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Fudgie
06-23-2007, 04:39 AM
I've just started spinning and I would like to buy some merino tops, however, I don't know where is a good place to buy it from. I live in the UK so could anyone please reccomend a site with reasonable postage and packaging prices.
Thanks! :thinking:

Julie
06-24-2007, 12:29 PM
I have thought about buying fiber from this source: http://www.bluefaced.com/wool%20sliver.htm ...but they are in the UK so shipping would be outrageous from me :D

Blue faced leicester is a fabulous fiber for beginners -- one of the things I love about it is that it yields a really nice, soft, useable yarn, unlike a lot of other "beginner" fibers. They do have merino too, if you scroll down. :thumbsup:

IamtheWalter
06-25-2007, 01:53 AM
Fibrecrafts (http://www.fibrecrafts.com/) is based in the uk and their prices seem pretty reasonable. I haven't ordered from them, but I have heard good things.

I've bought undyed merino top from RH Lindsay (http://rhlindsaywool.com/) company and was quite pleased, but don't know if they ship internationally though.

The sheep shed studio (http://thesheepshedstudio.com/), I do know ships internationally, and while their mohair mix roving is a bit scratchy for me, their punta wool and #1 dyed tops are nice, and feel like a strongwool merino, probably around 24-25 microns if I had to guess.

EDIT: How could I forget about Wingham woolworks (http://www.winghamwoolwork.co.uk/), also based in the uk.