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Blackfell Fibre - Handspinning wool!

by Rachel + Sarah in Caldbeck, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 30th March 2020 we successfully raised £6,152 with 42 supporters in 28 days

We are looking for support to invest in new equipment: a large electric carding machine to help us make more handspun wool.

by Rachel + Sarah in Caldbeck, England, United Kingdom

£20 or more

3 of 20 claimed

For the Fibre Spinners and Artists

200g of mystery wool batts, ready for spinning. The batts will compliment to one another and will be dyed and blended ready to go. Plus the badge and the downloads. (Plant fibre offered also, please message for detailing)

£5 or more

A great big thank you! (And knitting patterns)

THANK YOU. Your support means a lot to us. May your craft projects always work out, speaking of which after the campaign we shall send out digital downloads of some of our tried and tested patterns for knitting and crochet for you to try out.

£8 or more

3 of 20 claimed


For getting in early we're offering you a discount on the badge tier. Wear your Pixel the Sheep with pride and know you not only got a bargain to delighted some independent business owners. Downloads come with this too.

£10 or more

7 of 100 claimed

Pixel the Sheep Badge

You might not be crafty but you might like a fun badge to wear. Meet Pixel the Sheep our logo and be the first to get your hands on this cute enamel 35mm badge.

£30 or more

6 of 10 claimed

Hat and matching Snood

Who doesn't need a hat and infinity scarf? Hand spun Cumbrian fleece and either natural tones or dyed. Badge and Downloads also included.

£40 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Herdwick Bag

As featured in Update Four. Cmes with the badge and downloads, of course. This is a Herdwick handbag - handspun, hand dyed wool, made by Rachel. Herdwick crochet striped handbag, lined with canvas type purple fabric and closes with a button. The yarn was hand processed, spun, dyed and is from local Cumbrian sheep. 9 inches wide, 10 inches tall and a 52 inch long strap.

£50 or more

4 of 5 claimed

Handknitted Socks, fancy!!!

1 Pair of hand knitted socks. Made by Rachel. These socks will be hand spun from Cumbrian fleece and knit to the size needed. Also included: a limited edition badge and the downloads.

£60 or more

2 of 5 claimed

Beginners spinning class, 1-2-1, (Caldbeck, UK)

Not only will you get 600g of fibre, which will be a mix of plain wool for learning and coloured and blended for practice. The badge and downloads but an afternoon (three hours, of date to be discussed) of spinning tuition with Sarah on either a modern or traditional wheel (you can use both on the day). Refreshments will be provided.

£100 or more

3 of 10 claimed

£100 Etsy Voucher for Blackfell Fibre

Come talk to us about your woolly projects. For backing us on Crowdfunder we'll give you 20% bonus.

£4,000 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Name the Carding Machine

That's right, you can name our new carding machine, as you've paid for it, so Cardy McCardface or Card Von Trappe - whatever, it's up to you. We shall have a plaque made to be put on the carder so everyone will know of your great generosity. We'll send you a letter of gratitude, a one-off art print designed by Rachel + Sarah, badge, pattern downloads, pair of hand knitted socks, hat, snood and arm warmers all to match.

£400 or more

2 of 2 claimed


A blanket of up to 2kg/2m square of wool. Either Grannie Square or Virus design (see main page for pictures) in up to 5 colours. Please message if you have any questions or design ideas in mind. Plant fibres available also, please message for options.

£600 or more

2 of 2 claimed

Everything you need to start spinning

One reconditioned Haldane traditional spinning wheel - She's a beautiful wheel in dark wood stain, 6 fibre processing and spinning classes and 1kg of fibre - ready to go. You can wear the badge as you spin if you like. Classes will be held in Caldbeck with tea and biscuits on tap. Classes can be over a long weekend or several weeks.


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