Rare and Precious Yarns

When I weave and make cloth with my hands from thread, I want to use delicious materials, created, curated, and hand-picked for my work. Whether that is beautiful classic yarns, or very rare luxury yarns, and everything in between, I hope these materials, tools, supplies, equipment and more help you create textiles you love. We are based in London UK and ship worldwide. 

Kathleen
Areas of the shop

Yarn

Classics and essentials, unusual & specialty, and rare & precious. We have silks, cottons, and much more here.

Books

A curated selection of excellent books for new and experienced weavers, designers, and textiles students.

Equipment

We are proud sellers of Louet looms and equipment. I exclusively use Louet myself and have for years.

Tools & Accessories

We have a selection of beautiful tools and accessories to help you make and care for your cloth.

Dyeing

Fibre reactive and acid dyes to help you create cloth any colour you can imagine. 

Spinning

Natural and undyed spinning fibre for you to explore.

Journal

Writing about weaving, dyeing, materials, techniques, and this weaving life.

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LouËt Looms

Beautifully designed

I love Louët looms. They are elegantly designed, compact, powerful, and have an enormous range of options to suit a range of budgets and requirements. I’ve owned three different models of floor loom, a table loom, and piles of extra. 

Louët has an enormous range of weaving equipment, from small tapestry looms to massive  32 shaft compudobby looms, as well as reeds, tie up cords, heddles, shuttles, and more. For anything you need, please contact us and we can help with any questions you have and to coordinate your purchase. We can arrange orders for just about anywhere in the world, and looms ship directly from Louët to you, no fuss. 

We also sell the full range of Louët spinning and bookbinding equipment. For more information, check out the link below. 

Commercial customers

We work with independent textile & fashion designers, textile students, and gallery artists around the world, to choose and supply the right materials for their work and studies. We know that typical commercial orders for independent, small, or startup producers can be unmanageable and we bridge that gap, with no minimum order. As sourcing specialists we can also coordinate supply of other materials and connect to other preferred service providers like dye houses and twisting mills. We’ve worked with numerous designers who specialise in eco-conscious textiles and we share that passion. Contact us for more details about working together. 

 

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