Support Fibre Arts Shed’s Mini Mill on the NSW Central Coast

Ends on April 30th 2021

54%
$10,870AU
pledged of $20,000AU
110
pledges

Support Campaign

Help us set up our new mini mill so we can turn Aussie-grown wool & alpaca fleece into yarn!

Rewards

1 x 100g DK/8-ply Alpaca Yarn

$30AU
| 30 pledges

To thank you for your donation, you will receive a single 100g skein of alpaca yarn. The fibre will be sourced from a small NSW alpaca breeder, fully traceable and 100% processed by us from fleece to yarn on our new equipment. We anticipate that the yarn will ship by October 2021 (AUS addresses only). We expect that the alpaca fibre used for this yarn will be a solid natural non-white colour (ie, tan, brown or black).
I'll take this one

1 x 100g DK/8-ply Wool Yarn

$30AU
| 9 pledges

To thank you for your donation, you will receive a single 100g skein of wool yarn. The fibre will be sourced from a small NSW wool grower, fully traceable and 100% processed by us from fleece to yarn on our new equipment. We anticipate that the yarn will ship by October 2021 (AUS addresses only). We expect that the wool used for this yarn will be white (undyed).
I'll take this one

Pay it Forward: 1 x 100g DK/8-ply Wool Yarn

$30AU
14 pledges

To thank you for your donation, we will pay your yarn forward to Aussies Knitting for War Affected Kids (AKWAK). We will forward a single 100g skein of wool yarn to the volunteer crafters. This quantity can be used to make a pair of mittens for a child displaced by war. The fibre will be sourced from a small NSW wool grower, fully traceable and 100% processed by us from fleece to yarn on our new equipment.
I'll take this one

4 x 100g DK/8-ply Wool Yarn

$100AU
| 24 of 30 taken

To thank you for your donation, you will receive four 100g skeins of wool yarn. The fibre will be sourced from a small NSW wool grower, fully traceable and 100% processed by us from fleece to yarn on our new equipment. We anticipate that the yarn will ship by October 2021 (AUS addresses only). We expect that the wool used for this yarn will be white (undyed).
I'll take this one

4 x 100g DK/8-ply Alpaca Yarn

$100AU
| 11 of 30 taken

To thank you for your donation, you will receive four 100g skeins of alpaca yarn. The fibre will be sourced from a small NSW alpaca breeder, fully traceable and 100% processed by us from fleece to yarn on our new equipment. We anticipate that the yarn will ship by October 2021 (AUS addresses only). We expect that the alpaca fibre used for this yarn will be a solid natural non-white colour (ie, tan, brown or black; multiple skeins will be the same colour).
I'll take this one

Pay it Forward: 4 x 100g DK/8-ply Wool Yarn

$100AU
16 pledges

To thank you for your donation, we will pay your yarn forward to Aussies Knitting for War Affected Kids (AKWAK). We will forward four 100g skeins of wool yarn to the volunteer crafters. This quantity can be used to make a jumper for a child displaced by war. The fibre will be sourced from a small NSW wool grower, fully traceable and 100% processed by us from fleece to yarn on our new equipment.
I'll take this one

6 x 100g DK/8-ply Wool Yarn

$150AU
| 3 of 30 taken

To thank you for your donation, you will receive six 100g skeins of wool yarn. The fibre will be sourced from a small NSW wool grower, fully traceable and 100% processed by us from fleece to yarn on our new equipment. We anticipate that the yarn will ship by October 2021 (AUS addresses only). We expect that the wool used for this yarn will be white (undyed).
I'll take this one

6 x 100g DK/8-ply Alpaca Yarn

$150AU
| 2 of 30 taken

To thank you for your donation, you will receive six 100g skeins of alpaca yarn. The fibre will be sourced from a small NSW alpaca breeder, fully traceable and 100% processed by us from fleece to yarn on our new equipment. We anticipate that the yarn will ship by October 2021 (AUS addresses only). We expect that the alpaca fibre used for this yarn will be a solid natural non-white colour (ie, tan, brown or black; multiple skeins will be the same colour).
I'll take this one

8 x 100g DK/8-ply Wool Yarn

$200AU
| 0 of 30 taken

To thank you for your donation, you will receive eight 100g skeins of wool yarn. The fibre will be sourced from a small NSW wool grower, fully traceable and 100% processed by us from fleece to yarn on our new equipment. We anticipate that the yarn will ship by October 2021 (AUS addresses only). We expect that the wool used for this yarn will be white (undyed).
I'll take this one

8 x 100g DK/8-ply Alpaca Yarn

$200AU
| 2 of 30 taken

To thank you for your donation, you will receive eight 100g skeins of alpaca yarn. The fibre will be sourced from a small NSW alpaca breeder, fully traceable and 100% processed by us from fleece to yarn on our new equipment. We anticipate that the yarn will ship by October 2021 (AUS addresses only). We expect that the alpaca fibre used for this yarn will be a solid natural non-white colour (ie, tan, brown or black; multiple skeins will be the same colour).
I'll take this one

10 x 100g DK/8-ply Wool Yarn

$250AU
| 6 of 20 taken

To thank you for your donation, you will receive ten 100g skeins of wool yarn (a full kilo!). The fibre will be sourced from a small NSW wool grower, fully traceable and 100% processed by us from fleece to yarn on our new equipment. We anticipate that the yarn will ship by October 2021 (AUS addresses only). We expect that the wool used for this yarn will be white (undyed).
I'll take this one

10 x 100g DK/8-ply Alpaca Yarn

$250AU
| 5 of 20 taken

To thank you for your donation, you will receive ten 100g skeins of alpaca yarn (a full kilo!). The fibre will be sourced from a small NSW alpaca breeder, fully traceable and 100% processed by us from fleece to yarn on our new equipment. We anticipate that the yarn will ship by October 2021 (AUS addresses only). We expect that the alpaca fibre used for this yarn will be a solid natural non-white colour (ie, tan, brown or black; multiple skeins will be the same colour).
I'll take this one

Fibre Arts Shed


Flexible Funding
www.fibreartsshed.com.au/
Agriculture New South Wales, Australia

Welcome to Fibre Arts Shed! We are reaching out to ask for your help as we set up a new-to-us mini-mill in our shed at Jilliby NSW. This new line of equipment will enable us to process Aussie-grown wool and alpaca fibre straight from the farm and manufacture beautiful yarn for knitting, crocheting, weaving and other craft projects. This means that we will be able to keep more wool and alpaca in Australia, rather than needing to ship it overseas for processing. It also means that we will be able to work with local wool growers and alpaca breeders to create a product that is 100% traceable and 100% Australian. We hope you will join us on this fantastic journey!

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We are a small, family-owned business on the NSW Central Coast Hinterland that specialises in selling raw materials and tools to fibre artists. We also operate a small wool and alpaca fibre carding service. Clare runs the day-to-day and Paul helps out with fibre processing and all things computer and technology-related. We invite you to learn more about us, what we value and why we love what we do by watching this short video on our YouTube channel.

In addition to a small retail space and an online shop, we offer a wool and alpaca fibre processing service that creates a product called roving that is suitable for handspinning or felting. We also have developed a range of locally-grown roving called that we are espcially proud of called our FAST Fibre collection. Working closely with local Central Coast and NSW wool growers and alpaca breeders, these fibres are fully-traceable to the farm, and in some cases to the individual animal. We process, mill and dye these fibres in our shed at Jilliby in the Central Coast hinterland. This collection of roving has been very popular among spinners and felters.

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We are excited to now have the opportunity to take this process one step further and create a high-quality machine-spun yarn.

One of the things we value very highly at Fibre Arts Shed is community. We donate a portion of the proceeds of our FAST Fibre program to Yerin, a Central Coast-based not-for-profit organisation that provides healthcare and other services to Indiginous Australians and Torres Strait Islanders in our community. We work with local schools to help children learn about fibre arts and where wool comes from. We are conscious of minimising the environmental impact our products and processes have on the environment. Now, we are calling on our community to help us set up our new Mini Mill. We have secured financing for seven pieces of equipment that will double our production and provide us with the manufacturing capabilities to turn Australian-grown wool and alpaca fibre into yarn. This means we will be able to produce our own line of traceable yarn as well as offer spinning as part of our fibre processing services.

We need your help to get the mill set up in our Shed. The money raised in this crowdfunding campaign will be used to help us pay for the logistical costs in setting up this mini mill. This includes freight, expanding our shed and new electrical work. Any additional funds raised will be used towards upgrading our fibre washing process to make it more effcient.

We are offering a range of contribution levels for our project. These contributions will all be rewarded with undyed DK/8-ply yarn (either wool or alpaca) that will be 100% processed by us in our shed, on our new equipment and will be fully-traceable. These rewards will be shipped free of charge to any address in Australia..

Perhaps you aren’t a “yarny” person? Or maybe you don’t need any more yarn in your stash? Or you live overseas and so we can’t ship the reward to you? No worries – you can still support our crowdfunding campaign with our “pay the yarn forward” initiative. We have partnered with the humanitarian organisation Aussies Knitting for War Affected Kids (AKWAK) to have your yarn reward “paid forward” to volunteer knitters and crocheters who make warm and beautiful items for children displaced by war.image

Thank you so much for your support! If you have any questions or want to reach out, please feel free to contact us. We wish you hours of joyful creativity!

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