Yarn suppliers and spinners

All suppliers have been recommended to The Weave Shed, but we cannot personally guarantee quality of service.

Name and contact details

Yarn types


Airedale Yarns
Aire Valley Business Centre
Airedale Mills
Lawkholme Lane
KeighleyBD21 3BB…or BD21 3DUTEl: 01535 669141info@airedaleyarns.co.ukwww.airedaleyarns.co.uk/
Mixed yarn and fibre types sells tools including umbrella swifts and felting needles
Rustic handspun weaving yarns, many of which are plant-dyed. An accredited fair trade business* working with spinners and weavers in Chile
John L Brierley Ltd
Turnbridge Mills
West Yorkshire; HD1 6QT
Tel : 01484 435 555
Web: www.johnlbrierley.com
Email: sales@johnlbrierley.com
Cottons/rayon, fine chenille Sells small quantities
Bart & Francis
Web: www.bart-francis.be/index.php?action=home&lang=EN
Specialist silk suppliers. Also do other luxury fibres inc vicuna,guanaco. Also supply horsehair, glue yarn and many others
Copley Marshall & Co. Ltd
North Vale Mills,
Bailiff Bridge,
West Yorks. HD6 4DJ
Tel 01484-714092
Fax 01484-721134
email: yarns@wm-white-hudd.co.uk
Sell small quantities half kg upwards in Mercerised Cottons from 77 shade range + fine count Polyester striping decoration yarns
The Crazy Wire Company
Web: www.crazywireco.co.uk/
A range of specialist wires and wire meshes
Devere Yarns
Devere Fabrics Ltd.
Weavers House
Hyde Wood Road
Little Yeldham
Essex C09 4QXTel/fax: 01787237237
Email: sales@devereyarns.co.uk
Web: www.devereyarns.co.uk/
Silk, cotton, wool, worsted, linen and viscose flax, viscose, metallics
Devon Fine Fibres
Devon Fine Fibres
Westcott Farm
EX16 9EZTel:01398 351173
Contact: Lesley and Roger Priorinfo@devongoat.co.uk
Web: www.devongoat.co.uk/devon_fine_fibres/contactus.html
Cashmere, mohair & fine wools
Donisthorpe & Co Ltd
P O Box 137
Friars Mill
Bath Lane
Leicester; LE1 9BQTel : 0116 2222 2244
Web: www.donisthorpe.com
Range of monofilaments both clear and smoky, nylon and nylon floss Pro forma orders only
Ecological Textiles
Sustainable yarns – only uses organic GOTS certified cotton. Variety of yarns offered including cotton, hemp, linen, silk, tencel, wool Also supply fabrics, ready coated fabrics for printing, naturally dyed yarns and fabrics To find yarns click on materials
Empress Mills (1927) Ltd
Glyde Works
Byron Road
Lancs BB8 8SSTel : 01282 863 181
Fax : 01282 870 935
Web: www.empressmills.co.uk
Monofilaments, sewing threads range of qualities Sells small quantities
eTextilesWeb: www.etextile-summercamp.org/?page_id=929 This site has suppliers of conductive yarns and materials
Eurestex Ltd
Park View Mills
Raymond Street
Bradford BD5 8DTTel : 01274 721 231
Fax : 01274 390 903
Web: www.eurestex.co.uk
Silk weaving yarns: including 120’s/2 and 60/2
Fairfield Yarns
Co-Operative Buildings,
131 Rochdale Road East,
Lancashire. OL10 1QU.
Factory : 01706 623 808
Fax : 01706 628 903
Email : fairfieldyarns@btconnect.com
Web: www.fairfieldyarns.co.uk
Naturals, good supplier of cottons various qualities, luxury yarns, wool: worsted and lambswool, fancy yarns
William Gee

520 – 522 Kingsland Road, London E8 4AH


Suppliers of all things haberdashery including threads, dyes, zips, sewing equipment
Gardiner Yarns
Albert Mills
West Yorkshire
Tel: +44 (0)1484 426511
Fax: +44 (0)1484 430244Email: sales@brierleybrothers.comWeb: www.gardiner-yarns.co.uk
Yarn Types
Stock supported coloured mixture / tweed wool ranges
Lambswool, Nm 12.5’s
Soft Shetland Nm 11.3’s
Wool/Silk Nm 10.5’s
Border Twist (Lambswool/Shetland combination) Nm 10.5/2
Shetland Nm 9’s
Dales Tweed (nepp effect yarn) Nm 6.2’s
British Herdwick wool Nm 7.2’s &  Nm 4’s .
Woollen Yarn Spinners
Small to large quantities
Stock supported ranges available from 1.2 kg and over
See our websiteCustom-made yarns can be made (minimum quantities do apply)
H T Gaddum & Co Ltd
Pewit Hall Farm
ST13 7SE
Tel: 01538 385888
Fax: 01538 385800
Email: sales@gaddumandgaddum.co.uk
Web: www.gaddumandgaddum.co.uk
Silks, metallic effect Sells small quantities
Pingle Mill,
Pingle Lane,
OL3 5EXTel: +44 (0)1457 874651
Fax: +44 (0)1457 872428
Email: general@rgledhill.co.uk
Web: www.rgledhill.co.uk/
Lambs wool, Shetland wool, british wool, tweed yarns in various weights Woollen yarn spinners
Web: www.habutextiles.com/
Bamboo, paper, silk and steel
Wm Hall & Co (Monsall) Ltd
177 Stanley Road
Cheadle Hulme
Cheshire SK8 6RFTel: 0161 437 3295
Fax: 0161 436 4855
Floss rayon, cotton, chenille amongst others Website has shade cards and prices
Handweavers Studio & Gallery Ltd
140 Seven Sisters Road
London; N7 7NSTel: 020 7272 1891
Fax: 020 7272 4649
Web: www.handweavers.co.uk/
Naturals, synthetics, semi synthetics, luxury Small quantities, VAT included
Z. Hinchcliffe
Hartcliffe Mills,
Denby Dale,
Huddersfield, HD8 8QL UK
T: +44 (0)1484 862207
F: +44 (0)1484 865227
Email: office@zhinchliffe.co.uk
Web: www.zhinchliffe.co.uk/collections_hinchliffe.htm
Lambswool, cashmere Mainly knit yarns but some plied
Wells Road, Ilkley,
West Yorkshire, LS29 9JB
Tel: +44 (0) 1943 602516
Fax: +44 (0) 1943 816371
Web: knollyarns.com
Email: david@knollyarns.com
Lambswool and pure new wool yarns
Wm Lawrence & Sons Ltd
Lyons Lane Mills
Lancs PR6 0PJTel: 01257 262 294
Fax: 01257 260 023
Web: www.wm-lawrence.co.uk
Viscose Rayon
Laxtons – Worsted wools
Laxtons Limited, Gordon Mills, Netherfield Road,
West Yorkshire,
LS20 9PD
Tel: 01943 877123www.laxtons.com/
Spinners of fancy and worsted spun yarns
Laura Rosenzweig
High Brigflatts
LA10 5HN
Tel: +44 (0) 1539 622 043
100% British wool weaving yarn. Bluefaced Leicester woollen singles and two-fold; Bluefaced Leicester worsted singles and two-fold; Hebridean/Black Welsh singles and two-fold; BFL/Hebridean singles aka “Cumbrian Tweed”.
All yarns sourced from and produced in the British Isles.  Most yarns available in 50g hanks; 100g cones or 250g cones; larger quantities by special request.  Shade cards available upon request.
Make it British

Best of British Yarn Producers


Recommends and promotes UK Manufacturers. Page for UK spinners
The Natural Fibre Company and Blacker Yarns

Pipers Cl, Pennygillam Way,

Pennygillam Industrial Estate,


Cornwall, PL15 7PJ

+44 (0)1566 777 635

Website: www.thenaturalfibre.co.uk

Email: enquiries@thenaturalfibre.co.uk


Rebekka Thomas

Wales, UK

Web: www.rebekkaleigh.com

On-line shop: www.etsy.com/shop/rebekkaleigh

Spinner: a variety of hand spun  yarn from many different wools, some of which include: Bluefaced Leicester, Jacob, Wensleydale and Devon longwool. Other wools such as Merino, Corriedale and Manx Loughton. Spins a variety of yarns in different weights, some plied, some singles and also artisan yarns such as boucle or coil-spun. Also teach spinning lessons in groups or on an individual basis
Linton Tweeds Ltd
Web: www.lintondirect.co.uk
Search products/yarn
Fancy/novelty yarns
The LUREX®  Company Ltd
22 Ashville Way
Cambridge Road
Leics, LE8 6NU
Tel: (0116) 284 1824
Email: sales@lurex.com
Web: www.lurex.com
Fancy Yarns, metallic effect Sell small – large quantities
Supply sample cones
Pro forma orders for small amounts
MBA Yarns
Ladywell Mills,
Hall Lane,
West Yorkshire, BD4 7DF
Tel: 01274 760 341
Fax: 01274 760 310
Email: sales@mbayarns.co.uk
Wool/wool blends, trevira and other yarns  Other services as well – Look on the website
Mindsets (UK) Ltd
Unit 10
The IO Centre
Lea Road
Waltham Cross
Herts EN9 1AS
Tel: 01992716052
Conductive yarn, LED’s, electronics, robots
My Fine Weaving
Tel: 01455 554647

mercerised cotton, soy silk,bamboo amongst others
Offtre Ltd
The Old School House
Coniston Cold
BD23 4EA.
North Yorkshire
Tel: +44  01756 748412   or 749916
Fax: 01756  749916Contact: Pater Andrews/David Thornton
Some yarn stocks in their warehouse mainly pure wool for weaving NM 36/2  raw white on dye tubes , for package dyeing.
They supply yarns spun on all spinning systems , for both weaving and knitting .
Upholstery yarns  feature in many of their ranges and are happy to supply large quantities of these specialist yarns to weavers.
Some of their yarn ranges  (woollen spun ) are stock supported in colours.  Specialist fancy yarns are also available ex stock.
Pure wool yarns, blends with other natural fibres and also with synthetic fibres .
Cotton yarns,  gassed and mercerised as required, ecru or dyed.
Linen yarns   and linen blended with other fibres  for home textiles .
Mohair loop yarns.
Offtree Ltd  state they are  a well established yarn merchants and agents .Their yarns are exported worldwide , in commercial quantities.
Some small lots are available from time to time , which we do supply to designers and University textile departments.Offer spinning.
Peru Alpaca Yarn & Textile

Alpaca and baby alpaca yarn for hand and
machine knitting.Yarn manufactured in Peru.
The company state they make sure everything they do honours their commitment to the highest quality alpaca yarn and alpaca yarn
products in the world.
Prestige Fibres Limited
CCL House
Inmoor Road
Tong Bradford, BD11 2PSTel: +44 (0) 113 815 1125
Email: info@prestigefibres.com
Web: www.prestigefibres.com/
Natural animal fibres and yarn inc alpaca, mohair and merino wool
Real Good Yarn
From alpaca – yak Real Good Yarns  aim to find ethical wool and yarn from suppliers who are taking the extra steps to ensure animal welfare, care for the planet and promote fair trade.

Has a blog, ethical yarn directory and much information when making choices for yarn selection

J C Rennie and Co Ltd
Milladen, Mintlaw
Scotland AB42 8LATel: +44 (0)1779 871400
Web: www.jcrennie.com/
Lambswool, Donegal, cashmere, lambswool /cotton – denim, lambswool.silk blends Wholesale and small quantites
Saltwater Rose Studio
London, UK
Web: www.saltwaterrose.com


Specialist weaving yarn suppliers.
Rare & precious yarns; classics & essentials
A wide range of silks, including reeled silk, bourette, slub, and tussah silk. Spun mulberry silk from 5/2nm to 120/2nm.
Premium cottons including Supima, Suvin and Sea Island. Plant based yarns including TENCEL™, SeaCell™. Leaf pineapple, hemp, ramie nettle, linen, and banana leaf blends. Much more.
Dealers of Louet looms & accessories, specialist weaving books, enormous selection of Dharma Trading dyes. They produce their own highly respected brand of weaving yarn so supplies are generally stable and reliable. Ship worldwide and around the UK daily.
No minimum or maximum order quantity.
Scientific Wire Co Ltd
18 Raven Road
London E18 1HWTel : 020 8505 0002
Web: www.wires.co.uk
A variety of wires including enamelled
Silken Strands
20, Y Rhos
Gwynedd LL57 2LTTel : 01248 362 361
Web: www.silkenstrands.co.uk
Mainly embroidery threads but include metallic effect and bourdon cord
Various paper yarns and cords Commission weave paper fabrics and will  coat fabrics with various finishes
Sofil Società Orobica Filati Srl
Via Celadina 2,
24020 GORLE (BG) – Italy
FAO Riccardo Guzzardo
Tel: +39.035.290212
Fax +39.035.291501
Email: info@sofil.it
Web: under construction
Mercerized Cotton in classic 32/2,
Cablé & Perlé, Soft Cotton in classic 30/2, more ends ,Crepe;
Worsted Pure Virgin Wool in 2/48, 2/25, 4/15, 2/3, 4/5
& 50%Wool 50% Acrylic in 4/12
Many colors in Stock Service are offered each thread without minimum (just one cone) and surcharge
T C Threads Ltd
Mancor House
Bolsover Street
Nottinghamshire; NG15 7ZT
Tel : 01159 680 089
Fax : 01159 680 346 or 0800 917 2399
Web: www.tcthreads.ltd.uk
Isacord/Isalon 40 100% polyester thread 2/74 Nm Polyester Next day delivery if in stock
Textura Trading
Email: sales@texturatrading.com
Web: www.texturatrading.com/yarn.html
Naturals, synthetics, semi synthetics, luxury, specialist yarns: retro reflective, jelly cord, silk and steel, thermoplastics, uv colour change, coated cotton USA supplier – import tax
Todd & Duncan Ltd
Lochleven Mills
Kinross KY13 7DH
Tel : 01577 863 521
Web: www.todd-duncan.com
Uppingham Yarns Ltd
22 North Street East
Rutland LE15 9QLTel : 01572 823 747
Web: www.wools.co.uk
Email: uppyarn@wools.co.uk
Naturals, synthetics, semi synthetics, luxury, fancy.


Merino/Lurex/Shetland/Paper/Warp yarns/Linens

Small quantities available
Other qualities available not shown on website – contact for further information




Range of silks, lurex, undyed wool and mixed novelty yarns, inc reflective yarn. All of  cones are a minimum of 100g.

Currently they have a website with the yarns available to buy (To note: a technical hiccup with the lurex’s where they only show up if you search for lurex as opposed to scrolling through the pages).

Stephen Walters & Sons
(was Glemsford Silk Mills)
Chequers Lane
Suffolk; CO10 7PWTel : 01787 372 266 Jan Warnack
Fax : 01787 281 730
Web: www.stephenwalters.co.uk/
Silk organzine Sells small quantities
George Weil & Sons Ltd
Old Portsmouth Road, Peasmarsh, Guildford, Surrey,GU3 1LZ
Tel: 01483 565800
Email: esales@georgeweil.com
Web: www.georgeweil.com/
Naturals, synthetics, semi synthetics, luxury, fancy including paper, banana, wires, dissolvable, leather thongs Sell small quantities
Email:lin@weaversbazaar.comTel:Lin Squires  0780 160 7286.
Suppliers of worsted yarns for tapestry and cloth weavers . Also offer 100% wool weaving yarns, cotton warp and nettle yarns with a significant wholesale discount for bulk purchases. Also offer an affordable, replicatable custom dye service for yarns. They have a close association with the British Tapestry Group and are well known to the UKs premier professional Tapestry Studios: West Dean and the Dovecote if you would like recommendations.Catelogues are available
 William Gee
Tel +44 (0) 207 254 2451
Fax +44 (0) 207 249 8116email: info@williamgee.co.uk
520 Kingsland Road,
London E8 4AH
(Mon- Fri 9am-5.30pm)
 Stockists and
distributor of all textiles, trimmings and haberdashery in the UK. Sells threads
 Have a blog and up to date textile/fashion related news
 The Woolmark Company & Merino wool.
Tel:+44 (0) 2078455887
Website & links to The Woolmark Company, Merino Wool and wool.com information on wool growers, textile trade & through to consumers
Australian Wool Innovation Limited (AWI), the owner of The Woolmark Company, is a not-for-profit company that invests in research, development and marketing for the Australian wool industry. Owned by more than 29,000 Australian woolgrowers, the company invests along the global supply chain for Australian wool – from woolgrowers through to retailers. source: website
The Wool Sack
Web: www.woolsack.org
Supply stockists of British wool and wool information Scroll down the site for all the stockists
Wykes International Ltd
434 Thurmaston Boulevard,
Leicester, LE 4 9LD
Tel: +44 (0)116 276 8282
Fax: +44 (0)116 274 2506
Email: sales@wykes.co.uk
Web: www.wykes.co.uk/
Lycra, composite yarns
Wool Tops
web: www.wooltops.co.uk/
Supply wool tops, rovings and yarn. Using their same level of dedication to the supply chain and sourcing they can also provide other top quality fibres such as Mulberry Silk, Alpaca, Mohair ,Cashmere & Caregora Wool Tops have  a well established supply chain and are 100% committed to focusing on the traceability of their wool products to keeping work in Britain.
Welsh Weaving (website trading as Wonky Weaver),
Wales, UK, SA20 0EP
UK and European Distributor of Harrisville Designs Maple Hardwood Floor Looms.
Harrisville Designs Shetland & Highland Wool Yarns.
Harrisville Designs Friendly Loom – tapestry looms, lap looms, peg looms, rigid heddle looms, and a range of crafting kits.
Wide range of novelty and luxury cotton, silk and wool yarns.
Wide range of table looms & weaving accessories.
Natural Plant Dyes and Indigo Dye Products.
The Yarn Purchasing Group
Web: www.yarn.dk/gb/
Naturals, synthetics, semi synthetics, luxury/specialist inc crepe An annual fee is required to belong to the group, who purchase large quantities of specialist yarns, and sell them on to members in smaller quantities
Yarn Yarn
Organic and recycled yarns inc silk, sari, banana, nettle, cotton and others Yarn Yarn are an ethical online yarn shop based in the UK selling eco-friendly and recycled yarns handmade by women’s co-operatives and small communities in rural India. With every purchase their customers make,  they aim to support and provide sustainable living within these communities.
Yarns to Yearn ForContact: Alan Miller
Web:www. stores.ebay.co.uk/Yarns-to-Yearn-For?_rdc=1
Wools varying from thick shetland to fine wool/cashmere blend some cottons /  . A large range of fine silk shades 2/60nm and a few rough silk colours / silk blends.
Synthetic fancies – Nylon / Acrylic / Polyester some chenille shades. Varying weights starting at 100g on the finer yarns, 200g on thicker yarns
This company buys redundant stock so yarn/colours offered are not always repeatableHappy to send small samples to customers before they commit to buy
Yeoman Yarns
Web: www.yeoman-yarns.co.uk/
Mainly knitting but do a variety for weft yarns naturals and synthetics including elastemeric
Zürcher Stalder AG
Gewerbestrasse 9
CH – 3421 Lyssach
SwitzerlandTel: 0041 34 448 42 42
Fax: 0041 34 448 42 43Web: www.zsag.ch
E-Mail: zsag@zsag.ch
Cotton (organic), silk, wool, linen, cashmere, silk/cashmere, bamboo, hemp, nettle, cotton/linen, fleeces and topslooms, accessories, workshops (ask for a free programme) Small quantities available. English spoken

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