AppleoakFibreWorks

Welcome to AppleOak FibreWorks ~ Hand Dyers of Ireland

Scarriff, Ireland · 1970 Sales

AppleoakFibreWorks

Welcome to AppleOak FibreWorks ~ Hand Dyers of Ireland

Scarriff, Ireland 1970 Sales On Etsy since 2017

5 out of 5 stars
(376)

Shop owner

Jennifer

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Announcement   CONTEST! CONTEST! CONTEST! CONTEST! CONTEST!
Send us a picture of your creation you have made using AppleOak Supplies and you will be entered into our next draw to win a SURPRISE! Entries will be shown in our 'Made with love' newsletter section. Simply send a picture, description and materials used to appleoakfibers [!at] hotmail.com. If you have a shop or facebook/instagram account you would like us to mention in the newsletter, please add it in your email. Looking forward to receiving all these beauties! x

Checkout below for special offer discounts and other delights! If you like to receive free dye recipes, discounts, offers and gardening tips you can sign up to our monthly NEWSLETTER! Just drop me a line and I add you to our list!

Don't forget about our continuous Free Shipping for Irish customers on all orders over 35 Euros!Use Coupon Code: FREESHIP at check out.

Shipping: We will REFUND shipping overcharges, if applicable, just drop us a line to see if you qualify. we have a new postal system in place now and most standard options will have tracking from now on, isn't that awesome?!?

So exciting! We can offer next day delivery to most countries including The East Coast of the USA! The West Coast, Australia and Rest of the World will be 2 days - still quite good! This service will also allow big orders to be more cost effective and in time. Contact me for more details if you are interested either by email appleoakfibers [!at] hotmail.com or via Etsy conversation. No order too small!

AppleOak FibreWorks ~ Hand Dyers of Co. Clare ~ we are a husband & wife team, Specialising in Flax and Hemp Fibres, naturally dyed yarns, more fibres and textiles. But that isn't all! We also offer boutique yarns and fibres, raw materials, plant fibres, lots of different sheep breed fleeces, plant dyes, buttons, fabrics, felting materials, doll making materials and so much more!

We are also collaborating with knitwear designer Albina McLaughlin from LBhandknits who uses AppleOak yarns for some of her stunning knitwear designs!

You can find her patterns and kits available in our pattern and kits section.

Best wishes,
Jennifer & Tristan

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 13, 2018

CONTEST! CONTEST! CONTEST! CONTEST! CONTEST!
Send us a picture of your creation you have made using AppleOak Supplies and you will be entered into our next draw to win a SURPRISE! Entries will be shown in our 'Made with love' newsletter section. Simply send a picture, description and materials used to appleoakfibers [!at] hotmail.com. If you have a shop or facebook/instagram account you would like us to mention in the newsletter, please add it in your email. Looking forward to receiving all these beauties! x

Checkout below for special offer discounts and other delights! If you like to receive free dye recipes, discounts, offers and gardening tips you can sign up to our monthly NEWSLETTER! Just drop me a line and I add you to our list!

Don't forget about our continuous Free Shipping for Irish customers on all orders over 35 Euros!Use Coupon Code: FREESHIP at check out.

Shipping: We will REFUND shipping overcharges, if applicable, just drop us a line to see if you qualify. we have a new postal system in place now and most standard options will have tracking from now on, isn't that awesome?!?

So exciting! We can offer next day delivery to most countries including The East Coast of the USA! The West Coast, Australia and Rest of the World will be 2 days - still quite good! This service will also allow big orders to be more cost effective and in time. Contact me for more details if you are interested either by email appleoakfibers [!at] hotmail.com or via Etsy conversation. No order too small!

AppleOak FibreWorks ~ Hand Dyers of Co. Clare ~ we are a husband & wife team, Specialising in Flax and Hemp Fibres, naturally dyed yarns, more fibres and textiles. But that isn't all! We also offer boutique yarns and fibres, raw materials, plant fibres, lots of different sheep breed fleeces, plant dyes, buttons, fabrics, felting materials, doll making materials and so much more!

We are also collaborating with knitwear designer Albina McLaughlin from LBhandknits who uses AppleOak yarns for some of her stunning knitwear designs!

You can find her patterns and kits available in our pattern and kits section.

Best wishes,
Jennifer & Tristan

Jennifer

Contact shop owner

Jennifer

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(376)
Zainab Mohamad Ali

Zainab Mohamad Ali on Jun 13, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Soft, just beautiful 😍💜Bought both thin and medium. Love them both!

Zainab Mohamad Ali

Zainab Mohamad Ali on Jun 13, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Love these leaves, smells like tea! It really keeps moth away from my wool!

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About

If we wanted quality, we were going to have to produce it ourselves!

A few years ago, myself and an artist friend Mia Foley, discovered the endless possibilities of needle-felting. That passion then turned into a lifestyle and we began a collaboration of fibre artists and creators we called 'Woolly Gatherings'. We held workshops ranging from traditional cable knitting to complex and styllized crocheting, all kinds of felting techniques, dying workshops and spinning. We also ran practical workshops like how to read a pattern or use a sewing machine.
Once we had the workshops up and running, we realised that we were finding it really difficult to source the kind of quality yarns and crafting necessities we needed. Everything was poor quality, using man made yarns and chemical dyes. Not only that, the colours were all wrong for the projects we were working on. So I began to look into sourcing more natural fibres, which was so much more difficult than I ever imagined it would be. Even Ireland, which is especially well known for its high quality wool; there just wasn't the market any longer. This was about to change.
With a background in Waldorf and Steiner Schools, I had a deep love of all things natural and the beautiful range of colours found in nature. I began by supplying Woolly Gatherings and soon friends and neighbours were coming to us, cooing over our wools and yarns. No one had seen this kind of quality in years.
The next stage was producing the colour we craved. I set about experimenting with plant dyes, using plants from my own garden and in nature around me. We were blown away by the beauty of these dyes. It became a mission to be able to create beauty and colour for crafters, designers, artists.
My love of colour and my experimentation with plant dyes completely took over my life and my kitchen, and Apple Oaks Fibre Works was born. This natural process of dying fibres is now the heart of what we do. Why Fibre Works? Well because long term, my husband Tristan and I are hoping to process our own fibres such as flax, and we will commit to sourcing more local wool, thus supporting other cottage industries in Ireland, helping to create a real revival in our traditional rural economy.
No nasty chemicals, no industrial processing, and a commitment to having a really small impact on our environment. Promoting cottage industry and our ethos and commitment to all things natural is what we are ultimately aiming for. I know by the many positive messages I get, that this is what you want too.

Shop members

  • Jennifer

    Owner, Designer, Photographer

    Hello I'm Jenny - Dyer and Designer at AppleOak FibreWorks.

  • Tristan

    Owner, Shipper, Customer Service

    Tristan is taking care of our customers in packaging, and, being a professional gardener, takes care of our dyeing plants. He is the practical head on our team .

Production partners

  • wholesale natural materials supply

    North Holland, Netherlands

    Create felt and fabrics

  • Small wholesaler

    Germany

    Here I buy high quality natural products which are produced ethical,fair and with the environment in mind.

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Apr 6, 2018
Frequently asked questions

Wholesale availability

Please contact us for wholesale enquiries. Wholesale prices are available for fibres, yarns and felting kits.