FibreHut Blog

Hand made drop spindles, yarn gauges and orifice hooks August 20 2020

When he is not weaving or spinning, a long time customer and good friend of ours Trevor Blackburn makes beautiful hand crafted items for us. Each item that Trevor makes is of wonderful quailty and has been lovingly hand turned often from hardwood, fruitwood and other off-cuts that he has lying around his North Wales workshop....


Kim’s Festival of Fibre - Whitefaced Woodland July 30 2020

I love spinning all fibre, all the glorious blends, dyed batts and funky rolags but there's something very satisfying about sitting down with a big cloud of washed and combed natural fibre. In this blog it is my aim to introduce you to the less common but no less worthy fibres and encourage you to sample them for yourselves to experience their delights, uniqueness and lovely sheepy goodness! For this first post I am going to talk about Whitefaced Woodland....


Weaving picnic napkins from eco yarn July 29 2020

Venne Eco-Jeans 100% Recycled Yarn is made from recycled denim and plastic bottles. This cotton-like yarn has been available at Fibrehut for quite a while but I’ve never actually got round to using it – until now! If recycled yarn is your thing, or if you like the blue denim hues, then give this yarn a try – it will work for tea-towels, table runners, napkins of course, and even clothing fabric....


Keep your spinning wheel running tip top July 08 2020

Keeping your Ashford spinning wheel in tip top running order is easy especially with the Ashford spinning wheel maintenance & service kit which contains everything you'll need to give your wheel a quick service. You'll also be able to convert to the double spring brake band system - a worthwhile conversion....

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Hems for 6 towels on 1 warp with my 8 shaft loom November 23 2019

Hemming my newly woven towels means that I'll have to get to grips with my sewing machine! We are not really the best of friends. In truth, I am a little in awe of it but the more I weave, the more I realise that I need to at the very least consider my sewing machine as a well liked colleague or acquaintance! Help was fortunately at hand...

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FibreHut video review by Calon Yarns September 22 2019

We were recently visted by Lynne & Carole who came along to try out a few spinning wheels and fibre. Sit back and watch their sweet home made video review...

Testing the new Ashford Electric Spinner December 21 2017

Sit back and watch this video of the NEW Ashford electric spinner in action...

Loving my Rigid Heddle Loom! October 08 2015

A little bird (who is in the know) told me that weaving is the new knitting, so I thought I'd jump on the bandwagon! After a few plain weave scarves – varying degrees of success and an uphill clamber up the learning curve – I felt ready to try something a little more adventurous and I thought I would share it with you...