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aline125
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Posted - 10/26/2005 :  1:49:13 PM  Show Profile Send aline125 a Private Message
Hey all you spinners! I just recently started reading these threads and am wondering if anyone could help me. I am looking for wholesale suppliers of various types of wool along the lines of http://www.rhlindsaywool.com/products/index.htm Does anyone know of other bulk suppliers?

Thanks
Marie

http://bklynhandspunyarn.blogspot.com

petiteflower
Chatty Knitter

USA
297 Posts

Posted - 10/26/2005 :  5:25:02 PM  Show Profile Send petiteflower a Private Message
Funny you should mention R. H. Lindsay Wool because I am very curious as to the quality of their stuff. I have some small samples which I have had for 4 years and just never have ventured into ordering from them. They certainly have wonderful prices and no sales tax number is required to order as far as I can tell. Have you experience with ordering from them?

I myself have been ordering from Ashland Bay for the last 4 or 5 years. You need a sales tax number to set up an account with them and the initial order size is $300. A bit hefty for starters but after the initial order you can put in orders of a minimum of $50. They sell wool top, no roving at all, and they sell some yarns too. Their prices are wholesale, and 4 times a year they offer some items on sale and will also have some special finds that are not in their usual lineup and that are "while supplies last". These can be outstanding, for instance a year or so ago I got a couple of pounds of merino/cashmere that is strictly the utmost, and it was $22 per pound. They have a lot of pretty color blends that spin up heathery. I especially am fond of their merino/tussah silk blends in both the color blends and the natural white. I also very much love their blue face Leicester in natural white. I have simmered this stuff in a dye bath and hung it on the line and then spun it up and it doesn't felt, yet it is super soft. And even on top of the softness has also a wonderful mellow luster to it. You can get it for like $8 per pound in a ten pound ball, or slightly more by the one pound ball. I would go for this stuff any day over that domestic 56's that is readily available for a pretty cheap price and which is OK but has not the class. Service with Ashland Bay is terrific. They ship right away, things are very sensibly packed with care, and boy are they good at getting a lot into one box!
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pjkite
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Posted - 10/27/2005 :  08:48:51 AM  Show Profile  Visit pjkite's Homepage  Send pjkite a Yahoo! Message Send pjkite a Private Message
You might also check out Little Barn - Louis does wholesale and has lovely fiber. A link is http://www.littlebarninc.com/ I've only purchased retail from them, but I've purchased a LOT of retail. And I don't go back if I get poor quality fiber even once.

Pamela Kite
East Tennessee
http://fiberlife.blogspot.com/

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Lissa
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USA
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Posted - 10/27/2005 :  10:03:58 AM  Show Profile  Visit Lissa's Homepage Send Lissa a Private Message
I second the endorsement for Little Barn. I'd have a much newer car if I hadn't given Louis so much of my $$$!

Lissa

During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a
revolutionary act. -- George Orwell


Oh, and I now have a blog:http://knittnlissa.typepad.com/knittnlissa/
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aline125
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Posted - 10/27/2005 :  4:05:48 PM  Show Profile Send aline125 a Private Message
Thanks for the replies! I've heard of little barn before but have yet to order from them I always wonder about thier prices are they for 8 oz or a pound? I haven't ordered yet from R.H Lindsay but I am seriously considering it, but I think I'll ask for some samples first.





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spinningbunny
Warming Up

USA
57 Posts

Posted - 10/27/2005 :  4:34:27 PM  Show Profile  Visit spinningbunny's Homepage Send spinningbunny a Private Message
Hi,
The majority of my fiber is from Ashland Bay. I love it. The quality can't be beat and the colors are unique and saturated and the service is personal.
I get all my luxury fiber from Peace of Yarn but again there is a hefty minimum order (I think $400 or $500) and a minimum amount per year to stay wholesale. Again great service.
Louet also offers fiber but with a larger minimum first order and monthly requirement so I have not yet ordered from them.

Namaste,
http://www.spinningbunny.com
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k8watt
Warming Up

61 Posts

Posted - 10/27/2005 :  4:42:45 PM  Show Profile Send k8watt a Private Message
Little Barn's prices are for 8 oz on most fibers. From the home page, you can download a copy of their catalog in PDF. (Basically it is just a price sheet with the type, # ozs, price.
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