boxes. I'll also be sending in some blue/red BFL, some blue/white BFL and a couple of red/blue oatmeal shetland samples, if I remember correctly.

In the next few weeks you may see some changes to the blog and the box sale website. We're working behind the scenes to make things easier and more informative to you! Please feel free to make suggestions about what you'd like to see.

Friday, 24 July 2009

Dye For Glory

Well, we're gearing up for the next box now, but in the meantime I have send some yarn off to the lovely Pam at Yarny Goodness to go on sale at Sock Summit over the pond.

If you're a Ravelry member, you can trundle over and vote for me here.

Sunday, 19 July 2009

More boxes sold

There has been a steady trickle of the first lot of boxes/bags going out to lucky subscribers - we may be closing this times list in a short while to give us time to get ready for the next run. We are aiming to produce a new set every two months - which means that there are only two runs left before Christmas! (Just imagine the look on your spinner/knitter friend when she/he gets a box of our goodies!) If you still fancy trying a box please keep checking the blog or the FibreholicsUk Forum on Ravelry for details of our new website.

Friday, 10 July 2009

Big sale at Sheepshape Spinning!

I just spent three weeks in America and had a great time. When I got back I was startled at how much yarn, fibre and knitted animals I have in my craft area waiting to go to new homes! I've decided to help them get there!

As well as my Super Sheepy sale, I have a special offer for all you Fibreholics fans. Until the end of August I will offer 20% off any non-sale items as well! Just put "I'm a Fibreholic!" in the Buyer notes section when you check out and I will refund the discount amount. One lucky buyer will also get a secret bonus discount on top of this!

Come to Sheepshape Spinning and join in the fun!

Saturday, 4 July 2009

First boxes go in the post!

Well, I am back from my hols and raring to go so tomorrow all the ordered boxes will be labelled and ready for posting on Monday so keep an eye out for the postman bearing purple parcels. Please let us know what you think here on the blog or on Rav. I hope you all get aa big a kick out of receiving as we have in sending.

Friday, 3 July 2009

Boxes are now for sale online!

Get your box at EcoProducts4U today! While supplies last.

Or, go to the Fibreholics Ravelry group to see what people are saying about their boxes!

Monday, 22 June 2009

Samples are ready to go

Here are some very rough pictures of what might be in a box if you decide to buy

Saturday, 20 June 2009


Well I've just got home after a lovely afternoon at the Skeins studio in Glossop, sorting through the beautiful yarns and fibres to make up each individual pack. There was so much lovely stuff there - I found it very hard to keep my hands off it.

I am absolutely certain that they will sell out really quickly, so remember - if you're going to Woolfest this weekend, make your way to the Skeins stall to get one from Carole, and if you can't make it, go to the Ecoproducts4u website (which is where you'll be able to buy them online when they go on sale) and sign up for the mailing list via the box in the bottom left-hand corner of this page.

Saturday, 13 June 2009

The Thylacine samples

My samples were posted a couple of days ago. I've sent an equal number of samples of two different colouways on oatmeal blue faced leicester. Unfortunately my photography skills were a bit lacking that evening and the photo is a bit blurry.

You can see them better on these photos of previous dye batches.

Cherry and Espresso

Home Hill (named after a Vineyard in southern Tasmania)

Oatmeal BFL was one of the first fibres I spun when I learned to spin, and since then I've had a bit of an obsession with it and other natural wool colours.

Friday, 12 June 2009

more parcels

I love going to the local Post office - I don't even mind standing in the queue anymore as its been a pleasure to collect the parcels with all this yummy, squidgy stuff inside - I just wish it was all for me and no the lucky people who decide to buy. There will definitely be two sizes £20 + p&p and £10 + p&p.

Thursday, 11 June 2009

Sock yarn samples

Originally uploaded by Bearium
I parceled these up yesterday and posted them off ready for the first wave of Fibreholics boxes - my mini sock yarn skeins. I'm really pleased with the colours. So much so, I had to keep a couple and knit them up myself!

Sunday, 7 June 2009

Temptation ...

This is the photo of the 'main' skein, a new colourway I have designed.

This is called Horizon. It is painted half lime green & half navy blue giving a striking contrast, with long colour repeats. This colourway will not be available in Flutterby Creations until after the box is released, so if you get a a baby skein in your box, you will be among the first to ever receive that colourway!

These are my little skeins of Jazz it up! Proving to be a very popular colourway, this already can be brought, if you cannot wait until the box release.

I will be getting the rest of my samples photographed soon, ready for more temptation to be put in your path.

Friday, 5 June 2009

Samples arriving

This is one time when I don't mind going to the post office. I have just collected two more packages of samples and I am so excited. Of course I had to have a peek just to make sure who they were from but if anyone hasn't already registered their interest then do so now so you don't miss out the first batch of boxes is going to be amazing!

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Freyalyn's Samples

My samples, all neatly packed up and labelled.

This is what's inside, as it's almost impossible to photograph through cellophane. I hope people like the colour I chose - this is 'Solstice', which seemed appropriate in June.

Samples from Wicked Woollens

I've just posted my samples for inclusion in the first box.

I knew there would be a wealth of beautiful dyed fibres going in, so for contrast I've sent an undyed blend in a rather luxurious 60% chocolate brown alpaca, 30% creamy white merino and 10% rich honey tussah silk, these were very well carded together to produce batts that spin up into classy, semi solid heather yarn that has the best properties of all the fibres. The picture is probably a shade lighter than the actual fibre.

For my yarn contribution, I've sent some naturally dyed sock yarn in two shades. This is a good mix of 75% pure wool with 25% nylon for strength, and the shades this time are a solid light foxglove pink, and a gently variagated dove mauvey grey with palest clear pink.

Tuesday, 2 June 2009


Here are some photos of my contribution to the very first boxes! I have loved doing this and spun up a spare sample not only to see the colour changes but so I can knit up a little something and maybe write a pattern to match my 'Sucky Thumb Mitts' pattern. Looking forward to meeting fellow Ravelers at the UK Ravelry Day this Saturday.

Come and see me at Ravelry day!

Hi guys,

Just a little reminder that alongside heaps of scrummy yarn and fibre, I'll have a sign-up sheet for the Fibreholics mailing list on my stall at UK Ravelry Day on Saturday.

It looks like it's going to be a fantastic event, so do try to pop along if you can. In the meantime, this is a little sneaky preview of my recent dyeing and spinning - some of which may well be turning up in your Fibreholics box.

Kate xxx

Monday, 1 June 2009

First samples have arrived!

Guess who is a lucky person - MEE!!! I am the one who is getting to see all the samples first as I am packing them all up and the first have just arrived - its going to be like Christmas. If we do a box sale every two months then we should have one starting November 1st which will mean they are a brilliant Christmas idea - well thats taken care of a few presents off my list!

Friday, 29 May 2009


Here are the samples from Sheepshape Spinning for the first round of Fibreholics boxes! It was great fun making them and I'm looking forward to seeing photos of other people's samples too. I will be writing about them in detail on my blog as soon as possible.

Thursday, 28 May 2009

Boxes online venue

Ohh I really don't know who is more excited, you the person reading this or me! I have been dyeing some of my lovely sock yarn to go into the box today - oh & watch out for the luxury batt samples too!

However, more to the point you will be able to buy your box, when it is released, online at Eco Products 4U.

There is a sign up for a mailing list on the page, so you can get a email when it is ready!

Monday, 25 May 2009

2 box sizes

Just incase anyone is interested we are now considering doing 2 box sizes - £10 plus p&p to include 5 x 20g samples and £20 plus p & p to include 10 x 20g samples.. Anyone interested can sign up for more info hopefully at Ravelry Day (Green Eyed Monster's stall) , Skeins at Woolfest or on www.

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

See us at Woolfest

We are currently planning to have the first boxes for sale at Woolfest in June! We'll post here to confirm whether or not that is going ahead, and more details if it is. Thanks for watching, and stay tuned!

Wednesday, 29 April 2009


Welcome to the new home of Fibreholics UK! We are a group of British fibre artists who are banding together to help promote our products and get them into the hands of British consumers. In the coming days, weeks and months you can watch us grow - and perhaps you will decide to try one of our sample yarn and fibre boxes!

We will be offering 200g boxes of handspun yarn and spinning fibre samples, in groups of 20g each from ten different artists in each box. We are currently aiming to have the first box available late this summer. Keep up on our progress here and also on our Ravelry group!