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Alison Daykin, weaving tuition and woven textiles
Alastair Duncan, talks, courses/workshops in tapestry weaving
Amanda Hannaford, spinning and dyeing tuition
Amazing Alpacas, Alpaca breeders
Anna Champeney weaving (and basketry) tuition in Spain
Anne Field weaver and spinner in New Zealand
The Bag 'N' Box Man Packaging supplies, labels, etc
Barton Alpacas, hand spinning and fibre sampling workshops
The Beechengrove flock of North Ronaldsay sheep in Hertfordshire
The Braid Society
British Coloured Sheep Breeders Association
British Hand Knitting Confederation.
British Tapestry Group
Candid Arts Trust (Degree Shows)
Campaign for Wool
Cochineal dyeing with Teresinha Roberts
Cotton Lots of information, also cotton seed packets, raw cotton bolls, etc.
The Crafts Council (UK)
Crafts at Les Landes Gloria Peek offers beginner and intermediate tuition in spinning, wood turning courses, turned bobbins and carders and B&B holiday accommodation in Normandy
Craft Council for Wales
Creative Fibre (New Zealand) (formerly the NZ Spinning, Weaving and Woolcrafts Society)
DT Craft & Design
R.E.Dickie, Halifax (combed wool tops from rare and less commercial breeds)
Workshipful Company of Dyers
European Textile Network

The Fibre Lab
Socially conscious yarns and fibres
Fibrecrafts - yarns, fibres, dyes, books and equipment
Guild of Machine Knitters
Fiona Hutchison, tapestry weaver, commissions and courses
Guild of Silk Painters
Handweavers Guild of America
Handmade Presents wool fibres for spinners, felters and pegloom weavers
The Handweavers Studio
Hilltop Spinning and Weaving Centre
HilltopCloud sells fibre and also offer workshops and talks
Ian Tait, wood turner - drop spindles, tapestry and lace bobbins, etc
Injabulo - courses in needle felting, lockerhooking, rag rugging, etc
International Feltmakers Association
The International Tablet Weaving Group
Jamieson & Smith (Shetland Wool Brokers) Ltd
Janet Phillips, weaving courses, etc
Janet Renouf Miller, teacher of spinning, dyeing, rigid heddle weaving, knitting crochet and feltmaking

The Knitting and Crochet Guild
Knitting and Crochet Guild Trading Ltd
Linton Direct Yarns, Carlisle
Knitting and Stitching Show
Longest thread competition, Bothwell, Tasmania
The Loom Exchange(Weaving & spinning equipment bought & sold)
Michael Williams, Wood Turner and Fine Woodworker
Mongoose Moon, sleepwear made from fine handwoven Indian cloth
Natural Dyes International. International organisation to research natural dyes and pigments
The Natural Fibre Company. Spinning service for your own fibres (min 20kg). Woollen goods for sale
North American Felters Network

P&M Woolcraft Natural Dyes
Paper Bag Company, supplier of quality retail and promotional paper bags.
Priscilla Lowry Silks
Selvedge magazine
Ron Parker's list of textile related discussion groups
Pure Tinctoria - eco friendly natural dyes
Shopping Bags Direct - supplier of quality plain and printed paper and cotton bags
Skylark Holidays for astronomy, dyeing, painting, photography, spinning, walking and weaving interests
Snail Trail Handweavers - Martin and Nina Weatherhead
Stitch 'n Bitch UK
Sue Macniven Expert Spinning tuition and residential workshops in beautiful Dumfries & Galloway.
Tasmania Guild
Teo Becu - handspun luxury sweaters and yarn
Teresinha Roberts natural dyeing website
Teresinha Roberts woad dyeing website
Texere Yarns
Textile Fibre Forum (Australia)
Textile Institute (Manchester, UK)
The Textile Society
Trama Textiles - women-owned worker weaving association of Mayan backstraploom weavers in Guatemala
weaversbazaar Suppliers of worsted wool yarns for weaving and textiles. Bespoke custom dyeing also available
Weavershand: Tablet Weaving, Kumihimo and Ply-splitting
West Dean College
World of Wool
York and North Yorkshire Voluntary Arts Partnership

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