We have something different for you today. We have a very special post in our Meet the Community category. Sara from Sara’s Texture Crafts has kindly done an excellent video for us telling us all about how she became interested in textiles, felt, fibres and wool and what led her to becoming a supplier. She also describes what goes on behind the scenes in a typical week at Sara’s Texture Crafts and what inspires her.
Thank you so much for doing this, Sara, it was great to meet you and a fascinating insight into your passion and business 🙂
Please visit Sara’s website to see the wonderful products she has for us fibre addicts 🙂
Do you buy fibres, wool or other felting supplies online? Could you spare a minute or two to tell me your favourite places to buy supplies online and what your most commonly bought items are? I’d also like to know what fibres you would like to try that you haven’t yet. For a long time, I’ve been planning to do a blog post comparing the prices of online suppliers. I’d like to choose one main supplier each from Australia, Canada, UK and USA, then compare the prices for a few commonly bought felting supplies and the shipping costs to each of the same countries.
I know everyone would like to support their local communities and small businesses, but with the current economic situation, we also like to save as much money as we can wherever possible. I know too, that for a lot of us, we just don’t have local shops that sell fibre supplies or nearby farmer’s markets, or there are other reasons which make buying online a necessity.
I’m hoping that by being more informed about the costs of supplies online, we can find the best places to buy from. Hopefully, it will make a wider variety of fibres more affordable and accessible.
I think it will really help new felters too, it can be overwhelming searching for online suppliers and trying to compare prices in different currencies and a variety of weights.
I’d also like to post about any bargains or exceptional quality wools or fibres, so if you have a favourite seller/supplier who you think deserves being more widely known, I’d love to know about these too. They don’t have to have a huge range of items, just something of great quality and great value for money.