FairyTaleWool

All-Naturally dyed wool and silk roving. For makers.

Sunshine Coast, Canada · 94 Sales

FairyTaleWool

All-Naturally dyed wool and silk roving. For makers.

Sunshine Coast, Canada 94 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars
(39)

Announcement   If you are interested in naturally dyed wool roving, silk and other protein fibers, this is the place to be. Tools and other fiber shenanigans are also always available!

There are currently over 40 naturally dyed shades available, on fiber such as Romney, Merino, Alpaca, Mohair, Cotswold, milk fiber and silk.
Natural, undyed wool is also available from breeds such as Black Mountain Welsh, Icelandic, Cotswold, Alpaca, Shetland, merino and mulberry silk.

For more than 13 years I have been fascinated by what nature provides for the creative realm.

The idea of dyeing with natural dye substances was inspired by my close connection to our local Waldorf (Steiner) school.
Unlike synthetic colours, which are mono-chromatic, natural dyes create a variety of colours in each dye bath, and unlike synthetic colours, each shade goes harmonically with every other shade, never clashing.

At Fairy Tale Wool we pay attention to all processes, starting with the origin, proximity and quality of the sheered fleece and ending with appeal and convenience of the finished product.
All fibers are carefully selected, sorted, washed by hand, naturally hand dyed, and finally teased/ carded and packaged.
It's important to us that everything used in our processes comes from the shortest distance possible. We also use dye recipes which use the least amount of water and mordants possible and achieve as many shades possible in each dye batch.

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 13, 2017

If you are interested in naturally dyed wool roving, silk and other protein fibers, this is the place to be. Tools and other fiber shenanigans are also always available!

There are currently over 40 naturally dyed shades available, on fiber such as Romney, Merino, Alpaca, Mohair, Cotswold, milk fiber and silk.
Natural, undyed wool is also available from breeds such as Black Mountain Welsh, Icelandic, Cotswold, Alpaca, Shetland, merino and mulberry silk.

For more than 13 years I have been fascinated by what nature provides for the creative realm.

The idea of dyeing with natural dye substances was inspired by my close connection to our local Waldorf (Steiner) school.
Unlike synthetic colours, which are mono-chromatic, natural dyes create a variety of colours in each dye bath, and unlike synthetic colours, each shade goes harmonically with every other shade, never clashing.

At Fairy Tale Wool we pay attention to all processes, starting with the origin, proximity and quality of the sheered fleece and ending with appeal and convenience of the finished product.
All fibers are carefully selected, sorted, washed by hand, naturally hand dyed, and finally teased/ carded and packaged.
It's important to us that everything used in our processes comes from the shortest distance possible. We also use dye recipes which use the least amount of water and mordants possible and achieve as many shades possible in each dye batch.

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Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
(39)
sarahdarval

sarahdarval on Mar 17, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

So beautiful! busy creating lots of felted flowers and eggs to transition our table centerpiece to spring!

Jaylene Barker

Jaylene Barker on Mar 5, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Arrived quickly and they're beautiful. Exactly like the photos and packaged for easy access. Thank you!

Jaylene Barker

Jaylene Barker on Mar 5, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Arrived quickly and they're beautiful. Exactly like the photos and packaged for easy access. Thank you!

Elisa Shine

Elisa Shine on Feb 28, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Very nice quality. I love to felt with this alpaca! Thank you.

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Updates

On the eve of Valentine's Day, Fairy Tale Wool is offering a new colourway called Valentine's Day Evening. A luxurious mix of alpaca, Cotswold wool, naturally dyed Romney, merino and mulberry silk plus some extra sparkle. For spinners and felters.
Introducing our all-naturally dyed and hand painted line of organic, fine merino roving braids. Ideal for spinners and felters. These one-of-a-kind braids are a rarity in the wool dyeing world due to their labour intensive and lengthy production. Enjoy!
Meet 'The Faye Folk's Seasons', an all-naturally dyed series of 4 art batts/ set of rolags. Filled with super soft and luxurious fibers, it's easy on both your eyes and your skin. A wonderful gift to yourself or other fiber-enthusiastic spinners/ felters.
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About

Vibrant Colours - Directly From Nature!

Fairytale Wool was born out of a fascination for nature's beauty and a need for producing naturally dyed wool fleece/ roving sustainably.

It all started locally on the Sunshine Coast, BC, and was meant to provide our small Waldorf School and its community with affordable naturally dyed wool fleece. But due to an active greater crafting community, Fairy Tale Wool soon grew into its current size.

Except for merino wool and silk, all our fibers are sourced from BC, Canada, mostly from Saltspring Island, an island with a long history of fiber excellence.

All dyes are derived from nature: petals (e.g. marigold), roots (e.g. madder), skins (e.g. onion), leaves (e.g. Indigo), mushrooms, lichen, and even little bugs (cochineal and lac). We try to grow some of them in our own, bio-dynamic garden and use them, whenever available.

Due to our special water all dye batches are very consistent, which is not always easy to achieve in natural dyeing.

Apart from the usual production line, we also experiment with anything to do with fiber arts, and sometimes we even sell these creations. Just keep an eye on shop updates!

Some of our products can also be found at local stores and art galleries. If you're in the area, let us know and we can guide you in the right direction.

Like any good business, ours is founded on great relationships, inside the business (family) as well as in the greater community. Networking with close-by sheep breeders, producers of natural dyes as well as with other 'makers' is fundamental to our success.

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